2023 40 Under 40: Kevin Jayne, PE, LEED AP, 38
Project Manager, Affiliated Engineers Inc.; BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jayne began his career with AEI promptly after graduating college and quickly narrowed his focus to the health care market. As a member of AEI’s mechanical engineering team, he evaluates all relevant project information to establish design criteria for complex building projects. Over time, his expertise led to advancing his career to both a senior position within AEI and founding member of AEI’s Denver office. He actively promotes progressive and innovative health care design strategies at greenfield site hospitals up and down the Colorado Front Range. According to his peers, Jayne’s ability to balance technical knowledge with soft skills consistently allows him to manage and exceed client expectations. Moreover, his genuine desire to understand problems and develop innovative long-term solutions allows him to balance his clients’ best interests against project limitations, budgets and other challenges. Most notably, Jayne’s peers say his compassion makes him an exemplary individual and role model for younger professionals. Since arriving in Denver, he has participated in community outreach through ongoing contributions to Denver Extreme Community Makeover, which undertakes projects such as graffiti removal, landscaping, painting and yard work; and Food for Thought Denver, which seeks to addresses food insecurity for local schoolchildren. In his free time, Jayne enjoys golf, skiing and music, especially with his two sons. He took many years of piano lessons in his youth and continues to play guitar. He met his wife in their high school band class and music remains a steady constant in their household since.