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Associate Vice President, Henderson Engineers, Lenexa, Kan. BS architectural engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence An associate vice president and the first African-American woman to achieve ownership status in firm history, Noel serves as the principal in charge of a team of 32. She has been a driving force behind Henderson’s rapid growth thanks to her work with the company’s largest clients, which includes serving as project or program manager on numerous big-box retail operations. Noel joined Henderson in 2003 immediately after earning her degree from the University of Kansas.
Associate Principal, Integral Group, Oakland, Calif. BS mechanical engineering, Kettering University, Flint, Mich.M.Arch, University of California, Berkeley As an associate principal with Integral Group in Oakland, Calif., Sanborn is primarily responsible for highly innovative mechanical system design. He also leads the firm’s efforts in integrating high-performance building enclosures and passive design strategies into a wide range of building types in pursuit of net zero and net positive energy. As a designer with a background in both engineering and architecture, he is able to bridge the communication gap that commonly occurs between disciplines.
Associate Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. BS architectural engineering, Kansas State University, ManhattanPhD architectural engineering, University of Nebraska Ryherd is an associate professor at the Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She graduated from Kansas State in 2001 with distinctions that included nomination into the Architectural Engineering Honor Society. She went on to receive her PhD in Architectural Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2006.
Associate Principal, Alvine Engineering, Omaha, Neb. BS and MS architectural engineering, University of Nebraska Rich began his engineering career as an electrical intern at Alvine Engineering in 2007. While an intern, he assisted in designing projects in a variety of market sectors as well as assisting in reviews of submittals and responses to contractor requests for information. After graduating with his master’s degree in architectural engineering, he began his career at Alvine as an electrical engineer.
Founding Director, Global Leaders in Construction Management, Columbia University, N.Y. BS civil engineering, Jordan University of Science and TechnologyMBA, University of St. Thomas, Minn.PhD civil and environmental engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Odeh is the founding director of Global Leaders in Construction Management (GLCM) at Columbia University. He is a unique combination of a strategist, academic, innovator, and entrepreneur.
Associate, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Interface Engineering, Portland, Ore. BS industrial and systems engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Moerlins is an associate and senior mechanical engineer at Interface Engineering in Portland, Ore. He brings a unique perspective to the design process and more than 10 years of design experience. Having begun his career as a project manager with a mechanical contractor, he is able to approach each design with sustainability and constructibility in mind.
Associate, Senior Mechanical Engineer, WSP USA, Boston BS mechanical engineering, University of Massachusetts, LowellMBA, Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Ala. (in progress) Lahti is an associate and senior mechanical engineer at WSP in Boston, where he performs and manages the design of mechanical systems to meet client needs and regularly interfaces with clients, leads conceptual designs, and prepares reports to inform design. He also has been taking on an active role in client interviews and outreach.
Vice President Development, Industrial, JENSEN HUGHES, Framingham, Mass. BS chemical engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mass.MS fire protection engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Lebowitz is the vice president of development for the industrial, laboratory, and manufacturing sectors at JENSEN HUGHES. He began his so far 10-year career with the company as an engineering intern with the Boston office in 2008, progressing to consulting engineer and client manager after obtaining his professional engineering license in 2012, to his current role, which he has held for the past 4 years. In his current role as “growth director” for the industrial vertical market, Lebowitz is responsible for professional development, large-account development, and technical delivery of projects.
Project Manager, Electrical Engineer, CMTA, Prospect, Ky. BS electrical engineering, University of Louisville, Kentucky Sandrella joined CMTA as an intern in 2005 and became a full-time employee in 2009. He has managed a variety of projects for CMTA in 38 states and Canada including education, health care, data centers, and specialized medical equipment installations. His design expertise focuses on medium- and low-voltage power systems including emergency backup, load-shedding, and paralleling systems; communications systems; fire alarm systems; energy-efficient lighting; power monitoring and metering; daylighting; and lighting controls systems.
President and Founder, KDM Engineering, Chicago BS electrical engineering, Northern Illinois University, DeKalbMS engineering, Northern Illinois University As president and founder of KDM Engineering in Chicago, Moore is an electrical engineering manager with more than 15 years of experience as well as a comprehensive background in distribution engineering including group and project management. She has had years of experience within the engineering industry prior to founding KDM Engineering. Since graduation from college, every experience has been a vertical step in her career and provided her with the skills and experience needed to eventually build her own company.