SPEO Elects Officers and Directors

Southwestern Pennsylvania Engineering Outreach (SPEO) announced the election of officers and board members at its annual meeting on May 24, 2022.

“I want to thank our current officers and directors for their tireless work in support of SPEO’s mission. I also congratulate and welcome our newly elected officers and directors,” said current chairperson Sheena Sundin.


The new officers, who will serve two-year terms, are:

Chairperson – Holly Douglas, Vice President, Cosmos Technologies

Vice Chairperson – David Troianos, Engineering Director, GAI Consultants, Inc.

Secretary – Bradley Duda, Technical Manager, Michael Baker International

Treasurer – Donna Chappel, President, Advanced Integration Group (AIG), Inc.


Directors elected to a first term are:

Kelly Lennon, VP, Senior Technical Principal, WSP

Sue Broadus, DBE/DB Program Manager, Port Authority of Allegheny County

Douglas Clark, Principal, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Ruth Byrd-Smith, President, Ruth Byrd-Smith Consultants

Emma Wolff, Engineering Manager, GAI Consultants

Mark Horner, Director of Business Development, Architectural Innovations, LLC


Directors re-elected to a second term are:

Jerry Dull, Manager of Construction Services, Crawford Consulting Services

Ron Ciucci, Vice President, Arcadis

Janai Williams Smith, EVP/Managing Director, E. Holdings

April Brouwer, Proposals & Business Development Manager, Hatch


SPEO was originally formed in 1995 by several consulting engineering firms and government/municipal officials and known as the “Pittsburgh Minority and Women Business Enterprise Engineering Initiative.” The name was later changed to the Southwestern Pennsylvania Engineering Outreach, or SPEO. The organization identified the need to provide technical, marketing, and general business assistance to minority- and women-owned businesses in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Part of this effort has included working with local institutions to encourage and financially support young men and women who are interested in starting careers in engineering.