SPEO Elects New Directors – May 2021


Elections were held at the Southwestern Pennsylvania Engineering Outreach (SPEO) monthly meeting in May 2021.

Those who were elected as SPEO Directors for a first term include:

Rebecca Farner – Director of Construction Inspection, Monaloh Basin Engineers
Leo Gentile – Senior Project Manager, Black & Veatch
Gregory Scott – Senior Project Manager, CDM Smith
Debbie Healey Langley – Principal Engineer, Mott MacDonald
Kellie Rotunno – Chief Executive Officer, R20 Consulting, LLC
George Settelmaier – Office Manager, KS Engineers

Those who were re-elected as SPEO Directors to a second term include:

Herb Higginbotham – Client Development Lead, HDR
Daniel Davis – Regional Business Development/Senior Environmental Program Manager, Skelly and Loy
John Coyne – Principal, CEC, Inc.
Curt Miller – Program Manager, Larson Design Group

In 1995, several consulting engineering firms and government/municipal officials formed the “Pittsburgh Minority and Women Business Enterprise Engineering Initiative.” The name was later changed to the Southwestern Pennsylvania Engineering Outreach, or SPEO. This group identified the need to provide technical, marketing, and general business assistance to minority- and women-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 a career in the engineering profession.

SPEO is a non-profit organization whose members are dedicated to mentoring local minority-and women-owned business enterprise (MBE/WBE) firms and providing networking and subconsulting opportunities to them. SPEO is committed to its mission of increasing the opportunities available to MBE/WBE members and prospective engineering and science students.

For more information or to join SPEO, visit www.speo-pa.org or email info@speo-pa.org.