Community advancement firm OHM Advisors announces the election of new shareholders to join its partner group.
LIVONIA, MI, December 15, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — OHM Advisors’ Board of Directors and partners (www.OHM-Advisors.com) are pleased to announce the addition of four new shareholders: Jessica Katers, PE; Patrick Droze, PE; Kirk Loveall, PE; and Bob Pelosi, PE. The partners were elected to the 55-year-old firm’s ownership group on December 7, 2017.
The new shareholders, nominated from among the firm’s many outstanding professionals, represent a range of disciplines, experience levels, and specialties. Each is recognized for their contributions within the firm, and their disciplined service to clients and colleagues.
“I’m proud to welcome this group of highly competent and dedicated leaders who have demonstrated their deep commitment to our profession, our clients, and the future of our firm,” OHM Advisors Board Chairman James Houk comments. “These individuals have proven themselves to be leaders in our firm, and exemplify the technical and leadership qualities we look for in a shareholder.”
Jessica Katers, PE
Client Representative and Project Manager; Livonia, MI
Commencing her professional career nearly 20 years ago as an intern with OHM Advisors, Jessica Katers, PE has been a pillar of exceptional client service with some of the firms’ oldest and largest municipal accounts. Jessica illustrates a passion for developing the next generation of engineers and ensures staff growth remains a cornerstone of the firm’s culture. Her commitment to the profession extends beyond firm walls, exhibited by her deep involvement in the American Public Works Association (APWA). Jessica currently chairs both the Great Lakes Expo and the awards program for the Michigan chapter, after twice serving as president of the Detroit Metro branch. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan College of Engineering.
Patrick Droze, PE
Client Representative and Project Manager; Detroit, MI
Patrick Droze, PE started his career with OHM Advisors more than 15 years ago as a high school student intern, continuing with the firm while earning a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University. He is a trusted advisor to his clients in the firm’s municipal engineering division – where he has established himself as a reputable stormwater expert. Patrick is acknowledged for his leadership skills and ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and implement engineering solutions of considerable complexity and diversity. He is a passionate advocate of the revitalization of Detroit, a regular supporter of local Detroit community improvement programs, and volunteer tour guide with Preservation Detroit.
Kirk Loveall, PE
Senior Project Manager and Director, Site Design Group; Livonia, MI
Kirk Loveall, PE, has more than 23 years of design and construction experience working with both public and private clients in site development, structural analysis and design, and project delivery. As OHM Advisors’ site design group director, he guides the firm’s site and land development teams in the successful delivery of hundreds of large-scale, multi-million dollar development projects on behalf of private clients and public municipalities. Kirk has built a reputation for successfully managing challenging projects with exceptional challenges and complicated schedules, resulting in some of the firm’s highest client ratings. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with bachelor’s degrees in both Architecture and Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering.
Robert (Bob) Pelosi, PE
Client Representative and Manager, Engineering Group; Nashville, TN
Bob Pelosi, PE is a multi-talented civil engineer who has skillfully established himself as an expert in municipal engineering, transportation design, and private development. Identified as one of the firm’s rising stars, Bob is a graduate of both OHM Grad School – a focused 12-month curriculum that prepares OHM Advisors’ next generation of leaders – and LeaderEase – a leadership training program with a comprehensive approach to professional and personal growth. He is recognized for his efforts helping build a reputation for excellence in the Nashville, TN market, adeptly serving major transportation and municipal clients. Bob is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering.
About OHM Advisors: OHM Advisors is a community advancement firm designing award-winning work across the architecture, engineering, and planning spheres. Founded in 1962, we believe in the power of multidisciplinary teamwork to find ideas that aren’t just different – they’re better. Nearly 400 employees throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee partner with leaders at all levels of government, road commissions, school districts, universities, private companies and developers, in order to create great places for people. www.ohm-advisors.com.
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