Member News 7.11.23

Posted By: Andrew Heidtke Member News,

Mead & Hunt is pleased to announce that Amy Squitieri has been named as the firm's next COO/President. Read the full press release below:

'Amy Squitieri has been selected as Mead & Hunt’s next Chief Operations Officer (COO)/President. In this role, Amy will help lead the firm toward its strategic goals and vision, helping Mead & Hunt become a future-ready firm today. 

Amy has been with Mead & Hunt for 30 years and has held many roles throughout the company. Upon joining the firm, Amy established a dedicated Cultural Resource Management (CRM) practice that fit seamlessly within the firm’s legacy of infrastructure design work. Since then, the practice has grown significantly in size and services. Most recently, Amy has served as the Environment and Infrastructure Group Leader since 2007, greatly expanding the company’s water practice and leading multidisciplinary staff to deliver engineering and technical services to clients nationwide. Amy’s business operations, client relationships, and people development skills have helped the business grow significantly both organically and through mergers and acquisitions. Her proven ability to take calculated risks necessary to enter new markets and geographies have shown her to be an ideal champion for Mead & Hunt’s strategic pursuit of growth. This skillset will be invaluable as the firm continues to grow into new markets and geographies.

In addition to her leadership roles in the company, Amy has been actively involved in numerous initiatives and projects that move both Mead & Hunt and the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry forward.  Amy has spearheaded Mead & Hunt’s Foresight + Innovation + Technology (FIT) initiative, which helps to navigate potentially disruptive changes in the AEC industry through advancing technology, innovation, and market growth. She sponsored Project Confluence, an employee-driven program dedicated to learning new approaches for equitable infrastructure that supports our position as an industry leader in innovation and ESG. In addition, she serves on the board of Engineering Change Lab-USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to unlocking the full potential of engineering for the benefit of society.

Amy has a clear vision for how to lead Mead & Hunt into the future. She says, “As we move forward, culture will be front and center. This means talking to people, understanding perspectives, listening, taking feedback, and aligning everyone around a common vision. This will allow us to continue to attract the best talent and provide exceptional solutions to clients as our markets evolve.”

Andy Platz, Mead & Hunt CEO and Board Chair echoes this sentiment, stating, “I have worked with Amy for the past 30 years and seen her leadership skills in action as she has led us through multiple acquisitions and strategic growth initiatives. I am excited to work with Amy as COO/President, and I have no doubt that great things are in store for our firm, industry, clients, and the communities we serve.”'