President and CEO of Buchart Horn Receives Prestigious Alumni Fellow Award from Penn State Alumni Association
YORK, PA Brian Funkhouser, P.E., President and CEO of Buchart Horn, a full-service international engineering and architectural firm based in York, Pennsylvania, has been honored with the Alumni Fellow Award by the Penn State Alumni Association. The prestigious award was presented in recognition of Funkhouser's outstanding professional accomplishments and is the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.
Since the award was established 42 years ago, more than 750 alumni out of more than 645,000 living alumni have been honored as Alumni Fellows, including this year's group. As an award recipient, Funkhouser (class of 1980) also accepted an invitation from University President, Dr. Eric Barron, to return to campus to share his expertise with students, faculty and administrators.
"This is clearly the greatest honor that I have ever received," said Funkhouser. "The education I received at two of Penn State's campuses made it possible for me to obtain a career I thoroughly enjoy, a career that has kept me at the same company for 35 years."
Funkhouser has served as President and CEO of Buchart Horn for the past seven years. Prior to becoming President and CEO, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of PACE Resources, Buchart Horn's parent company. Funkhouser holds a bachelor's degree in water resources engineering and an associate degree in surveying from Penn State University.
"The founder of Buchart Horn, Russell E. Horn, Sr., (class of 1933) was also a Penn State Alumni Fellow Award recipient," said Funkhouser. "I am proud to have the opportunity to follow in his footsteps, and I know he is smiling."