GEI Board of Directors Selects Gregory as First Chairwoman
BOSTON, MA , announces that its Board of Directors selected , Ph.D., PE, as its new Chairwoman, following her reelection to a second term on the Board. Gregory, who is replacing , PE, Senior Vice President, is the first Chairwoman the company has appointed to the position.
Gregory believes that, as Chairwoman, she has a responsibility to work with GEI leaders to ensure they always put client service at the forefront, while preserving GEI's reputation as a great place to work. She will lead the Board in making sure GEI's recent double-digit growth doesn't markedly alter the company's culture and values. She is committed to making great strides at promoting diversity in the workplace, and is resolute about ensuring a diverse workplace for generations to come, as GEI's diversity can foster future success. One of her main initiatives is to work with her fellow Board members, as well as the Executive team, to find more ways to assist the company's 36 offices to recruit, retain, and develop a more diverse workforce.
"The Board is delighted that Gill has accepted the Chairman position," said , PE, GE, President and CEO. "Her 30 years of service to the company and her clear commitment to seeing GEI continue to make great strides in innovation and client service will guide GEI though the next decade. The firm stands to benefit immensely from Gill's extensive industry knowledge and nationwide experience."
Gregory began with GEI in 1986, and is a geotechnical engineer specializing in dam safety investigations and dam engineering, working out of the Boston, Massachusetts, office. Her experience conducting dam safety inspections, mostly for hydropower projects, has led to an invitation to participate on a committee assisting the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the development of new engineering guidelines incorporating risk-informed decision making. In addition, she also serves on the Newsletter Committee of the United States Society on Dams, the nation's leading organization of professionals involved with all aspects of dams, including engineering, construction and rehabilitation, operation and maintenance, and safety. Gregory earned both a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in civil engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Originally from the United Kingdom, she completed her Bachelor of Science in civil engineering at the UK's University of Birmingham in 1980.
In addition to the re-election and appointment of Gregory to Chairwoman, four additional Board positions were filled: GEI's shareholders voted to re-elect , in the Sacramento, California, office, and , in the Chicago, Illinois, office, to serve second terms, and elected first-timers , from the Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, office, and , from the Sacramento office. Bateni will continue to consult with his clients at GEI and plans to offer advice and guidance to Gregory during this transition, and will remain a trusted advisor to the Board.