We are pleased to announce the election of Michael Dickey, PE as chairman of the board of directors, the appointment of Dana Hume, PE as the new director of land development, and two new company board members Kimberly Arnold, PG and Matthew Howard, PSM.
In 2011, Johnson Engineering adopted a policy to have staggered terms for the board of directors, rotating members on and off in two and three-year terms, in order to maintain an effective Board over the lifetime of the company. This system helps maintain a healthy duality of experience and brings fresh ideas.
At this years’ annual meeting, Mike Dickey, PE, director of the company’s utilities market group and a second-generation employee, was elected as chairman of the board of directors. He will succeed current chair Kevin Winter, PE, who has held the position for the last 11 years. Having been with the firm since 1999, Mike will spearhead the board’s efforts to develop strategic plans that will renew the company’s goals and methods of operation with a focus on client service.
Mike has led his team through many projects for Johnson Engineering’s municipal and utility clients. He has been the utility engineer responsible for design of many of the area’s water and wastewater treatment plants. If you live in Southwest Florida, Mike played a large roll in what it takes to bring drinking water to your communities and irrigation to your lawns. Mike will continue to lead the utilities team as he assumes his new role as board chair.
Dana Hume, PE with a solid 33 years of experience, has been appointed as director of the land development market group. He will succeed current director Kevin Winter, PE. Dana’s leadership has served Johnson Engineering well, as he has been the firm’s project engineer on many well-known projects, including Golisano Children’s Hospital, Lee Health Coconut Point, Bonita Springs High School, Gateway High School, Florida SouthWestern State College, and Florida Gulf Coast University to name a few.
At the stockholder’s meeting, Kim Arnold, PG and Matt Howard, PSM were also elected to the company’s board of directors to each serve three-year terms. Kim and Matt will replace Kevin Winter and ecologist Laura Herrero who completed her three-year terms and rotated off the board. They will be joining the existing board members President Lonnie Howard, PE; Chairman of the Board/Vice President of Engineering, Mike Dickey, PE; Secretary/Treasurer, Dana Hume, PE; Vice President-Engineering Ryan Bell, PE, PTOE; and Director, Andy Tilton, PE.
Kim Arnold, PG, has been a hydrogeologist in our water resources group since 2005. She has 20 years of experience performing hydrogeologic investigations, data analysis, modeling, water supply planning, and permitting. She has been a shareholder since 2013.
Matt Howard, PSM is the director of the firm’s surveying & mapping group and oversees all surveying efforts for the company. He has more than four decades of experience in the field of surveying. He joined Johnson Engineering in 2000 and became a shareholder in 2005.
“All of these individuals are strong leaders and well-respected in our industry,” said company president Lonnie Howard. “They have been an important part of our management team and will now have the opportunity to play an even bigger role in our company’s growth.”
Client satisfaction is our utmost priority and through these changes, our ability to serve our clients will be enhanced with the new plan set into action.
For more information, contact Marketing Director, Juli Kern at [email protected].