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Harris Named Chair of Stanley Consultants

May 18, 2017

MUSCATINE, Iowa – Stanley Consultants announced today that Kate Harris has been elected Chair of the Board of the global consulting engineering firm. She steps into the position previously held by Gayle Roberts, who recently retired from a long and distinguished career with the firm.

Harris, who has over 25 years of international experience in the construction, engineering and consulting industry, joined Stanley Consultants as president and CEO in 2017. Under her leadership the company has improved on its record of success, recently meeting or outperforming key sales, revenue and profitability metrics.

“It has been a true pleasure to come into a company that wants to be the best in the best way,” said Harris. “Stanley Consultants has a deep and proud legacy of exceptional client and delivery service with values at the heart of who we are and how we operate.”

In other actions, Stanley Consultants’ Board of Directors concluded that the company’s governance model would be enhanced by appointing an independent Lead Director. Bob Uhler, an outside director for the last two years, has agreed to serve in this role at the will of the Board and shareholder election. Uhler is a seasoned CEO, the chairman of several larger companies and a Leadership Fellow in the National Association of Corporate Directors. 

Energy Business Leader Kevin Cavanagh was elected a board director, filling the position vacated by retiring Chair of the Board Gayle Roberts. Chief, Practice & Performance Mike Rothberg was elected a board director, filling the position vacated by Senior Vice President Mike Hunzinger, who completed his term. Infrastructure Business Leader Mike Helms was reelected for an additional term. Four vice presidents were also elected: Construction Services Group Manager Kurt Miller, Water Market Operations Lead Jeff Decoteau, Senior Project Manager Shane Eckman and Senior Project Manager Mike Muhlenhaupt.


Stanley Consultants provides program management, planning, engineering, environmental and construction services worldwide. Recognized for its commitment to client service and a passion to make a difference, Stanley Consultants brings global knowledge, experience and capabilities to serve federal, municipal and industrial clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Since 1913, Stanley Consultants has successfully completed more than 25,000 engagements in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and in 110 countries. For more information on Stanley Consultants, please visit