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June 24, 2016

Gress Named ACEC Indiana “Engineer of the Year”

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Donohue’s Steven Gress, PE was the recipient of the “Consulting Engineer of the Year” award from ACEC Indiana during their recent Annual Recognition Luncheon. This award was established in 1984 to pay tribute to an ACEC Indiana member who has made a significant contribution to the profession of consulting engineering.

“Steve is well deserving of this prestigious award. When we were considering candidates for the award, Steve’s name rose to the top for his leadership and dedication to our industry over his long career. We very much appreciate Steve’s contributions to ACEC Indiana!” remarked Scott Hornsby, PE, ACEC Indiana President.

Steve is the 33rd recipient of the award and remarked, “I am proud to say that I have had the opportunity to work under the supervision of or with five of the previous recipients.”

Since Steve first became a committee member of ACEC Indiana in 1995, he has devoted extensive time and effort to leading the Environmental Business Committee and the Governmental Affairs Committee. Two of the most notable programs that have been developed under his committee leadership are the Fiscal Sustainability Plan Program for the Indiana Finance Authority and the Green Project Reserve Sustainability Incentive used with the State Revolving Fund. He has also shared his knowledge with up-and-coming engineers by providing instruction to more than 800 individuals preparing for the professional engineer examination over the past 25 years in the areas of hydraulics, hydrology, and water/wastewater treatment plant design.

Steve is a Vice President located in Donohue’s Indianapolis office. He has more than 40 years of engineering experience and is the Practice Leader of the Wet Weather Treatment Systems for Donohue where he is responsible for developing and implementing new wet weather wastewater treatment strategies. His roles have involved project development, management, design engineering, grant administration, and overseeing engineering services during bidding and construction.

Pictured above: Steve Gress (left) and Scott Hornsby (right)

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