LANSING — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) has announced Sean J. Kelley, PE, of The Mannik & Smith Group Inc. as its 2018-19 president.

Kelley has been employed in the Michigan engineering consulting industry his entire 32-year career. He is a senior vice president and principal with the 300-plus-employee firm Mannik & Smith and leads its downtown Detroit office. He earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from Eastern Michigan University and is a registered professional engineer in Michigan and Ohio. Kelley is the father of two children.

Sean J. Kelley. ACEC Michigan photo.

Kelley served on the ACEC/M Board of Directors for eight years and has been actively involved in numerous initiatives — most notably ACEC/M’s partnering efforts with the Michigan Department of Transportation. In addition, Kelley played a key role in developing ACEC/M’s Emerging Leaders Program and has instructed the Business Development Session. Kelley resides in Detroit and rides his bike to and from work, and is also an avid year-round runner.

Other 2018-19 ACEC Michigan officers are:
* President-Elect: Steve Gravlin, PE, PS, Michael Baker International, Detroit
* Treasurer: Jack Wheatley, PE, ROWE PSC, Flint
* National Director: Robert Rayl, PE, RS Engineering, LLC, Lansing
* Past President: Steve Nichols, PE, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Inc., Grand Rapids

Directors of the organization for 2018-19 are:
* Rick Chelotti, PE, Bergmann Associates, Lansing
* Chris Cook, PE, Abonmarche, Benton Harbor
* Paul Galdes, PE, Fleis & VandenBrink, Grand Rapids
* Cheryl Gregory, PE, Spalding DeDecker, Rochester Hills
* Jon Kramer, PE, OHM Advisors, Livonia
* Eric Morris, PE, HNTB, Okemos
* Jayson Nault, PE, Tetra Tech, Brighton
* G. Ramanujam, PE, Somat Engineering, Detroit
* Oge Udegbunam, Tyme Engineering Inc., Livonia
* Michael Weingartz, PE, SmithGroupJJR, Detroit

ACEC/M represents the business interests of Michigan engineering, surveying, architectural and related scientific firms who provide professional knowledge to the built environment and strive to protect the health and safety of the public. Itis part of the Washington, D.C.-based American Council of Engineering Companies, comprised of more than 5,500 firms nationwide that employ more than 600,000 engineers, architects, land surveyors, scientists, and other specialists, responsible for more than $100 billion of private and public works annually.

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This story was published in ESD’s Technology Century.