Westfield, MA Lisa Robert, PE has been elected as a new member of Tighe & Bond, Inc.’s board of directors. Robert currently serves as an executive vice president at engineering and consulting firm RS&H, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL., where she also serves on the board of directors. She leads half of the operations in the 1,400-person firm including merger and acquisition efforts across their national platform, and drives strategic imperatives contained within the company’s strategic plan.
“Lisa’s nearly 30 years of progressive experience and leadership roles within engineering and consulting firms makes her a perfect addition to our board of directors as we continue to implement strategic initiatives for our firm,” said Tighe & Bond’s president & CEO, Robert Belitz.
Robert began her career as a public servant with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, where she oversaw numerous heavy highway construction projects totaling over $500 million; and led several statewide initiatives such as the construction public information program and facilitated need assessment and consultant selections. She then entered the private sector, working for a 250-person southeast regional engineering company, Mulkey Inc. Her roles and responsibilities evolved from business unit lead to chief operations officer responsible for driving efficient operations and the successful expansion of new business.
Throughout her career Robert has served as an active member of various professional, educational and community organizations and state-appointed board positions. She currently serves as the executive board of directors and women’s leadership council chair for the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), planning cabinet vice chair for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) National, and executive team member for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Design Professional Coalition.
Robert has garnered recognition as an influential leader in her industry, being awarded Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award (2008) and the Women of Influence Award (2013). She earned her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Robert joins six other Tighe & Bond board members. This includes president & CEO Robert Belitz; Peter Grabowski, PE; Tiffany Labrie, PE, CDT; Bradlee Mezquita, PE, LEED AP; Daniel Rukakoski, PWS, CWS, PSS; and external director Patrick McCann.