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July 13, 2017

Engineer Becomes Senior Vice President and Director of Gannett Fleming's Midwest Region

John W. Kovacs (ENGR '96G, MBA '99) has been named senior vice president and director of the Midwest region of Gannett Fleming, an international planning, design, and construction management firm based out of Harrisburg, Pa.

In this new role, Kovacs assumes the oversight and strategic planning for nine offices in 11 different states: Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The offices offer a full range of diversified engineering and construction management services.

Kovacs, who will work out of the company's Pittsburgh office, will also serve as the company's geotechnical practice director. This unit engages in full-service engineering, laboratory testing, subsurface drilling, and geophysical studies for both domestic and international clients.

Kovacs holds many distinguished certifications. He is a licensed professional engineer in five states: Alaska, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Ohio, and West Virginia. He is also a registered Project Management Professional, a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering through the Academy of Geo-Professionals.

Founded in 1915, Gannett Fleming had nearly $300 million in revenues in 2010. The company has more than 60 offices around the world, has performed work in more than 53 countries, and employs more than 2,000 people.