Beth Easterday selected to be next Executive Director of ACEC Ohio
Beth Easterday has been selected by the ACEC Ohio Board of Directors to be the organization's new Executive Director. She will officially assume her duties July 1, upon the retirement of Executive Director Don Mader.
Currently Beth serves as a senior principal at the IBI Group, a member firm of ACEC Ohio, where for 17 years she directed major infrastructure projects and led initiatives in strategic and financial planning, funding, regulatory compliance, stakeholder engagement and media outreach.
Her selection culminates a selection process that began in the fall of 2015. She was chosen from a field of 22 candidates and her appointment was unanimously recommended both by a six-member selection committee and subsequently by the Council's Board of Directors.
“The selection committee did an excellent job of conducting a thorough and transparent search for a candidate to fulfill the top leadership role at the organization," said ACEC Ohio President Lynn Miggins (KS Associates, Inc.).
"Beth has a unique skill set, being both an engineering industry leader and a professional with a track record of advocacy, working with policy makers, the public, and the media. We are confident that Beth will have an immediate beneficial impact to ACEC Ohio and its members," she said.
Prior to joining the consulting engineering industry, Beth developed a strong background in the public policy arena, having served as a legislative aide to a member of the Ohio Senate and subsequently as Deputy Director for Legislative Services at the Ohio Department of Transportation.
She holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from The Ohio State University School of Public Policy & Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Organization Communication from Ohio University. She is a past board member and current member of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International, a recipient of the WTS 2002 Woman of the Year Award, and graduate of the WTS Executive Leadership Program. She is also a graduate of Leadership Columbus (Class of 2002).
She resides in Powell with her husband, Kevin Futryk, and daughter Emily.