HILLSBORO, Oregon, July 28, 2017 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today the appointment of Catherine “Cathy“ Myers, PE, to their Advanced Technology (AT) leadership team. Cathy started with the firm on July 10, 2017 and is currently working to transition responsibility from Interim Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Manager, David Sipes, PE, Chief Operating Officer (COO), within the coming months. She will effectively assume her new role as AT SBU Manager at the start of SSOE’s upcoming performance year, October 1, 2017.
“We are extremely pleased to have Cathy join our leadership team—she is a strategic thinker who we know will bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to the table. Her industry knowledge, both in the A/E/C world, and specific to the markets in which our clients work, is a great asset to the firm,” David shares. “We’re confident Cathy will have a positive impact, not only on the AT SBU and SSOE’s clients, but on the organization as a whole.”
Cathy brings to SSOE 25+ years of expertise and a deep familiarity with the semiconductor industry. She previously held the position of Senior Vice President for CH2M’s Industrial and Advanced Technology Business Group with responsibility for the semiconductor market overseeing $200 million in annual revenue. In that role, she had responsibility for teams in Portland, Oregon and several other offices globally, supporting a number of clients in the high-tech sector. Most recently, Cathy has been the Director of Industry and Community Partnerships within the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering at the University of Portland. In this role, Cathy was responsible for co-op / internship programs, post-graduate placement networking, and taught several courses, including a junior-level internship program seminar and Capstone preparation course.
Cathy received a dual Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portland and is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE). She has been active in a variety of industry organizations, including the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), SafeBuild Alliance as a board member and officer, and the Construction Industry Institute (CII) as a research team member. She has also presented at a variety of national conferences, including those for the CII, Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), and Society of Women Engineers (SWE), where she currently serves as a member counselor for the University of Portland student section. Cathy’s also on the board of directors for two organizations in Portland: St. Mary’s Academy, the state’s oldest continuingly operating school and only all-girls secondary school, and Community Warehouse, a nonprofit furniture bank. She is originally from Spokane, Washington and now lives in Portland with her husband, Mark; their three daughters are spread across the U.S., but make it back to Portland regularly for visits.