TOLEDO, Ohio, November 3, 2020 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce that the Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC) Oregon has named Catherine Myers, PE, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of SSOE as a 2020 Women of Vision Award winner. Catherine received the award in a virtual ceremony on Thursday, October 22, 2020. DJC’s Women of Vision honors women who are shaping our built environment with their leadership, mentoring efforts, community involvement, and the promotion of industry diversity.
Catherine, who got involved in Society of Women Engineers STEM outreach early in her career, is committed to mentoring others and said, “Having received opportunities in my career to attempt different activities and roles, I want to be able to provide similar opportunities to others. I have a keen interest in developing people and look at that from high school and college internships to sponsoring colleagues who may take on future executive roles.”
Also dedicated to community service, Catherine is a member of the De La Salle North Catholic High School Advisory Board and serves on the construction committee overseeing the new school construction. “It’s important to me to help the community where I live, whether that is with financial contributions or volunteer time,” she said.
Catherine joined SSOE in July 2017 as the SBU Manager for the Advanced Technology SBU and then became the firm’s first female Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. She is responsible for the Advanced Technology and Healthcare, Commercial, and Education strategic business units (SBUs). Additionally, she is responsible for SSOE Systems, the firm’s construction management division. She is a graduate of the University of Portland and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and is a registered professional engineer. In addition to serving on SSOE’s Board of Directors, Catherine has served on several non-profit boards for local organizations in Portland, Oregon, where she resides and works.
For additional information about the DJC 2020 Women of Vision Award, click here.