Ron Bottorff, Chairman of JEO’s Board of Directors since 2007, will retire at the end of 2014. He will continue to advise the board as chairman emeritus through a transition period ending in April 2015.
During Bottorff’s tenure, JEO has grown from 15 employees to 154. In addition to serving on JEO’s Board of Directors and as a distinguished senior engineer for much of his career, he has served as project engineer and project manager for countless projects and clients. He has been an incredible mentor to many, and most importantly, a friend to everyone. His passion for everything about JEO, sense of duty to make sure that passion gets passed on to the next generation, and commitment to doing the right thing is unsurpassed.
In May 2014, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Committee of Fellows elected Ron Bottorff to be a “Fellow in the ACEC.” The fellow designation is the ACEC’s way of recognizing members who have elevated the standards of the engineering profession.
“This past month [October 2014], ACEC honored Ron’s lifetime achievements by inducting him into the ACEC College of Fellows – a very prestigious honor. Our Nebraska board was very proud to nominate him,” said Jackie McCullough, ACEC Nebraska Executive Director. “Working with Ron on our Political Action Committee (PAC), I learned so much from him. He worked tirelessly to communicate the importance of the PAC to our members and to carry our message to the federally elected delegation from Nebraska. I appreciate his advice and counsel and I will miss working with him,” continued McCullough.
Bottorff has also been actively involved with organizations throughout the state, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers, American Water Works Association, and American Public Works Association.