Scheibe to Retire as Shive-Hattery Moline VP & Office Director

March 23, 2016

Shive-Hattery announced today that Myron Scheibe will retire April 8, 2016 after 38 years of service with the architecture and engineering firm. Scheibe has led the Moline office as Vice President and Office Director for 24 years. He has also served on its Board of Directors since 1995 and Chairman of the Board since 2015.

Jennifer Bennett will succeed Scheibe as Vice President and Office Director of the Moline design office. She will transition from her role as Structural Group Leader upon Scheibe’s retirement.

“Myron has had a long and successful career as a key leader serving the Quad Cities area for nearly four decades,” said President Jim Lee. “Myron has a deep understanding of our industry and has remained a strong advocate for our clients and our communities. We thank Myron for his many years of service and wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Bennett joined the firm in 2003 following eight years at Beling Consultants and Ament, Inc in Moline, IL. Since coming to Shive-Hattery, Bennett has served as a Structural Engineer, Structural Group Leader, and Industrial Sector Leader.

“Jennifer draws from more than 20 years of experience cultivating and deepening client relationships in the architecture and engineering industry,” says Scheibe. “She’s also adept at developing our talent. Jennifer brings the right skills to continue both client and colleague success. We look forward to many more years in the Quad Cities.”

“As a lifelong Quad Cities native, I look forward to strengthening my roots in our community,” said Bennett. “Myron and I will work closely to ensure the leadership transition is seamless both internally and externally.”

Scheibe graduated from South Dakota State University in 1973 with a B.S. in civil engineering. During his career, he became a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Tennessee. He is also a licensed land surveyor in Iowa, Illinois and South Dakota.

Scheibe is an active member of the community. Some of his current and past involvement includes:

  • Rejuvenate Davenport Board
  • Davenport Chamber of Commerce Board
  • Putnam Museum Board
  • Putnam Memorial Fund Board
  • Quad City Development Group Board
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Board
  • North Scott Schools Superintendent Advisory Board
  • North Scott Schools Foundation Board
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Board
  • Quad City Chamber of Commerce
  • Eldridge-North Scott Chamber
  • American Council of Engineering Companies-Illinois
  • Scott County Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Faith Lutheran Church Council
  • Moline Rotary
  • Rock Island Arsenal Development Group
  • Quad City Convention & Visitors Bureau Board
  • Renew Moline Board and Executive Committee
  • Western Illinois University Advisory Board
  • Western Illinois University Engineering Advisory Board

Bennett is an active member of the community and will continue to be as she transitions into her new role. Some of her current and past involvement includes:

  • Bettendorf Plan and Zone Commission
  • Quad City Chamber of Commerce
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Past President
  • Structural Engineering Institute – Quad City Chapter Board
  • Bettendorf Rotary
  • Renew Moline Board
  • Western Illinois University Advisory Board
  • Western Illinois University Engineering Advisory Board

University of Iowa Engineering Advisory Board

Bennett received her B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has become a licensed Professional Engineer in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia. She is a Licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois.

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