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Shive-Hattery Announces New President & Expansion into New Markets

Firm Names Jennifer Bennett as President and Expands into Madison and Omaha

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Shive-Hattery, a leading architecture, engineering and interior design firm, announced the election of Jennifer Bennett (pictured above) as President and expansion into the Madison, Wisconsin and Omaha, Nebraska markets.

Bennett has served as Executive Vice President since March 2020 and has succeeded Jim Lee as President.

Lee has served as President since 2012.  He was elected Chairman of the Board of the company in 2019 and will continue in that role.

JimLeeWithName.PNG“Our steady and sustainable growth is dependent upon leaders with a clear vision,” said Shive-Hattery Chairman, Jim Lee. “With Jennifer Bennett as President, her leadership will support and strengthen the firm’s positive trajectory to benefit both our clients, our employees and our communities.”

Bennett joined the design firm in 2003 and has 25 years of experience of client service, talent development and market growth. She has a structural engineering background and previously served as the Vice President and Office Director of Shive-Hattery’s Quad Cities location.

“My new role allows me to build upon our One Firm culture which is dedicated to delivering a seamless client experience that leverages the best talent across our organization,” said Shive-Hattery President Jennifer Bennett. “Enhancing this culture means the best design solutions for our clients while our employees experience thriving and rewarding careers. These elements will ensure our firm’s solid position as we expand into Madison and Omaha.”

As President, Bennett is responsible for the overall leadership, strategic planning, culture, vision and direction of current and future operations of Shive-Hattery. The geographic expansion allows Shive-Hattery to strengthen support to its existing clients, foster new client relationships and recruit new talent.