MUSCATINE, Iowa – Stanley Consultants announced today that Chair of the Board Gayle Roberts has retired, concluding a distinguished 35-year career with the firm. Stanley Consultants provides engineering, environmental and construction services worldwide.
“Thinking back on my years at Stanley Consultants, I am so fortunate to have worked alongside members and clients who unfailingly recognize the importance of maintaining strong values to serve as guideposts,” said Roberts. “It’s been extremely fulfilling to collaborate with them, some of the greatest minds in the industry, to help solve issues and see these projects become a reality for communities all over the world.”
Roberts joined Stanley Consultants shortly after graduating from Iowa State University with a chemical engineering degree. She accepted challenging assignments and steadily advanced in the firm. In 2007, she was elected the firm’s fifth president, becoming the first female president of a global consulting engineering firm. She was elected CEO in 2012 and chair of the board in 2017.
Throughout her career, Roberts served on boards at Iowa State University, University of Iowa, St. Ambrose University and Engineers Without Borders – USA. She is completing a two-year term as vice chair of the American Council of Consulting Engineering Firms (ACEC).
Roberts is a longtime champion of women in engineering and regularly encourages young women to consider the field as a viable and exciting career choice. These efforts, and her many contributions to the engineering industry, have been recognized with multiple awards. They include the Athena Award from The Women’s Connection, Upward Mobility Award from the Society of Women Engineers, Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) Award from the Iowa State University Alumni Association, Woman of Influence Award from the Corridor Business Journal, Voice of the Engineer Award from the Iowa Engineering Society, 50% Solution Award from the Iowa Women’s Foundation and the Large Company Innovation and Leadership Category of the Iowa Women of Innovation Award from the Technology Association of America.
Information provided by Stanley Consultants.