American Council of Engineering Companies has new executive director

Posted June 26, 2014, at 2:21 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Maine announced Thursday that Raegan LaRochelle of Eaton Peabody Consulting Group has taken the reigns as their new executive director.

“ACEC of Maine has enjoyed a strong partnership with Eaton Peabody Consulting Group for several years. John Melrose of EPCG has been an outstanding Executive Director, but with his decision to step down we sought a new Executive Director who could continue his efforts to strengthen ACEC. We are thrilled to have Ms. LaRochelle take over those responsibilities, and look forward to continuing our partnership,” said Jim Wilson, President of the ACEC of Maine Board of Directors, in a press release.

Raegan LaRochelle has been a consultant with EPCG since 2011. She previously served as the executive director of the Maine Food Producers Alliance. In her work as an economic development consultant, she has developed Tax Increment Financing districts and conducted other economic development projects for many Maine communities.

ACEC has roots dating back to 1909 when a small group of engineers in private practice established the American Institute of Consulting Engineers, the forerunner of ACEC. Today ACEC is a large federation of 51 state and regional councils representing the great breadth of America’s engineering industry. ACEC member firms employ hundreds of thousands of engineers, architects, land surveyors, scientists, and other specialists, responsible for more than $200 billion of private and public works annually. Member firms range in size from a single registered professional engineer, to corporations employing thousands of professionals.

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