05.03.2021  |  News

Kennedy Jenks Announces Two New Appointments to Board of Directors


Rajan Sheth and John Malady Elected to Governing Board of 102-Year Old Water/Environmental Engineering Firm

San Francisco, CA

April 26, 2021 – Kennedy Jenks Consultants, Inc. announced that it has elected Rajan Sheth and John Malady to its Board of Directors as new Board members.  These appointments were ratified during the firm’s election of board members at Kennedy Jenks’ 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders conducted on April 23, 2021.

Rajan Sheth joins the Kennedy Jenks Board of Directors with extensive industry experience.  For over four decades Mr. Sheth was employed by Mead & Hunt, a 120-year-old employee-owned engineering firm headquartered in Wisconsin.  From 1994 to 2018, Mr. Sheth served as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and from 1994 to 2020 he served as Board Chair.  Under his leadership, the firm evolved from a regional presence into a national leader with substantial growth in revenue, staff and clients.   Mr. Sheth also serves on a number of governing boards for prominent engineering firms around the nation.

John Malady joined the Kennedy Jenks Board of Directors with over 28 years of planning, design and leadership experience in the firm.  Mr. Malady has served in multiple organizational roles within Kennedy Jenks, giving him a broad range of experience with a balanced and integrated perspective.  Mr. Malady’s portfolio is noted for his outstanding technical leadership, impressive client service and visionary approach towards KJ’s growth and performance.  With a focus on wastewater treatment and water reuse projects, Mr. Malady is highly regarded by his clients, which have included Pierce County, King County, Silicon Valley Clean Water, among others.

‘We are delighted to welcome Rajan and John as new Directors to the Kennedy Jenks Board, and will value their perspectives as our firm moves forward with vision and purpose,’ stated Laura Kennedy, Board Chair.  ‘They join Kennedy Jenks at a very opportune juncture as we emerge from the pandemic and explore exciting growth opportunities to benefit our shareholders, employees, clients and the communities we serve,’ she added.

Kennedy Jenks evaluates its board composition annually to ensure it includes the appropriate mix of expertise and perspective necessary to drive firmwide profitable growth.

A leading water and environmental engineering firm that serves public agencies and industrial clients, Kennedy Jenks has 400 employees nationwide.  The privately-held firm delivers innovative design, construction and technology solutions for water, industrial and environmental projects across the United States.

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