LEO A DALY Promotes Dennis W. Petersen, P.E., to Corporate President
March 6, 2014
(HOUSTON – March 6, 2014) Leo A. Daly, FAIA, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of international architecture/engineering firm LEO A DALY, is pleased to announce the promotion and appointment of Dennis W. Petersen, P.E., to corporate president. In his new role, Petersen will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the entire company, which includes the LEO A DALY and Lockwood Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) brands.
Petersen has 34 years of experience as a designer, manager, and executive with LAN, a full service engineering firm headquartered in Houston (LAN merged with LEO A DALY in 1991). For the past 16 years he has served as president of LAN, leading the firm to success and profitability every year, and he will continue leading LAN as part of his new role.
Under his leadership, the firm has managed major projects such as Houston Surface Water Transmission Program, Dallas Area Rapid Transit Light Rail, NFL Texans Reliant Stadium, San Antonio Aquifer Storage and Recovery Pipeline, Houston Hobby Airport Redevelopment, and a 75-mile corridor study for I-69.
“Dennis Petersen’s extensive experience, his deep knowledge of our firm and its associated industries, and his business savvy give him impeccable credentials for leading our firm into its second century,” said Daly.
Petersen holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston, where he serves on the leadership board of the Cullen College of Engineering. He also holds leadership positions in multiple community and professional organizations.