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PERSPECTIVES Board members elected Ayres Associates elected its seven-member board of directors in June, including four outside members and three from within the firm. The board oversees company operations and sets broad policies, while day-to-day corporate management is delegated to the firm’s executive committee, vice presidents, and managers of operations. The board’s large representation of outside directors maintains fresh and broad viewpoints from outside the organization, helping Ayres Associates to remain competitive and ethical in its operations. Members elected to the board on June 8 are as follows: • Norman Keller, retired Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin executive. • Karl Murch, retired executive in the construction, manufacturing, engineering, and retail industries. • Dr. William Rupp, retired CEO of Mayo Clinic operations in Jacksonville, Fla., and Eau Claire. • Tami Satre, who retired from Junior Achievement and is active in several Eau Claire civic and philanthropic organizations. • Thomas Pulse, chairman and president of Ayres Associates and an active community member in the Eau Claire area. • Jan Zander, executive vice president at Ayres Associates and an active community member in the Eau Claire area. • Richard Satterlee, an Ayres Associates business development specialist and active community member in the Green Bay area. Structural project recognized The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) recently awarded Ayres Associates an Excellence in Highway Design Award. Ayres was awarded Excellence in Structure Design for the U.S. 2 Bong Memorial Bridge project in Douglas County, Wisconsin. The project involved complex bridge preservation work, including a new concrete deck, painting, and adjustments to suspension cables to enhance the bridge’s dependability and appearance. Excellence in Design awards recognize projects completed by WisDOT engineers and consultant partners. The Perspectives segment provides summaries of key new hires and staff achievements at Ayres Associates. Find more company news at AN EMPLOYEE-OWNED COMPANY 3433 Oakwood Hills Parkway Eau Claire, WI 54701 715.834.3161 Editorial Staff: Jennifer Schmidt, Eric Widholm, Wendy Kinderman, and Tawny Quast Graphic Designer: Sarah Howe-Halvorson Manager – Marketing: Susan Leith ©2017 Ayres Associates Inc Phoenix, Arizona 602.275.2655 Fort Collins, Colorado 970.223.5556 Jacksonville, Florida 904.260.6288 Tampa, Florida – Benjamin Center 813.290.8899 Tampa, Florida – Hidden River 813.978.8688 Titusville, Florida 321.747.0066 Green Bay, Wisconsin 920.498.1200 Madison, Wisconsin – Terrace Drive 608.443.1200 River Falls, Wisconsin 715.426.4908 Waukesha, Wisconsin 262.523.4488 Cheyenne, Wyoming 307.634.9888 Photography Credits: Clearing the hurdles: Jean-Claude Ardila, Vantage Point Imagery, and Ayres Associates staff Finding funding opportunities: Ayres Associates staff renderings and stock photos Fighting the forces of nature: Colorado Springs Utilities, Ayres Associates staff Trending Topics: Ayres Associates staff Timeless Trends: Ayres Associates staff TRENDS │17