Trends Winter 2017 - Page 19

Clients, regulatory agencies, contractors, and subconsultants rely on Schuh’s communication and management skills. He is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He is a member of the American Public Works Association. Ben Peotter is being promoted to manager of environmental services in the development services division as of January 1. Supervising 13 staff members, Peotter will oversee brownfield revitalization, planning, environmental impact assessments and statements, environmental site assessments and remediation, and landfill monitoring and engineering. For 18 years Peotter has applied his analytical and communication abilities to environmental and sustainability projects. In addition to his experience in brownfield redevelopment, Peotter has provided management or design services on projects involving grant writing, environmental investigation and remediation, landfill design and construction, biogas-to-energy systems, feasibility studies for renewable energy projects, geotechnical stability analysis, surface water runoff design and analysis, regulatory permitting, and municipal engineering. Peotter works very effectively with regulatory personnel. Based in our Madison, Wisconsin, office, Peotter is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin and Minnesota and holds a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering/geology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Manager receives utility coordination award Jan Ash, manager of Ayres Associates’ Southeast Operations Municipal and Utilities group, received the 2017 Malcolm Yancey Award from the Florida Utilities Coordinating Committee (FUCC) – the organization’s most prestigious honor, which is based on outstanding leadership. Ash began attending FUCC meetings in the late 1980s. In addition to serving as FUCC chairwoman, she is a long-time chairwoman of the Permitting Subcommittee and has chaired several other subcommittees, including Conference Planning, Programs, and Steering. In the past, Ash also led the AutoCAD/MicroStation Translation Subcommittee. Ash holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Florida and founded The Ash Group, which became part of Ayres in 2016 and has been an emeritus sponsor of FUCC for over 20 years. Her expertise is built on more than three decades of work in civil engineering for public- and private-sector infrastructure; subsurface utility engineering; utility infrastructure design, construction management, and inspection; and water resources, marine, ecological, and environmental