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Pecori inducted into prestigious national academy

NAC incoming President Tom Sorley, Satch Pecori and outgoing President Hugh Rice.

The National Academy of Construction has elected Satch Pecori as a member of its class of 2018. Established in 1999, the NAC inducts leaders from a variety of backgrounds who have made outstanding, life-long contributions to the design, construction and engineering industries.

The president and CEO of Springfield, Illinois-based Hanson Professional Services Inc., Pecori was formally inducted on Oct. 11 during the NAC annual meeting.

The 2018 class includes 37 new inductees. More than 300 leaders were considered during the election process.

During the induction, the NAC cited Pecori as a recognized global leader for his work in designing and managing complex projects and as a principal advocate for advancing the engineering and construction industry.

“Satch Pecori has focused on infrastructure funding, risk management, and automation and contracting,” said NAC General Secretary Wayne Crew. “These issues match up well with our aims at the academy. We will benefit from his leadership.”

Pecori joined Hanson after college in the mid-1970s as a field engineer. As president of the firm for the past 20 years, he has led the company to its most recent recognition as a Top 500 Design Firm by Engineering News Record magazine.

During his more than four-decade career, he has managed and designed numerous complex projects, both domestically and internationally, and is highly regarded in the technical field.

Pecori currently serves as chairman of the American Council of Engineering Companies, and he is a member of the executive committee of the Design Professionals Coalition, serving as DPC secretary/treasurer.

He is a strong advocate for developing educational opportunities for young people and emphasizes community service and involvement at Hanson. In 2015, he received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service.

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