The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC) announced that Anthony Karakatsanis (P.Eng.) has been named as the chair of the ACEC Board of Directors.
Karakatsanis, the president and chief executive officer of the Morrison Hershfield Group, will serve as the chair of ACEC for the 2020-2021 term. The announcement was made at the ACEC annual general meeting of members held virtually on October 27, 2020.
“Anthony’s professional success combined with his passion for our sector will make him an effective ambassador and advocate for our industry and our association,” said John Gamble (P.Eng.), president and chief executive officer of ACEC.
Karakatsanis first joined the ACEC-Canada Board in 2016 and served on various committees. During his term as ACEC Chair, he looks to build upon the excellent work of his predecessor Lawrence Lukey (P.Eng.) and will continue to promote the important role of consulting engineers in Canadian society. He is committed to ensuring that ACEC remains agile and financially strong so that it can continue to engage with and support its members through the COVID-19 crisis. Karakatsanis is also committed to ensuring that the consulting engineering sector has a voice and a role in the subsequent recovery.
Karakatsanis, a graduate of Western University, has been part of the Morrison Hershfield family for almost three decades. He joined the company in 1989 as a project manager. Since then, he has held numerous leadership positions in both the vertical and horizontal practice groups before being appointed as president and chief executive officer. He has contributed to numerous industry organizations and committees in addition to ACEC-Canada, championing how consulting engineering firms can offer innovative and valued solutions that make a difference to clients and their communities.