Raleigh—Heather Denny, strategy and process leader for Wells Global, a company that designs and builds critical power supply systems, has joined the board of directors of McKim & Creed, Inc., one of the largest engineering and geomatics firms in the U.S.
“As a McKim & Creed board member, Heather will be extremely valuable in sharing her construction expertise with our growing design-build business and serving as a mentor and role model for our women who are leaders and potential leaders,” said John T. Lucey, Jr., president and CEO of McKim & Creed.
Ms. Denny built her career at McDonald York Building Company, becoming the fifth president in the history of the company in 2010. In 2013 she was named CEO, and five years later joined Wells Global to lead strategies for growth of clients and employees.
“Heather is a powerful consensus builder, an effective problem solver and an outstanding communicator. Her expertise in construction and design-build and her background in civil engineering will be instrumental in advising our leadership team as we plan for the future of McKim & Creed,” said Mr. Lucey.
Ms. Denny is a tireless volunteer within her community. She serves on the boards of Triangle Family Services; the Triangle Chapter of the American Red Cross; the John Rex Endowment; N.C. State University Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering; and Union Bank. She has also held leadership positions on the NC CEO Summit Executive Board, Durham Chamber of Commerce, City Club Raleigh, Habitat for Humanity, Urban Land Institute and Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women.
“It is an honor to be part of the McKim & Creed board,” said Ms. Denny. “I am an N.C. State Civil Engineering graduate, so McKim & Creed has been a known institution for many years. I look forward to being a part of the continued success and growth of the company, especially as it relates to my involvement with Women’s Leadership Development and the design-build section of the business.”
In addition to Ms. Denny and Mr. Lucey, McKim & Creed’s board of directors includes Mark Mulhern, senior vice president and CFO of Highwoods Properties, Inc.; Ken Garcia, president and co-founder of PrecisonLender; Fred Day, retired president/CEO of Progress Energy; and company founders Herbert P. McKim, Jr., PE, PLS and Michael W. Creed, PE, Ph.D.