CEE IAB Chair Christine Keville Elected Member of National Academy of Engineering

Christine Keville E’90, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Keville Enterprises, Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Industrial Advisory Board, and an MS graduate from the department, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). She was inducted for promoting diversity in the engineering profession through business success, mentoring students and businesses, and leadership of national professional societies.

“I am truly honored and humbled to be inducted into the National Academy of Engineering,” said Keville. “I consider this honor as to be one of the highest professional accomplishments of an engineer. Joining such an accomplished and distinguished group of Engineers to provide engineering leadership in service to the nation is a distinct honor. I am very much looking forward to meeting my fellow NAE colleagues and getting actively involved in committees and assignments.”

Keville is a pioneer in her field. She was the first woman National Chair, Foundation Chair and Chancellor of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), and the first woman President of The Moles. She received Wentworth Institute’s Woman of the Year award, Virginia Tech’s Outstanding Woman in Construction Award, WTS Boston’s Woman of the Year Award, CMAA New England Chapter’s Distinguished Service Award, and the CMAA National’s Special Service Award.

“The future of the engineering profession is full of possibilities that impact our quality of life in so many ways.  Continuing to advance diversity in our industry that will help meet future workforce needs is one of those possibilities.,” Keville said when asked about her vision for the future of the engineering profession. “Our industry also needs innovative problem-solving regarding climate change, especially pertaining to the weather issues we have experienced in the last few years with droughts, hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, etc. Engineers must help shape public policy in regards to climate change and be a major part in developing solutions. Engineering and engineers must always be evolving, environmentally sensitive, technologically driven, change agents, and continually promote STEM to ensure the United States of America will have well educated future engineers.”

Keville is also an inducted member of the National Academy of Construction (NAC), the Construction Management Association of America College of Fellows, and the Moles. She is a former Trustee and Corporator at Wentworth Institute of Technology, and recently served as Wentworth’s Commencement Speaker, where she earned an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Engineering. In 2006, she was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Northeastern University Civil Engineering Alumni Organization.

Related Departments:Civil & Environmental Engineering