PEPP Award

Deadline: April 30

The PEPP Award is given annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement and recognition of the role of private practice in serving the public interest. Any individual, except a current PEPP officer or PEPP Awards Committee member, is eligible. Nominations for the PEPP Award are made by PEPP Executive Committee Members or State Chapters. All nominations are due to the Awards Committee by April 30. The Awards Committee selects a winner with concurrence from the PEPP Executive Board.

Past Recipients: See a complete list of recipients.

2019 PEPP Award
David Howe, P.E.

David Howe, P.E.Mr. Howe obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1978. Upon graduation he joined Black & Veatch where he had also worked as a coop student. Mr. Howe retired from Black & Veatch after 40 years having served his entire professional career with the company in various roles.

At the time of his retirement from Black & Veatch, Mr. Howe was responsible for operations management of Marketing and Communications within the Black & Veatch Water business. In this role Mr. Howe helped create efficiencies and effectiveness for the Water business related to the marketing of services including the development of new tools, processes and practices.

In prior roles Mr. Howe was responsible for the management of global strategic pursuits relating to water and wastewater infrastructure projects; business development and administration of international water and wastewater projects; and development and structuring of projects in developing countries around the world. He is experienced in contracting requirements of various multi-lateral and bi-lateral lending agencies, particularly USAID.

Mr. Howe managed and operated a business development office for Black & Veatch International in Cairo, Egypt from 1993 to 1999. During this time, Mr. Howe also participated on project teams in the role of administrator and quality assurance director.

Mr. Howe is a member of numerous professional engineering associations including active participation in the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) since 1980. Mr. Howe has served as MSPE Chapter President as well as MSPE State President and has participated on numerous committees and task forces. Important in his service to private practice, Mr. Howe served for more than seven years on the Executive Board of the MSPE Professional Engineers in Private Practice (PEPP) practice group including a term as President.