Amy M. Barrett, P.E., F.NSPE was recently awarded the 2015 NSPE President’s Award for exceptional leadership, guidance, service, and support rendered to the Society, and for serving as a devoted advocate and role model for all young engineers. Barrett received the award during the National Society of Professional Engineers’ Annual Meeting in Seattle.
Barrett is an associate electrical engineer with Hafer Associates in Evansville, Indiana. She graduated in 2002 with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Evansville and is a licensed professional engineer in Indiana and Kentucky. Barrett became certified as a LEED accredited professional in 2009. She has spent the past 13 years designing electrical systems, ranging from small renovations to a new $15 million corporate headquarters facility. She has completed work for the higher education, healthcare, civic, and corporate markets. Barrett’s role over 11 years at Hafer Associates has grown from a staff electrical engineer into a project manager. In 2011, she was promoted to associate, the youngest in the firm’s history.
In addition to serving as Central Region Director on the NSPE Board of Directors, Barrett is the incoming president for the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers. She is also serving on the NSPE Membership Committee and Leadership Development Institute Task Force. She chaired the PEPP Young Engineers Advisory Council in 2012–13 and the Regional Directors Development Task Force in 2015.
Her awards include ISPE-Indiana Young Engineer of the Year, the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest Top 20 Under 40 Award (Class of 2013) and the Evansville Business Journal’s Top 20 Under 40 Award (Class of 2014). She was named an NSPE Fellow in 2015. Barrett is actively involved with the Evansville YWCA and is a member of Evansville Tri-State Women in Construction (TWIC), the Evansville United Way Young Leaders United, and the February 2010 class of Leadership Evansville.
Barrett manages to excel in her career while balancing her active role in professional and community organizations and being a loving wife and mother of two active boys ages six and eight. She believes that we teach our children by example and hopes her leadership will have a positive impact on her children.
The National Society of Professional Engineers is a member-centric, nimble, future-focused, and responsive organization, serving as the recognized voice and advocate of licensed Professional Engineers. Through education, licensure advocacy, leadership training, multidisciplinary networking, and outreach, NSPE enhances the image of its members and their ability to ethically and professionally practice engineering. Founded in 1934, NSPE serves more than 35,000 members and the public through 52 state and territorial societies and over 400 chapters. For more information, please visit www.nspe.org.
EDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution photos of Barrett and the awards ceremony are available in digital format.