Beatty Receives KSPE Award

The Topeka Chapter of the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE) has selected Keith Beatty as the recipient for this year’s KSPE Award.

The KSPE Award is given to a registered professional engineer in recognition of many years of outstanding contributions to KSPE, the engineering profession, his/her community, and mankind. The award will be presented during the Engineers Week Luncheon on February 26, 2016 at Washburn University’s Memorial Union.

Keith received his BS degree in civil engineering from Kansas State University, and began his professional career with Kaw Valley Engineering in 1997. He had spent eight years as the City Engineer for the City of Emporia before rejoining Kaw Valley Engineering in the spring of 2009 as the Director of Engineering Services.

Keith was recognized as EIT of the year by the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE) in 2002 and Government Engineer in 2005. He has previously served in all the leadership chairs of the Topeka Chapter, In addition, Keith has served the following positions on the KSPE Executive Board: Second Vice President (2005-2006); First Vice President (2006-2007); Secretary (2008-2010); First Vice President (2010-2011); Second Vice President for a partial term in 2014-2015; and is currently fulfilling the role as President Elect.

Keith has continued to serve his community with his dedication and leadership within the Boy Scout of America organization. Over the past eight years, Keith has held positions within Pack 165 or Troop 157, Emporia, Kansas, SOJADI District of the Jayhawk Area Council. Pack 165 utilized Keith as Den Leader over the years serving Tigers, Wolfs and Bears and as an assistant Den Leader for the WEBELOS for two years. Keith has served as a Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 157 while taking a lead role in planning high adventure trips, camps and special outings for the Troop. Keith has completed his Wood Badge Training and is also a member of the Dzie-Hauk Tonga Lodge of the Order of the Arrow.

Image Courtesy of Kevin Beck / Topeka Chapter KSPE

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