Honoring Ellen Long
Ellen and Shepherd Long, P.E., LEED AP, on behalf of Long Engineering, have been dedicated to providing financial support to assist students in achieving their dream of a college degree by establishing 3 scholarships at Kennesaw State University. Together, these endowed scholarships have provided over $400,000 of perpetual funding for KSU students in need. We are so proud and blessed to keep Ellen’s spirit alive in support of these important causes.
Long Engineering is proud to announce that Joe Severin, PE, LEED AP has been named President of the company. Only the second president in Long Engineering’s 22-year history, Joe brings 17 years of technical, managerial, and business experience to the table, 14 of those years at LONG. This promotion recognizes the extraordinary contributions that Joe has made during his tenure. Now, he is going to bring his knowledge and experience to all aspects of Long Engineering. Joe had previously served as Project Manager, and most recently, as Senior Vice President, managing day-to-day operations and strategic business ventures for the firm.
Supporting Joe are Shepherd Long, PE, LEED AP as Chief Executive Officer, and Mike Thurman as Senior Vice President. Rounding out Long Engineering’s management team is Anthony Kamburis, PE, Vice President of Transportation Design; Sammy Powell, PE, Vice President of Transportation and Bridge Design; Randy Sanborn, PE, Vice President of Subsurface Utility Engineering; Dana Butterworth, Vice President of Support Services; and Andrew Pankopp, PE, LEED BD+C, Vice President of Land Development.
These promotions come in the wake of the sudden passing of Long Engineering’s founding President, Ellen Long. Ellen established Long Engineering in 1997 and served as president until 2019.
Long Engineering has confirmed with GDOT that any Master Contracts that were in place prior to Ellen’ s passing (July 5, 2019) will continue, and all of Long Engineering’s work on these projects (past, present, and future) will receive DBE credit for the duration of the contract including all forthcoming associated task orders. Projects and pursuits in which Long Engineering was attached to prior to July 5 will be reviewed by GDOT on a case-by-case basis to determine if DBE credit will be extended to them.
Please visit longeng.com for more information regarding the firm, or contact Joe Severin and Mike Thurman.
Engineering Georgia Magazine recently published their inaugural ‘100 Influential Women to Know’ list for their January/February issue. Many people, including Engineering Georgia’s Editorial Board, were asked to recommend, review and determine the 100 women that have provided a tremendous impact in Georgia’s engineering community. We were happy to see our President and Founder, J. Ellen Long, PE, LEED AP make the list and be recognized for her efforts in building a successful civil engineering and surveying firm, dedicated to providing quality, value-based services throughout the southeast. The hard work, sacrifices, and endless hours that she has invested into her company over the years has allowed Long Engineering, Inc. to expand to three different locations, serving clients throughout the Southeast, as well as reach #24 on the 2017 Zweig Group Hot Firm List which recognizes the top 100 fastest growing A/E/P firms in the United States.
In honor of Ellen Long, our firm’s founder and former president, we celebrate today what would have been Ellen’s 60th birthday. Our beloved founder sadly passed away in July 2019. Under her leadership, Long Engineering successfully grew to what it is today – we know that Ellen would be proud to see how far her company has come since it’s inception in 1997.
Ellen was a talented leader and mentor to people in her industry, and a joy to all those that met her. Ellen’s impact and presence were felt throughout the AEC community, and she continues to be greatly missed by all.
A life well lived leaves others enriched. Even though Ellen left us too soon, her life touched all of ours deeply. We remember her with joy in our hearts today.
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