Barry Isett & Associates Announces New Department Heads

Barry Isett & Associates is proud to announce the promotion of two long-time associates to department head positions within the company.

Adam Smith, PE, will now lead the Civil Land Development Department. An Isett company shareholder with more than a decade and a half of experience in Civil Engineering, Mr. Smith will oversee 18 associates and serve as a technical resource for projects as well as play a leading role in client management, staffing, department planning, and quality control and assurance. Mr. Smith holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Master of Business Administration from DeSales University. He is a contributor to the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Program committee, 401K committee and a past member of the company’s Board of Directors.

Company shareholder Kathryn Forry, MCP, BCO, has been named Department Head of Isett’s Code Inspection & Plan Review team. Ms. Forry has been a vital contributor to the department’s growth since joining the firm in 2011 and will manage a team of more than 70 associates across eight offices as Department Head. Prior to her promotion, she held the role of Wyoming Valley Operations manager from 2018 to 2022 where she assisted with Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (PA UCC) inspections and plan reviews for the boroughs of Dallas, Stroudsburg, and East Stroudsburg as well as New Milford and Penn Forest Townships. Ms. Forry is also responsible for property code inspection services for the City of Scranton’s OECD Homebuyer Program and Housing Rehabilitation Program. She holds a degree in Architectural Drafting from the Lincoln Technical Institute and is active in the Pennsylvania Association of Building Code Officials (PABCO), PA Building Officials Conference (PENNBOC), and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI).

Now in its 45th year, Barry Isett & Associates, Inc., is a full-service engineering and consulting firm headquartered in Allentown, PA. Isett is an employee-owned company and has seven offices elsewhere in eastern and central Pennsylvania— Hazleton, Mechanicsburg, Phoenixville, Furlong, Stroudsburg, Wilkes-Barre, and Wyomissing.

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