Providence Promotes Staff Member to Vice President Providence Engineering is pleased to announce Dr. Jonathan U. Dougherty has been promoted to Vice President, Strategic Initiatives. Dr. J., as he is known around the firm, will be responsible for setting the direction and executing strategic initiatives including recruiting, professional development, and our employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), among others. “With Dr. J.’s extensive experience in many aspects of the AEC industry, he hit the ground running as soon as he started with Providence. Our mission has always been to be the Engineer of Choice, and with Jonathan’s knowledge and initiative, Providence Engineering is also an Employer of Choice. We are excited for the future and Dr. J.’s collaborative leadership, as we continue to make Providence a successful firm and a great place to work,” said David Bernhardt, President and CEO of Providence Engineering. Dr. J. joined Providence Engineering in 2022 after a seventeen-year career with a large regional building contractor. Additionally, Dougherty is a former adjunct professor at Virginia Tech and taught for several years in the department of architectural engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park. Dr. J. brings nearly 25 years of academic and industry experience to his role. He earned his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and continued his academic career at Penn State, earning his Doctor of Philosophy in Architectural Engineering. He is a champion of students and lifelong learning, as evidenced by his service to various universities and the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. As an alumni leader, Dougherty is an emeritus member of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus Advisory Board, current President for the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) and founding Board Member and former President of the Penn State Alumni Society of Architectural Engineers (ASAE). His industry service includes being a former Trustee for the Baltimore-Washington Laborer’s Joint Training Fund, serving on the Montgomery College (MD) Construction Industry Advisory Committee, and serving as former Chairperson of the Architectural Engineering Institute’s International Student Design Competition. Established in 1992, Providence Engineering provides structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design and analysis services to the building industry. Providence creates dependable, innovative solutions that have earned the trust of architects, owners, contractors and those they are privileged to call clients.