ELA GROUP, INC. 2017 LEADERSHIP CHANGES
In furthering ELA Group’s succession plan, during its Annual Board of Directors and Shareholders Meeting, the transition to its new leadership team was completed, when the following Officers were elected: Charles R. Haley, Jr., PE, President and Shawn H. Loose, Treasurer. Cheryl L. Love, RLA, was re-elected to continue in her role as Secretary.
In assuming the role of President, Mr. Haley replaces Grant W. Hummer, PE, who has served as ELA’s President since 1997. Mr. Hummer will continue with the firm, serving as President Emeritus.
As officers of a mid-sized firm, Haley, Hummer, Loose, and Love will also continue to fulfill their roles in the day-to-day operations and management of their respective disciplines: Civil Engineering, Municipal Engineering, Traffic/Transportation Engineering, and Landscape Architecture.
In his twenty years at the helm of ELA, Mr. Hummer steered the firm toward achieving its mission and vision as a multi-disciplined consulting firm. More importantly, Mr. Hummer was and will continue to be the embodiment of the firm‘s culture: upholding high ethical standards; assuring client satisfaction; building trusting, personal relationships with clients; highly-valuing the firm’s employees; and, developing a strong sense of community. In his new role, Mr. Hummer will continue to be actively engaged in community service endeavors.
ELA Group is excited for these leadership changes; they assure continuity in the levels of service and expertise that the wider-community expects of us, while positioning ELA for continued growth.
ELA WELCOMES MICHELLE MADZELAN AS SENIOR TRANSPORTATION MANAGER
Please help ELA Group, Inc. welcome Michelle E. Madzelan of York as Senior Transportation Manager in our Traffic and Transportation Services Division. Credited with expertise as a Project Manager, project marketing and budget management, Michelle will focus on design and PennDOT permitting of community development projects, and transportation and highway improvement projects.
She graduated from the University of Dayton (OH), with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in PA, MD, OH and VA. Michelle is a current events committee co-chair of the Central PA Engineers Week Council and current director of membership services and section CPEWC representative for the American Society of Civil Engineers, Central PA Section.
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