Women In Architecture
We are proud to announce the September 2019 SPOT.Light for WIA Tampa Bay. SPOT.Light is a monthly showcase of women leaders in our industry from the Tampa Bay. Continue below to read about the September SPOT.Light leader, Kimberlee DeBosier, PE, Director of Project Excellence at the Wantman Group, Inc.
About Kim DeBosier, PE
Kim DeBosier is a licensed professional civil engineer. In a field somewhat non-traditional for women, Ms. DeBosier was the first female engineer in each of the offices in which she worked. In 1995, she and two colleagues formed Bayside Engineering, Inc., a women-owned consulting civil engineering and surveying firm. Ms. DeBosier served as its President until Bayside was purchased by a Maryland-based firm in January of 2016. Kim started her dream job at WGI in March of this year as Director of Project Excellence.
Ms. DeBosier was named Engineer of the Year by the Florida Engineering Society in 2005, the first woman to receive that recognition. She also received the Governor A.W. Gilchrist Award for Service to the Profession and, in 2017, the USF College of Engineering Dean’s Distinguished Award.
Ms. DeBosier serves on the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women and the Boards of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, where she currently co-chairs the Public Policy Council, the Advisory Board of the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida, and MacDonald Training Center. She is a former president of ACEC of Florida (American Council of Engineering Companies)– again, the first and only woman to serve in that leadership role, is an ACEC Fellow and is currently the Florida National Director for ACEC.
September SPOT.Light - Dawn Mages
October SPOT.Light - Kim Headland, AIA
November SPOT.Light - Beverly Frank, AIA
December SPOT.Light - Cathy Svercl, AIA
January SPOT.Light - Angela Hendershot, AIA
February SPOT.Light - Taryn Sabia, Assoc. AIA
March SPOT.Light - Jody Beck, AIA
April SPOT.Light - Tamara J. Rice, AIA
May SPOT.Light - Tiara Rubio
June SPOT.Light -Vivian Salaga, AIA
July SPOT.Light - Paige Thomas, Assoc. AIA
August SPOT.Light - Stephanie Ferrell, FAIA