Ameen Bakare, a Civil Engineering Project Manager II from CEC Cincinnati, won the Greater Cincinnati Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) 2022 Rising Star Award. This award is given to an up-and-coming chapter member who has been successfully utilizing their membership to further their firm’s and their own professional development. Ameen was nominated by his fellow chapter members due to his excellent work on the chapter’s Program Committee last year where he helped to organize, set up, and plan multiple public events centered around topics such as low-income housing, lean project delivery, neighborhoods, healthcare, and industry.
Ameen was pleasantly surprised by his nomination from his peers, although he almost missed receiving the award. He said he “had a lot on his plate that day” and was considering skipping the event in favor of getting more work done. Ultimately, Ameen decided to take a break from work and attend the annual “Cocktails & Commendations” celebration where he was honored to receive the award. “I was actually surprised to receive it and am glad I made the decision to attend,” says Ameen. The same night, he also learned of his election to the Board of Directors. Starting in August, he will act as the SMPS Cincinnati Chapter’s Outreach Chair.
The Greater Cincinnati SMPS is a community dedicated to advancing marketing and business professionals working in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. As a professional, Ameen values the organization because it provides excellent resources for networking, and his fellow members have a wealth of knowledge for professional development in the marketing field. The Cincinnati chapter is continuing to look for creative ways to spread their valuable impact and work in the local area.
About CEC Cincinnati
As CEC’s first branch office location, CEC Cincinnati has been an important geographic market for the firm since 1992. Originally focused on environmental and solid waste projects, the Cincinnati office has grown to provide a full complement of geo-environmental services. Our experienced staff serves clients from all of CEC’s target market sectors, including real estate, manufacturing, oil & gas, power, solid waste, mining, and the public sector. Our technical expertise includes civil engineering/site development, land surveying and GIS, geotechnical and environmental engineering, ecological sciences, water resources, and solid waste management.