Michael Powers

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Michael K. Powers is a retired former Chairman and CEO of Symmes Maini & McKee Associates (SMMA), a 160-person architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning. He is a graduate of Northeastern University (BSCE 1971) and the prestigious ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) Senior Executive Institute Program (1998). A respected leader, writer and lecturer in the design of advanced technology facilities, Mike was directly involved in advanced projects with such clients as Digital Equipment Corporation, RCA, MIT, EMC, IBM, Analog Devices, and Teradyne. Mike has also served the professional and public communities and feels strongly about such participation as both a personal and career development tool and as a contribution to our design and construction industry becoming better. He has been elected Fellow of two leading engineering societies, the American Council of Engineering Companies and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a LEED Accredited Professional. Mike has been an outside Board Member of Hallam/ICS of Burlington VT for the past nine years.
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