Illinois is a net exporter of engineering talent.  We are home to some of the best engineering schools in the world, but we aren’t retaining that talent for our workforce.  And, we know that the demand for Illinois engineers will only grow in the coming decades as more engineers retire.

IEI Board of Directors

Chairman – Jeff Large, PE, SE

Secretary-Treasurer – Kristin Timmons, PE

Trustee - Kevin Artl

Trustee – Laura McGovern, PE

Trustee – Teresa Saner

Trustee – Craig Turner, PE, PLS

Trustee – Carl Schoedel, PE.

Executive Director - Kim Robinson, CAE

Our Approach

Our goals are simple:

  • Provide encouragement and support to the next generation of engineers.
  • Help employers recruit and retain talent in Illinois.
  • Provide the tools necessary to hone the skills of emerging leaders in the engineering industry.
  • Identify and provide outreach opportunities to underrepresented communities in the engineering profession.

Our Story

Formerly the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Foundation
A registered 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization