Meet SWE’s Board of Directors: FY19 Speaker of the Senate, Kate Hull
Kate Hull is SWE’s Speaker of the Senate for the 2019 fiscal year. Kate has been an active member of SWE for more than a decade. She began her journey with the Society in 2004 while earning a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering and a master’s in civil engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. She has held multiple leadership positions, from section representative and professional senator to her current position as Speaker of the Senate. As Speaker of the Senate, Kate oversees all strategic planning efforts for the Society. Her group is responsible for developing the strategic plan, which they just completed for FY19–FY21. They also perform research on key strategic initiatives of interest to women in engineering and technology.
Kate Hull is a managing consultant for Spire Consulting Group, where she assists owners, contractors, and law firms throughout the full life cycle of a project, from project planning and management to dispute resolution. Hull has worked on more than 50 projects globally, ranging in value from $1 million to $1.2 billion. Thanks to her technical leadership, she has been named a Top 20 Under 40 professional by Engineering News-Record, nominated as a Profile in Power by the Austin Business Journal, and awarded a fellowship by the State Bar of Texas.
In addition to her technical and leadership achievements, Hull spares every moment she can to give back to her local community and combine two of her passions, education, and engineering, through events such as “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” at The University of Texas at Austin.
One of the things that I love most about SWE is that, early on, it provided a lot of leadership experience that really developed me in my career and helped me advance. My advice to a new member would be to get involved—and the easiest way to do that is to join your section locally, meet some of the members, get to know them and the organization as well. From there, find different areas of interest within SWE.
– Kate Hull, SWE Speaker of the Senate
Learn about other FY19 board members:
- Meet SWE’s FY19 President, Penny Wirsing
- Meet SWE’s FY19 President-Elect, Cindy Hoover
- Meet SWE’s FY19 Secretary, Alexis McKittrick
- Meet SWE’s FY19 Treasurer, Karen Roth
- Meet SWE’s FY19 Director of Engagement, Andrea Clewley
- Meet SWE’s FY19 Director of Professional Excellence, Dayna Johnson
- Meet SWE’s FY19 Director of D&I, Natalie Vanderspiegel