Mr. Sergio A. Pecori, P.E.
Mr. Sergio "Satch" Pecori, P.E., is president and CEO of Hanson Professional Services Inc., an award-winning, employee-owned, national consulting firm providing engineering, architecture, planning and allied services. He is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia. He directs the company's senior-level management, develops and implements the firm's strategic growth and long-term plans, and oversees operations in the U.S. and assignments abroad in seven strategic markets: aviation, Department of Defense, energy and industry, government, infrastructure, railway and telecommunications.
He recently served as the senior vice chairman and treasurer for the American Council of Engineering Companies, representing more than 5,000 firms and 500,000 professionals throughout the U.S. Mr. Pecori is a fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, and American Council of Engineering Companies. He also has served on the Industry Advisory Panel for the U.S. Department of State's Overseas Buildings Operations. Mr. Pecori has and continues to serve on several non-profit boards, including Memorial Health Systems, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, Hope Institute and others. Mr. Pecori also is a founding director of the Illinois National Bank in Springfield, Illinois.
He is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Illinois' Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and he is a Distinguished Chapter Honor Member of the university's Chi Epsilon, a national civil engineering honor society. He also has been selected as an honorary member in Beta Gamma Sigma (2010), an international honor society for the Collegiate School of Business, and Sigma Beta Delta (1998), a business honor society, in recognition of business, management or administration at the University of Illinois Springfield. Additionally, Mr. Pecori was a finalist for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year for the Great Lakes Region in 2007.
Under Mr. Pecori's leadership, Hanson Professional Services Inc. received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve's (ESGR) 2011 Freedom Award – the U.S. Department of Defense's highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of their employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. Mr. Pecori also was personally recognized by the Illinois ESGR committee, receiving the Patriot Award and Outstanding Volunteer Award.