Colleen Scholl is a Senior Vice President and Director of Professional Services with HDR, an architecture and engineering firm headquartered in Omaha, NE. In this role, Colleen directs the engineering activities and over 1,200 technical staff in industries such as power, oil and gas, mining, and waste and leads the development of technical or production approaches, risk management practices and problem solving for strategic initiatives, key project pursuits or services with the business unit. Prior to joining HDR in 2012, Colleen spent nearly 20 years working for various engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firms involved in the engineering design, construction, commissioning, and operation of power generating facilities around the world. Colleen holds BS and MS degrees in engineering fields and an MBA in management of engineering and technology. She is a registered professional engineer in 3 states.
Colleen has always been passionate about advancing the cause of women in STEM fields and providing resources to help them reach their fullest potential. To that end, she has been involved in leadership roles with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for nearly 20 years including serving on the Board of Directors for 4 years and a term as Society President. Colleen is currently serving as the Secretary on the Board of Directors for Lean In Energy.