Category Archives: Leadership

Employee Spotlight: Vann Rutledge

With our recent news and exciting company announcement, we wanted to take a moment and shine the spotlight on our two new shareholders – Vann Rutledge and Becky White. Both have extensive tenure with the firm and serve on Sain’s … Continue reading

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Sain Associates Announces Two New Shareholders

We have big news to share! Sain Associates is excited to announce two new shareholders. It was a natural transition that Becky White and Vann Rutledge are Sain’s newest shareholders as they both demonstrate incredible leadership and have been a … Continue reading

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ALSITE Focuses on Safety at Annual Meeting

By Jeff Stephenson, P.E., PTOE, ALSITE President and Sain Associates Transportation Team Leader Two years ago, we wrote about the annual Alabama Section Institute of Transportation Engineers (ALSITE) meeting that included an afternoon devoted to safety. Sain’s Vice President/Organization Development, … Continue reading

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How Parental Encouragement Led Us to Become Engineers

Sixty-five percent of scientists and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) graduate students say they developed their interest in those fields during elementary school, according to this article about why parental involvement is critical to STEM interest. Studies have also … Continue reading

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Intuition: A Leader’s Quiet Helper

By Becky White, Vice President/Organizational Development Civil engineers are not typically wired to make intuitive decisions. We’re taught to make decisions based on empirical data. While the day to day brain functions associated with engineering may tend to crowd out … Continue reading

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The Importance of Leadership in Professional Organizations

By Jeff Stephenson, P.E., PTOE, ALSITE 2015 President After being an active member of Alabama Section Institute of Transportation Engineers (ALSITE) since 2005 and serving as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President, I’m excited to fill the role as President for 2015. … Continue reading

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What You Won’t Learn in Engineering School

By Jim Meads, Sain Associates President/CEO I really enjoy speaking with students, and over the years I’ve had the opportunity to get to know students at several universities. Most recently, I was invited to speak to the Institute of Transportation … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Attitude During Major Life Changes

By Becky White, Vice President and Head of Organization Development Recently, the Stephen Covey concept that you can’t choose the circumstances of your life, but you can choose your attitude about them came up in a Sain Associates Leadership Class. … Continue reading

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Share Stories and Ditch the Data to Influence and Communicate

By Jake McKenzie Jake McKenzie is CEO of Intermark Group, the largest multidiscipline advertising firm in Alabama. He is an expert in applied psychology in advertising and has used this knowledge to spearhead an advertising agency that shapes brand success … Continue reading

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First Sain Associates Leadership Retreat Pays Big Dividends

By Becky White, Vice President, Organization Development Sain Associates officers and team leaders were part of our first Leadership Retreat on May 2 and 3 at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana, Alabama. We’ve been doing strategic planning retreats for … Continue reading

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