At KS Associates, we believe that leadership means empowering others to do their best. For our clients, that means sharing our experiences and technical knowledge to guide their projects to successful outcomes. For our employees, that means leveraging their talents and providing a work environment to keep them satisfied and challenged. Meet our leadership team …
Lynn S. Miggins, P.E., President, Principal
Lynn is a Professional Engineer by trade and business owner by passion. When she and her partner Mark Skellenger purchased KS Associates in 1987, she had one goal in mind — keep clients happy by providing the Gold Standard of Care. Today, her mantra of providing exceptional client service pervades all facets of the firm. It’s what has fueled firm’s growth and sustainability, even in the most volatile markets. A resolute focus on her clients’ needs has resulted in interesting, high-profile projects that her employees love, and gives KS Associates the distinction as one of the leading civil engineering and transportation engineering firms in the region. Contact Lynn.
Mark B. Skellenger, P.E., Vice President, Principal
Mark took a bold, brave leap into business ownership in 1987 when he became co-founder of KS Associates. Today, Mark retains his pioneering spirit, which continues to propel the firm forward — particularly when it comes to technology. Mark can be credited with arming KS professionals with the best tools and technology to perform work safely and innovatively — from 3D laser scanning technology and cutting-edge design tools to business development and marketing automation software. Mark also provides high-level oversight on projects, and takes a “roll-up-your-sleeves” approach at resolving his clients’ challenges. Contact Mark.
Hamid V. Homaee, P.E., Principal
Hamid joined KS Associates in 2016 and is the firm’s first new Principal since the company was founded in 1987. In addition to his primary role of strategic firm leadership, Hamid is a transportation engineer who provides top-level oversight on all bridge, roadway, and transportation projects. He works directly with clients including Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, other transit authorities, counties, and municipalities throughout Ohio. Contact Hamid.
Mark A. Yeager, P.S., Director of Land Surveying Services
Mark is the main point of contact for all things surveying at KS Associates. Mark has always enjoyed the outdoors and has been fascinated with spatial geometry, geography, and maps. He turned that passion into a successful career as a Professional Surveyor. Eventually he traded in his work boots for wingtips, then joined KS Associates as Director of Surveying Services. Today, he spends most of his time interfacing with clients and his survey staff. Mark excels at developing professional relationships with clients who rely on his team to deliver what was promised — quality surveys that serve as the foundation of important design projects that ultimately improve our quality of life. Contact Mark.
Mark P. Cencer, P.E., Director of Coastal Engineering Services
Mark is an expert when it comes to projects along Lake Erie and virtually any body of water. He is a coastal engineer who excels in working with this team to deliver sound, sustainable solutions to waterfront infrastructure projects — from piers, docks, and boat ramps to revetments, bulkheads and breakwaters. He has an unprecedented level of insight into the highly specialized coastal engineering discipline, knows how to navigate projects through regulatory processes, and understands the local coastal construction market. Contact Mark.
Kathleen M. Bast, Marketing Director
Kathy is responsible for making sure we never take for granted the importance of telling the KS Story. Her priority is to communicate the important roles our engineers and surveyors have in design and construction projects. Kathy works closely with our Leadership Team and partners to develop project-winning proposals. She is also responsible for public relations, marketing, internal communications, Social Media, and planning events that reward our employees for their hard work and ability to consistently “wow” our clients. Contact Kathy.