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 is 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 keep employees challenged, and that give KS Associates the distinction as one of the leading engineering and surveying firms in the region. Contact Lynn.
Mark P. Cencer, P.E., Director of Coastal Engineering Services
Mark is a Coastal Engineer and an expert in planning, designing, and permitting projects along Lake Erie and virtually any body of water. He excels at working with clients 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 training, education, experience, and insight into the highly specialized discipline of coastal engineering. Mark works with clients to navigate projects through regulatory processes, and understands the local marine construction market to assist in bidding and construction phases of projects. Contact Mark.
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. Mark spends most of his time interfacing with clients and his survey staff. He 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. 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 unique skills, talents, and expertise that our engineers and surveyors contribute to 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, business development, industry award submittals, internal communications, and social media. Kathy has embraced the role of managing programs and events that reward our employees for their hard work and for consistently wowing our clients. Contact Kathy.
Mark B. Skellenger, P.E.
Mark is one of the two founding members of KS Associates. In May 2022, Mark announced his retirement after serving as Vice President for 35 years. Mark continues to consult with KS team members, contributing his many years of civil engineering experience and expertise to important public infrastructure improvements. Contact Mark.