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LHB Announces Professional Recognitions and New Hires

Thursday, September 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
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LHB, Inc. is pleased to announce the following employee recognitions and new employees to our Duluth and Minneapolis, MN offices:

Aaron Kelly

Aaron Kelly, AIA, LEED AP has been chosen to participate in the 2017-2018 Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Duluth Program. Designed to identify, orient, develop and network existing and emerging leaders, Leadership Duluth inspires participants to take an active role in ensuring the health and prosperity of our area. Leadership Duluth educates participants about Duluth’s cultural and business history, along with current issues facing the region. Leader of LHB’s Government Group, Aaron is a highly-experienced­ architect with diverse project experience and proven leadership abilities on public projects. Aaron has direct experience in master planning, design leadership, construction administration, project management, and team organization.

Jeremy Clarke

Jeremy Clarke, PE has been chosen to participate in the 2017-2018 Twin Cities Leadership Program. Leadership Twin Cities is a nine-month series that informs people about the critical issues facing our community and to discuss solutions to the problems. Its focus is to inform and inspire future leaders – and challenge them to make a difference through personal commitment and involvement. Jeremy, a Senior Structural Project Engineer at LHB, has 20 years of experience specializing in structural engineering design and analysis in the industrial sector.


Rob Downs III has been chosen to join the Leadership Superior/Douglas County Advisory Board. Rob graduated from the 2016-2017 Leadership class. Established in 1991, the Superior/Douglas County Leadership Program is an annual program for approximately 25-30 emerging and existing leaders who want to be involved in improving the community and shaping its future. Participants represent a cross-section of the urban and rural communities of Douglas County and have diverse backgrounds and interests. Rob is a Business Analyst at LHB and an active member of the Superior community.

Heather Stedron

Heather Stedron, LEED Green Assoc. joins the Minneapolis Office as a Designer in the Government Group. Heather has five years of experience in educational, healthcare and civic architecture projects. She received her Master of Architecture from Portland State University.

Jeff Hemer

Jeff Hemer, AIA, LEED AP joins the Minneapolis Office as an Architect. Jeff has over 18 years of experience designing federal, municipal, institutional, educational, and residential projects. A licensed architect in Minnesota, he is also a qualified State of Minnesota residential energy auditor.

Benjamin Huninghake

Benjamin Huninghake joins the Cambridge Office as a Civil Designer. Ben graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Mike Kochaniuk

Mike Kochaniuk joins the Duluth Office as a Senior Technician. Mark has over 30 years of experience in surveying, drafting, staking, and bridge inspection.

Duane Battisti

Duane Battisti joins the Duluth Office as a Survey Scheduler. Duane has 10 years of project scheduling experience.


LHB is a multi-disciplinary engineering, architecture, and planning firm known for its design leadership and loyalty to clients. LHB goes beyond good intentions and focuses on measurable performance. We specialize in several focus areas including public works, pipeline, industrial, housing, healthcare, government, education, and commercial design. LHB is dedicated to being environmentally responsible, reducing long term operating costs, and improving the quality of life for their clients. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Bill Bennett at 218.279.2450, or visit, LinkedIn, and Twitter @LHB_AEfirm.

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