LHB Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 - 2019, Bill Bennett, retires after 40 years.
“It has been a privilege to lead this company for the past 19 years and I’m going to miss the relationships I’ve made,” Bennett said. “LHB has been a major part of my life and I’m proud of the accomplishments.”
Bennett, a licensed Civil Engineer for the past 38 years, joined LHB in April of 1980 as a structural project engineer. Bill and his wife, Lydia, moved to Duluth after experiencing the northland on a fishing trip. He brought bridge design capabilities to the then seven employee company from past experience with firms in Iowa and Kansas.
Bill took great pride in participating in professional and local organizations that were dedicated to the betterment of the community, his profession, and the education of future generations. His advocacy efforts included serving on the Duluth Greater Downtown Council, including the role of Chair of the Board, Executive Committee member, and on various committees.