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Ambassador Profile

Craig K. Denny, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE
Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Craig has worked for Terracon Consultants since 1973 and has lived and worked in Lenexa since 1985.  Craig is a licensed professional engineer and Senior Consultant with more than 39 years of geotechnical engineering experience.  In simple terms, the technical part of his job is prediction of how structures on or in the ground will perform, based on the engineering properties of the supporting and surrounding soils and bedrock.  Terracon is one of the nation’s largest consulting firms and the 4th largest engineering firm headquartered in the Kansas City Metro area (behind Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell and HNTB).  Terracon provides geotechnical, environmental, construction materials and facilities services to local, regional and national clients.  
  1. Education and Involvement
  2. BS - Civil Engineering - Iowa State University - 1971
  3. MS - Soil Engineering - Iowa State University - 1973
  4. Ph.D. - Civil Engineering - University of Kansas - 1999
  5. American Society of Civil Engineers – member since1971; Fellow since 1991
  6. US Army Corps of Engineers - active duty: 1974 to 1976: reserve: 1976-1983
  7. Rotary Club of Lenexa - Member: since1985; President: 1990 to1991
  8. Lenexa Economic Development Council: since1990
  9. Lenexa Park & Recreation Board -Member: since 1995; Chair: 1998 to 2004 & 2010 President
  10. Shawnee Mission School Board - since 1997
  11. Rotary District 5710 - Youth Exchange Committee: 1997 to 2010
  12. Leadership Lenexa – Class of 2000
  13. Adjunct Professor - CEAE Department – KU - 2000 to 2004
  14. Tri-County Smart Start Community Leadership Board – 2004 to 2009
  15. Rotary District 5710 - Assistant Governor: 2005 to 2008
  16. Chairman - Lenexa 100th Anniversary Community Celebration Event - 2005 to 2007
  17. Chairman - Lenexa Chamber of Commerce - 2007
  18. Governor, Iowa State University Foundation – since 2007
  19. Co Chairman - Lenexa Vision 2030 - 2007 to 2008
  20. Lakeview Village Board of Directors – since 2008
  21. Ambassador – Lenexa Chamber of Commerce – since 2009
Personal 
Craig and his wife, Terry, have three grown daughters and three grandchildren.  They have hosted four exchange students: a boy from Sweden, two girls from Argentina and a girl from Holland.  Craig and Terry enjoy traveling, particularly to foreign countries.

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