Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Ruby+Associates is excited to announce Tricia Ruby, Principal, Group Director with Ruby+Associates, is the recipient of the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) 2024 Horace H. Rackham Humanitarian Award.

ESD's highest honor, this prestigious accolade recognizes individuals for outstanding humanitarian achievements through technical accomplishments or exceptional contributions to civic, business, public-spirited, or humanitarian endeavors on local, national, or international levels.

Ruby is principal and group director of Ruby+Associates, a Degenkolb Company. She was honored at The Engineering Society of Detroit Annual Dinner on Wednesday, June 26, at the Westin in Southfield.

Throughout her distinguished career, Ruby has exemplified leadership and innovation in structural engineering and beyond. As president and CEO of Ruby+Associates from 2011 to 2023, she strategically transformed the firm, achieving significant revenue growth and positioning the firm as a leader in its field. Under her guidance, the company garnered national recognition as a Top 50 Great Place to Work by Forbes magazine, reflecting her commitment to fostering a transparent and positive organizational culture.

Ruby’s impact extends beyond business success. She is deeply involved in initiatives promoting diversity and inclusion within the engineering and construction industries. Her advocacy for women and people of color is exemplified through her leadership roles and contributions to organizations such as the National Council Structural Engineering Associations (NCSEA) Foundation and ACE Mentor Southeast Michigan.

Ruby’s dedication to community service is evident through her involvement with the Judson Center, a local nonprofit supporting children and families affected by various challenges. Her commitment to giving back has earned her multiple awards, including the AFP Distinguished Volunteer Award and the ACEC National Community Service Award.

“We are thrilled to celebrate Tricia Ruby's exceptional achievements and unwavering commitment to humanitarian causes,” said ESD executive director Robert Magee. “Her leadership, strategic vision, and dedication to diversity have made a profound impact, inspiring positive change within the structural engineering industry and beyond.”

For more information about The Engineering Society of Detroit and the Horace H. Rackham Humanitarian Award, visit www.esd.org.


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