Posted On On: March 30, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Member News

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – March 30, 2015 – Skelly and Loy is proud of its CEO, Sandra Loy Bell, as she was recently honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) with the organization’s Distinguished Award of Merit. This award is given to an individual in the engineering profession who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the consulting engineering profession and given exemplary service to the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA). Ms. Bell has been an outstanding member of the engineering community for more than 30 years, and involved with ACEC/PA since 1979 when her late father, LeRoy D. (Bud) Loy, P.E., joined the organization. Of special note, Bud Loy was the 2nd recipient of the ACEC/PA Distinguished Award of Merit.

Ms. Bell served as ACEC/PA’s Public Relations Committee Chair from 1994 to 1998. She was elected to the ACEC/PA Board as secretary in 1998 and successively served as Treasurer, Vice President, President-Elect, eventually becoming President from 2002 to 2003, the first and only woman to hold that position to date.

Ms. Bell also serves the community in many ways, including having served as a board member of the Whitaker Center for the Performing Arts; board member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Foundation; member of the Harrisburg Area Community College Scholarship Foundation Committee; president and board member for the Capital Region Big Brothers/Big Sisters ( including Co-Chair of Bowl for Kids’ Sake); board member of the Harrisburg Rotary; member of the Camp Hill Lions Club; and board chair of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. She also donates both her time and money to many local and global charities.

SKELLY AND LOY, now in its 46th year in business, is a mid-sized engineering-environmental consulting firm with 6 MidAtlantic offices and is among the top engineering and environmental firms in the nation. The firm provides expert geologic, environmental, engineering, mining, waste management, water resources, and cultural resources services to private and public sector clients throughout the United States and abroad.