SEH Names Benita Crow To Lead Operations In Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota & Nebraska

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) has named Benita Crow to lead the firm’s operations in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Prior to stepping into the role, Crow led the Airport Planning and Design group for the same region.

By promoting Crow, SEH is positioning itself to better assist its clients with engineering, architectural, environmental and planning services, as well as hire new talent to join its growing workforce.

“This appointment is great for both our clients and employee-owners” said Dave Ott, SEH CEO. “Benita has been an integral part our company and has a proven track record of success. She has a collaborative leadership approach and has the ability to engage those around her. She is the perfect choice to lead our teams in solving our clients’ engineering, architectural, planning and environmental challenges, and to grow our firm by bringing those services to new clients as well.”

Crow is also excited about the new opportunity to not only explore ways to better serve clients, but to help SEH employee-owners grow and develop in their careers.

“It’s exciting… I feel so much positive energy and momentum within our company,” Crow says. “Looking around, I see not only the great work we’re doing for our clients, but the teams of individuals from different backgrounds coming together to find new and innovative ways to help our clients solve their challenges.”

Crow holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Minnesota, and is a professional engineer in Minnesota and Wisconsin. While with SEH, she has led everything from multi-million-dollar projects in large cities with commercial airports to small communities with grass runways. Through her experience, she has developed client relationships that span decades. It’s these relationships and the diversity of services airport projects entail that will allow Benita Crow to better serve SEH clients.

SEH is a 100% employee-owned company that, for more than 90 years, has been building trusted relationships throughout Minnesota and the U.S. as a whole, providing surveying, engineering, architectural, planning and environmental services to public and private clients alike. The company’s mission revolves around Building a Better World for All of Us® (

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