HEI is proud to announce two new shareholders starting in 2019: Cody Eilertson, PE, and Drew Kessler, PhD.
“We are excited to have Cody and Drew as the two newest shareholders at HEI,” states Jeff LeDoux, President/CEO. “Cody and Drew possess the qualities that exemplify our brand at HEI of being hungry, humble, and smart. During their time at HEI, they have proven themselves as strong leaders and set the example of being client-focused and committed to excellence.”
Cody is HEI's Director of Operations serving from the Fargo office. This was a new role at HEI when Cody joined our team 4 years ago, and since that time he has worked with the CEO, office managers, and department heads to develop and improve many processes for managing companywide operations.
Before joining HEI, Cody served as the City of Fargo’s Division Engineer for Design and Construction, where he designed and managed a wide variety of municipal infrastructure projects and oversaw programs, including street reconstruction, water main replacement, sewer repair, and pavement management. Outside of work, Cody enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife and two teenage children.
Drew is a Project Manager who has served from HEI’s Maple Grove office since 2014. Drew specializes in the areas of water resources management, surface water quality, wildlife ecology in aquatic systems, sediment source assessment, and the total maximum daily load (TMDL) process. As the Water Quality and Agribusiness Services Lead, his expertise is specifically related to the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for analyzing water resources and developing modeling systems that bring science into decision-making processes.
Drew earned his doctorate in water resources science from the University of Minnesota. His doctoral work involved investigating the causes, sources, and management of excess sediment in the Minnesota River with an emphasis on riverbank erosion. Outside of work, Drew enjoys spending time with his family, coaching soccer for his daughters, playing recreational hockey, cycling, running, and volunteering at his church.