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Board of Directors

Board of Directors
McLaughlin, MBA, PE, Jeremy
Jeremy McLaughlin, MBA, PE
Director and Transportation and Structures Business Sector Lead
Jeremy serves on HEI's Board of Directors and leads the transportation and structures business sector at HEI. Since first joining the firm out of college, Jeremy has participated in several innovative undertakings, including design of the first RCUTs in the Fargo-Moorhead community and the first designs led by a private consulting team for the interstate in North Dakota. He has helped lead HEI's growth from our first project for the NDDOT in 1997 to now working in states throughout the Upper Midwest on roadways, railroads, and structures.
Fischer, MS, Brian
Brian Fischer, MS
Director and Technology Business Sector Lead
Brian serves on HEI's Board of Directors and founded the technology business sector at HEI when he joined the firm in 2001. Brian saw a need for blending GIS with software development to create solutions that would better serve our clients' unique needs within the natural resources, government, and engineering industries. He continues to lead and innovate in that sector comprised of GIS and software development professionals serving clients nationwide.
Bents, PE, Jerry
Jerry Bents, PE
Director
Jerry has worked to solve the water resource challenges faced across North Dakota and Minnesota for more than 20 years. During that time he has been a key leader in growing HEI's Water Resources Sector to be a Regional Leader in the water resources industry. Jerry takes great pride in providing innovative solutions for our clients. Jerry also serves on HEI's Board of Directors.
St. Germain, PE, Rick
Rick St. Germain, PE
Director
Rick has been with HEI since the '80s working his way up from lead inspector on a rural water project in South Dakota to today leading HEI's railway services, managing water resource projects, and serves on the Board of Directors. Rick has seen HEI evolve from a 30-person to now more than 200-person firm. His experience and leadership helps instill the work ethic and foundational principles set forth to achieve that growth to future leaders at HEI.
Langan, PE, Jeff
Jeff Langan, PE
Director
Jeff has nearly 40 years of experience nationwide working for various highway agencies from the local to the federal level and has developed a successful history and strong reputation working as a professional engineer for communities in northern Minnesota since 1994. He serves on HEI's Board of Directors and leads many projects within the transportation, structures, and water resources sectors.
Wanner, PE, Sherwin
Sherwin Wanner, PE
Director and Infrastructure Business Sector Lead
Sherwin serves on HEI's Board of Directors and leads the firm's infrastructure business sector. His experience started in the federal and state management of drinking water regulations and has expanded over his more than 25-year engineering career to leading a variety of projects touching on the many facets of municipal infrastructure solutions.
Schlieman, PLS, CFedS, Jim
Jim Schlieman, PLS, CFedS
Director
Jim has been with HEI since 2002 working in our Fargo office. As HEI's companywide Survey Manager, he pursues and oversees survey projects and survey staff across the firm. Outside of work, Jim enjoys hunting, fishing, hobby farming with his brothers, and supporting his two children in their various activities.