Bob Morrison Receives ENR Legacy Award
Bob Morrison was recently selected as a winner of the ENR Mountain States 2021 Legacy Award. The Legacy Award is given annually by ENR regional editors to individuals in their areas who have achieved a lifetime legacy of service, both to the AEC industry and to their communities. The winner must have demonstrated significant lifelong contributions to the industry as a whole and to their chosen professions.
Bob is the first-ever recipient of this award from Montana—a “landmark achievement” according to the ENR Mountain States staff. ENR’s blog announces Bob’s achievement and there will be a full-length article the February edition of ENR Mountain States.
A True Leader
Throughout his career, Bob has demonstrated significant contributions to the engineering and construction industries through project work and education, but especially to the communities he’s served as a professional and volunteer.
After completing his bachelor’s in 1977 and master’s in 1978 both in civil engineering at Montana State University, Bob worked for CH2M in Boise, Dallas, and Denver. He returned to Montana and the company his grandfather co-founded as a senior project manager and operations manager in the company’s new Great Falls office in 1991. In 1998, he became the company’s Chief Engineer and in 2006 was named the firm’s seventh President and CEO. He stepped down from this position in January 2017 and has provided critical quality assurance/quality control initiatives and designed a project management training program to help develop the next generation of leaders at Morrison-Maierle. He served for many years on the company’s Board of Directors.
A Role Model for All
As a Montana State University alum, Bob has been an external advisor in the civil engineering department and served on the MSU Alumni Foundation’s Board of Governors. His community service includes director positions at the YMCA, Chamber of Commerce, Montana Community Finance Corporation, and the American Council of Engineering Companies at the national and state level.
In addition to numerous engineering awards for project excellence, in 2006, Bob was awarded the George Warren Fuller Award from the American Water Works Association’s Montana Section, the highest award an engineer can attain in the field of water and wastewater in Montana. He also received the Montana State University Alumni Achievement Award for 2016 for his efforts and contributions to the College of Engineering and the university at large. In 2017, he was honored with the Helena Chamber of Commerce’s Businessperson of the Year Award for his service to the local business community.
For many of us in the industry and at Morrison-Maierle, Bob’s greatest contributions may have been as a partner, mentor and friend. His integrity, commitment and caring are always evident, and he continues to serve as a role model for all.