The City of Fishers has announced Hatem Mekky as the new Director of Engineering. Formerly the department’s assistant director, Mekky will take over the department’s day-to-day operations and immediately lead major upcoming initiatives including roundabout redesign at 96th Street and Allisonville Road, a new roundabout at 116th Street and Allisonville Road; the Nickel Plate Trail; the SR37 corridor project; roundabout improvements at Olio Road and Southeastern Parkway; and the widening of Cumberland Road as well as 136th Street.
Mekky joined the City’s Engineering team in 2017. During his tenure as Assistant Director, he managed the capital project program, identified potential future improvements around the City, and assisted in developing City standards for construction practices. He also assisted with the development of the Capital Projects dashboard and the city’s interactive trail map.
“Hatem has played a pivotal role in the engineering department’s success on improving the city’s transportation infrastructure for residents and the general public,” said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. “I look forward to working with him as we continue to reinvest in our infrastructure to grow the quality of life here in Fishers.”
Prior to his position at the City of Fishers, Mekky was a Project Manager at American Structurepoint for 12 years where he worked on and designed multiple high-profile projects, including the Ohio River bridges, Super 70, U.S. 31 Kokomo bypass, I-69 Expansion Phase 1 Segment 1 and Lanesville Connector (Peter J. Schickel Way). He was also a member of the SR37 design team.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead our exceptional team with a vision for collaboration and innovation that will shape the future of our city,” said Mekky. “I look forward to building proactive infrastructure that will serve this community for years to come.”
A graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, Mekky earned his master's degree in civil engineering from University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. He has held his Indiana Professional Engineering License since 2009.
Mekky resides in Fishers and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, being active, and supporting his favorite soccer teams, Manchester United and Indy Eleven.
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