Rochester Hills, Mich. - Spalding DeDecker Associates (SDA), a regional civil engineering, landscape architectural and surveying firm, announces the 2012 Board of Directors: Steve Benedettini, Beth Coyle, Catherine DeDecker, PS, Cheryl Gregory, PE, Christopher Robbins, PE, George Platz, PS, and Thomas Sovel, PE.  The directors appointed the following officers:

Chairman of the Board - George Platz, PS
President / Chief Financial Officer - Steve Benedettini
Vice President / Secretary - Thomas Sovel, PE
Vice President / Treasurer - Catherine DeDecker, PS
Vice President - Thomas Dohr, PE
Vice President - Cheryl Gregory, PE
Vice President - Christopher Robbins, PE
Vice President - Philip Westmoreland, PE

Steve Benedettini will be responsible for administrative operations and overall day-to-day management of the corporation. Benedettini has a Master of Science degree in Finance from Walsh College, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Marketing from Oakland University. He is an active member of the Blue Cross / Blue Shield Customer Advisory Council and is an active member of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) Finance Committee. Since joining SDA in 1999, Benedettini has served as the Financial Manager for SDA, overseeing the accounting and finance functions of the company. His role includes mergers and acquisitions, treasury management, strategic planning and financial analysis and reporting. 

“SDA’s corporate structure as an ESOP provides opportunities for employees to serve on its Board of Directors, if elected by the ESOP Trustees. This year, we welcome three new directors; Beth Coyle, Cheryl Gregory, PE, and Christopher Robbins, PE. Although we retain consistency with the existing four directors, having three new directors provides fresh ideas and will foster new growth opportunities,” said Benedettini.