Russ Romine is the executive director at the Kentucky Engineering Center (KEC). Within KEC, he oversees three professional organizations – the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE-KY), Kentucky Engineering Foundation (KEF) and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Kentucky (ACEC-KY). Romine helps represent nearly 1,000 professional engineers and 85 engineering firms, employing more than 2,500 people across Kentucky.
Romine came to KEC in September 2016 after a career in public service. Prior to his retirement, he served as deputy secretary for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and as the chief financial officer for KYTC, among other roles. Romine also served as KYTC’s business manager for the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project and helped orchestrate the financial package used to deliver the multi-billion-dollar transportation project.
Located in Frankfort, KEF, ACEC-KY, and NSPE-KY are all organizations that promote the engineering profession and increase the quality and performance of engineering services in the Commonwealth. In large part, these programs are conducted and delivered by volunteer engineers throughout Kentucky.
In addition to the direct benefits of these programs, engineers gain valuable social and managerial skills through their participation. Romine’s work helps engineers achieve their potential, leading to vital contributions and improvements in quality of life for all Kentuckians.
Romine lives in Louisville and is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University.
For more information about Romine or the work of KEC, visit www.kyengcenter.org.