Zweig Group announces Ken Siebert as 2022 Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award Winner

Oct 04, 2022

Zweig Group, a leading provider of advisory services, research, and education for the AEC industry, announces Ken Siebert, CMTA, as the recipient of the 2022 Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award, which recognizes outstanding accomplishments through leadership in the AEC industry.

Siebert, a nationally recognized expert in energy-efficient, sustainable building design, held the role of president at CMTA (Louisville, Kentucky) from 2006 to 2021. 

Siebert built a collaborative culture at CMTA that was the driving force behind the firm’s ability to recruit and retain talented engineers.  He mentored exceptional leaders that eventually became partners in the firm, established new offices, and lead CMTA practices around the country. Siebert showed bravery and took on risk by questioning norms and trying new engineering concepts. This approach became a key part of CMTA culture and success. During his tenure at CMTA, Siebert spearheaded the first educational Net Zero Energy building in the U.S., and under his direction, CMTA has now designed more than 9 million square feet of Net Zero Buildings. The firm has grown from 45 employees and $9.8 million in revenue in 2006 to approximately 400 employees and $135 million in revenue in 2021.

Siebert brought the same openness to CMTA's business side by successfully leading the firm through acquisitions in new office locations, such as Boston, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Siebert leaves a profound impact on national standards for building energy efficiency, which has directly led to reduced environmental impact and the reinvestment of millions of dollars of energy cost savings into education, healthcare operations, and local communities.

The Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award is given each year to someone working in an architecture, engineering, planning, or environmental firm who has made tremendous impacts on the company through courageous leadership. The award winner is one who has overcome obstacles to advance their firm to a new level of success. Nominees can be in any role and come from architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental firms of all sizes and types. 

For more information on the Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award, click here. 

About Zweig Group

Zweig Group, three times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, is the industry leader and premiere authority in AEC firm management and marketing, the go-to source for data and research, and the leading provider of customized learning and training. Zweig Group exists to help AEC firms succeed in a complicated and challenging marketplace through services that include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Valuation, Executive Search, Board of Director Services, Ownership Transition, Marketing & Branding, and Business Development Training. The firm has offices in Dallas and Fayetteville, Arkansas.