Lynn S. Miggins, P.E., president of KS Associates, has been named to the Crain’s Cleveland Business Women of Note, an editorial feature highlighting the accomplishments of women in Northeast Ohio. Each year, Crain’s recognizes a select group of women for their career achievements, community service and civic leadership.
According to Mark Dodosh, editor of Crain’s Cleveland Business, “Our review committee selected Lynn for her entrepreneurial spirit, her professional distinction throughout the design and engineering community, and her achievements in a traditionally male-dominated profession.”
Miggins was selected from more than 200 nominations. She is accustomed to standing out in the crowd. She was one of three females among the 200 engineering students in her class at the University of Dayton. Her career includes being the first female to have worked in the engineering department at the City of Elyria.
Today, Miggins is president and majority owner of KS Associates, a civil engineering and land surveying firm where nearly 30 percent of employees are female. Many of these women are in key technical positions and hold titles including Professional Engineers (P.E.), project manager, land surveyor and CAD technician. The firm’s chief financial officer and marketing director are female.
Since becoming co-owner of KS Associates in 1987, Miggins has grown the firm in terms of employment, revenue and profitability. In the last three years alone, the company has added 15 people to its roster, many of whom are women. “KS Associates is an equal opportunity employer. We don’t intentionally seek out women for employment. We hire the most-qualified person for the job. If that person is female, then that’s a reflection of the engineering community’s acceptance of women and the growing interest females have in technical roles,” Miggins said.
The Women of Note were recognized at The City Club of Cleveland. Presenters included Jane Campbell, who reflected on her experience as Cleveland’s only female mayor. In her award acceptance speech, Miggins attributed her success to her employees and clients, “I love my employees, talented professionals who continually pull out the stops for our clients. I also love my clients, whose faith in KS Associates continues to energize and humble me.”