Dawood Welcomes New Director of Planning & Community Relations

Canonsburg, PA, May 8, 2014: Dawood Engineering, Inc. (Dawood) is proud to welcome Joy M. Ruff, AICP as the Director of Planning & Community Relations. Ms. Ruff will focus on supporting Dawood’s energy clients, leading planning projects in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, & West Virginia, and providing community outreach for the company and its clients. She will be based in Dawood’s Pittsburgh Regional Office in Canonsburg.
Ms. Ruff has over 20 years of experience of planning and community outreach, across public and private sectors. Most recently, she served as the Community Outreach Manager for the Marcellus Shale Coalition, managing complex external relationships to support advocacy efforts for the oil and gas industry operating in the Appalachian Basin. She led efforts to help operators build partnerships and positive relationships with governmental entities at local, county and state levels across Pennsylvania. Ms. Ruff is also an experienced planner, specifically in the transportation and municipal sectors, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

"We are very pleased to have Joy join the Dawood team. Her experience in the energy industry is significant. She will continue her advocacy and support for the shale gas industry with Dawood. She will also be working within the communities of Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia on planning projects and community relations, supporting the growth and development of the region," stated Bony Dawood, PE, President.

About Dawood
Dawood, founded in 1992, is a multi-disciplined consulting firm with a Corporate Office located in the Harrisburg region. Additionally, Dawood serves clients throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Massachusetts. We offer services including Transportation, Energy, Land Planning/Site Development, Survey and Mapping, Traffic Analysis/Design, Geotechnical/Geophysical, Environmental and Water/Wastewater. Visit us on the web at: www.dawood.cc.