Hiegel Named President of SAME’s Frontier Post

  • By Ayres
  • August 4, 2022

Christina Hiegel Staff Portrait.Christina Hiegel, PE, business development specialist and civil/environmental engineer, has been selected as the next president for the Frontier Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). The post is based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Hiegel is based in Ayres’ Cheyenne office.

Hiegel has been a member of SAME for several years and served as the Frontier Post’s outreach officer from 2019 through 2021. She was awarded the SAME Regional Vice President Award in 2021.

Hiegel also serves as a member of the City of Laramie Downtown Development Authority Board, is a member of the Economic Vitality Committee, recently served as the sponsorship manager for the Laramie Alzheimer’s Association, has served as the Society of Women Engineers corporate advisor for the University of Wyoming, and was part of the University of Wyoming Mentorship Women Engineering Committee. She was named the 2020 Best Mentor in Wyoming for the Wyoming Business Report, the 2017 40 under 40 for the State of Wyoming by the Wyoming Business Report, and the 2017 20 Under 40 for the City of Laramie.

In preparation for her new duties, Hiegel will attend the SAME Post Leadership Workshop in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this month. Founded in 1920, SAME’s mission is to build leaders and lead collaboration among government and industry to develop multi-disciplined solutions to national security infrastructure challenges.

As a business development specialist, Christina focuses on identifying opportunities where Ayres’ brownfield redevelopment strategists, urban planners, and landscape architects can put their mix of skills to use for clients with environmental and planning challenges that need creative solutions.

Christina brings 20 years of experience as a civil/environmental engineer, data quality expert, and project manager. Christina has served oil, gas, chemical, waste management, municipal, state, and federal clients. She has managed and participated in remediation projects involving soil vapor extraction, multi-phase vapor extraction, in situ chemical oxidation, and monitoring of contaminant natural attenuation. She has a solid understanding of environmental regulations and compliance and is well-networked with regulatory officials in the West and nationwide. Using her quality assurance background and expertise, Christina also provides training for the Northwest Environmental Training Center (NWETC) in environmental quality assurance, quality control, and validation.

Christina has managed large teams and has a passion for mentorship. Her work ethic and conscientious devotion to clients over the long haul fits well with Ayres’ culture of integrity and long-term relationships.