After founding Logan Simpson and successfully leading the firm’s 30 years of guiding responsible change, Diane Simpson-Colebank is stepping down as president and CEO. Diane will continue to serve as a principal of the firm focusing on key projects and clients. The firm celebrates Diane’s many accomplishments and is grateful for her efforts in developing the next generation of leaders that will carry the firm’s mission and legacy into the future.
Diane will be handing the reins to a familiar face, Bruce Meighen, whom the firm’s shareholders unanimously elected to be the next CEO. Bruce—a principal from our Fort Collins, Colorado office who has been with Logan Simpson for close to a decade—is an idealist with a passion for creativity and innovation backed by 25 years of experience. Bruce holds degrees in business, environmental systems, and city planning from Champlain College, McGill University, and Georgia Tech. He served as a vice president at two of the nation’s largest planning firms and has been part of the leadership team at Logan Simpson. Bruce brings an infectious enthusiasm for this evolution of the firm. He is grateful for his partners’ trust and will focus on evolving our current practices and emerging services that tackle today’s new environmental, cultural resource, planning, and design challenges.
Logan Simpson’s upcoming leaders have acquired the firm—a rarity in today’s consulting market—demonstrating the trust that Logan Simpson’s shareholders have in the firm’s leaders. To undertake an internal transition and become a trusted, legacy organization, any firm must have a pool of talented leaders, and Logan Simpson has such a group. Thought leaders such as Jana McKenzie, Patricia McCabe, Erick Laurila, Jeremy Call and Wayne Colebank will collaborate with Bruce to continue the firm’s success by accelerating innovation in the environmental, cultural resources, planning, and design fields.
Our leadership team, who are friends and colleagues, celebrate healthy ideological debates and collaborative problem-solving. Their success is based on the simple art of listening to our staff, team members, and clients. This co-creation philosophy fosters innovation, boldness, and cohesion that ensures our client’s collective success. We understand that big ideas come from our staff’s ability to share ideas openly. Logan Simpson celebrates and fosters an inclusive culture that is inviting and reflective of our changing social environment.
Though the faces are changing as we transition our leadership, Logan Simpson will continue to be, at its core, a multidisciplinary consulting firm that guides responsible change. We will continue to bring unique and creative solutions to complicated problems that build on Diane’s success through her decades of leadership.
Bring on the next 30 years.