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Release Date Wednesday, January 5, 2022

RESPEC Announces Mines Alumnus Jason Love as New President

South Dakota Mines alumnus Jason Love has been appointed President of RESPEC. 

South Dakota Mines alumnus Jason Love has been appointed President of RESPEC, the company announced this week. Todd Kenner, another Mines alumnus and longtime RESPEC CEO, continues in his leadership role at the company alongside Love. 

A company press releases states, “This bifurcation ensures we have one leader envisioning our future alongside the Board of Directors and another leader working with our Officers, Vice Presidents, and Co-Presidents to meet the needs of our employee-owners and clients.”

Read more on the RESPEC’s website.

Love has been with RESPEC since 2005, has served on the company Board of Directors since 2013 and served as company Senior Vice President of Water & Natural Resources (WNR) since 2016. He has provided professional engineering consulting since 1997. He finished his bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering at Mines in 1997 and a master’s in 1999. 

A Mines professor inspired Love to study water and water quality in college. Advancements in technology were occurring, and he liked uniting traditional water models with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to develop integrated modeling and decision support systems. After graduating and working in Silicon Valley, Love returned to Rapid City and began at RESPEC.

RESPEC was founded by a group of Mines professors and local professionals more than 50 years ago. The company is a global leader in geoscience, engineering, data and integrated technology solutions for major industry sectors. Read more on the history of the company and the longtime relationship with South Dakota Mines here.


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