KLH CEO Bob Heil Named 2020 NKU Alumni Award Winner

Robert A. Heil, PE, LC
Chief Executive Officer
View Profile

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) has named Bob Heil, CEO of KLH Engineers, as a recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Service Award for his exceptional leadership and service to NKU. Heil will be recognized at the Alumni Awards dinner on Friday, February 7, 2020, at NKU’s Campus Recreation Center.

A native Kentuckian, Heil grew up in Newport and currently lives and works in Fort Thomas. His enduring commitment to the region is evident in his extensive service. Heil is a founding member of the Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance, is chair of the Northern Kentucky Tri-Ed Board of Directors, and serves on the Duke Energy OH/KY Advisory Council and the NKY Chamber Business Advocacy Committee.

Heil previously served as chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Campbell Leadership Action Group, and the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Northern Kentucky University Haile/US Bank College of Business. Heil also served as an adjunct faculty member in NKU’s Department of Physics and on the Construction Management Advisory Board.

A graduate of NKU’s Master of Science in Executive Leadership and Organizational Change (ELOC) program, Heil was chosen by his cohorts to receive the ELOC Spirit Award for his energy and enthusiasm in the classroom, both personally and professionally, in 2012.

In 2015, Heil was recognized by the City of Fort Thomas for his dedication and service to the City, and in 2019, Heil was named the Walter R. Dunlevy Frontiersman Award winner by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce for his service to the Northern Kentucky community.

“It has been and will continue to be my pleasure to serve NKU and the Northern Kentucky community,” says Heil. “I feel blessed to have the opportunity to sit at the table with the many great leaders we have in this region and build on the foundation that others have created. Northern Kentucky has such positive momentum right now and I am excited to be a part of its future.”

For more information about the Alumni Awards dinner, click here.

About KLH:

KLH Engineers is nationally ranked among the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology engineering firms. As a leader in the AEC industry, KLH leverages BIM and advanced in-house technology to deliver innovative and value-driven solutions. KLH is licensed in all 50 states and serves the civic, education, healthcare, hospitality, lifestyle, industrial, retail and workplace markets. Offices are located in Ft. Thomas, Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; Columbus, Ohio; and New York City, New York.

Want to help build the future?

Connect With Us
KLH is a great place to spend 40 hours per week. Everyone is friends and cares about each other, the company, and its goals.
- Michele O’Brien, Director of First Impressions