James Tavernelli, PE, LEED AP, MBA

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jim Tavernelli serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of KLH Engineers. He has led the firm’s reinvention into an innovation-centric practice executing its “technical strategy” that has fundamentally changed the way KLH completes its work. Jim’s  project responsibilities have included project management along with the engineering and design of lighting, power distribution systems and life safety systems.

Jim graduated with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton. He also holds a Master in Business Administration from Xavier University. 

Outside of work he is the President of Anderson Township Little League—the largest, all-volunteer little league baseball program in Southwest Ohio. He enjoys coaching his sons’ sports teams, playing golf and piano.