Smita Shah

Founder at Spaan Tech, Inc.

Smita Shah

Smita Shah

Founder at Spaan Tech, Inc.

Biography

Smita N. Shah founded Spaan Tech, Inc. Presently, she is President & Chief Executive Officer at this company. Ms. Shah is also Principal at National Society of Professional Engineers and Principal at The American Society of Civil Engineers and on the board of 6 other companies. In her past career she held the position of Principal at International Code Council, Inc. Smita N. Shah received a graduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.

Overview
Career Highlights

Spaan Tech, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

5180

Number of Boards

15

Number of Awards

4

Relationships
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Founder at Sanchez, Daniels & Hoffman LLP

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Chief Executive Officer at Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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President at DirecTech LLC

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Co-Founder at Lefkofsky Family Foundation

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Founder at Reyes Holdings LLC

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Founder at Azteca Foods, Inc.

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Former President at General Dynamics Corporation

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Co-Founder at higi SH LLC

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Emeritus Chief Executive Officer at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

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Physician-in-Chief & Chief Academic Officer at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

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Founder at Spaan Tech, Inc.
Education
Master of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering
Class of 1996

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Advanced Management Program

Green Templeton College (GTC), Oxford’s newest graduate college, was founded in 2008 following the historic merger of Green College and Templeton College. It has a distinctive academic profile, specialising in subjects relating to human welfare and social, economic and environmental well-being in the 21st century, including medical sciences, management, and most social sciences. This range of subject areas has generated a number of exciting inter-disciplinary College-based academic initiatives, including the Oxford Health Experiences Institute, the Emerging Markets Symposium, the Management in Medicine Programme, and the Global Health Policy Programme. The College is based at the beautiful Radcliffe Observatory site on Woodstock Road, within easy walking distance of the city centre, the Saïd Business School and the University Science Area. Collaboration and interaction between students and Fellows is actively encouraged and supported, with this dynamism symbolised by a single common room and dining room. Friendly and informal, the diverse College community forms the backdrop for a lively academic and social scene.

Memberships
Term Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the voice of America's engineering industry. Council members – numbering more than 5,000 firms representing more than 500,000 employees throughout the country – are engaged in a wide range of engineering works that propel the nation's economy, and enhance and safeguard America's quality of life. These works allow Americans to drink clean water, enjoy a healthy life, take advantage of new technologies, and travel safely and efficiently. The Council's mission is to contribute to America's prosperity and welfare by advancing the business interests of member firms.

Career History
Founder
1998 - Current

Spaan Tech, Inc. provide engineering services and construction management. It offers mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design for a new buildings and facility renovation in both public and private sector. The company was founded by Smita Shah in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Professional
Prior

International Code Council, Inc. operates as a member-focused association specializing in model codes and standards used in the design, build, and compliance process. It offers membership, education and certification, and tech support. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Professional
Prior

NSPE, in partnership with the State Societies, is the organization of licensed Professional Engineers (PEs) and Engineer Interns (EIs). NSPE, in partnership with the State Societies, Serves as the recognized and authoritative expert in licensure, ethics, and professional practice; Promotes licensure and assists individuals in becoming licensed; and Protects and enhances the value of licensure and the opportunities for the licensed engineer.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

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Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$500 - $1,000
2016

THE FOUNDATION'S MISSION IS TO SUPPORT THE EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMMING OF THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM.

$1 - $999
2014

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$100 - $249
2013

Chicago Foundation for Women is a grantmaking organization dedicated to increasing resources and opportunities for women and girls in the greater Chicago area.  To support our philanthropy, the Foundation promotes increased investment in women and girls, raises awareness about their issues and potential, and develops them as leaders and philanthropists.

Political Donations
$1,500
2017

Representative from Illinois's 9th Congressional District

$5,000
2014

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

$32.4K
2013

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

Awards & Honors
2007
National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations - Ellis Island Medals of Honor
Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine - 40 Under 40
Licensed Professional Engineer
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