On Oct. 5, Kristin L. Savard, PE, will be sworn in as the 2019-20 New York State Builders Association president. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel, 300 3rd St., Niagara Falls, and is open to the public.
Construction industry professionals and local elected officials will be in attendance. Assemblyman Angelo Morinello will be a guest speaker. Tickets are $75 and include dinner. Registration is required. Those interested in attending can contact Vicki Miller by phone at 518-465-2492 or email [email protected]
Savard has been a strong voice for Niagara County's construction industry all over the state. Her vision, tenacity, passion and deep understanding of the industry have led her to the president's seat for the New York State Builders Association. She's been a past president of the Niagara Regional Construction Alliance and the owner of Advance Design Group in Lewiston.
NYSBA said she will bring the area and the entire construction industry front and center in Albany. Savard has been very active in the Niagara group, serving as past president, on various committees, and as a board director, giving her time to the causes that impact this industry.
Savard, a civil engineer, owner and president of Advanced Design Group Professional Engineering and Land Surveying, is a native of Western New York. She returned home to Niagara County after 12 years of living out of state. Upon returning home, Savard utilized the business management, engineering and construction experience obtained while out of state to become co-founder of ADG in 2005. She then became president of ADG in 2008.
Savard and her business partner, Richard J. Haight, teamed to build ADG into a locally owned, full-service civil engineering and land surveying firm that provides planning, design, engineering, surveying and construction management services for residential, commercial and industrial developments throughout New York and the U.S. ADG is certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise in New York.
Savard said she takes great pride in ADG and the family-friendly company that it has become, while providing high-quality, on-time, cost-effective projects.
After graduating from Clarkson University and The State University of New York at Potsdam in 1995, with bachelor's degrees in physics and civil engineering, Savard began her career as a project engineer for engineering and construction firms in the New England area. Upon her return to WNY in 2002, Savard joined Wendel Duchscherer, in Amherst, before establishing ADG. Savard is a licensed professional engineer in the states of New York and Connecticut, with more than 20 years of experience.
She is active in her community, where she has consulted for local planning, zoning and town boards; is a current member of the Cataract Youth Football and Cheer board of directors; a past-president of the Niagara County Builders Association; the current vice president of the New York State Builders Association; and takes over as 2019-20 president of NYSBA.
Savard's most important credentials, to herself, are wife and mom. She is married to Todd Savard and is the mother of three active boys: Tyler, Ryker and Maddox. As a family, the Savards enjoy the outdoors, hunting, sports and traveling.