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Glenn R. Bell has been with Simpson Gumpertz and Heger since 1975, starting as a design structural engineer and assuming his current role as CEO in 1995. As a structural engineer, Glenn has had responsibility for major design works such as SpaceShip Earth, the geodesic sphere at Walt Disney World Epcot Center, and the Aga Khan Medical Complex in Karachi Pakistan. Glenn also has led major structural failure investigations such as the walkways collapse at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency and served as an advisor to SGH’s team that investigated the 9/11 WTC 1 & 2 Tower Collapses for NIST. Glenn has been very active in professional activities, twice presenting invited keynote addresses at Structures Congress. He is Co-Chair of Structures Congress 2014. He helped to found the ASCE Technical Council on Forensic Engineering, has been active in seismic code development, masonry design standards, and various aspects of professional practice. He has published over forty papers or book chapters, won numerous awards for his contributions, and is a frequent guest lecturer. Under Glenn’s guidance as CEO, SGH has grown from 140 to over 440 employees and from two to five offices, and is frequently recognized as one of the best structural engineering firms in the US for which to work.
SEI Fellow Since 2013