Jill Shuttleworth – Awarded SEAW Lifetime Service Award

On Thursday May 9, 2024, Jill Shuttleworth was awarded the Lifetime Service Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW).  This award was presented at the local Southeast Chapter of SEAW by Ed Huston, SE.  Ed traveled over from the west side to present the award on behalf of the entire SEAW.  Ed emphasized the significance of the award saying Jill is only the eighth recipient in the history of SEAW.  So, the award is rarely presented. 

Ed went on to say Jill is extremely deserving of having been one of the founding people to establish the Southeast SEAW Chapter.  Not only establishing the chapter, but there were also many challenges to keeping the chapter going over the years.  The SE Chapter sponsored the annual SEAW Conference in 2018, and Jill was a key force for pulling that together.  Recently, Jill led the WaSAFE Training based on ATC 20 and ATC 45 held in the Meier conference room on March 22, 2024.  This training is for Engineers to be able to assist after a natural disaster such as an earthquake. 

Ed also mentioned Jill tremendous assistance to the State Chapter over the years.  She has served on the SEAW state board for serval years. From 2012 to 2013, she was the SEAW State President. Currently, Jill is on the Disaster Preparedness Response Committee for SEAW.   Previously, she has served on the Education Committee and helped present at Code Update Seminars.

In addition to SEAW, Jill has served on the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) Outreach Committee and a subcommittee for students and educators.  Jill has also developed questions for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Structural Engineering exam and has even graded those exam tests. As one can surmise, Jill has been a leader in all things involving Structural Engineering.

Meier is proud to join SEAW in congratulating Jill on her advocacy and leadership and service to the structural engineering community.  Jill is a licensed Structural Engineer and is one of the three licensed Structural Engineers in the Meier Structural Group.