ISG Employee Spotlight

Meet Sr. Marketing + Business Writer Emily FitzSimmons

A true team player, Sr. Marketing + Business Writer Emily FitzSimmons works with multi-disciplinary experts across ISG to craft proposals, blogs, and other marketing collateral that communicates ISG's key values. When she is not advocating on behalf of her team at ISG, you can find her cheering on her beloved Gusties of her alma mater, Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Emily enjoys mentoring those within the marketing group, and is a key asset to the firm, even serving as a co-chair for the ESOP Committee. Let's learn more about Emily, and what keeps her energized and excited to work in ISG's marketing department.

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Labor Shortages Climb + Manufacturers Get Innovative

Join the conversation on how manufacturers across the industrial sector are surviving – and thriving – amidst a weak labor market. Industry, by definition, is taking action. What strategic moves can we make to keep American manufacturing alive and well in today’s labor market?

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Meet Electrical Engineer Eric Rothwell

In today’s world of advancing technology, ISG Electrical + Communications Designer Eric Rothwell takes pride in devising innovative electrical solutions that help place partners at the forefront of their industries. From helping facility owners maintain balanced power systems to integrating visual displays, remote connections, and video conferencing capabilities, Eric’s designs continue to shape the interconnectivity of the places where we live, work, play, and learn.

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How 21st Century Design Maximizes Engagement in PreK-12 Education

Back to school season often begins with educators, administrators, and staff prepping their schools for the incoming classes – rearranging desks, organizing supplies, lesson planning, and hosting orientations. And while educators certainly carry the load in ensuring school districts run smoothly, architecture and interior design makes the grade when it comes to supporting learning styles and maximizing engagement in schools. Get your pencils out to take notes on how 21st century design maximizes engagement in PreK-12 education.

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Meet Associate Principal Tom Grafft

Dedicated, responsible, and resourceful, Associate Principal and IDNR Certified Operator Tom Grafft uses his keen eye for detail to manage numerous water and wastewater treatment facility projects. Whether renovating his home with his wife, mentoring coworkers, or becoming deeply involved in his work, Tom seeks opportunities for improvement in himself and his projects, and constantly strives for more effective solutions. Let’s hear from Tom.

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Meet Designer Sam Dengerud

A giant Harry Potter fan, Designer Sam Dengerud has a little magic up her sleeve too, at least when it comes to providing clients with solutions to create beautiful, functional spaces. Of course it’s not quite as easy as waving a wand. Let's learn more about the strategies that power Sam’s creative mind, what’s on the horizon for interior design, and just for fun, what famous person she’d like to sit down with for a bite to eat.

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Meet Environmental Scientist Eva Douma

With a passion for nature and wildlife, serving as an Environmental Scientist at ISG is the ideal career for Eva Douma. ISG’s Environmental Group collaborates with clients and designers to develop solutions that ensure a successful site plan while fostering responsible land usage. And as a bonus, the work provides plenty of opportunities for Eva to explore the great outdoors when collecting field data! Let’s learn more about Eva.

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Meet Civil Engineer Mark Origer PE

With a special focus in water quality, Civil Engineer Mark Origer PE crafts designs that positively impact people and the environment. An avid problem solver, Mark collaborates with multiple disciplines across ISG, building off of years of technical fieldwork in water resources management. Mark’s love for the water is reflected in his personal and professional life, whether he is volunteering with the Adaptive Water Ski Program or identifying best management practices for clients. Let’s get to know Mark.