Kimberly K. Nowack, PE

Kimberly K. Nowack
  • BS Civil Engineering 1985

Kim Nowack received her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1985. She accepted a General Engineer position with the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Construction Division in Kalamazoo. In 1989, she moved to the MDOT Project Office in St. Ignace where she stayed until 1997 serving in several capacities including project design and construction and as Assistant Resident Engineer. Her career with MDOT continued when she became the Delivery Engineer for the Transportation Service Center in Newberry. In April of 2002, Kim accepted the position of Chief Engineer for the Mackinac Bridge Authority. She is the first woman to hold this position in the Bridge Authority’s 60-year history.

Kim is a member of IBTTA—the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. She is a member of the ICSBOA – International Cable Supported Bridge Owners Association where she has authored and presented papers about the Mackinac Bridge at regional and international conferences. She is President of the Board of Directors of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Petoskey. She is on the St. Ignace Public Library board and the board of the Superiorland Library Cooperative.

In 2003, in recognition of her significant achievements, Kim was inducted into Michigan Tech’s Presidential Council of Alumnae. She is a past member of the Civil and Environmental Professional Advisory Committee and has returned to campus as a role model speaker for the summer youth program and as part of the Visiting Women & Minority Lecture/Scholar Series to speak to students, faculty and staff about her current position with the Bridge Authority. Kim also enjoys hosting groups of students at the bridge for presentations and tours.