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Sepideh Saidi receives the 2016 Bio & Ag Outstanding Alumni Award

Saidi Named 2016 Outstanding Alumni

On Nov 18, 2016 the North Carolina State University Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering held a reception for Sepideh Saidi, P.E. who was named this year’s outstanding alumnus. Saidi also attended the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ annual Alumni Awards as an Outstanding Alumni of the College.

Ms. Sepideh Saidi, P.E. is President and CEO of SEPI Engineering, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, with offices in Wilmington, Charlotte, Richmond, Virginia and Loveland, Colorado. Ms. Saidi has her Bachelors of Science from NC State in Biological & Agricultural Engineering (1985) and Civil Engineering (1993) and is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Florida and Maryland.Ms. Saidi was nominated for her outstanding contributions to the profession and to society. Her firm, SEPI Engineering, employs 225 people and in 2015, Ms. Saidi was named among the top 20 CEOs of the year by the Triangle Business Journal. In 2013, she was awarded the Business and Professional Women of Raleigh’s Career Woman of the Year. SEPI is a fully integrated engineering and design firm focused on innovation, sustainability and excellence providing a wide range of engineering, planning, environmental, and construction management services in many functional areas. Prior to forming SEPI, Ms. Saidi spent over 16 years in the field of transportation engineering design and management, of which she worked approximately 12 years with the North Carolina Department of Transportation in highway design and traffic engineering. She oversees the firm’s projects in the Southeast, as well as providing financial and administrative management, business development and developing and mentoring staff.

Ms. Saidi is active in the community and has served with: the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce (past chair), the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the WakeEd Partnership, the Triangle Land Conservancy, TrustAtlantic Bank, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Research Triangle Regional Partnership, International Affairs Council (past chair) and N.C. State’s Institute for Emerging Issues. Ms. Saidi was featured in Raleigh’s Walter Magazine in May 2016, a profile which reminds the reader to remain optimistic and to bloom where you are planted.