September 24, 2021
Paul Jenkins, Bancroft Architect + Engineers’ President and CEO, was the featured speaker at this year’s transportation safety conference in Bloomington. Chris Dykstra, the conference chairman, describes why Jenkins was the perfect fit for this year’s event. “I’ve known Paul for more than 30 years. He and I served together in the Navy during Desert Storm. He was an inspirational leader who made a positive impact on everyone in the command. His career is a testimony to his leadership–a proven leader across a variety of industries, from public safety with the Chicago Police Department to public health with his work in support of Veterans hospitals.”
“I asked Paul to speak to our group and their guests, to give us a positive message in these challenging times,” said Dykstra. “Mission accomplished. He brought down the house.”
Jenkins and Dykstra served together aboard the aircraft carrier USS America during Operation Desert Storm. Dykstra is now the Fleet Manager and Director of Safety for Bob’s Discount Furniture, a national retail furniture chain headquartered in Manchester, Connecticut.