Chicago native Ken Monroe, PE was this week named the Director of Projects at Bancroft Architects + Engineers. His hiring comes on the heels of his having served as the Director of Plant Operations at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Illinois. He is the former Director of Engineering at the Joint Commission. Monroe earned both his undergraduate degree (Mechanical Engineering) and graduate degree (MBA) from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Illinois, a certified healthcare constructor, a a certified project management professional.
This marks a return to Bancroft for Monroe, who had been in Bancroft’s project management leadership team, from 2013-14. “I am thrilled to return the company. Bancroft has come a long way in the last several years. The company has grown in both size and sophistication,” said Monroe. “I am excited about returning to a company that is so clearly improved in the last couple of years. The quality of the team is what drew me back. They have always had an interesting portfolio of challenging projects, but the expertise and talent assembled here motivated me to come back.”
John Robbins, Bancroft’s Vice President for Projects, feels Monroe’s hiring adds significant depth to a team that is already loaded with talent and experience. “Having project managers with a broad spectrum of experience is essential to achieving project success for our clients. In addition to having licensed architects and career construction professionals in the ranks of our PMs, we have licensed engineers. This naturally leads to better project delivery across every type of project. Ken’s experience is unmatched. He’s a proven leader who has more than 30 years of experience managing projects like those we do for life science and technology clients all over the country. He has a reputation for quality that extends through every position he has held throughout his career. His arrival improves the project management team immediately.”