Nick Votaw

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“Trust is at the heart of being an effective leader,” suggests Nick, who leads the electrical engineering discipline in the Boston office. “I’m most effective when I can establish a two-way trusting relationship with team members, clients and contractors.” Trust is particularly valuable when working on complicated strategic projects. “My favorite projects are the ones where we find a way to help a client with a challenge and show them our value,” Nick says, such as looking at a facility’s overall infrastructure, and helping the client make good decisions about how to accommodate the future. After hours, Nick takes pleasure in relaxing at a lake, grilling on his patio or simply “hanging with the family with pizza and beer.”