Rutherford + Chekene Names Julie Satterwhite Principal

San Francisco, CA, October 17, 2016 – Julie Satterwhite, Chief Marketing Officer at structural and geotechnical engineering firm Rutherford + Chekene, is now a Principal. Julie joined Rutherford + Chekene (R+C) in 2013 and has played a central role in strategic partnerships and business development for the firm.

Rutherford + Chekene, San Francisco, Bay Area

With more than 25 years of experience in marketing, Julie has helped R+C grow its presence in the office/corporate market, and maintain its diverse portfolio in industries ranging from laboratories to museums. She leads R+C’s marketing department, and she serves as a resource for engineering staff with regard to networking, presentations, and communication.

“Julie has been successful in repositioning R+C in the private sector on both commercial and industrial projects. She has broadened the diversity of our firm’s portfolio through strategic partnerships.”—David Bleiman, R+C CEO.

A veteran of the historically male-dominated engineering industry, Julie constantly seeks opportunities to connect women with one another and empower them to teach, learn and build up the confidence of others. She founded and leads the Women’s Council, a Bay Area organization that brings together women leaders from architecture, engineering, construction and facilities in a conversational, topical setting. In addition to the Women’s Council, Julie is involved in numerous organizations including the Urban Land Institute, CoreNet, and the Society for College and University Planning.

About Rutherford + Chekene
For more than 55 years, R+C has provided structural and geotechnical engineering on Bay Area projects of all sizes. The firm’s recent work includes the new Exploratorium, the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis, the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Redwood City, and office and laboratories at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and NASA Ames Research Center. For more information, please visit

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