Smita has considered herself to be somewhat of a “geek” ever since she was young. She spent more time doing math in school than she did taking up extracurricular activities or commonly fun classes for most students like gym. In Smita’s case, it wasn’t a fruitful effort either, because she is an expert when it comes to solving equations and engineering problems in her job today. After earning her civil and environmental engineering degree from MIT, Smita went on to found her first company just after in 1998.
At just 24 years old, Smita Shah founded SPAAN Tech, a company specialized in engineering and construction management, dealing with both public and private sector projects. However, they are typically in the market for infrastructure projects in aviation and transportation. SPAAN Tech also offers program management services to help other businesses plan, control, staff, and organize to remain within the financial limits to gain optimal results.
Recognition has come to Smita Shah in many different forms, including a variety of awards over the years for her accomplishments in business, engineering, and construction. She was a Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, she’s been added to the list of Chicago’s 40-under-40, she has earned the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and the American Consulting Engineers Council name her National Community Leader of the Year in 2011.
Throughout her career, Smita has worked hard to become an accomplished professional, and today she is an influential leader in business and many other industries. She has become a regular and sought after keynote speaker throughout the media around the world for her insight and expertise, sharing her expertise to the younger generations. Learn more: http://elpc.org/board/smita-shah/
SPAAN Tech has been named as one of the fastest growing companies for a time, and Smita has been able to tackle even the most difficult engineering and construction projects that have come her way. Many leading organizations consult with Smita on a regular basis, and she has even taken up a place on various company boards, including the Chicago Plan Commission and the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Science and Industry. Follow Smita Shah on Twitter