As President of SINGH + Associates, Harvind is the powerful force behind the company driving it to success. When Harvind joined SINGH + Associates in 1999, she brought with her a passion for communication and a wide array of project management and business development competencies gained in her 10-year career as a television and radio writer and producer. Harvind has been instrumental in developing the firm’s corporate structure and integrating effective management practices, policies, and procedures. In April 2019, Harvind succeeded her father, Sadhu, to become President of SINGH. She directs the strategic vision for the firm and manages all aspects of SINGH’s operations with a strong emphasis on company culture while facilitating growth.
Harvind has spearheaded SINGH’s growth as Prime consultant in the public transportation market, expanding the firm’s presence throughout the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, all while integrating effective management practices throughout all operations. She played an integral role in SINGH’s achievement as the 2017 “Best Engineering Firm to Work For” in the “Small Firm” category from the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers. She is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program.
Harvind is the living example of SINGH’s core values, mission and vision. She treats her colleagues, clients, and strangers with the same integrity, equality, gratitude, and kindness that she commands. In placing importance on diversity, trust, and respect, she provides leadership that is hard to come by in today’s age. She values connecting people, businesses, and communities through SINGH’s vision to venture beyond boundaries.
Harvind has ventured beyond her own boundaries through her advocacy for bolstering diversity within the industry as evidenced by her recent appointment to the State of Illinois Diversity Task Force on Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Minority Business Enterprises, and Women Business Enterprises. She is actively engaged with organizations across the country including the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) where she is the chair of the Illinois Public Transportation Committee and a member of many others. She serves as a committee member of the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA), Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS), Innovations in Construction, Asphalt, + Transportation Conference (ICAT), and as a board member of the Asian American Construction Enterprises (AACE). She continues to stay well-informed of industry trends by participating in ongoing business and industry courses and seminars.
When she’s not at work you will find her cheering on her two beautiful daughters at their gymnastics and figure skating competitions or enjoying an evening of reading, hiking, or knitting. She is proud of her native roots and speaks Punjabi fluently. Despite doing so much, she is surprisingly fueled by tea, not coffee. Well, tea…and scotch.