Name: Kim Sousa
Job Title: Principal, director of marketing and business development
Firm Name and Location: RDK Engineers, Andover, Mass.
Age: 38
Education: BS, University of North Carolina

In December 2010, named principal at the 195-person MEP firm, the youngest person in that position.

Heavily involved in firm’s first major acquisition: PWI Consulting Engineers, a 29-person MEP firm in Durham, N.C. Helped Durham office expand client base. 

Initiated RDK Roundtable series to educate clients, implemented trade show program to help increase firm’s visibility, and executed new training program to develop future leaders.

Co-founded and served as partner at Brierly Associates, an engineering firm specializing in underground spaces. Also held positions at S E A Consultants and Jacobs.


SMPS president (2001-2002); board of directors (1999-2009)

Advisory board member, Commerce Women’s Network, Boston Chapter.

Off the Clock:

Troop leader, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.

Active in Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and Asthma and Allergy Foundation of New England. Daughter has a peanut allergy.

Favorite read: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series (Stieg Larsson), had third book shipped to her from England in advance of U.S. release.

Secret Life:

Dances a complete rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.”


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