Remembering Everett Greenli, past president of ACESA. Everett was the consummate engineering professional. Always looking for opportunities to engage other engineering professionals from the over 60 engineering disciplines represented in Arizona, for the benefit of the engineering community and for the educators and students we serve.
Everett Greenli was a retired Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) member who enjoyed a dynamic career with companies that included Boeing, NASA, Motorola, APS, American Express, and Special Devices.
During his retirement, Everett dedicated many hours to inspiring students in STEM and CTE subjects, encouraging them to consider engineering careers. He actively participated in organizing science fairs and competitive programs including the Future City Competition, a national STEM middle school program, the SMART Competition, a global STEM and CTE program directed at high school students and the Arizona MathCounts competition.
Those fortunate enough to collaborate with Everett will recall his attention to detail and his commitment to ensuring that every voice found its rightful place in the conversation. Many will also recall that Everett regularly went the extra mile by printing hard-copy pages of websites to share pertinent information with his committee colleagues.
As the 37th president of ACESA from 2006 to 2009 and then through his continued participation, Everett left an enduring mark on the organization's history, especially as the organization's mission pivoted to increased public engagement.
Beneath the iconic yellow banner of ACESA, Everett engaged with students, parents, and teachers at public STEM fairs, emphasizing the significance of engineering as a career choice. Everett played a pivotal role in forming committees for judging the Governor's Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) Teacher and Student of the Year recognition awards. He always looked forward to reading the contributions and then meeting the awardees at the Celebration, including this year. Countless engineering professionals were recipients of Everett's support on their professional journeys.