Kathy C. Spiess


As Senior Planner, Ms. Spiess serves in many roles on the firm’s projects. She is an administrative professional with long-standing and diverse experience in program and project management for projects in aviation, education, planning, and housing.

Ms. Spiess has extensive management experience and has worked with architects, engineers, and contractors for most of her career. Her experience also includes managing an architecture firm and program management offices, where she not only applied her many administrative and management skills, but her project management experience for the many projects. Also, Ms. Spiess is well-versed in ensuring compliance with federal regulations for DBE compliance and Davis Bacon requirements and all associated programming and reporting. 

As the firm’s primary source for all Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programming and outreach, she has facilitated networking sessions for small firms and prime contractors, and has written several educational articles geared toward small business.


Senior Planner | Chief Administrative Officer
Charbonnet & Associates Planners and Consultants, Inc.
June 1995 – present

Administrative Manager
Hewitt Washington & Associates, Architects + Planners
2003 – 2004

H.J. Russell/Aviation Program Managers
1991 – 1995


Master of Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism