Our Culture

About Powell CWM Inc.

Our woman-owned firm is built on the mission of providing every client with the best possible service and the highest level of efficiency and professionalism. Powell accomplishes this by leading from the top down with a well-versed and educated upper management leadership team that is highly involved in the day-to-day operation of our company. We understand the needs of our clients and deliver.

Our integrated, multidisciplinary teams give you the best of all worlds. With architects, engineers, and land surveyors all housed in one building, we’re able to meet all your design needs holistically. We manage each budget efficiently and deliver projects on time through streamlined communication and production while also providing the added convenience of a single point of contact.

Our Leadership

Bethany J. Powell, CPO, ENV SP

Chairman and President

Bethany is the Chairman and President of Powell CWM. She was elected Chairman of the Board in 2017 and has served as President since acquiring CWM, Inc. in September of 2016. Bethany was a founding member of Powell and Associates and served as the Managing Member from 2005 to 2016.

Bethany leads the firm’s workforce of professionals, drives the long-range strategy, and builds new markets and capabilities. With her strategic insight, direction, and supportive leadership, Powell has seen significant growth, stability, and increased profitability.

As the leader of Powell CWM, she understands the importance of building an environment that revolves around diversity, integrity, accountability, compassion, humility, simplicity, and a focus on success. She has created a vibrant company culture where ideas can blossom, people can thrive, and success can flourish.

In addition to her roles as Chairman and President, Bethany serves as the principal-in-charge on numerous projects and is responsible for committing the firm’s resources, driving innovative solutions, and supervising the quality and timeliness of project delivery. Bethany also oversees contract administration and project management while providing support and expertise in sustainable design solutions.

Bethany is passionate about equal opportunities for women. Because of the gender gap in the engineering, architecture, and land surveying fields, she actively seeks to create a level playing field for women in these professions. Bethany is a member of the Kansas City Chapter of Women Construction Owners and Executives (WCOE) and enjoys attending networking events to help raise awareness and support for local women-owned businesses.

Jeremy M. Powell, PMP, PLS, CFedS, ENV SP

Senior Portfolio Manager

Jeremy is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor, and in 2011, he received his Certified Federal Surveyors (CFedS) certification from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The CFedS program, which has been approved by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, was designed specifically to enhance the level of knowledge and expertise in the professional land surveying community for cadastral survey work performed on federal lands and on Indian trust lands.

Jeremy is adept at being responsive and sensitive to stakeholders, focusing intently on meeting budgetary and schedule requirements. He uses his expert interpersonal skills to build productive relationships with clients, stakeholders, and staff.

He has managed several large, multi-year projects consisting of geospatial data collection, photogrammetry, utility mapping, right-of-way retracements, land acquisition documentation, construction surveying services, land development, planning, and entitlement services.

The Powell Team

Ana Andersen

Civil Designer

Michaela Arnzen

Administrative Assistant

Nathan Boen, RA NCARB

Senior Architect

Jakob Erdmann, EI, LSI, CFM

Civil Designer, Geospatial Specialist

Wendy Ernst

Design Technician

Kyle Hetherington

Survey Crew Leader

Nicholas Miller, PLS

Senior Surveyor

Aaron Norman

Geospatial Specialist

Jade Rodell-Tipton, PE

Senior Engineer

Josh Smith

Design Technician

Hunter Spears

Survey Crew Leader

Cindy Troutman

Human Resources Manager

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