Keeney named Penn State Outstanding Engineering Alumna


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Miranda Keeney (’91 M.S. I E and O R, ’96 Ph.D.) has been named an Outstanding Engineering Alumna by Penn State’s College of Engineering.

Established in 1966, the Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed by the college and recognizes graduates who have reached exceptional levels of professional achievement.

Keeney will receive her award, along with 11 other recipients, at a ceremony on April 14 at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus.

A native of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Keeney has more than 35 years of experience in a variety of engineering and senior management positions. Currently she is a senior government consultant at LMI, a nonprofit that brings together experts from a variety of professional and technical fields to solve the government management issues.

Prior to joining LMI, Keeney served as the chief of the Logistics Domain Division and as a senior policy advisor to the director of the U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency (LIA), a Field Operating Agency of the Army G-4. She provided leadership, direction and oversight to more than 50 Department of Defense (DOD) civilians and contractors. Keeney spent the first 10 years of her career at the Navy Fleet Material Support Office.

She has been honored with numerous DOD civilian service awards, including the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service in 2008, the highest Department of the Army civilian employee award presented by the Secretary of the Army (SA); Meritorious Civilian Service Awards in 2003 and 2010, the second highest award given by the SA; and the Navy Fleet Material Support Office Woman of the Year Award in 1985.

Read about the other 2016 OEA recipients »


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Pamela Krewson Wertz 



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