MICHELLE DITIZIO BALLEW

POSITION: IT Manager, Cad Operator and Graduate Engineer

Michelle’s experience prior to joining Christy/Cobb, Inc. included working with a computer analysis group specializing in nuclear projects for United Engineers and Contractors, Inc. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and establishing a central computer center for on-site engineers at Seabrook Nuclear Station in New Hampshire.  She later joined Control Data Corporation in Boston as a Technical Applications Representative with responsibilities ranging from installation of CADD systems, on-site customer training, and continued customer support.  Michelle joined Christy/Cobb in 1986 as a project engineer responsible for structural design of commercial, residential and industrial projects. She currently functions as the firm’s Systems Information Technology Manager and is responsible for evaluating and procuring the firm’s hardware and software. She is proficient in the use of the firm’s administrative, cad and analytical software.  She also serves as the network administrator and webmaster and Cad operator.

EDUCATION: Drexel University, B.S.C.E.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Society of Women Engineers
    • 2017-18 Section President               
    • 2003 National Conference Treasurer
    • 2003 College of Fellows
  •  Engineering Council of Birmingham
    • 2002 Distinguished Service Award
    • Past President
  • Girls Scouts of North Central Alabama
    • 2011 Women of Distinction Award