Keith Kuzio, PE
Leadership Advisor and Vice Chair of the Board
The values-based culture and employee ownership mentality make us different from other firms. We are good stewards of our clients' projects, meaning we deliver a high quality experience and results based on our genuine interest in our clients' project outcomes.
Keith Kuzio served for a combined total of 20 years as Larson Design Group (LDG)’s president and CEO before retiring in April 2020. He now serves LDG as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and in a part-time role focusing on leadership development, performance management coaching, and as a special advisor to the leadership team.
Under Keith’s leadership, LDG transformed into an award-winning, 100 percent employee-owned firm with a national reach that consistently ranks in the ENR 500 and is widely admired for its quality, projects and talent. The company also transitioned to an ESOP employee-ownership model in 2002, and since then, annual revenue growth has averaged 12 percent and the enterprise value of the firm has grown at an average of 19 percent per year.
In addition to these significant achievements, Keith led, developed and implemented three-to-five-year strategic plans and five to 20-year master planning programs; developed and trained clients and community leaders on leadership, entrepreneurship, employee ownership, strategic planning, scenario planning and change management to achieve sustained growth and success; and aligned organizational vision with available resources and prioritized initiatives to meet short, intermediate and long-range goals for performance improvement, growth and successful business outcomes.
He also organized and assembled internal and external resources and teams to effectively and efficiently implement capital construction programs and developed strategy and led annual fundraising campaigns and multi-year capital campaigns yielding results of $1.3 million to $20 million. A vocal advocate for the industry, Keith supported architecture, engineering and construction industry causes at the local, state and national level via the LDG PAC and trade organization government affairs efforts.
Keith’s great professional passions are leadership development, change management and community stewardship. He has followed these interests with great enthusiasm throughout his career, including serving as a board director of UPMC Susquehanna; Board Vice Chair at Cargas Systems, an employee-owned technology firm in Lancaster, PA; and The Fund for Northern Tier Development, a regional organization of CEOs that advocates for growth and development of assets in Potter, Tioga and Bradford County, PA; trustee of the YWCA of Northcentral PA; and board chair of the regional Susquehanna Health Foundation. Keith has been widely sought as a presenter and is the author of “Top 21 Reflections on Leadership.” He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and is registered as a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and New York.