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Contact:     Donald Bowen, Principal
Meridian Associates, Inc.
Phone: 978-299-0447 ext. 201   

For Immediate Release

MERIDIAN ASSOCIATES, INC. WELCOMES NEW EMPLOYEE, STEPHEN J. O'NEILL, PE.

22-Sep-05, Beverly, MA...
Meridian Associates Inc. is pleased to announce that Stephen J. O'Neill, PE has joined the firm as the Senior Vice President. Mr. O'Neill will lead the continued development of the firm's public market segment, with a focus on municipal infrastructure. Steve's extensive experience will play a vital role in expanding the firm's capabilities to include the broad spectrum of public infrastructure services.

Mr. O'Neill comes to Meridian from Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, LLC where, as an Associate and Vice President, he was the Deputy Manager of FST's Transportation / Civil Division; team leader for the division's sitework and infrastructure technical activities; and manager of a variety of municipal, state, and federal projects. Mr. O'Neill brings more than 23 years of managerial, technical, and administrative experience in the planning, design, construction, rehabilitation, operation, and maintenance of public infrastructure including streets, sidewalks, streetscape, utility systems (sewer, water, and drain), parks and recreational facilities, structured and surface parking facilities, and buildings and building systems.

Steve has been a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Public Works Association, the Massachusetts Highway Association, the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the Society of American Military Engineers. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of ACEC's Engineering Excellence Award Committee.

Steve resides in Stoneham, MA with his wife Janet and two children, Kelly and Connor. Steve is active in the community serving on the Town of Stoneham Elementary School Building Committee and coaching Stoneham Youth Soccer and Little League. Steve was a longstanding member of the Malden Catholic High School Board of Trustees where he served as Chairman of the Board's Physical Plant Subcommittee. Steve was formerly the head soccer coach at Malden Catholic and is currently the assistant Boy's Varsity Soccer coach at Austin Preparatory High School in Reading. He is a graduate of Merrimack College with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Meridian Associates, Inc. (MAI) is a multi-disciplinary planning, civil engineering, land surveying and landscape architecture firm. MAI offers land development consulting services to corporate, commercial, industrial, institutional and public sector clients. These services encompass the complete development process from initial site acquisition studies to final compliance certification. The firm is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts with regional offices in Westborough, Massachusetts and Orlando, Florida.



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