President & CEO of Kennedy and Associates
Kennedy was the first female engineering graduate at Prairie View A & M University and probably the first African-American woman in the State to become registered as a P. E. – Professional Engineer. She founded Nathelyne A. Kennedy & Associates, not merely a company of her own, but a minority-owned, a woman-owned, and a women-operated civil/ structural consulting engineering firm-in Houston, Texas. A dedicated and progressive professional, Kennedy and her company have garnered awards, honors, and citations of achievement for both business excellence and community service. Among these have been the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County’s “2001 Business Development Success Story,” the City of Houston’s Outstanding MWBE Contractor in Professional Services,” U. S. Black Engineer’s “Entrepreneur of the Year,” the National Association of Black Accountants’ “Distinguished Business Achievement,” the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering “Distinguished Service and Contributions,” and the United States Small Business Administration’s prestigious “Minority Business Woman of the Year Award”. Nathelyne Archie Kennedy is a dream-weaver. She has always been the consummate architect of extraordinary personal aspirations. Yet, during 20 years of successful entrepreneurship she has never lost sight of the greatest dream of all – equal career opportunity and professional success for every working person.