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SOMBFAB Awards Guardian Angels

Yesterday, Amy Robins, Co-founder of The Seany Foundation, was pleasantly surprised to be presented with the “Guardian Angels Award” from the young cancer patient and siblings’ support group Some of My Best Friends Are Bald.

Amy Robins with Nurse Amy Crisman-Schneider

This past year, The Seany Foundation invited SOMBFAB members to walk the red carpet at Seany Movie Nights, free-of-charge. Several of its members also enjoy using The Seany Room in the oncology wing of Rady Children’s Hospital, a space dedicated to teens and young adults.

The Seany Foundation is honored to receive the Guardian Angels Award and would also like to wish SOMBFAB a very happy 21st anniversary! Kudos to fellow 2011 Guardian Angel Award recipients Aldo Sabino, Carmen Delgadillo from Friends of Scott, and Gary Schneider.

Seany Friends SOMBFAB

SOMBFAB, aka “Some of my best friends are bald”, is a support group for teens battling cancer.  One of Seany’s nurses, Amy Crisman, heads the SOMBFAB group at RCHSD.  If you’re a teen with cancer, or a sibling, we highly recommend that you check out their Facebook page for upcoming events.

Meet the Board: Featured Member Bill Siegel, PE

The Seany Foundation Proudly Presents Board Member

William C. (Bill) Siegel, PE

Chairman, President and CEO of The Kleinfelder Group, Inc.

Bill Siegel

Mr. Siegel is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Kleinfelder Group, Inc. (Kleinfelder), an employee-owned science and engineering consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world’s complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges.

Headquartered in San Diego, Kleinfelder is one of the country’s top 50 architecture and design firms, and ranks in the top 100 of all global design firms.  Kleinfelder perennially ranks in the top five in size of privately held firms who are headquartered in San Diego.

In his role as CEO, Mr. Siegel is responsible for the overall performance, strategy development and execution, and positioning of the firm.  He has provided technical and managerial services for Kleinfelder for over 23 years, with varying past assignments in line management, and program based assignments including supervision of company-wide marketing, communications and program management groups.

Mr. Siegel was raised Northern Nevada and graduated with Bachelors (1984) and Masters (1986) degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada at Reno.  He has authored a variety of technical papers on topics ranging from polymer modified asphalts to deep foundations, and has presented .as national and international conferences.  He has completed additional educational coursework related to business administration including the Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Professionally, Mr. Siegel has served on various Board and committees including roles with the California Geotechnical Engineers Association and the American Council of Engineering Companies.  He is a sought after speaker on business issues, particularly with regard to merger and acquisitions strategies and execution.

Mr. Siegel actively participates in a variety of charitable organizations and serves on the Board of the Seany Foundation, focusing on pediatric cancer.  Recently, he completed a term as President of the Governing Board of a charter high school.  His is married with two sons, and relaxes with a variety of interests including individual (golf, snowboarding, and wakeboarding) and team sports, outdoor activities (hiking, fishing), informational reading, and gardening and other home improvements.

Q: Bill, why did you choose to become part of The Seany Foundation?

A: “I strongly believe in using some of my free time to support charitable activities and have a long history of involvement in various groups.  When I learned that I would spend significant amounts of time in San Diego, The Seany Foundation was a natural fit.  It is for an excellent cause, is led and supported by the nicest and most dedicated people, and is making a meaningful difference in the search for a cure and in the lives of those impacted.”