Marsia Geldert-Murphey

May 19, 9:00am - 11:00am CDT. Hosted at Flamingo Bowl

part of a series on Commitment


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Additional details

9:00 to 10:00 Breakfast and networking session /
10:00 to 10:30 Speak and Q&A session /
10:30 to 11:00 After-show performance


About Marsia: Marsia Geldert-Murphey was chosen as one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s Most Influential Business Women of 2010 for her commitment to the St. Louis Region, and her strong presence in the engineering community. Marsia has a passion for inspiring others to dream big. She encourages entrepreneurs to recognize the importance of collaboration. Her favorite quote by President John F. Kennedy – “A rising tide will lift all boats,” reflects that belief. Marsia’s strong sense of community and adventurous spirit was firmly imprinted during her formative years growing up in South Dakota. Always up for a challenge both professionally and personally Marsia recently competed with a team in the Tough Mudder competition, one of her craziest accomplishments. Marsia’s experience includes over 20 years of directing and supervising civil engineering projects related to transportation, utility capital improvements, rail, site development and federal installations. She is recognized for her negotiation and crisis management skills, serving as quality assurance officer or in an executive advisory capacity on many high profile projects. In 2006, she built an entrepreneurial venture from start-up to $8M in revenue in five years. The success was based on a culture of reliability, hard work, and collaboration. After one year in business, she negotiated the successful acquisition of an environmental consulting firm. After four years in business, she acquired the fixed assets of a construction company creating a contracting division. In 2012 she sold the company and took time off to focus on her family and write a book, which is being edited. In 2013 she returned to engineering and founded Sequoia Engineering & Environmental, a full service civil engineering firm specializing in geotechnical, environmental and construction engineering, with offices in Missouri, Illinois and South Dakota. Marsia is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has been since she was a student at South Dakota State University. She has served in ASCE leadership at all levels. She currently serves as the Chair of the Society’s Public Policy Committee and is a member of the Leadership Training Committee. She is a past president for the St. Louis Section and a past Region 7 Governor At-Large. In 2010 Marsia received the Smart Women, Smart Money Women on the Rise Award from the Illinois Treasurer’s office, an award that is given annually to women whose success as business owners makes them a role model for other women in their community. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from South Dakota State University and her Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Missouri Science & Technology. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming.