At SPAAN Tech, Inc., we build communities. Our services build the infrastructure that keeps communities running smoothly, and our corporate social responsibility activities engage communities at a human level.
We empower the communities where we live and work by supporting food, shelter, education, arts and cultural programs in these areas. We also offer a grant matching program to support the causes employees care about by helping their charitable donations go further.
Social Responsibility Leadership
President and CEO Smita Shah is committed to giving back to her profession, her community, her ethnic group, and her country by dedicating time and expertise to professional, civic, and community organizations, and encourages SPAAN Tech team members to participate in professional and community activities, too. Her service commitment was acknowledged by her peers with the 2011 National Community Service Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies and the 2007 Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition Organization, which honors those “who changed the fabric of America.”
Smita Shah is the Vice Chair of the Chicago Plan Commission and serves on the Membership Committee of the Chicago Economic Club. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Trustees for the Loyola University of Chicago and was selected to the Council of 100 at Northwestern University, an alumni organization committed to advising and mentoring women in their professions. She sits on the MPC Resource Board and numerous committees. Ms. Shah also participated as a member of the Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee where she offered counsel on the potential development of the Olympic Village.
Civic and Community Leadership
As Chairman of the Delhi Sister Cities Committee of Chicago, Ms. Shah led a trade mission to India to promote economic and cultural relations. Among other leadership positions, Ms. Shah serves on the Museum of Science and Industry President’s Council, where she promotes STEM education initiatives and encourages programming that will encourage more girls and young women to pursue careers in those fields. She is on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, is a member of the Steppenwolf Theater Director’s Circle, and has served for seven years on the Illinois Arts Council.