FOX Engineering Announces New President

[AMES, IA,] – FOX Engineering Associates is proud to announce that Steve Troyer has been named the new president of FOX effective May 1, 2021.  Troyer succeeds Keith Hobson, who has been with FOX since 1994 and has served as its president since 2010.  Hobson will remain a principal shareholder and principal-in-charge of key projects. 

Steve began his career at FOX in 1997. His previous roles include project manager, director of water/wastewater engineering for eight years, and his most recent appointment of Vice President beginning in 2017.  He holds a B.S. in construction engineering and a M.S in civil engineering both obtained at Iowa State University. In addition, he is a board-certified environmental engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. 

Over his 28-year career, Steve has been involved in the planning and design of multiple water and wastewater treatment facilities. Several of his projects have earned recognition for their innovative design and environmental impact, having received the Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Award and the American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Iowa Grand Conceptor Award.  Steve will continue to be actively involved with clients and projects.

“I am honored and excited to take over as President at FOX and look forward to continuing our focus on excellent service to our clients and our people. We are extremely grateful to Keith for his leadership, through which FOX has realized many great accomplishments over the last eleven years. Keith has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the success of our clients and their communities, as well as our staff,” says Troyer.

During his tenure at FOX, Hobson has been involved in the implementation of many innovative technologies. Keith has been an active member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), Iowa Water Environment Association (IAWEA) serving on committees, and consulting with IDNR on regulatory issues. He has authored many reports and presented technical papers on various topics in environmental engineering.  In addition to his industry associations, he has also been active in Rotary, United Way of Story County, and several other community efforts.

Hobson stated, “I have great confidence in Steve and the FOX team to continue our mission to put our client’s needs first while creating effective and innovative solutions and look forward to our continued efforts in making life better for our communities.”

For more information, contact:

Angie Strotman, Marketing Director


FOX Engineering is an environmental engineering firm based in Ames, Iowa. We specialize in water and wastewater solutions for our diverse municipal and industrial clients. Our work varies in size and scope and can be found throughout the Midwest and beyond.