After a comprehensive review process, ENR editors have selected Anthony Mbroh as the recipient of ENR Texas & Louisiana’s ninth annual Legacy Award. Mbroh immigrated to the United States from Ghana at age 7, and going on to earn an engineering degree and later established his own engineering firm at age 39. 

ENR's Legacy Award program was added to our annual awards lineup as a way to recognize industry veterans with long lists of contributions to their profession and community. In choosing this year’s recipient, ENR editors weighed several criteria, including each nominee’s history of innovation, career highlights and an engagement within the industry and the surrounding community. 

Mbroh is the founder of Mbroh Engineering Inc. and has been serving as president and CEO since the company’s inception in 2006. He founded the company after a long and successful career as an electrical engineer. His goal was to create a boutique electrical engineering design and services company that would provide innovative and exceptional engineering solutions to commercial and municipal clients. 

In addition to establishing an engineering firm, Mbroh has also mentored disadvantaged students and helped other small businesses grow toward their own success. In addition, Mbroh has been dedicated to the creation of opportunities for future engineers, and in 2020 established an endowed scholarship at the University of Texas at Dallas with an emphasis on supporting engineers of excellence from diverse backgrounds. 

The Mbroh team rehabilitates infrastructure to better serve communities while producing designs that improve the region’s ability to better respond in critical situations, all in collaboration among state and local agencies across Oklahoma and Texas. One example is the award-winning onsite electrical generation system at the Wilson Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, designed to provide backup energy supplies for critical wastewater infrastructure across North Texas and one of the first for North Texas Municipal Water District. 

In addition to leading Mbroh Engineering, Mbroh actively participates in the local community and lends his decades of professional experience by serving on several advisory boards and engineering organizations, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and International Society of Automation (ISA). He was also appointed to the board of the Brazos River Authority in October 2021. 

To read more about Mbroh and his achievements, check out the Feb. 13 print issue of ENR Texas & Louisiana.