Speaker Profile


Ken Monroe

Senior Associate Director, Standards Interpretation Group’s (SIG)

Kenneth Monroe, PE, MBA, CHC, PMP, is Senior Associate Director in the Standards Interpretation Group’s (SIG) department of engineering.

Previously, Monroe served as an associate project director in The Joint Commission’s department of standards and survey methods, where he was responsible for the maintenance, updates and improvements to Life Safety (LS) and Environment of Care (EC) standards, as well as assisting on Emergency Management (EM) standards, which included workplace safety issues.

Monroe has more than 25 years’ experience in health care, having worked as a seasoned, problem solving, results-oriented health care facilities professional. He has directed all sides of health care facilities, from planning and design to construction and operations. Monroe has implemented a facility master plan for a 305-bed hospital, and he has been a facility director at a 1.3-million-square-foot health care facility.

Additionally, Monroe has been a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) faculty and taught project management at the graduate school level.

Monroe earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


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