Professional Profile: Stephen Copeland 2022

Stephen Copeland, PE

Name: Stephen Copeland, PE

Title: Partner

Company: AKF Group

Location: New York, NY

Birthplace: Manchester, CT

Education: BS, Electronic Engineering Technology, Wentworth Institute of Technology

First job: I started out in the field young. At 13 I started working at K.E. Ward Electric out of South Windsor, CT specializing in residential electrical work.

First job in real estate or allied field: My first co-op was at GE Aircraft Engines in Lynn, MA where I reported to an electrical engineer at a 55MW Power Plant.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? In 2019 I was promoted to partner at AKF where I’m also team leader of the New York Commercial, Fire & Life Safety, and Critical Space Groups. My goal is to continue growing these teams.

How do you unwind from a busy day? CrossFit

Favorite book or author: Robert Ludlum

Favorite movie: “The Outlaw Josey Wales”

Favorite streaming series: “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis

One word to describe your work environment: Diverse

Rules to live by in business: Lead by example.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? I would go to Nobu with Barack Obama.

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Drummer for a very successful rock band.