On April 22, 2014 Governor Bentley appointed Martha Elisabeth (Liz) Hyde, PE, LEED AP to the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for a five year term. Ms. Hyde is the sole principal of Hyde Engineering and has thirty years of electrical engineering experience. She specializes in primary and emergency power distribution, security systems, fire alarm systems, data/voice systems and lighting. Ms. Hyde was recently selected as one of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Top 40 engineers. Ms. Hyde is the first female to serve on the Board.