Leo W. Ruth is founder, past president, and advisory director of Ruth and Going, Inc. He is the designer of Santa Teresa General Hospital and The Villages Adult Residential Complex, both in San Jose.
Mr. Ruth is a Registered Civil Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, and Licensed Architect in the State of California and a Registered Professional Engineer in five other states. He received the 1972 National Professional Recognition Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the 1977 Engineer of the Year award from the California Society of Professional Engineers, the 1984 Meritorious Service Award from the American Public Works Association, and the 1985 President’s Award from the California Council of Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors.
Active in his community, he has served in many positions in engineering education and accreditation and as a member of the legislative committee of the San Jose Chamber of Commerce. He has also served in the community as President of the Alumni Association of Santa Clara University, member of the City of San Jose Advisory Board of Health, member of the San Jose Redevelopment Agency, Secretary-Treasurer of the Serra Medical Hospital Board of Trustees, member of the Advisory Board to the Marinas Province of the Pacific, and trustee to the San lose Rotary Foundation.
Mr. Ruth is the recipient of the 1978 San Jose City Council Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award, the 1978 Community Service Award from the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League, the 1973 Spirit of Life Award from the City of Hope, and the 1970 Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews. He holds the Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from Santa Clara University.