Lisa DeOerio
Understands pharmaceutical projects from an operations view
34, Project Manager
Medimmune LLC, Gaithersburg, Md.


After graduating from the University of Youngstown with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, DeOerio began her career in pharmaceutical industry validation, which gave her critical insight into sector manufacturing operations. In 2007, she joined vaccine maker MedImmune as an engineer and project manager at the firm's 1.4-million-sq-ft headquarters. Today, she manages medium to large capital projects, often technically diverse and occurring simultaneously. DeOerio is a certified project management professional, with additional LEED credentials, and is set to obtain an MBA in 2016. She is currently lending her expertise to a project for her church that involves the renovation of an old firehouse into a school facility that also helps children with behavioral issues.



Julie Dobschuetz
A decade of dedication to the U.S. Marine Corps
38, Certified Project Manager
ARCADIS US Inc., Newport News, Va.


Dobschuetz has gained a valuable understanding of U.S. Marine Corps culture through her 10 years of work for the service that also generated more than $22 million in revenue to her employer. She provides environmental engineering consulting to its infrastructure and logistics branch and its training and education command. Dobschuetz has been at the core of developing the service's work in meeting requirements of the U.S. Defense Dept.'s Sustainable Ranges Initiative, which ensures the long-term viability and sustainability of military training and testing ranges. She led development of Marine Corps efforts to evaluate range training operations and environmental characteristics. Extending her commitment to the service, Dobschuetz volunteers for the nonprofit Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, counseling young Marines on financial responsibility.



Kevin Jones
Keeps mass transit projects safe and secure around the country
39, Safety Director
Parsons Transportation Group, Pittsburgh


Jones has built a career around providing safe transit systems. As a safety director for Parsons Transportation Group for five years, he is responsible for ensuring compliance with federally mandated safety and security requirements during rail system design and construction. Jones has worked on significant U.S. projects, including the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Orange Line and the Houston METRO Solutions rail expansion. He also had been senior rail and facilities safety specialist for the Port Authority of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, where he oversaw the safety of a light-rail system with 83 vehicles and 30 miles of track. Outside of work, Jones has been a volunteer firefighter for more than 20 years.



Monica Louie
Engineer contributes to work on critical regional infrastructure
26, Engineer I
Parsons Transportation Group, Washington, D.C.

During her four years in the industry, Louie has already contributed to some of the significant transportation projects in the region. She was part of the design team for the Washington, D.C.-area Dulles Corridor Metrorail project in northern Virginia, also known as the $1.2-billion, 11.5-mile Silver Line Phase 2. It is the Washinton Metro system's largest expansion project by route mileage. Louie also is involved with projects for freight rail firm CSX, most notably the Virginia Avenue Tunnel in southeast Washington beneath the eastbound lanes of an active road, Virginia Avenue. The project will enable the firm to operate double-stack intermodal container trains on the segment. Louie also is a regional vice president of Engineers Without Borders. She joined the group in 2008, working on a project in Cambodia.