Andrew McCoy
A leader in education and housing research
39, Professor
Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Va.

Through his work at Virginia Tech University, McCoy has established himself as an adviser to construction groups and government agencies, and as an educator and mentor for students looking for industry careers. He has built particular expertise as an authority on innovation in housing, including green building. McCoy has been a primary researcher on more than $2 million in funded projects, focused on green construction practices and safety practices in the construction supply chain. He is chair of the National Consortium of Housing Research Centers and associate editor of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Journal of Architectural Engineering. McCoy also has worked with students to help create design and construction solutions for nonprofit groups such as Building Goodness Foundation, Project Reclaim and Peaceworks.



Ryan McDonough
Leader in cutting-edge biotech
36, Core Team Leader
CRB, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

During his 13 years at design firm CRB, McDonough has risen from mechanical engineer to a team leader. It wasn't long after he joined the company in 2001 that people noticed his talent and leadership. McDonough received the firm's Recognition Award in 2002 and was Employee of the Year in 2003. He was elevated to core team leader in 2007 for CRB's biotechnology group. At 36, he has successfully executed more than 30 projects, including Project Atlas for Shire HGT. It involved managing a team of engineers to design a 200,000-sq-ft greenfield large-scale cell culture facility that included single-use bioreactors.



Amanda McNally
Developing into a firm leader in munitions hazard assessments
28, Environmental Engineer
AECOM, Pittsburgh

Since joining AECOM in 2008, McNally has developed into the company's expert in the use of hazard assessments for munitions and explosives, and is currently involved in developing a quantitative risk assessment framework for the U.S. Navy. Her military project assignments have included investigation and remediation of a commingled chlorinated solvent and petroleum groundwater plume at a large Maryland air base. She is also engaged in munitions response projects, ranging from soil investigation to design and oversight of unexploded ordnance removal. A certified LEED Green associate, McNally leads AECOM's green and sustainable remediation technical practice group.