ENR MidAtlantic's 2015 Top Young Professionals
Paul J. Bracken
Co-founded firm-wide charitable and volunteer platform
39, Senior Environmental Engineer
A 15-year ARCADIS veteran in construction management, construction cost estimating, general design engineering and project management, Bracken has dedicated himself to mentoring young engineers and helping people in need. He has provided guidance and leadership to a series of young professionals who are interested in developing their own personality in the consulting world. A firm believer in learning through implementation, Bracken has helped to develop the careers of junior colleagues by encouraging them to oversee and manage design projects in the field. Bracken also co-founded a grass-roots community support and volunteer work network program at the firm called ARCADIS Cares. The volunteer and charity program offers a way for employees at more than 140 local offices to share ideas and manage knowledge on a firm-wide platform.
Tripled his interior group's revenue in less than a year
32, Senior Project Executive - Director of Interiors
Gilbane Building Co.
At 32, Doherty already has a 14-year career with an impressive résumé. After gaining experience in project management and business development with such firms as Skanska USA, Davis Construction and HITT Contracting, Doherty joined Gilbane in November 2013. In less than a year, he was promoted to senior project executive and director of interiors in the metro Washington area; grew the interiors group from five employees to 27; and tripled the group's revenue by securing clients such as McGuireWoods, Vornado and Capital One. His most recent high-profile project was the General Services Administration U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service headquarters relocation, delivered on an aggressive schedule.
Pushes new techniques, trains young professionals
30, Regional Sales Manager
Since graduating from SUNY in Oswego, N.Y., in 2007, Farrell has spent his career with Victaulic, amassing a broad range of industry insight and product knowledge through on-the-job and company training. Farrell consistently identifies opportunities to incorporate integrated project delivery to assist mechanical contractors with the business development of new projects or implementing lean processes through BIM bidding or prefabrication. Since early in his career, Farrell has focused on training others. He plays a role in helping to recruit younger professionals to the industry by guest-teaching classes at Purdue University as well as seminars and workshops through professional organizations, including ASHRAE, ASPE and the Mechanical Contractors' Association of Indiana.
A champion for women in the construction industry
39, Project Manager, Transportation
Fazio got a jump-start on her career when she started attending Drexel University's 5-year civil engineering program when she was 16. Seventeen years later, she now manages large capital-improvement projects for a variety of major transportation agencies and is a two-time recipient of AECOM's High Achiever award. Fazio is a champion for women in the industry. She is a strong supporter of Women in Transportation and has been a member of the Women's Transportation Seminar Philadelphia Chapter for more than 11 years. She also co-founded Women's LEAD, a grass-roots organization whose mission is to advance women to leadership positions by strengthening skills of empowerment and professional development within their personal and professional endeavors.