ENR New England's 2015 Top Young Professionals
Former intern is now firm's youngest president and general manager
39, President and GM, Northeast
Suffolk Construction Co.
Leary joined Suffolk as an intern 20 years ago and now serves as the youngest president and general manager in Suffolk's history. During his time at Suffolk, Leary has played critical roles in some of the region's largest and most complex construction projects, including Two Financial Center, Boston Opera House and Mandarin Oriental-Boston. Recent work includes Millennium Place, The Victor and Logan International Airport ConRAC. Over the years, he has served in every key role on project teams, including estimator, preconstruction manager, project engineer, superintendent, project manager, project executive and vice president and chief operating officer for the Northeast. Leary is an advocate of implementing emerging processes and technologies—like lean construction and virtual design and construction—that provide value for clients and advance the industry.
Youngest associate in firm history now leads digital visualization
38, Sr. Associate/Landscape Architect
Lounsberry leads Stantec's design visualization services, which include photo realistic renderings, 3D modeling, animations and other visuals that bring ideas to life. Realizing early on that the modeling and software aspects of the field were what interested him, Lounsberry essentially created his own career path. He took a nascent facet of the design industry and helped turn it into one of Stantec's greatest strengths. He was promoted to associate at age 23, making him the youngest associate in company history. Now a senior associate, he has grown his group from a team of one in Boston to 14 designers who work all over the world and help Stantec win major projects.