ENR Southwest's 2011 Top 20 Under 40
Cynthia K. Schultz
Climbed from project engineer to president in only 10 years
Bradbury Stamm Construction Inc., Albuquerque, N.M.
Having spent her entire life preparing for a leadership career in construction, Schultz began her career at Bradbury Stamm 10 years ago as project engineer on a $50-million judicial complex. Moving into estimating, she restructured the department's entire process, developed computer programs to improve efficiency and filled the estimating staff with people who understood modern, qualification-based estimating. Gradually taking on more leadership responsibility, Schultz was named president in May 2011, a "tremendous achievement in a 90-year-old company deeply rooted in tradition," says James King, chairman. Schultz is currently managing the $100-million annual construction business by strengthening personnel training, replacing antiquated accounting and project management software and restructuring the firm's two separate civil and building divisions into one company.
Oversees a $300-million capital improvement program
36, Deputy Street Transportation Director
City of Phoenix, Phoenix
As supervisor of an 80-person multi-disciplinary team, Silsby oversees programming of the city's five-year, $300-million capital improvement program for street transportation. He led the department's participation in the American Recovery and Revitalization Act of 2009, ensuring that the $35 million of work was completed successfully. Silsby is the department's lead for the high-profile Centennial Way near the Arizona State Capitol in preparation for the state's centennial.
Designer of environmentally responsible buildings in Flagstaff
Smith Architects, Flagstaff, Ariz.
After working at Callison Architecture in Seattle for five years, Smith received the opportunity to become a business partner at the Flagstaff, Ariz., firm he once interned at, fulfilling his dream of running his own firm. Smith strives to develop projects that fit the site, the program and the client's vision. He is committed to incorporate environmentally conscious design strategies into each and every one of his projects. Smith is an active member of Northern Arizona Builders Association.