ENR’s 2020 Top 20 Under 40 awardees were selected from nearly 500 nominations submitted last fall from across the U.S. and industry sectors. Candidates had to be under 40 years old as of Jan. 1, 2020. ENR’s 10 regional U.S. editions assembled local juries that identified up to 20 people for selection in each region. The top five scoring candidates in each region automatically advanced to the national competition, where a new panel of judges working independently reviewed those top 50 selections to choose 20 individuals to represent the pinnacle of leadership skill, community service, work ethic and talent. The national Top 20 Under 40 judges, listed below, were also charged with selecting a group that reflects diversity of all kinds found in construction.

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Robert DavisRobert Davis
Vice President,
Northern California Area Manager

Davis provides operational leadership in and around the Bay Area, including in water and wastewater, roads and highways, and bridges and tunnels. Since joining Parsons in 2012, Davis has been a passionate leader participating in Parsons’ Leadership Council, General Management Acceleration Program, and Project Management Certification. Additionally, he is a member of Parsons’ Inclusion and Diversity Committee, presently serving as co-chair of its Executive and Intern Recruitment sub-committee.

Mark DeVergesMark DeVerges
Senior Manager
DHG Search

DeVerges leads the construction and real estate division within the DHG Search team; an executive search service within Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, a Top 20 public accounting firm. Mark is actively engaged within the 2,000-plus person 30 office firm and is regularly asked to assist with client's internal advancement, succession planning and recruiting of key members of companies in the construction and real estate sector. He is a regular speaker and published contributor the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Engineering News-Record and The Conference Board Review. 

Rebecca LeonardisRebecca Leonardis
Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications
Structure Tone Organization

With more than 25 years of marketing and communications experience, Leonardis’ background includes strategic planning, branding, business development, community building, communications and public relations, as well as developing, training, managing teams of talented marketing professionals. She has successfully strategized rebranding programs, targeted marketing campaigns and website redesigns throughout her career. Leonardis is currently a member of SMPS, the co-leader/founder of the National STOWIC (Women-in-construction) program at STO Building Group and a key member of the STO Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Cheryl MazeCheryl Maze
Principal | Director of Marketing
TLC Engineering Solutions

Maze has invested the majority of her career in the marketing and business development of professional services, having been part of Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann (now Stantec) to FIGG where she became an avowed bridge geek. She joined TLC in 2008 and became a principle in 2013, juggling business development and marketing roles.

Brian RossBrian Ross

Ross has more than 20 years of experience in the development of major infrastructure projects ranging from working as a union laborer to managing infrastructure assets for private equity firms. His unique combination of experience in construction, engineering, and finance allow him to work effectively with project sponsors in raising capital through the InfraShares platform. 

Andrea S. Rutledge President & CEOAndrea S. Rutledge President & CEO
Management Association of America

Joining CMAA in 2017, Rutledge is a seasoned association executive with a passion for promoting the core values of the profession and the vision and mission of CMAA. Prior to joining CMAA she served as executive director of the National Architectural Accrediting Board, and as a managing director with the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Her career also includes positions at Olivet College in Michigan, and the White House.