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Principal, Client Executive, IMEG Corp.
Costello (right) regularly represents the engineering career path in his community as a member of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers. He co-founded its annual golf outing and created IMEG’s annual charitable golf tournament to connect the company’s clients to community stakeholders.
Tupac de la Cruz
Founder and Operations Manager, Roofing Solutions
As the youngest member of the National Roofing Contractors Association’s Board of Directors, de la Cruz (right) helped translate the group’s technical and educational materials into Spanish—improving access to knowledge for Spanish-speaking contractors, one of the fastest growing workforces in the U.S.
Diego de Veyga
Area Manager, Northwest Division, Flatiron Construction
While previously serving as construction manager for the $755-million Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project in Virginia, de Veyga volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to build houses for Virginia Beach’s underserved communities in honor of his father, who built housing for less fortunate families in his native Argentina.
Senior Vice President, Bohannan Huston Inc.
Etlantus manages the Surface Water Team and multiple contracts with key public and private sector clients, while maintaining the firm’s position among the largest water resources providers in New Mexico. Work-life balance is crucial to success, she affirms, and Disney vacations are a favorite family getaway.
Project Director, McCarthy Building Cos. Inc.
Fletcher regularly lends his expertise as a mentor and coach to prepare UNLV Construction Management students for the Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Competition, guiding students through simulations on local projects to prepare them for the national contest and future AEC careers.
Section Manager - Traffic Engineering, HNTB Corp.
Greenlaw is President of the Maine Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Chapter and public relations co-chair for the New England ITE Section. She also serves on the Maine Transportation Conference planning committee and the Maine Better Transportation Association (MBTA) Membership Committee.
Senior Superintendent, Skanska USA Building
Off jobsites, Hoyo donates his time as a member of the Massachusetts Freemasons. Every three months, he helps run blood drives for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. With help, both programs stayed operational at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and had record amounts of donors.
Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Keystone Global
Johnston is also the co-founder and partner at Amaracon Testing & Inspections LLC, an AASHTO-accredited and certified woman-owned materials testing and special inspections firm that helps develop the next generation of hardworking, multi-disciplined inspectors.
Vice President, Clark Construction Group LLC
Building on Clark’s 12-month Business Leadership Development program, King is heavily involved in a youth leadership program that educates participants about career paths in construction while teaching lessons about leadership through the personal experiences of career professionals.
Department Manager – Planning, Michael Baker International
Kuechenmeister advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion. She founded the LeadHERship employee group to help guide women in their career growth and transition to leadership roles. The program has garnered 40% participation from her colleagues and has grown to include Michael Baker’s regional offices.
Director, U.S. Communications, PCL Construction
A mother of three expertly balancing work and raising a family, McCay (right) is deeply involved in organizations that celebrate young mothers and help guide them to success, including Florence Crittenton, a relationship-based organization helping pregnant young women and their babies live healthy and productive lives.
Director of Environmental Services-Atlanta, VHB
Murphy recently served as the co-chair for the History Subcommittee of the Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality (GPTQ), statewide effort to strengthen the relationships between the parties responsible for designing, building and maintaining Georgia’s transportation infrastructure.
Alicia Loh Ortiz
Business Unit Leader, DPR Construction
Newport Beach, Calif.
To restablish team connectivity during the pandemic, Ortiz (back left) helped develop a phone tree for DPR leadership to check on employees, hosted weekly virtual coffee talks and created a monthly virtual gathering where peer group and business unit representatives could rapidly collaborate together.
Assistant Vice President/Midwest & Plains Traffic & ITS Manager, WSP USA
St Louis, Mo.
Pangborn (right) has developed and led science, technology, engineering and applied mathematics programs for K-12 students. With a project-based learning pedagogy, she strives to inspire careers in engineering, incorporating STEAM into her projects to engage and encourage future generations.
Kansas City, Mo.
Paulitsch combines his love of architecture with his love of music as a successful DJ and producer, performing under the stage name Longer Days. With an insider’s knowledge of how design can bring people together, he utilizes his second career to illustrate how building design can bring more business to a city.
Jennifer Anna Pazdon
Vice President, Cast Connex Corp.
Pazdon has been an active member of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) since 2005 and a board director since 2018. In 2016, she founded the SEAoNY Diversity Committee to advocate for the inclusion and advancement of underrepresented groups in structural engineering.
Daniel O. Roop
Project Manager, Tighe & Bond Inc.
Roop is past-chair of the New England Water Works Association’s Asset Management Committee, and is a member of the American Water Works Association. He co-authored a paper “Bacterial and Viral Indicators of Fecal Contamination in Drinking Water” for the AWWA journal.
Project Manager, Senior Engineer, CHA Consulting Inc.
Wyld was selected to serve as program coordinator for a nine-month assignment in the U.S. territory of Guam in 2014, where she coordinated with local designers, contractors and government agencies to plan, design and construct more than 15 tourism and island improvement projects.
Director of Engineering, PCL Industrial Construction Co.
Adding to his 15 years of construction experience, Youngblood is a member of numerous professional associations that focus on advancing and cultivating Black leaders, including the National Society of Black Engineers Prince Hall Masons, the oldest and largest such group of masons.
Bridge Project Manager, Transportation Alternative Delivery Resource Manager, HDR
Zheng has led multiple initiatives to provide digital delivery of HDR’s design services, generating millions of dollars in savings and resulting in adoption of cloud-based solutions to deliver quality control and assurance on transportation mega-projects.