This year’s call for nominations yielded an impressive collection of entries from around the region. An independent jury pored over the entries, judging candidates on the basis of their career experience; industry leadership; community service; and other factors.


Ken Aducci

Department Manager, Sr. Vice President

HDR Inc.

Aducci is responsible for day-to-day management of all HDR engineering staff and operations in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has 31 years of experience in the construction industry, including extensive experience in highway project management and design.




Pam Ho

Human Resources Manager


Ho is the human resources manager for the Washington, D.C., and Durham, N.C., offices of SmithGroupJJR. She has been with SmithGroupJJR for almost 12 years. Although she has worked in human resources in other industries, Ho says she finds working with design professionals to be an enjoyable challenge.




Jennifer Macks

Vice President and Account Manager

Skanska USA Building

Macks has more than 19 years of experience in construction and specializes in the planning and administration of health care and higher education projects. She is a licensed professional engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She is a past president of the University of Michigan Civil Engineering Friends and Alumni Association.



Glenn Pearson

Water Services Manager, Mid-Atlantic


Pearson has more than 20 years of experience managing, planning, designing and constructing core infrastructure projects, including water treatment and distribution systems, wastewater collection and treatment systems, and stormwater systems. At Dewberry, he is associate vice president in the mid-Atlantic engineering division and water service line leader, which involves managing the strategic growth objectives of Dewberry's water, wastewater and water-reuse program.



Louyse Poirier

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Balfour Beatty Construction

Poirier joined Balfour Beatty Construction in 2003 as vice president of human resources. She is responsible for managing HR functions in the Southeast region and for developing common HR practices among Balfour Beatty Construction divisions. Poirier has more than 25 years of experience in all facets of organization development and human resources management, having developed competencies in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, organization structure, human resources management, leadership development, culture shifts, change management, organization and team effectiveness. She has a Ph.D. in leadership and education with a specialization in human resources development from Barry University and holds a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification.


Kenneth Terry

Project Executive

Grunley Construction

Terry has been in the construction industry for 19 years, serving as a project executive for the last nine years. He joined Grunley Construction in early 2011. Terry currently oversees the Arts and Industries Building shell restoration and National Museum of American History public space renewal projects for the Smithsonian Institution and manages the new construction of two luxury high-rise apartment buildings for Keener-Squire Properties and Level 2 Development.