Greg Aragon is a freelance writer from Los Angeles, who writes about construction around the Golden State.
Pittsburgh correspondent Jonathan Barnes, who has reported for Fortune and the Wall Street Journal, has published essays in Sampsonia Way, Dos Passos Review and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Blair leads day-to-day operations of the ENR editorial team to ensure brand quality and further best practices. He spearheads ENR's various competitions, including Best Projects and the Award of Excellence, and organizes editorial content at events including the Top Young Professionals conference. A Jesse H. Neal, Construction Media Alliance and AZBEES-award-winning writer and videographer, Blair frequently contributes to ENR’s burgeoning video channel with project tour videos and interviews with industry leaders. He is also a frequent speaker and moderator on topics such as diversity and inclusion, design and jobsite technology, construction means and methods and marketing.
Brian Brenner, P.E., is a Principal Bridge Engineer with Tighe and Bond in Westwood, Massachusetts. He has been a project manager and lead structural engineer for several bridge and transportation projects around New England. He also is a Professor of the Practice at Tufts University, where he teaches structural design classes and works on research for long term performance of bridges. Brian is the author of three volumes of engineering essays published by ASCE Press: “Don’t Throw This Away!,” “Bridginess,” and most recently, “Too Much Information.”
Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM, is a marketing and business development consultant, trainer, and facilitator focused on the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. He's worked with firms of all types in the areas of marketing strategy, content marketing, business development, seller-doer model, strategic planning, and more. Scott is a past president of the SMPS Foundation and a former director of the Society for Marketing Professional Services. He serves as Director, Strategic Growth Advisory for Stambaugh Ness.
Jeff Cavignac, is president and principal of Cavignac & Associates, a member of PLAN and a leading commercial insurance brokerage firm providing a broad range of insurance and expertise to design and construction firms, law firms, real estate-related entities, manufacturing companies and the general business community.
Aileen Cho, ENR's senior transportation editor, is a native of Los Angeles and recovering New Yorker. She studied English and theater at Occidental College, where a reporter teaching the one existing journalism course encouraged her to apply for the LA Times Minority Editing Training Program. Her journalism training led to her first stories about transportation, working as a cub reporter with the Greenwich Time. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and New York Times. Many of her experiences with engineers and contractors have inspired material for her alternative theater productions way, way off Broadway. For ENR, Aileen has traveled the world, clambering over bridges in China, touring an airport in Abu Dhabi and descending into dark subway tunnels in New York City. She is a regular at transportation conferences, where she finds that airport and mass transit engineers really know how to have fun. Aileen is always eager to hop on another flight because there are so many interesting projects and people, and she gets tired of throwing her cats off her computer in her home office in Long Beach, California. She is a very conflicted Mets/Dodgers fan.
Eydie Cubarrubia is a former ENR’s New York regional editor. She has spent more than two decades editing, writing and producing award-winning business news and features content for The Guardian News & Media, New York Daily News and other publications.
Mike Hill is a bond agent with Baldwin Cox Agency, a North Texas agency specializing in bonding and insurance for contractors. He can be reached at email@example.com or 972.331.3706.
Pam Hunter McFarland was a Senior Editor of ENR and her expertise was: Sourcebooks, Environment, Labor
Tom Ichniowski has been writing about the federal government as ENR’s Washington Bureau Chief since the George H.W. Bush administration, and he has covered at least five major highway bills. A recognized expert on government policy on infrastructure and regulation, Tom is also a Baltimore native and Orioles fan who grew up rooting for Brooks and Frank Robinson. He is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia’s graduate school of journalism, where he once used “unrelentless” in a headline.
Scott Judy is Deputy Editor for Regions, and editor of ENR Southeast, one of Engineering News-Record's 10 Regional publications. His roughly 27 years as a construction journalist began with an 11-year stint covering Midwest construction projects. In 2000, Judy helped launch the publication now known as ENR Southeast. He often delves into controversial aspects of the construction industry such as bankruptcies and fatal accidents, and wishes he would never have to cover another accident but suspects that he might.
Deputy Editor Richard Korman helps run ENR's business and legal news and investigations, selects ENR's commentary and op-ed viewpoint submissions and oversees editorial content on ENR.com. He has been a fellow on drone safety with the McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. In 2015 he won the Timothy White Award from American Business Media for investigations of individual surety fraud and workplace bullying. A member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Richard's freelance writing has appeared in the Seattle Times, the New York Times, Business Week and the websites of The Atlantic and Salon.com. He admires construction projects that finish on time and budget, pay before the earth completes its annual orbit of the sun and record zero fatalities or serious injuries.
Derek Lacey, Southeast Regional Editor at the Engineering News-Record, is a seasoned journalist with a broad range of experience. A graduate of Auburn University, his work has earned awards in everything from investigative and feature reporting to multimedia and photography. Derek is based in Huntsville, Ala.
Annemarie Mannion is editor of ENR Midwest, which covers 11 states. She joined ENR in 2022 and reports from Chicago.
Tim Newcomb is a newspaper and magazine journalist based in Western Washington, covering design and construction in buildings and transportation around the Northwest.
Jim Parsons is a freelance writer who covers the industry from metro Washington, DC.
Fredric L. Plotnick, PhD, is a licensed engineer, attorney and expert consultant on critical-path management. He promotes the Construction CPM Conference (see www.constructioncpm.com) and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louise Poirier is the former deputy editor of regions and former editor of ENR Texas & Louisiana and ENR Southwest.
Nadine M. Post, ENR's editor-at-large for the design and construction of buildings, is an award-winning journalist with more than 40 years of experience covering buildings-related trends, issues, innovations and challenging projects. Post has written about many industry giants, including nine ENR Award of Excellence winners. And she has covered disasters, failures and attacks, including the 1993 bombing and the 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center. A sampling of Post's project stories includes the redevelopment of the World Trade Center; the 828-meter-tall Burj Khalifa; Los Angeles’ Disney Concert Hall; and Seattle’s Experience Music Project, Central Library, Bullitt Center and Rainier Square Tower. In 1985, Post wrote McGraw-Hill's book Restoring the Statue of Liberty (1986) for the restoration’s architects—Richard S. Hayden and Thierry W. Despont.
Mary B. Powers has reported on engineering and construction issues in the global energy and environmental sectors for more than 30 years from Washington, D.C. and Birmingham, Ala. She formerly wrote for the Platt's group of energy sector publications under McGraw Hill and S&P Global that included Inside Energy and Megawatt Daily, and was state editor for the Lexington, Ky., Herald Leader. Mary has a master’s degree in journalism from The American University.
John A. Rapaport is general manager and general counsel of Component Assembly Systems, and a principal of the C/F Data Systems LLC, a software company serving contractors.
Jeff Rubenstone is Deputy Editor for News and Technology at the Engineering News-Record. As news director of ENR he oversees the publication's news coverage, and also covers emerging technologies and innovations in the construction space. With well over a decade of experience reporting on the industry, Jeff has a broad background in engineering and construction journalism. He is based in New York City.
As ENR Editor-at-Large for Energy, Business and Workforce, Debra K. Rubin has a broad vantage for news, issues and trends in global engineering and construction related to key areas of global energy development and transition, corporate business and management, regulation and risk and next-generation workforce development.
Debra also launched and manages ENR's Top 200 Environmental Firms annual ranking, which defines key players in the dynamic global market for environmental services; and is editor of ENR WorkforceToday e-newsletter on industry talent management news and trends. Click here to receive this free monthly newsletter.
She also is a key organizer of ENR's annual Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference, a major AEC industry forum for talent management and women's career advancement. Click here for more detail on plans in formation for the next live event.
Consulting Editor Tom Sawyer began his journalism career at the Atlantic City Press, in N.J. The former ENR editor expanded technology coverage and devised ENR's popular annual photo contest. Tom has also written memorable special reports from disaster and war zones, often taking the lead when earthquakes and hurricanes strike. His technology, disaster and war-related reporting has involved trips to Iraq, Haiti, Japan and other countries.
C.J. Schexnayder is the Editor of ENR California and ENR Northwest. He has contributed to ENR's coverage of the construction industry for more than a decade. His work has focused on major projects, industry trends and emerging technology. He previously was the South America correspondent for the magazine based in Lima, Peru. During that time, he covered numerous large-scale infrastructure projects across the region including the Third Lane Expansion of the Panama Canal. In addition, CJ has been an award-winning newspaper reporter in Southern California, Texas and Louisiana.
Tom Stabile has worked as a reporter and editor at magazines, newspapers and trade publications in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, covering business and finance, education, public affairs, criminal justice and the arts.
After serving as editor-in-chief for 20 years, Jan Tuchman now is executive editor, events, leading content development for Engineering News-Record's wide-ranging series of live and virtual events. These major events include Groundbreaking Women in Construction, a career advancement event, FutureTech, which explores the cutting edge of engineering and construction technology, and a newly recast program called the NY/NJ Infrastructure Forum. Scaling down ENR responsibility slightly opens up time for work with construction organizations and nonprofits. A passion is serving as the 2022 board chair of the nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity, which works to alleviate poverty caused by rural isolation by building trailbridges across raging rivers. Tuchman becomes chair in October of the Industry Leaders Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and she a member of the Columbia University Advisory Board on Infrastructure, Facilities and Public Spaces. She was recently named Sergeant at Arms for The Moles, a heavy construction leadership organization. Her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism are from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Her most recent recognition is the Ted C. Kennedy Award in 2020 from the National Academy of Construction, the group’s highest honor.
Gary J. Tulacz has been, since 1993, senior editor in charge of ENR's Top Lists, which bring structure to the huge global construction industry through annual surveys and market analysis of its key segments and major players. The array of surveys rank companies, based both in the U.S. and outside, which perform general contracting, specialty contracting, engineering, architecture and environmental services, among other specialties.
The rankings, based on annual revenue from work at home and abroad, are further divided into specific market categories. Click here for descriptions and schedules of ENR Top List surveys and access to information on current and past listed firms.
Gary also created the ENR Top 100 Green Contractors and Design Firms rankings and the ENR quarterly Construction Industry Confidence Index that measures firm executives' market outlook.
This survey data is used by industry firms and other businesses, government agencies and academics also to gauge the health of the global construction market.
A graduate of Fordham College in New York City and the Fordham University School of Law, Gary previously wrote extensively on employee relations in such areas as labor and immigration law and employee drug testing.
After a short stint as a freelance contributor to ENR, Tudor joined the editorial staff in 2002 and was a managing editor. His areas of expertise included construction equipment, trucks, tools, materials and global construction. He was a certified crane operator and reported heavy construction news in the U.S. and outside—including Europe, Dubai, India and China.
Alisa Zevin is the economics editor for Engineering News-Record, covering economic issues within the construction industry, including construction economics and ENR's quarterly cost reports. She is based in New York City.
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