A woman who rose through the ranks to commandeer a construction firm's Milwaukee operations, an engineer who is one of the nation’s leading experts on multi-modal transportation, and an architect who assists in funding schools with tornado-safe spaces are among the rising stars selected as ENR Midwest's Top 20 Under 40, an annual program recognizing young design and construction professionals from the region who have made significant contributions to their firms, professions and communities.
While other ENR Midwest programs, including Best Projects, honor firms and their endeavors, the Top 20 Under 40 Program focuses on individual achievement, in this instance the contributions of 13 men and 7 women hailing from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
ENR Midwest received scores entries for the program, and a panel of six industry professionals selected candidates they believed best demonstrated excellence and leadership in their professions and communities.
This year's Top 20 Under 40, who will be profiled in the Jan. 27 issue of ENR Midwest, include:
Gary D. Bowen
Construction Services Department Manager
DLZ, Columbus, Ohio
PositivEnerg Practice, Chicago
Vice President, Director of Project Management
Bialosky + Partners Architects, Cleveland
Director, Industrial Manufacturing
Mark de la Vergne
Principal, Director of Transportation Planning
Sam Schwartz Engineering, Chicago
Principal Architect & President
Paragon Architecture, Springfield, Mo.
HOK, St. Louis, Mo.
Senior Development Manager
Mortenson Development Inc., Minneapolis
President, Milwaukee Office
Tri-North Builders Inc., Milwaukee
Senior Structural Engineer
Sargent & Lundy, Chicago
Centric Projects, Kansas City, Mo.
Director of Sustainble Services
Miron Construction Co., Neenah, Wis.
Guidon Design Inc., Indianapolis
Barton Malow Co., Southfield, Mich.
Owner and Founder
Omni Ecosystems and Rooftop Green Works, Chicago
Mechanical Engineer, Project Manager
CRB, Kansas City, Mo.
Parsons Transportation Group, Chicago
Jason Dale Pierce
HOK, St. Louis
ENR Midwest is indebted to the program's panelists, who include:
- Karmyn Babcock, IT Director,The Weitz Co
- Amy M. Barrett Associate, Electrical Engineer, Hafer Associates
- Michael J. Bobruk, Director – Chicago Office, Barton Malow Co.
- Donald Greenwell, Jr, . Senior Vice President, General Manager - Commercial Group, Walbridge
- Paul Parry, Principal, KJWW Engineering Consultants
- Brian M. Volpe, Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti