It is my privilege to announce ENR Midwest's Top 20 under 40 honorees for 2016. These 20 individuals have built extraordinary industry portfolios in just a few short years. In addition, many donate significant amounts of time and expertise to serve their communities.

Each recipient will be profiled in more detail in the next issue of ENR Midwest.

ENR Midwest received 56 entries for this year's competition, so it was especially challenging for the panel of judges to narrow the outstanding entries to just 20. I strongly encourage anyone who submitted but did not win to resubmit next year - just be sure to save a copy of your entry so you can add in all your accomplishments to come in 2016!

You can read more about the program and the judges in the print edition. Thanks again to everyone who participated this year by submitting or judging.


Carrie Ballard, Process Engineer at CRB, based in Kansas City

Holly Bolton, Director of Marketing at CE Solutions Inc., based in Carmel, Ind.

Catherine Corbin, Health Practice Leader at CannonDesign, based in Chicago

Shannon Flanagan, Environmental Engineer III at AECOM, based in Chicago

Grant Goldman, Vice President at Pepper Construction, based in Indianapolis

Chris Gordon, Chair/Associate Dean at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, based in Edwardsville, Ill.

Susan Heinking, Director of High Performance and Sustainable Construction at Pepper Construction Co., based in Chicago

Robert (Bo) Johnston, Manager at Sargent & Lundy LLC, based in Chicago

Burcin Kaplanoglu, Vice President at Lend Lease, based in Chicago

Shelly K. Kendrick, Senior Structural Engineer at Arcadis U.S. Inc., based in Akron, Ohio

Chris Kirles, President of Construction at Flaherty & Collins Properties, based in Indianapolis

Jennifer Kissinger, Director of Corporate Sustainability/Preconstruction Manager at PARIC Corp., based in St. Louis

Dan Klancnik, Owner Services Manager at Pepper Construction Co., based in Chicago

Mike Lawless, Project Executive at KJWW Engineering Consultants, based in St. Louis

Rachel Lynn, Senior Project Manager at Brailsford & Dunlavey Inc., based in Detroit

Thomas Musto, Discipline Manager - Nuclear Power Mechanical Engineering at Sargent & Lundy LLC, based in Chicago

Jacelyn Saling, Principal Engineer at Arcadis U.S. Inc., based in Novi, Mich.

Jason C. Stith, Structural Engineer at Michael Baker Intl., based in Louisville, Ky.

Lauren Williams, BIM Services Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co., based in St. Louis

Bret Woodland, Project Manager at H.J. Martin and Son, based in Green Bay, Wis.