The 2021 Class of ENR Midwest Top Young Professionals of 20 design and construction professionals has been selected. Top Young Pros recognizes young industry professionals, all under 40, who represent the best-of-the-best in their careers, by exhibiting qualities of leadership, career progress and community involvement. Our 20 honorees have completed innovative projects, developed new ideas and helped deliver change at their firms, agencies and construction companies.
Our industry judges who winnowed our list of 48 entrants down to just 20 were all members of previous ENR Midwest Top Young Professionals classes and two of them made ENR's national Top 20 Under 40. They are: Kimberly Moore, president and founder of KDM Engineering in Chicago; Mani Golparvar-Fard, associate Professor at the University of Illinois and CTO and co-founder of Reconstruct and Ryan Moss, project director of the Washington University in St. Louis campus reconstruction for McCarthy Building Cos.
As always, each of our Top Young Professionals will be featured in more depth in the January 2021 issue of ENR Midwest. Our Top Young Professionals are:
Joseph Willhite, planner, sr. vice president and central region manager, WSP
Joel Vande Boom, director of special projects Midwest, Gilbane Building Co.
Kyle Roberts, principal and civil engineering department manager, Burns & McDonnell
Mary Adams, superintendent, Mortenson
BJ Peterson, vice president and project executive, McCarthy Building Cos.
Connor Christian,transportation BIM program manager, HDR
Matthew Holdren, project manager II, Anser Advisory
Scott Bindel, project executive Gilbane Building Co.
Bridgette Gimpert, project manager Gilbane Building Co.
Chris Smith, construction executive, Clark Construction Group
Jonathan Lewton, senior project manager, Ryan Companies U.S., Inc.
Katrina Lewis, senior consultant, AECOM
Leslie Freeman, principal, telecommunication engineering, WT Group
Nicole McElroy, project executive, Leopardo Cos.
Patrick Wipperman, project executive, AECOM Hunt
Pegah Skarsgard, project manager, Kiewit
Will Matzek, senior associate, Kimley-Horn
Joel Jacobson, senior integrated construction manager, Mortenson
Mara Braselton, senior associate, Thornton Tomasetti
Jason Carmello, principal, architect, Populous