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