ENR Midwest is pleased to announce its 2023 Top Young Professionals. These 20 individuals under the age of 40 were selected based on their talent, leadership and service in the AEC industry.

Regional winners will move forward for consideration in the national round of judging, which will decide ENR’s 2023 Top 20 Under 40. The national winners will be celebrated at ENR’s annual Top Young Professionals Conference, which will be held March 8-10 in New Orleans. 

A special thank you to our judges: Marcus Thompson of Skanska USA Building Inc., Emily Hyland of HDR Inc., Jason Carmello of POPULOUS, Jennifer Pangborn of WSP USA, and Islam El-Adaway of the Missouri University of Science and Technology. 

Congratulations to the winners!


2023 ENR Midwest Top Young Professionals


Randall Beck
 Senior Project Manager
 Shook Construction
 Brecksville, Ohio 

Ryan Bauman
 Transit Section Manager
 HDR Engineering Inc.
 St. Louis Park, Minn. 

Christie Brinkman
 Director, Design-Build
 Castle Contracting
 St. Louis 

Muralikrishna Chelupati
 Senior Associate/Civil Engineer

Laron Evans
 Business Diversity Director
 Transmission and Distributions Group
 Burns & McDonnell
 Kansas City, Mo. 

Tori Gillespie
 Director of Operations/Healthcare
 Ross & Baruzzini
 St. Louis 

Paul Graves
 Senior Mechanical Engineer
 Prospect, Ky. 

Jonathon Jackson
 Project Architect
 Ghafari Associates Inc.
 Dearborn, Mich. 

Shane Jefferies
 Director of Information Technology
 Milhouse Engineering and Construction

Megan A. McDonald
 Senior Engineer for Planning

Marcus Taylor
 Vice President
 Lexington, Ky. 

Scott Rahn
 Vice President, Industrial Business Unit
 St. Louis 

Shelby Rizzi
 Sr. Safety, Health and Environmental Analyst

Jenell Schroeder
 Senior Director

Leanne Skuse
 River City Construction
 East Peoria 

Mike Swanson
 Vice President/Managing Principal
 Ross & Baruzzini
 St. Louis 

Michelle Sweeney

Transportation/CRS Department Leader
 Waterloo, Iowa 

Steven Uecke
 REX Engineering/REX Construction

Cory White
Chief Legal Officer
 Milhouse Engineering and Construction

Nichole Witushynsky
 Bridge Design Engineer/Senior Consultant
St; Louis