The 2020 class of ENR MidAtlantic’s Top Young Professionals represents the best and brightest emerging design and construction leaders from across the region, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The awards program honors individuals who 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 February issue of ENR MidAtlantic.

After 42 entries were received for this year's competition, the judges narrowed the submissions down to 20 winners. We strongly encourage anyone who submitted but did not win to resubmit next year if the candidate is still eligible – just be sure to save a copy of your entry and add in all the accomplishments in 2020.

The winning entries will also advance to compete for ENR's National Top Young 20 Under 40 honors. The national winners will be announced at some point in the spring.  


David Barritt-Flatt, director, strategy and innovation at Clark Construction Group

Sunil Dorairajan, chief executive and co-founder at Pype

Christopher D. Duke, senior associate, civil engineer at Becker Morgan Group Inc.

Colleen Elliott, associate at Langan

Cathy Farrell, dept. manager - Pennsylvania transportation at HNTB Corp.

Brian Fish, general superintendent at Hensel Phelps

Kevin Flynn, vice president at AKRF Inc.

Joshua Fox, water & wastewater practice area leader, Herbert, Rowland & Grubic Inc.

Angela N. Heinze, associate at Thornton Tomasetti

Christopher T. Hertz, chief communications systems engineer at STV

Matthew B. Kawczenski, Pennsylvania regional director at McLaren Engineering Group

Karlynn Kerney, traffic engineer at STV

Chad C. Mayers, senior associate/branch leader at Schnabel Engineering

Corey McCarthy, project executive at American Contracting & Environmental Services Inc.

Dara Naderi, associate, Thornton Tomasetti

Yolanda Oliver-Commey, senior/supervising traffic engineer at Pennoni Associates

John Parham, vice president & deputy general manager at Jacobs

Michelle Roberts, manager - construction management at RK&K

Matt Sarver, area manager at Gilbane Building Co.

Jonathan Vaughn, project manager and Washington D.C. office leader at Burns & McDonnell