ENR MidAtlantic is excited to announce the region’s Top Young Professionals for 2024. 

The program recognizes individuals who are not only leaders in the industry but in their communities as well. They have built extraordinary industry portfolios in just a few short years. In addition, many donate significant time and expertise to serve their communities.

Hailing from across the region—which includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia—each recipient will be profiled in more detail in the February issue of ENR MidAtlantic.

After nearly 50 entries were received for this year's competition, judges narrowed submissions to 20 selected. We strongly encourage anyone who submitted but did not win to resubmit next year if the candidate is still eligible–be sure to save a copy of your entry and add in the applicant's most recent accomplishments.

The judges were: Elizabeth Brownell, senior associate at Thornton Tomasetti, and a member of ENR’s 2021 national Top 20 Under 40 group, and Susan McCann, senior design-build proposal manager at Allan Myers Inc.

You can read more about each young professional in the February print issue of ENR MidAtlantic.


Sara Blascovich, resources business group manager, Northeast environmental sciences and planning lead at HDR, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Darren D'Achille, associate vice president – aviation at Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc., Philadelphia

Jonathan R. Eberle, associate vice president, structural discipline lead at AECOM, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Katterinne Fleming, senior asset management consultant at Kennedy Jenks Consultants, Fairfax, Va.

Rod Jones, manager at Holder Construction Co. LLC, Herndon, Va.

Victoria Jones, project delivery director at Transurban, McLean, Va.

Dustin A. Kapson, vice president, site assessment & remediation at AKRF Inc., Philadelphia

Stephen J. Klocko, engineering services during construction manager at HDR, Washington, D.C.

Stephen Kraus, associate/project manager at STV, Douglassville, Pa.

Lili Liang, deputy director at Maryland Dept. of Transportation, State Highway Administration, Hanover, Md.

Erik A. Mills, senior project manager at W. M. Jordan Co., Newport News, Va.

Ben Nichols, president at Harkins Builders, Columbia, Md. 

Robyn Niss, vice president/civil engineer at Kimley-Horn, Va. Beach, Va. 

Carrie Parker, associate vice president at CannonDesign, Arlington, Va.

Sara Sadek, director of corporate QA/QC at PJ Dick, Pittsburgh

Nathan Scalla, project executive at Clark Construction, McLean, Va.

Melissa Shea, principal and project manager, structures group at Walter P Moore, Washington, D.C.

Evann Smith, digital solutions lead at Bechtel Corp., Reston, Va.

Thomas Wagner, associate at Arup, Washington, D.C.

Kim Waters, senior associate at Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.