ENR California & Northwest are pleased to announced this year's Top Young Professionals from Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington!
This annual awards program honors individuals under 40 years of age in each of ENR's 10 regions who have shown extraordinary leadership and service throughout their careers.
In the California and Northwest regions, entrants were judged by three primary criteria: industry experience and education; career and industry leadership; and community service and involvement.
We’d like to thank this year's judging panel for all their efforts in identifying the honorees:
  • Mannie Barnes, Guy F. Atkinson Construction
  • Michael Boomsma, Cordova Corp.
  • Wendy MacLeod, Turner Construction Co.
  • Eric Solem, Exxel Pacific

Winners from the 10 regions are automatically entered into ENR's National Top 20 Under 40 contest. Judging will begin later this fall.

Our 2022 class of Top Young Professionals (in alphabetical order by last name) are listed below. Please be sure to read more about these rising young leaders in the January issue of ENR California & Northwest. Congratulations!

Christopher Abela
Senior Structural Engineer           
Kevin Chen            
DPR Construction
Project Executive  
Redwood City, California
Elijah Elliott           
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.   
Project Engineer   
Ridgecrest, California
Brooke Gemmell   
Skanska USA Building       
Emerging Technology Manager    
Dakota Gross        
Transportation and Environmental Planner         
Los Angeles
Payman Farrokhyar          
Paramount, California
Snehal Kadam       
HNTB Corporation
Senior Structural Project Engineer           
Los Angeles
Irfan Kalhoro         
Senior Construction Manager      
Orange, California
Tanmaya Kala       
DPR Construction
Project Executive  
San Jose, California
Jeffrey Keileh
Plant Construction Co.      
Project Manager/Partner
San Francisco
Patrick Kirby          
Senior Vice President, General Counsel   
San Francisco
Joseph Louis          
Oregon State University   
Assistant Professor and RC Wilson Faculty Scholar         
Corvallis, Oregon
Pablo Lorenzo       
Burns & McDonnell          
Global Facilities Group Manager in California      
Brea, California
David Robert Ojala            
Thornton Tomasetti          
Vice President       
San Francisco
Alicia Loh Ortiz      
DPR Construction
Project Manager Sr.          
Newport Beach, California
Kelly Pratt
DPR Construction
Project Executive  
Ellen Quigley         
Clark Construction Group
Project Executive  
Veronica Siranosian          
Vice President, Digital/Director, US West Region            
Oakland, California
Karam Singh          
Project Manager   
Bellevue, Washington
Angie Sommer      
ZFA Structural Engineers  
Associate Principal            
San Francisco
Berkay Tascioglu   
Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority       
Project Controls Manager
Venice, California
Jason Tuerk           
Clark Construction Group
Senior Superintendent     
San Diego, California
Diego de Veyga     
Myers & Sons Construction          
Senior Project Manager    
Concord, California
Justin Waguespack           
Skanska USA Civil West    
Operational Vice President           
Los Angeles
Leila Zheng            
Bridge Engineer    
Olympia, Washington