For the past eight years, ENR’s 10 regional editions have honored the construction industry’s best and brightest in its Top Young Professionals competition. For the second year, ENR takes the competition nationally to select ENR’s Top 20 Under 40.
The road to selection for these 20 outstanding leaders of today and tomorrow began with a call for entries in summer 2017. Hundreds of individuals were entered in that round from all walks of the industry in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Next, panels of industry judges were assembled in each of the 10 regions and up to 20 winners were selected to represent that region. You can find profiles of those winners in each regional magazine, published early this year.
Finally, a brand new panel of judges reviewed the top-scoring regional candidates to pick a national Top 20 list that represented the pinnacle of leadership skills, community service and diversity of the construction industry.
Note that all of the candidates were under 40 at the time of their initial regional award in early 2018.
The winners include contractors, engineers, architects, technology experts, academics and owners. Submitters provided information on work experience, industry leadership activities, efforts to improve the built environment and service to the broader community.
ENR will spotlight the winners in the July 23/30 issue of ENR, including their thoughts on important issues facing the industry, such as mentorship, diversity, technology and work-life balance.
Have the perfect candidate for next year? The first step is to submit an entry to the regional Top Young Professionals competition here: www.enr.com/top-young-professionals
ENR'S 2018 TOP 20 UNDER 40 (in alphabetical order)
Monique Aguilar, Senior Program Manager at Port of Long Beach. Originally submitted to ENR California
Lacey Ahlf, Project Executive at Skanska USA. Originally submitted to ENR Northwest
Jessica Baker, Vice President at Halff Associates Inc. Originally submitted to ENR Texas & Louisiana
Colby Barrett, CEO of GeoStabilization International. Originally submitted to ENR Mountain States
Danei Cesario, Associate at Array Architects. Originally submitted to ENR New York
Ashly Coggins, Construction Area Manager at Fluor. Originally submitted to ENR Southeast
Kimberly Davids, General Manager at The Weitz Co. Originally submitted to ENR Southwest
Brett Earnest, Vice President at Clark Construction Group. Originally submitted to ENR Northwest
Ryan Gallagher, Principal at KEH & Associates Inc. Originally submitted to ENR California
Kristi M. Grizzle Gollwitzer, Principal, Project Manager at Walter P Moore. Originally submitted to ENR Texas & Louisiana
Kimberly Moore, President/Founder of KDM Engineering. Originally submitted to ENR Midwest
Aine O'Dwyer, CEO of Enovate Engineering. Originally submitted to ENR New York
Tommy Opland, Project Manager at Stacy and Witbeck Inc. Originally submitted to ENR Northwest
Nathan Peck, President of Kaplan Construction. Originally submitted to ENR New England
Dr. Pardis Pishdad-Bozorgi, Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech. Originally submitted to ENR Southeast
Gloria Samuel, Project Solutions Executive at Messer Construction Co. Originally submitted to ENR Midwest
Patricia Scroggin, Regional Global Practice Manager (Energy), Principal at Burns & McDonnell. Originally submitted to ENR Midwest
Beatrice Spolidoro, Architect at Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. Originally submitted to ENR Mid-Atlantic
Iana Tassada, Vice President/Group Manager - Aviation at JE Dunn Construction. Originally submitted to ENR Southeast
Joanne Verrips, Project Director at Webcor. Originally submitted to ENR California