Every year, each of ENR’s 10 regional editions honors the best of the next generation of construction industry professionals with the Top Young Professionals competition. And for the third year in a row, ENR honors a new class of national winners.
ENR’s Top 20 Under 40 were selected out of nearly 300 entries received last summer during ENR’s regional Top Young Professionals competition. These nominees represent all parts of the construction industry and came from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Panels of independent industry judges in each of the 10 regions selected up to 20 winners to represent that region. Profiles of all these winners were published earlier this year in each regional magazine.
Next, the highest scoring candidates from each of the 10 regional contests were vetted by a new panel of judges to select a national Top 20 Under 40 list that represented the very best of young leaders from across the country.
Among this year's winners are architects, contractors, engineers, owners, suppliers and tech experts. Entries required detailed information about each nominee's work experience, industry leadership activities, efforts to improve the built environment and service to the broader community.
To learn more about each of the winners and their perspectives on issues affecting the construction industry today, look out for an in-depth feature in the August 12 issue of ENR.
If you know an outstanding candidate for next year, don’t miss your chance to submit an entry to ENR’s regional Top Young Professionals competition when it goes live this summer: www.enr.com/top-young-professionals
ENR'S 2019 TOP 20 UNDER 40 (in alphabetical order)
John Barry, Vice President at Thornton Tomasetti. Originally submitted to ENR New York.
Sofia Berger, Senior Vice President at Louis Berger, a WSP company. Originally submitted to ENR New York.
Mark Cochran, COO at S. M. Wilson & Co. Originally submitted to ENR Midwest.
Kelly Daniel, Austin Operations Manager/Client Account Manager at Kleinfelder. Originally submitted to ENR Texas & Louisiana.
Robert Davis, Northern California Regional Manager, Civil/Structural Division at Parsons. Originally submitted to ENR California.
Danielle Dy Buncio, Co-Founder/CEO at VIATechnik. Originally submitted to ENR Midwest.
Chad Frampton, President/CEO at Frampton Construction. Originally submitted to ENR Southeast.
Ashley Hoffman, Business Development Manager at Layton Construction Co. Originally submitted to ENR Southwest.
Ashley Lickliter, Vice President at Kimley-Horn. Originally submitted to ENR Mid-Atlantic.
Benjamin Markham, Director, Architectural Acoustics Group at Acentech. Originally submitted to ENR New England.
Myesha McClendon, Vice President at Milhouse Engineering & Construction Inc. Originally submitted to ENR Midwest.
Anita Woolley Nelson, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Communications at AECOM. Originally submitted to ENR New York.
Helen Robinson, Branch Manager/Senior Project Manager at GEI Consultants. Originally submitted to ENR Mid-Atlantic.
Barton Ross, President at Barton Ross & Partners LLC. Originally submitted to ENR Mid-Atlantic.
Brian Ross, Managing Principal/Owner at Ross Infrastructure Development and founder of InfraShares.com. Originally submitted to ENR California.
Susan Stabler, Vice President and Division Manager at Brasfield & Gorrie. Originally submitted to ENR Southeast.
Erin Threet, Assistant Vice President at Herbert, Rowland & Grubic Inc. Originally submitted to ENR Mid-Atlantic.
Pasco Umbriac, Construction Executive at Clark Construction Group. Originally submitted to ENR Mid-Atlantic.
Silky Wong, Lead Civil/Structural Engineer – Technical Expertise and Support, Dow. Originally submitted to ENR Texas & Louisiana.
Connie Zambianchi, President and Founder at Amaracon Testing and Inspections. Originally submitted to ENR New York.