ENR New York is pleased to announce 2022's Top Young Professionals!

Every year, a group of judges from our industry selects 20 of the best among New York's and New Jersey's rising stars in construction. Then the region's highest-scoring Top Young Pros go on to the national 20 Under 40 competition. The winners of that contest will be feted at our Top Young Professionals Conference — learn more about that event here.

Before we get to the regional list, I want to thank the jurists who carefully reviewed this year's 55 candidates and selected the new cohort. They are, in alphabetical order by last name:

  • Schillivia Baptiste, CEO, Laland Baptiste, and an ENR New York Top Young Professional of 2021
  • Danei Cesario, Associate, SOM, and a member of both ENR's national 20 Under 40 of 2018 and ENR New York's Top Young Pros of the same year
  • Guinevere Ngau, Associate Vice President, HDR, and a member of ENR New York's Top Young Pros Class of 2019
  • Chitwan Saluja, Digital Technology Manager, Jacobs, who in 2020 was named to both ENR's 20 Under 40 and the New York region's Top Young Pros

ENR New York's January 2022 issue will tell more about each of the newest honorees. For now, here they are, in alphabetical order by first name:

  1. Adam Allen, Principal and Highways & Traffic Engineering Discipline Leader, Colliers Engineering & Design; Hamilton, New Jersey
  2. Amar Maniar, Senior Electrical Engineer, STV; New York City
  3. Ayesha Husain, Architect and Associate Principal, Populous; New York City
  4. Christopher James Carter, Associate and Structural Engineer, Stantec; Albany, New York
  5. Eddy Roberts, Senior Associate, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers; New York City
  6. Emanuele "Manny" Incorvaia, Aviation & Federal Projects Manager, Burns & McDonnell; New York City
  7. Heather Wyld, Project Manager and Senior Engineer, CHA Consulting Inc.; Albany, New York
  8. Jennifer Anna Pazdon, Vice President,Cast Connex Corp.; New York City
  9. Jennifer Steen, Digital Project Delivery Practice Lead, Senior Civil Engineer and Senior Technical Principal, WSP USA; Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  10. Justine Lentini, Pre-Construction Manager, Keller; Rockaway, New Jersey
  11. Kunal A. Badheka, Associate Principal, Thornton Tomasetti; Newark, New Jersey
  12. Liza Kimball, Senior Project Manager, Langan; New York City
  13. Mara Johnston, Managing Principal and Co-Founder, Keystone Advisors; Jericho, New York
  14. Maurice Roberts, Associate and Project Manager, STV; New York City
  15. Mehdi Bakhshi, Lead Tunnel Engineer and Associate Vice President; AECOM; New York City
  16. Michael N. Russo, Project Director, RAND Engineering & Architecture DPC; New York City
  17. Michelle Ryckman, Founder and President, Insight Civil Engineering PLLC; New York City
  18. Rohan P. Mutha, Program and Project Controls Practice Leader of Metro New York Region, AECOM; New York City
  19. Tracy Anderson, Business Development Director, Skanska USA Building Inc.; New York City
  20. William J. Kimmerle, Principal and Senior Associate, Kimmerle Group; Harding Township, New Jersey