ENR New York 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.

Each recipient works in either New York or New Jersey and will be profiled in more detail in the January issue of ENR New York.

After nearly 80 entries were received for this year's competition, judges narrowed submissions to 20 winners. 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: Chris Fletcher, senior project director at McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. and member of ENR’s 2022 national Top 20 Under 40 group; Atul Paralkar, director of business intelligence at JRM Construction Management, and a member of ENR’s 2021 national Top 20 Under 40 group; and Srivatsan Raghavan, chief information officer at OHLA USA. 

You can read more about each young professional in the January print issue of ENR New York.


Ryan Andrew, vice president at AECOM Tishman, New York, N.Y.

Aakash Badjatya, senior associate at LERA Consulting Structural Engineers, New York, N.Y. 

Lea Cosenza, Client Executive, IMEG, New York, N.Y.

Michelle DeCarlo, associate partner at Jaros, Baum & Bolles, New York, N.Y. 

Brian Derr, section head - special projects at JMT Inc., Trenton, N.J. 

Dane Evans, president at Skoda Contracting Co., Flanders, N.J. 

Anne Gergen, associate director of preconstruction at Monadnock Construction Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.

David Hines, vice president of operations at Control Point Associates Inc., Warren, N.J.

Sadia Janjua, chief of digital transformation at Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, N.Y. 

KiSeok Jeon, vice president, digital advisory lead at STV, New York, N.Y. 

Anthony Manganiello, senior construction manager at Hines, New York, N.Y. 

Michael Meloni, associate/project manager III at STV, New York, N.Y.

Jessica O'Donnell, architect at Urban Practice, Camden, N.J.

Blair Pan, senior project manager at AECOM Tishman, New York, N.Y.

Victoria Ponce de Leon, principal at Silman, A TYLin Co., New York, N.Y. 

Dena Prastos, president at Indigo River Architecture & Engineering PC, Nyack, N.Y.

Delia Riggi, project manager at HNTB Corp., New York, N.Y. 

Mike Soriano, civil/highway engineer at HDR, New York, N.Y.

Brian Troast, first vice president at AECOM Tishman, New York, N.Y. 

Anthony Weber, director of operations / associate vice president at LiRo Engineers Inc., Mineola, N.Y.