ENR Texas & Louisiana is pleased to announce our 2020 class of Top Young Professionals. This annual program honors 20 individuals under 40 years of age in each region who have shown extraordinary leadership and service throughout their career.

Firms from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas submitted a record-breaking 76 entries into this year’s contest—the most submitted to any ENR’s 10 regions. These individuals were then 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 esteemed judging panel for all their efforts in identifying this year's honorees: Kelly Daniel, Austin operations manager and senior project manager, Kleinfelder, and one of ENR's 2019 national Top 20 Under 40 winners; Jing Johnson, president, Prism Renderings; Claire Obgartel, vice president, Workforce Development, ABC Bayou Chapter; and Silky Wong, lead civil/structural engineer, Technical Expertise and Support, Dow, also one of ENR's 2019 national Top 20 Under 40 winners.

Our 2020 class of Top Young Professionals (in alphabetical order by first name) are named below. Please be sure to read more about these rising young leaders in the February 3 issue of ENR Texas & Louisiana.



Abelardo Salinas, Project Manager/Chief Innovation Officer, LNV Inc.

Andrea Gossard, Senior Advisor, Cooper Project Advisors

Anthony Schoenecker, New Orleans Field Services Section Manager, Modjeski and Masters

Brandon Klenzendorf, Senior Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants Inc.

Eric Friedman, Senior Technical Consultant, Golder Associates

Giovanni Zavala, Project Manager, Archer Western Construction LLC

Hannah Sargent, Architect, Gensler

Jennifer Snape, Managing Partner, Batture LLC

Jong Kim, Technical Designer, Gensler

Joseph D. Williams, Senior Superintendent, CORE Construction Services LLC

Kate Howell, Senior Associate, Interior Designer, REES

Megan L. Crutcher, Principal, Odyssey Engineering Group LLC

Michael Rotolo, Chief Operating Officer, Rotolo Consultants Inc.

Michael Suarez, Project Manager II, Archer Western Construction

Nick Moldaner, Vice President, Palmisano

Patrick Ray, Operations Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie

Robert Poche, Division Vice President and Director Asset Management Group, Jacobs

Ryan Carter, Senior Project Manager, Manhattan Construction Co.

Steve Hirst, Transmission Department Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Tim Pach, Project Manager, Stanley Consultants