ENR Southwest’s 2020 class of Top Young Professionals have shown extraordinary leadership and service throughout the beginning of their design and construction careers. This annual program honors 20 individuals under 40 years of age in each of ENR’s 10 regions.
Firms from Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada submitted entries that were then judged according to 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 Kaysonepheth, Marketing Director, Aztec; Cherilyn McCabe, Estimator, Mortenson; and Tony Illia, Public Information Officer, Nevada Dept. of Transportation.
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 January 2020 issue of ENR Southwest.
Aaron Ricks, Principal Electrical Engineer, Spectrum Engineers
Adam Strong, Architect, Gensler
Ali Fakih, Principal, Sustainability Engineering Group
Andre Bighorse, Associate, Architectural Designer, Gensler
Brandon Stephens, Division Manager, Rosendin
Chad Constance, Project Executive, Rosendin
Chad Schleicher, Director of Business Development, SmithGroup
Christian Solorio Sr., Project Manager, Architectural Resource Team
Clifford W. Toliver II, Project Director, AECOM Hunt
Eric Cylwik, Senior Virtual Construction Engineer, Sundt Construction Inc.
Jeff Frank, Vice President of Preconstruction, Tutor Perini Building Corp
Jitka Dekojova, Associate, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Jose Gutierrez, Systems Administrator, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Kyle Fischer, Principal, Ikthus Design
Lindsey Schultz, Office Leader/Structural Engineer, Meyer Borgman Johnson
Melanie Lincoln, Preconstruction Project Manager, AECOM Hunt
Milos Vasiljevic, Program Manager, HDR
Oswaldo Bravo, Senior Associate, Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Sean Slawson, Project Director, McCarthy Building Cos.
Steve Bradford, Industrial Group Preconstruction Manager, Sundt Contruction