Judges for ENR Southeast’s 2023 Top Young Professionals contest had their work cut out for them, selecting this year’s group of 20 from more than 90 applicants across the Southeast's vibrant construction industry.
Each awardee will be profiled in more detail in the January 2023 edition of ENR Southeast, showcasing the remarkable career each has built in a short time that earned the title of Top Young Professional.
ENR Southeast thanks this year’s panel of judges for their hard work evaluating 92 entries: Kalyan Piratla, associate professor of civil engineering, Clemson University; Jeffrey Elsey, vice president Kimley-Horn; Lisa Bendas, project executive, Shawmut Design and Construction; Jonathan Williams, water business team leader, Garver; Wheeler Crook, vice president, Mills and Cawood; Lauren Swan, vice president, AECOM; Ryan Nash, president, Nash Plumbing & Mechanical; Brad Lockwood, vice president, Moseley Architects; Jennifer Todd, president, LMS General Contractors; and Allison Stewart-Harris, community planning manager, VHB.
Congratulations to ENR Southeast’s 2023 Top Young Professionals, listed below in alphabetical order:
M. Samer Alkhatib
Associate Vice President, AECOM; Tampa, Fla.
Project Manager, Thomas & Hutton; Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Senior Project Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie; Greenville, S.C.
Victoria (Tori) Brinkley,
Senior Lead Consultant, Civil Engineer, WSP USA; Atlanta, Ga.
President/CEO, Ruby-Collins; Smyrna, Ga.
Project Executive, business unit leader, Thornton Construction Company; Opa-Locka, Fla.
Partner, Adams and Reese; Tampa, Fla.
Project Manager, Superior Construction; Tampa, Fla.
Project Manager, Hensel Phelps; Nashville, Tenn.
President, W.S. Nielsen Company; Alpharetta, Ga.
Dr. Peeraya Inyim,
Virtual Design and Construction and Sustainability Director, Thornton Construction Company; Opa-Locka, Fla.
Project Director, Burns & McDonnell; Atlanta, Ga.
Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Director, McCarthy Building Companies; Atlanta, Ga.
Assistant Project Manager, Sustainability, Dewberry; Raleigh, N.C.
Arthur, (A.J.) Meyer
Vice President of Project Development, ANF Group; Davie, Fla.
Engineering Associate II, Transportation, AECOM; Columbia, S.C.
Project Manager, Hensel Phelps; Orlando, Fla.
Vice President of Preconstruction, Skanska USA Building; Durham, N.C.
Operations Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie; Birmingham, Ala.
Vice President, AECOM Hunt; Savannah, Ga.