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Engineering News-Record Showcases the Construction Industry’s Best; Reveals Top 25 Newsmakers

Gala will honor finalists and Award of Excellence winner on April 7 in NYC
New York, NY – January 27, 2011  

McGraw-Hill Construction’s Engineering News-Record (ENR) has announced its Top 25 Newsmakers of 2010, a prestigious list of construction professionals who have made significant contributions to the industry and the public this past year.  The Newsmakers and a to-be-announced Award of Excellence winner will be honored by more than 1,000 construction industry leaders at a black-tie gala at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on April 7.

Selected from a large pool of nominees judged by ENR editors, the Top 25 Newsmakers are:

  • Jeffrey M. Baker, Director of Laboratory Operations, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Dept. of Energy
  • Joseph S. Collins, Crane and Heavy-Lift Consultant
  • Marty Corrado, Project Executive, Field Operations, Skanska USA Building Inc.
  • Christine Fiori, Geotechnical Engineer and Director of Undergraduate Programs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Gary Fore, Vice President (retired), National Asphalt Pavement Association
  • Joseph E. Gott, Chief Engineer and Capital Improvement Director, U.S. Navy’s Naval Facilities-Engineering Command
  • Melina Harris, President, Sisters in the Building Trades
  • Randy Holman, Program Manager and Deputy Director, Joint Program Management Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Alan P. Jeary, Chief Technology Officer, STRAAM LLC
  • Dennis Kamber, Senior Vice President and Director of Water-Resources Practices, Arcadis-U.S.
  • Michael Kennedy, General Counsel, Associated General Contractors of America
  • H. Dean McLure, President and CEO, TTL Inc.
  • Gilberto Neves, CEO, Odebrecht Construction
  • Marianne O’Brien, Principal, SmithGroup
  • Gustavo J. Parra-Montesinos, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Melinda Peters, Project Director, Inter County Connector, Maryland State Highway Administration
  • Dennis C.K. Poon, Managing Principal, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Timothy A. Reinhold, Senior Vice President of Research and Chief Engineer, Institute for Business and Home Safety
  • David Rempel, Professor and Head of Ergonomics, University of California-San Francisco
  • Paul C. Rizzo, President and CEO, Rizzo Associates, Inc.
  • Dwayne Smith, Senior Engineer, URS Corp.
  • Jim Stefanic, Operations Manager, Geotec Boyles Bros.
  • Steve Underwood, Project Manager, MTI
  • Robert C. Wible, Consultant and Project Manager, Alliance for Building Regulatory Reform in the Digital Age at FIATECH
  • John Wood, Senior Vice President, Mortenson Construction


For more details on the Top 25 Newsmakers, visit http://enr.construction.com/people/awards/2011/0112-Top25Newsmakers.asp.  To attend ENR’s Award of Excellence luncheon and evening black-tie gala on April 7 in New York City, go to http://construction.com/events/2011/AOE/.

Sponsors of the 46th Annual Award of Excellence include AECOM, the Construction Management Association of America, FIGG, Hill International, McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc., and United Rentals.

About McGraw-Hill Construction:
McGraw-Hill Construction connects people, projects, and products across the construction industry.  For more than a century, it has remained North America’s leading provider of project and product information, plans and specifications, and industry news, trends, and forecasts.  McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one million customers in the global construction industry through Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record, GreenSource, and SNAP.  To learn more, visit www.construction.com or follow @mhconstruction on Twitter.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies:
Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a leading global financial information and education company that helps professionals and students succeed in the knowledge economy.  Leading brands include Standard and Poor’s, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts energy information services, and J.D. Power and Associates.  The Corporation has approximately 21,000 employees with more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2010 were $6.2 billion.  Additional information is available at www.mcgraw-hill.com.

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Media Contacts:
Lisa Jaycox, Manager, External Communications,
The McGraw-Hill Companies Information & Media, +1 212-512-3272, lisa_jaycox@mcgraw-hill.com

Kathy Malangone, Senior Director, Marketing Communications,
McGraw-Hill Construction, +1 212-904-4376, kathy_malangone@mcgraw-hill.com

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