Monday, January 16, 2012

ENR-Midwest Names Bob Summers one
of the Region's Top 20 Under 40 Engineers

POPLAR BLUFF, MO- Schultz and Summers Engineering principal Bob Summers has been selected as one of the top 20 under 40 rising stars by Engineering News Record (ENR) - Midwest. ENR Midwest is the foremost publication on all facets of the development, design and construction marketplace in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and eastern Missouri. They provide news, features and information about the people building the infrastructure projects in the Midwest. “Being selected by ENR for this list is a real honor.  I love my profession and work hard to design projects that improve the lives of the citizens in Missouri, but I never expected to get something like this.  It’s very humbling,” said Summers.     

Bob Summers
The Top 20 Under 40 Program received scores of nominations during a submission period extending from Nov. 1 to Dec. 8 but the final winners include 14 men and six women hailing from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin and Missouri.  The winners were chosen based on individual accomplishments along with their ability to demonstrate excellence and leadership in their professions. 

Bob and the other winners will be highlighted in the Jan. 30 edition of ENR Midwest.  SSE founder Stan Schultz added, “The judges could not have picked a better person to put on this list than Bob.  He is a true professional and I’m so happy to see him get the kind of recognition he deserves. He has been a real asset to our company and the communities we serve.” 
This year's Top 20 Under 40 include:

Sachin Anand, 39, Principal, dbHMS, Chicago
Zachary Borders, 33, Senior Urban Planner + Designer/Associate, HOK, Chicago
Brad Dannegger, 37, Vice President and Regional Manager, Arco/Murray National Construction Co., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
Katherine Darnstadt, 29, Principal, Latent Design, Chicago
Aash Desai, 33, Managing Principal, Helios Design Build, Chicago
Lisa Gomperts, 38, Principal, Schmidt Associates, Indianapolis
Tobias Heddinghaus, 39, Principal, Gray Design Group, St. Louis
John Lashenik, 37, Vice President, American Structurepoint, Indianapolis
Lira Luis, 38, Principal Architect, ALLL, Chicago
 Jeff Madden, 38, General Manager, Mortenson Construction, Madison, Wis.
Corrie Meyer, 34, Associate, Schmidt Associates, Indianapolis
Michael Rallo, Jr., 33, Senior Project Manager, Paric Corp., O'Fallon, Mo.
Peter Rumpf, 32, Integrated Construction Manager, Mortenson Construction, Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Beau Sanders, 31, Project Manager, GRAEF, Milwaukee
Amy Slattery, 33, Associate, BNIM, Kansas City, Mo.
Robert Summers, 34, Principal, Schultz and Summers Engineering, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Chuck Taylor, 38, Director of Operations, Englewood Construction, Lemont, Ill.
Peter Todd, 34, Owner's Agent/Program Manager, The Boldt Co., Milwaukee
Brian Volpe, 37, Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti, Chicago
Megan Zack, 34, Director of Sustainability, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, Chicago

The five Panelists who reviewed all the nominations include: James Arends, vice president and business development manager with Gilbane Building Co., Chicago; Fred L. Brandstrader, senior project manager with CB Richard Ellis, Chicago, and President of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects; Ashley Z. Hand, associate with AECOM, Kansas City, Mo; Colin Rohlfing, Sustainable Design Director with HOK, Chicago; and Anna Stern, vice president with Tri-North Builders, Fitchburg, Wis.

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