Cotton of PANYNJ recieves ACEC New York’s Chairman’s Award

July 03, 2018 - Owners Developers & Managers

The 2018-19 ACEC New York board of directors.

New York, NY The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC New York) presented the 2018 Chairman’s Award to Rick Cotton, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. This award was presented at the council’s annual meeting and awards luncheon at the Union League Club in New York City on June 6th. 

Additionally at this luncheon, for the first time in the award’s history, two candidates received the designation of Engineer of the Year: Andrew Ciancia, P.E., LEED AP, D.GE, F.ASCE, Langan Engineering; and Linda Shumaker, P.E., president/managing principal, Shumaker Consulting Engineering. Brian Towers, P.E., Jaros, Baum & Bolles was named the New Principal of the Year. 

Shown (from left) are: Brian Towers, New Principal of the Year;
Jay Simson, ACEC New York president; Linda Shumaker,
Engineer of the Year; and Andrew Ciancia, Engineer of the Year.

Also at the luncheon, ACEC New York inducted a new slate of officers and directors. All officers’ and directors’ terms began on July 1st.

Below is the full list of the ACEC New York board of directors for 2017-18:

• Chair: Richard McFadden, P.E., Jaros, Baum & Bolles

• Chair-elect: Thomas Cascino, P.E., AECOM

• Treasurer: Gregory Cummings, P.E., Larson Design Group

• Secretary: David Taillon, P.E., CHA

• National director: Thomas McLaughlin, P.E., HDR

• Vice chairs: William McCormick, P.E., Erdman Anthony; Charles Manning, P.E., Parsons Corporation; and Richard Zottola, P.E., Leslie E. Robertson Associates.

• Directors: Arthur Alzamora, Jr., P.E., Langan Engineering, Environmental, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, DPC; Richard Amodei, P.E., STV Group; Michael Anderson, P.E., AECOM; Anas Anasthas, P.E., CME Engineering Group, PLLC; Deborah Chase, P.E., Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.; Nancy Clark, P.E., KC Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.; Dino DeFeo, P.E., AKF; Thomas Duffy, P.E., Thornton Tomasetti; Richard Fischer, P.E., WSP USA; Jitendra Hirani, P.E., Hirani Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C.; John Hubert, P.E., WSP USA; Joseph Kime, P.E., Beardsley Design Associates Architecture, Engineering & Landscape Architecture, D.P.C.; Christopher McDermott, P.E., AECOM; Brian Miller, P.E., LaBella Associates, D.P.C.; Brett Reynolds, P.E., Maser Consulting P.A.; Michael Shamma, P.E., Gannett Fleming Engineers, P.C.; Timothy Walck, P.E., Wendel WD Architecture, Engineering, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, P.C.; John Waltz, P.E., LiRo Engineers Inc.; Neal Weitman, P.E., Louis Berger U.S.; and Cassandra Wetzel, P.E., GZA GeoEnvironmental of New York.

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