Professional Engineers Of North Carolina

SUM 2014

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Fairfax, Va.-based Dewberry, a privately held professional services frm, named Pamela Townsend, PE, senior vice president and director of Southeast strategic planning and growth. She also will manage the frm's Raleigh civil infrastructure operations. Townsend previously was senior vice president at Los Angeles-based AECOM, where she was responsible for the Southern States District operations, including the proftability and direction of the $120 million, 500-person division. She also was responsible for the Southern states and Florida transportation operations. "We have gotten to know and respect Pam over the years through her reputation for client and project management and her community outreach," says Darren Conner, Dew- berry's southeast division president. "Her passion and dedication to our profession will make her a great ft at Dewberry." Townsend says: "I am excited to join Dewberry. We're going to be focusing immediately on expanding our services and growing our capabili- ties in the Southeast region. It's a good time to be here." Townsend's nearly 30-year career in the consulting engineering business includes program and project manage- ment of major federal, state and local government projects, including complex environmental studies and permit- ting, major transportation infrastruc- ture projects and multiple infrastruc- ture projects delivered through design-build and public-private-part- nership contracts. She is a past president of PENC and served as a director in American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina. She was a director on the WTS National Scholarship Board, chairing the scholarship selection committee, and served on the North Carolina Beautiful board. She was appointed to the N.C. State University Civil Engineering Advisory Board, and she chaired the university's 2012 Zia Lecture series on the Panama Canal Expansion, which was attended by more than 700 people. Townsend has recently accepted a board position with the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce. She also will be serving on the executive committee of NCGO, a coalition of transporta- tion advocates who support eforts t o improve transportation funding and the state's transportation infra- structure. She co-chairs the Business Advisory Board for the new STEM WAKE/N.C. State High School focusing on Engineering Grand Challenges, included in legislation developed by the JOBS Commission. Te governor appointed her to this joint legislative commission. She also serves on the Pathways to Prosperity Statewide initiative. Townsend's awards include WTS North Carolina Triangle Chapter's Woman of the Year; Triangle Business Journal's Women in Business; PENC President's Award; and PENC Central Carolina Chapter Engineer of the Year. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from N.C. State. She holds professional engineer- ing licenses in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia and National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. 26 the Professional Engineer Summer 2014 Townsend named senior vice president and director of Southeast strategic planning, growth at Dewberry P E N C T o d ay Townsend ECS Carolinas LLP promoted C. Nathan Nallainathan to national accounts manager after more than 10 years as a principal engineer in its Raleigh ofce. He will support client and project portfolio management and business development, provide prin- cipal review and help develop employees. He is a long-standing member of PENC and will be inducted as a fellow at the PENC Summer Conference. ECS is a diverse consulting frm that specializes in the related felds of geotechnical, environmental, construction materials and facilities engineering. ECS Carolinas promotes Nallainathan to national accounts manager

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