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EA Engineer Receives 2011 Young Professional of the Year Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies
Hunt Valley, Maryland (4 November 2011)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EA), a leading provider of multidisciplinary environmental services, announced today that Abbie Adams Smith, P.E., C.E.M, M.B.A., is one of only five national recipients of the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC’s) 2011 Young Professional of the Year award. Commemorative plaques were presented on 21 October 2011 during an awards luncheon at ACECís Fall Conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This national awards competition program recognizes the accomplishments of young engineers by highlighting their professional accomplishments and the resulting impact on society. To be eligible to compete in ACEC’s highly selective application process, nominees must have a degree in engineering from an accredited college or university, and be 30 years of age or younger.
From left to right:
David Raymond, President and CEO of ACEC
Everett Cowan, President of Committee of ACEC Fellows
Abbie Smith, ACEC Young Professional of the Year
Terry Neimeyer, Chairman of ACEC
Photo source: ACEC
Mrs. Smith, an environmental engineer, began her career at EA in 2003 and specializes in the planning and design of water/wastewater, energy, and solid waste facilities. Last year alone, she managed over $1 million in engineering projects to support the $4 billion Base Realignment and Closure program at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She also utilizes her exceptional skills to mentor the next generation of engineers and to benefit underprivileged children. For 4 years, she has chaired Day with an Engineer for the local post of the Society of American Military Engineers, annually connecting over 100 high school students with professional engineering mentors. Since 2004, she has also coordinated an annual holiday gift drive for a local Baltimore orphanage.
Michael Battle, EA’s Chief Operating Officer, noted, “We are both thrilled and proud that Abbie has become the first engineer in our company’s history to win this prestigious award. She is one of the best and brightest young professionals in our industry, bringing a unique blend of technical ability, enthusiasm, and leadership to her client engagements. Her record of service in student outreach and community giving is commendable. Abbie is most deserving of the recognition she has received this year.”
Earlier this year, Mrs. Smith was the recipient of two similar awards in her home state of Maryland: Young Professional of the Year award from ACEC/Maryland and Young Engineer of the Year award presented by the Engineering Society of Baltimore, Inc.
About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
EA provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of government and industrial clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 400 professionals through a network of 21 offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 38 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit http://www.eaest.com.