2020 Young Professional of the Year Award Winners

Jason Bock, P.E.
Geotechnical Resources, Inc., Beaverton, OR

Through his involvement with EERI and ASCE 7-22 subcommittees, Jason Bock is shaping the profession’s understanding of the interaction of seismic forces on soil and structures. He has integrated his research and expertise into the seismic resiliency upgrade project at Portland International Airport, in which he is working with the project team to design a foundation retrofit to existing structures, new resilient concourses, and a runway designed to be functional following a major earthquake.




Emily Bernzott Emm, P.E.
NTM Engineering, Inc., Dillsburg, PA

Specializing in hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) design and waterway permitting, Emily Bernzott Emm is the H&H engineer on several major infrastructure projects across Pennsylvania and the lead engineer and assistant project manager for NTM’s H&H work on FHWA Pilot Study for the Site-Specific Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analyses for Assessing Transportation Infrastructure Vulnerability and Resilient Design for Bridges in Pennsylvania. She is the current president of the Central PA Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar.




Alexandra Gore, P.E., PMP
Lead Transportation Engineer
WSP USA, Inc., New York, NY

After successfully serving as client liaison on the $40-million LaGuardia AirTrain project, Alexandra Gore was nominated for and completed WSP's nine--month-long 2019 Global Project Management Academy, graduating with a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential. She serves as the National lead for WSP's 3,000-member Developing Professional Network and is vice-chair of ACEC New York's Emerging Leaders Committee.




Susan Mukai, P.E., LEED AP
Senior Engineer
Brown and Caldwell, Honolulu, HI

Beginning her career as a seasonal intern at Brown and Caldwell in 2007, Susan Mukai has advanced to be a senior engineer, project manager, and supervisor. She is the project manager for a multi-million-dollar design project to convey and reuse highly treated wastewater effluent and surface water supply for agricultural irrigation. Within the firm, she was the co-facilitator of the 300-member Rising Professionals community of practice.




Walter Thomas Edward "Eddie" Wade, P.E.
Executive Vice President
Croy Engineering, Marietta, GA

As Executive Vice President and the youngest owner of the firm, Eddie Wade leads Croy Engineering's business development efforts, effectively doubling the company's revenue during his tenure. He is actively involved in numerous corporate, industry, civic and charitable organizations and has been named Georgia's Young Engineer of the Year, a "20 Under 40" recipient, and a "Next Generation Award" winner.




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