MARGARET “MEG” PIRKLE, P.E. The first female to serve in the role of Chief Engineer for the Georgia Depart-ment of Transportation, Pirkle has held a total of seven roles in her 25 years with the organization. During her tenure, she’s managed the $930 million federal stimulus program and implementation of the Governor’s Winter Weather Taskforce. Chief Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation TYLER RICHARDS ANN PURCELL Vice Chair – Congressional District 1, State Transportation Board Purcell served in the Georgia House of Representatives in two separate terms. Her expe-rience includes office man -ager at Chatham Radiation Oncology Associates, a teach-er and a real estate salesperson. Purcell has been named 10 Top Women of Effingham County by Eff-ingham Herald and County Citizens . Richards helps maintain innovation, service excellence and good environmental resources stewardship in her current role with Gwinnett County. She also has experience as the Public Works Manager for the City of Atlanta where she oversaw wastewater treatment and watershed management. Richards was also previously the Deputy Director of Gwinnett County’s water, field operations and stormwater projects. Assistant Director, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources SALLY RIKER, F.SAME Partner, Lowe Engineers LLC TRACY RATHBONE Rathbone manages a current budget of $9.4 million to develop infrastructure, greenspace, trails and enhance the overall quality of life in the Town Center Community Improvement District as its Executive Director. Past experience includes Coxe Curry & Associates, metro Atlanta’s largest nonprofit consulting firm. Rathbone was recently named the 2017 "Woman of Distinction" by the Cobb Chamber, 2017 member of the "40 Under 40" class by Atlanta Business Chronicle and a 2018 Notable Georgian by Georgia Trend magazine. Executive Director, Town Center Community Improvement District With 20 years of experience in the A/E industry, Riker has significantly increased Lowe Engineers’ clientele since joining the firm in 2003. Riker is a Fellow in SAME and is an Elected Director on the National Board of Di-rection for SAME. Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Board for Urban Land Institute Atlanta, Board of Directors for the Council for Quality Growth, SAME Savannah Post and is Co-Chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative for ULI Atlanta. MALAIKA RIVERS NICOLE REUTLINGER, P.E. Project Director, Atkins Rivers leverages her 24 years of experience to improve in-frastructure and service, man-aging two dozen capital projects as head of the Cumberland CID. She has delivered a 500 percent return-on-investment on these proj-ects. Rivers holds many recognitions: “Notable Georgian” and “40 Under 40” by Georgia Trend and “25 Power Women to Watch” by Atlanta Woman . Executive Director, Cumberland Community Improvement District Reutlinger has over 19 years of experience as a transportation engineer, working the past 14 years with Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. She is a program manager on projects for state, local govern-ments and community improve-ment districts. An active member of the American Society of Highway Engineers, Georgia Chapter, Reutlinger is the current National Conference Committee Chair. Her bachelor’s de-gree in civil engineering is from Georgia Institute of Technology. 28 ENGINEERING GEORGIA JENNIFER ROACH, P.E., CFM Water Resources Engineer/Team Coordinator, Thomas & Hutton With 11 years’ experience, Roach specializes in planning, designing, permitting and con-structing water resources-related projects. She’s had a hand in significant projects since beginning her career with Thomas & Hutton in 2006, including the Island Expressway Bridge over Wilmington River Hydraulic and Hydrologi-cal Study in Chatham County, Georgia Air National Guard Base-Wide Stormwater Management Study in Savannah; the U.S. Highway 17 Drainage Improvements in Glynn County; and the Tradeport West FEMA Study in Liberty County.