NANCY TURNER, P.E. In addition to her current role, Turner serves as Faculty Advisor for Kennesaw State University’s Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and its Competition Team. In recognition of this effort, she was named the 2017 Engineer of the Year in Education by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers. Turner launched her career at Lockheed Martin working on a top-secret project before turning to academia. Senior Lecturer, Kennesaw State University KELLI WEIGLE Weigle has proven herself an asset to her firm as the recipient of the THC Im-pact Award in 2016 and THC Employee of the Year Award in 2015. She is currently the Social Committee Chair for the American Society of Highway Engineers Georgia Section. Business Development Manager, THC, Inc. CHRISTINE VALLE, PH.D. Director, Women in Engineering Program Senior Academic Professional, Georgia Institute of Technology MELISSA WHEELER Transmission Project Management, Georgia Power Company Valle’s doctoral work was in the nondestructive evaluation of advanced materials using linear and nonlinear ultrasonics with computational modeling. She’s also worked on a research proj-ect sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Valle’s passionate about women and minorities issues in engineer-ing education and earned the Undergraduate Educator Award from the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning in 2010. In her current role, Wheeler focuses on evaluating and resolving GDOT projects for Transmission conflicts, coordinating different groups such as land, engineer-ing, construction and operations. Wheeler previously served as the Region 5 Director and Region 5 Governor for the American Soci-ety of Civil Engineers Georgia Section. SHERL A. WHITE LORETTA C. WASHINGTON, P.E., F. ASCE After launching LCW Engineering, Inc. in 2004, Washington became one of the few African American women in the United States to found an engineering firm. She brings over 32 years of civil engineering and construction management experience to her role, providing the firm’s clients with design and construction plans for public works infra-structure projects. President and CEO, LCW Engineering, Inc. White has won contracts with several state transportation agencies and toll highway authorities in her 28 years of civil engineering expe-rience. She's helped HNTB become known as a national engineering firm focused on technical excellence and innova-tion. White has participated in WTS Atlanta as a volunteer for 15 years. Civil Engineer/Design-Build Construction Manager, HNTB MALIKA REED WILKINS, PH.D., APR Director – Georgia Commute Options Marketing, Atlanta Regional Commission DR. KARI EDISON WATKINS, P.E. Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology Watkins’ research includes multi-modal transportation plan-ning and the use of technology in transportation. She co-cre-ated the OneBusAway pro-gram for greater Seattle-Ta-coma in Washington state, winning numerous awards for the project. She was named a Top 40 under 40 from Mass Transit Magazine in 2013 and New Faculty Award from the Council of University Transportation Centers in 2017. 30 ENGINEERING GEORGIA In her present role with the Atlanta Regional Commission, Wilkins manages Geor-gia Commute Options, a $20 million commuter travel program. She serves as strategist and content manager for ATLtransit.org and spearheads activities for the Transform 285/400 Major Mobility Investment project on behalf of the organiza-tion. Wilkins currently serves as the President of WTS Atlanta, a role she assumed in 2017.