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AECOMs Denise Berger is a Forces for Change award recipient

AECOM's Denise Berger is a Forces for Change award recipient

 September 26, 2022

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AECOM Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Denise Berger, received the Women Builders Council (WBC) Forces of Change 2022 Award at the Women Build It Champions award gala.

Leadership in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction industry

"Congratulations to Denise Berger, recipient of the Forces of Change Award at the 17th annual Women Build It Champions Award Gala, and all of the AECOM & AECOM Tishman Outstanding Women Honorees and Next Generation Honorees. Thank you for your leadership in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry," says AECOM. 

As Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for the U.S. East and Latin America region, Denise is charged with driving growth, strategic planning, digital transformation, innovation and marketing, and branding.

Further AECOM women honored

The awards saw further AECOM and AECOM Tishman women honored as Outstanding Women Honorees and also Next Generation Honorees

The Outstanding Women Honorees were:

  • Belinda Butler - Director, Safety Health & Environment, AECOM Tishman 
  • Anita DeVita - Senior Project Manager, AECOM Tishman 
  • Beverly Prior, FAIA, LEED AP - Vice President and Justice Lead, AECOM
  • Shila Shah-Gavnoudias, PE - Vice President, AECOM
  • Elizabeth Thompson, PE, LEED AP, ENV SO - Vice President & Civil Engineering Practice Lead, AECOM

The Next Generation Honorees were:

  • Allison Lane, RA, AIA, ASID, NOMA - Associate, AECOM
  • Melissa Marulli - Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, AECOM Tishman 
  • Andrea Moore - Senior Manager, Human Resources, AECOM Tishman 
  • Lauren Munro - Analyst, Risk Management, AECOM Tishman 
  • Kira Murphy - Structural Engineer, AECOM
  • Bahar Ozveren, PMP, LEED AP BD+C - Project Manager, AECOM
  • Lizzie Song-  Deputy Operations Manager, AECOM

Representing women in the construction industry

WBC is a leading association representing women in the construction industry on several important fronts: legislative advocacy, new business development and professional development with a special focus on leadership. WBC provides a dynamic forum that advances industry knowledge, addresses the barriers that prevent women from growing and facilitates solutions for policy makers and industry leaders.

WBC was founded by several women business owners who recognized the challenges of doing business in a traditionally male-dominated industry. Established in 2004, today it has grown to be one of the leading voices for women business owners and women professionals in construction. Its Board includes many of the leading women in construction.

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