GS&P's Blissit Recognized as 2017 Young Civil Engineer of the Year

Young Leader Honored By ASCE’s Georgia Chapter

August 30, 2017   |   Norcross,  Ga.   |   Awards

Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that Annie Blissit, P.E., ENV SP, water resources engineer has been named 2017 Young Civil Engineer of the Year by the Georgia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The award is given to an outstanding young Georgia Civil Engineer. The award was presented at the ASCE Georgia Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet.

“We are proud and excited to share Annie’s well-deserved industry recognition. She is an exceptional young leader who’s enthusiasm and involvement is apparent to everyone around her,” said Al Pramuk, chairman and chief executive officer, Gresham, Smith and Partners. “She is a testament to our belief that our people are our greatest asset. Not only is Annie a tremendous asset to our firm, but to her community and the industry.”
 
Blissit’s engineering experience includes water and wastewater facilities, pump stations and environmental management projects including Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP). She has published research through and co-authored reference chapters for the Water Environment Federation. Blissit also led the 2013 ASCE Georgia Infrastructure Report Card evaluation of wastewater issues that guides policy for the Governor and Legislature of Georgia.
 
An active member of ASCE, Blissit was previously named 2016 Volunteer of the Year, served on the Section Board and represented the Georgia chapter at the 2014 ASCE Eastern Regional Younger Member Council’s (ERYMC) Multi-Region Leadership Conference. Through ASCE, in partnership with Mission: Hope, she coordinated a mission trip to Nicaragua to build a bridge across a deep creek to connect the village and community buildings and follow on work that included sampling of water sources and recommendations to improve the communities’ drinking water quality.
 
She was recently named as one of Engineering News-Record Southeast’s 2017 Top Young Professionals and the American Council of Engineering Companies 2016 Young Professional of the Year. Blissit is a member of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals’ Young Professionals Committee and the Water Environment Federation’s Student and Young Professionals Committee and Water Reuse Technical Committee. She volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, Hosea Feed the Hungry, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, United Way of Greater Atlanta and other organizations. She shares her passion for engineering by volunteering at career fairs and programs promoting science and engineering to students.
 
Blissit earned civil engineering and engineering & public policy degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in environmental engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. 
 

“We are proud and excited to share Annie’s well-deserved industry recognition. She is an exceptional young leader who’s enthusiasm and involvement is apparent to everyone around her. She is a testament to our belief that our people are our greatest asset. Not only is Annie a tremendous asset to our firm, but to her community and the industry.”

Al Pramuk, chairman and chief executive officer, Gresham, Smith and Partners
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