January 30, 2017 | Nashville, Tenn. | Awards
Gresham, Smith and Partners announces Senior Environmental Engineer Devon Seal, P.E., ENV SP, and Water Resources Engineer Annie Blissit, P.E., ENV SP, have been named 2017 Top Young Professionals by Engineering News-Record
. The magazine bestowed the honors in recognition of both engineers’ contributions to their industry and communities as well as their professional achievements.
“Devon and Annie’s dedication to their clients, colleagues and communities sets an example for us all,” said Al Pramuk, chairman and CEO, Gresham, Smith and Partners. “They have each made tremendous contributions to the success of GS&P and our clients while seeking to make a positive impact on the world through the practices of engineering. I congratulate these two exemplary members of our staff on their well-deserved honors.”
Seal, who was profiled in the Jan. 30 edition
of Engineering News-Record Midwest
, is a chemical engineer and environmental consultant in GS&P’s Columbus, Ohio office. She has worked with clients across the Midwest, the U.S. and Europe, coauthored or contributed to eight Airport Cooperative Research Program Reports, and helped GS&P advance its capabilities as the premier deicer management consultant in the U.S. Seal joined GS&P in 2003, earned the firm’s 2010 Edgar Powers Jr. Memorial Award recognizing her leadership in the application of technology in her practice area, and was named a senior associate in 2016. Her many volunteer efforts to foster young people’s interest in the field of engineering includes service as a peer mentor to female engineering students through The Ohio State University’s Women in Engineering Program. She has also held numerous leadership roles in the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, which named her its Young Engineer of the Year in 2011.
Blissit, who was profiled in the Jan. 23 issue
of Engineering News-Record Southeast
, joined the firm’s Atlanta, Georgia office in 2013 and has contributed to water and wastewater treatment, permit compliance and supply projects for municipalities throughout Metro Atlanta and around the world. Named a 2016 Young Professional of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies, Blissit has held a variety of leadership roles with the American Society of Civil Engineers Georgia Section, the Georgia Association of Water Professionals and the Water Environment Federation. A frequent volunteer with industry and community-oriented organizations, she recently led a team of volunteers to Nicaragua to construct a 90-foot pedestrian bridge in a remote village. Blissit passed her professional engineer’s exam in December and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.