March 29, 2017 | Charlotte, N.C. | People
Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that Mary Clayton, a senior vice president in the firm’s Transportation market, has been recognized for her long standing commitment to the Charlotte Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) with the establishment of the Mary N. Clayton Honorary Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to a young woman who plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field.
“I am incredibly proud of Mary’s outstanding service to our industry, as well as her support of professional women in transportation,” commented Michael Flatt, P.E., Transportation division vice president at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “As a senior leader at our firm and industry veteran, Mary has a wealth of knowledge to share with developing engineers. This scholarship is a fitting tribute to her contributions.”
“I am grateful and humbled to be honored by an organization that is dedicated to supporting women in the transportation industry,” commented Clayton. “My career has been very rewarding and I hope that other women will pursue careers in transportation. My hope is that this scholarship will help a young woman to follow her passion, as I have been able to do.”
Clayton has been actively involved with WTS for more than 10 years. She has previously served as the Charlotte chapter president and currently serves as an at large board member. Clayton is also involved with the North Carolina Public Transportation Association, Women Executives and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce’s President’s Circle, Board of Advisors and Economic Development Council. Additionally, she founded Women of Power, a 45-member group supporting female business and community leaders. Outside of the office, Clayton volunteers her time with Misty Meadows Mitey Riders, a non-profit offering therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities for special needs children, as well as the Allegro Foundation, a non-profit organization creating new techniques to teach children with disabilities and enhance their quality of life.
Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)
is an international organization dedicated to advancing women in transportation. The organization promotes lifelong careers in transportation, actively working to attract, retain and advance women in the industry. Founded in 1977, WTS has more than 6,500 members and provides professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities for female transportation industry professionals.