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Monica Louie
NEWARK, NJ—Monica Louie, a 23-year old Track Engineer in the Newark office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been recognized as a New Face of Civil Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Each year, as an integral part of ASCE’s National Engineers Week initiatives,10 young engineers, age 30 and under, are selected as the New Faces of Civil Engineering. The group represents not only those who have made an impact in their fields, but also in their own communities and in communities around the world through their volunteerism and community service.

Alex Karakhanov

HONOLULU, HI—Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) has hired Alex Karakhanov as a supervising estimator in the Honolulu office. His responsibilities include preparing estimates for PB’s infrastructure projects and reviewing change orders and claims on the Honolulu Rail Transit project.

Karakhanov has more than 26 years of project controls experience with expertise in planning, estimating, and value engineering for transit, power, highway, and bridge projects.

Allyson Teevan
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Allyson Teevan has joined the Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) as marketing and communications manager.

Teevan began her marketing career with Historic Manassas Inc. in Old Town Manassas, VA, and has worked for the [Fort] Belvoir Federal Credit Union and the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®.

Mike Gill Jr.
DENVER, CO—Mike Gill Jr. has joined Stantec as senior project manager in the company’s Denver transportation planning and traffic engineering practice.

Gill has almost 20 years of industry-related experience in engineering design and construction in both the private and public sectors. Most recently he served as group manager in the transportation engineering group for a major full-service engineering firm.

Beverly S. Silas
AUSTIN, TX—Beverly S. Silas, a board member of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) Board of Directors, has been named Woman of the Year by the Heart of Texas Chapter of WTS.

Silas is president and chief executive officer of Beverly Silas & Associates, a public involvement/public affairs consulting firm. She joined the Capital Metro board in January 2010 and was elected to the APTA Board of Directors in October 2010.

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