Megan’s got it right, she’s starting early

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superwoman300x200What really sets someone apart in the AEC industry? How do we distinguish between “good” and “truly exceptional”? Each year, ENR attempts to answer this question as it honors outstanding young professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction industry.

To be selected as one of ENR’s Top Young Professionals, one must embody the most worthwhile qualities in our industry. Professional excellence, while important, is not enough. A strong commitment to advancing our communities is also needed. I am thrilled but not surprised to announce that Megan LeRoy, PE, has been chosen as one of ENR’s Top Young Professionals in California.

Advancing her profession

Megan is a dedicated engineer, consistently going above and beyond for her clients and projects. In addition to her work at Mead & Hunt, she seeks to further her profession outside her firm. She started the new Emerging Professionals Committee for the Floodplain Management Association in 2017. The committee coordinates opportunities for new professionals in floodplain management to network and interact with those with more experience. It is important to maintain an open dialogue between new and experienced professionals—it keeps our industry alive and thriving.

Enriching lives in her community

Megan is active in her community outside of work as well, contributing to her local Girl Scouts council and participating in Evenings with Industry, where she mentors students. I admire the value she places on bettering her community and maintaining her interests outside of work even as she advances her career.

Going above and beyond

Megan is involved in a number of professional organizations aimed at the advancement of human welfare, indicating an altruistic mentality to compliment her professional skill. Megan is the ASCE Sacramento Section Senior Director —an organization dedicated to the advancement of the profession of engineering as well as the advancement of human welfare.

Megan also served as president of Engineers Without Borders Sacramento Valley Professional Chapter, an organization which seeks to empower disenfranchised communities to meet their basic human needs. She continues her involvement in the organization, participating on project teams and supporting design efforts.

As I work with Megan, I am continually impressed by her willingness to take every opportunity to better herself, her career, fellow professionals around her, and her community. Megan embodies many of the values Mead & Hunt espouses. She takes care of people and wants to do the right thing! Additionally, she is eager to learn, continually seeking opportunities to step outside of her comfort zone. She is not afraid to push herself to achieve great things within the AEC industry and for the greater community she serves.

One of our most highly respected and senior engineers in the office said of Megan’s involvement in the industry, “Megan’s got it right, she’s starting early.” She is a terrific role model for other up and coming engineers in the industry, and I am proud to work for a firm that values and encourages young professionals. Please join me in congratulating Megan on her selection as one of ENR’s Top Young Professionals! I could not be more excited to see what she accomplishes in the future.


Nathan Rockwood, PE, SE

About the Author

Nathan Rockwood, P.E., S.E., leads our Sacramento office, managing workload resources and bolstering relationships internally and externally. He provides structural design for water resources projects including dams, pump stations, water control structures, intakes, outlet structures and control buildings.

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