We are pleased to share that Annie Weidert, Project Manager at Mead & Hunt for the EPC/Renewable Energy group, has won The Daily Reporter’s 2023 Women in Construction Award. The Daily Reporter annually awards 50 groundbreaking women in construction who are making way for future generations and overcoming barriers in the diversity-challenged industry. Annie exemplifies this and more, by supporting engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) & renewable energy projects with her impressive project management and engineering skills and experience.
Annie has over a decade of experience developing, designing, and managing projects in the biological wastewater treatment and biogas-to-energy markets. Annie earned a degree in BioMolecular Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering and held several engineering roles working for equipment manufacturers before joining the firm where she has served as a project development engineer, engineering project manager, and project manager for engineering and design-build/EPC projects.
At Mead & Hunt, Annie specializes in developing customized wastewater treatment and pretreatment solutions to meet process and regulatory requirements for municipal and industrial applications. She leverages partner, supplier, and subcontractor relationships to develop and deliver end-to-end solutions that meet customer needs. Throughout the EPC phases of turnkey projects, she builds strong relationships and coordination between Mead & Hunt engineering, fabrication, and construction teams, project vendors/subcontractors, and the end client/owner. She leads design document development and submittal review, equipment procurement and fabrication progress tracking, contracting, subcontractor management, and commissioning phase planning to deliver successful projects on track and under budget.
Annie actively participates in leadership, mentoring, and community roles within, and outside of the firm, including the following:
- Annie is a volunteer in the company’s “Culture Buddy” program, serving as a go-to mentor to aid in the onboarding and engagement of new employees during their first six months.
- Annie was selected as a Core Team member representing her market area in Mead & Hunt’s 10-year strategic plan development process.
- Annie is a Champion in Mead & Hunt’s Foresight, Innovation, and Technology initiative, promoting continuous improvement and innovation efforts within the company.
- Since 2017, Annie has served on the Industrial Advisory Committee for the BioMolecular Engineering program at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, providing guidance to the program on industry trends and needs to help the program produce industry-ready graduates.
- Since 2020, Annie has served on the planning committee for the Food & Beverage Environmental conference. This conference addresses the environmental challenges specific to the food and beverage industry, including sharing best practices and improvement strategies that help lessen the industry’s impact on the environment.
- Passionate about the importance of open, accessible, and robust elections to the democratic process, Annie has volunteered as a poll worker for the City of Milwaukee Election Commission since 2008, assisting in roles varying from poll worker, bilingual poll worker, early voting poll worker, same-day voter registration, and central counting of absentee ballots. She has also volunteered for the campaigns of numerous local and national candidates for office over the years.
- Annie is on the State Facilities Committee, and she has played a large part in keeping the committee operational during the pandemic. Additionally, with her involvement, the Division of Facilities Development Collaborative Conference has seen more engagement and higher attendance.
“Annie fully invests in every project she manages. She has earned a reputation at Mead & Hunt for being one of our most diligent design-build project managers,” says EPC Group Leader Tom Bachman. “Annie recently managed a large EPC project that was the company’s first full-scale anaerobic membrane bioreactor treatment system modeled after pilot testing. The project was completed ahead of schedule and is performing far beyond expectations.”
Annie has gone above and beyond in the industry and is very deserving of this recognition. Congratulations Annie!