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WTS-Boston congratulates Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E on being selected for our 2019 Woman of the Year Award!


Patty has worked at MassDOT for 32 years and became MassDOT’s Chief Engineer P.E., (Highway Division) in June 2013. She and her teams work to deliver a $1 Billion Construction program annually on hundreds of projects in 351 towns and cities across Massachusetts. Graduating from Norwich University, ‘87 B.S. Civil Engineer and M.S. Civil Engineering ’99 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Patty started her career in Worcester, MA in 1987 and has worked in various positions including Design Engineer, District Environmental Engineer, and District Highway Director. Some of her major accomplishments include development of a District Construction Database, overseeing a $16 million cable-stayed bridge in Fitchburg, and managed the award-winning Fast 14 project that replaced 14 bridges in 10 weekends on I-93 in Medford, MA. Most recently she is engaged in improving project delivery, building a fully integrated asset management system for the Highway Division, as well as serving as chair to the Asset Management Council for the agency. Patty’s passion for engineering has steered her career and helped promote engineering within the Commonwealth by hosting an annual Innovation Conference and founded the READi Committee for new innovations and pilot programs for MassDOT Highway Division.



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