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Arcadis – Celebrating Diversity and Championing Women


Arcadis, a proud national sponsor of WTS International, is the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets. With 27,000 people active in over 70 countries, the firm applies their deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services, as they work in partnership with their clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of the clients’ natural and built assets.


At Arcadis, diversity is more than a word - it is a commitment underpinned by their core values. Arcadis is forward-looking and believes a diverse workforce contributes to their strength as a business. Diversity hones their competitive edge and contributes to their company’s strength. Arcadis actively promotes inclusiveness across the workplace, creating an environment where each individual has an equal opportunity to achieve his or her full potential, where human differences are valued and where employees feel respected and empowered in the decisions that affect them.


Arcadis fosters a high performing workforce that provides career equality, professional development and mentoring opportunities for career advancement. Their Women’s Network provides members with a collaborative, open environment to share information, resources, ideas and experiences for improving work-life balance. Participation from men and women is encouraged and Arcadis believes that, by working together, people with diverse experiences conceive the most innovative ideas.



Shelly is a structural engineer serving clients within the public and private sector of Ohio. Her transportation background includes more than 15 years of experience in both public and private industries, including bridge program management, inspection, design and construction; and specializing in solution-based project design, coordination and public relations during construction for significant gateway and corridor development. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Akron in Ohio.

·        American Society of Highway Engineers – Board Member

·        Former liaison to the Committee for the Future of Civil Engineering at the University of Akron

·        Former board member & Scholarship Chair, Association of Bridge Construction & Design Northeast Ohio

·        Summit County Engineer Miniature Bridge Building Competition - Coordinator and Judge

·        Mentor to grade-school aged boys and girls in Ohio, furthering the interests of bridge engineering


Regan is a results-oriented senior transportation planner and project manager with more than 13 years of experience. Her background is in comprehensive transportation planning at the local and regional levels, including specializations in performance-based planning and programming, policy analysis and development, corridor planning and concept development, public transit planning and service coordination, transportation demand management (TDM), bicycle and pedestrian systems, and stakeholder engagement. She also has extensive experience working with metropolitan planning organizations. She is the President of the WTS Atlanta Chapter.

·        President, WTS Atlanta Chapter

·        Member, American Planning Association

·        Member, Georgia Planning Association

·        Member, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals

·        Former Board Member, Georgia Transit Association

·        Former Member, Association for Commuter Transportation and Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations


Helga currently serves as a Vice President within Arcadis’ national Enterprise Client Development team, providing seller-leader capabilities to build Arcadis’ business with large public agency clients. She has a distinguished 30-year career in infrastructure development marked by rapid progression and sparked by successes in building new regional business and business lines for an international consultants new to the North American market. She has solid experience in integrating culturally different organizations and she is able to drive and manage programs involving both systems and people.

·        Member, WTS International

·        Member, American Council of Engineering Companies

·        Member, Professional Women in Construction

·        Member, Women’s Infrastructure Network


Erin is a transportation engineer. Her transportation background includes a specialization in surface water, system design and construction management, emergency response, NEPA regulations and environmental resource protection. She has dedicated much of her time supporting the engineering profession as well as communities all over the world.

·        Secretary, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Ohio Council

·        Paul L. Busch Prize winner, 2012, an ARCADIS award that recognizes employees who have made a significant contribution to human health and the environment

·        Past President and Board Member, ASCE Akron Canton Section

·        2009 ASCE Young Civil Engineer of the Year, Akron Canton Section

·        Member, American Society of Highway Engineers

·        Traveled abroad to India, Honduras and Liberia to support engineering and construction efforts in          underprivileged areas


Sharilyn is an accomplished strategy, proposal, and marketing professional with an in-depth knowledge of the engineering industry. She is a Senior Pursuit Strategy Leader with more than 39 years of experience.  Her background is in the management of early pursuit engagement, capture planning leadership, driving a proactive approach, and presentation facilitation to win infrastructure work.

·        Member, WTS Atlanta Chapter

·        Member, National Association of Professional Women, Atlanta Chapter

·        Member, Association of Proposal Management Professionals, Georgia Chapter

·        Former Keynote Speaker, Association of Proposal Management Professionals, Georgia Chapter

·        Former Member, Society of Marketing Professionals

To learn more about Arcadis, please visit their web site at https://www.arcadis.com/




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