Corporate Sponsor of the Month

Every month, WTS Pittsburgh will highlight some of our wonderful sponsors and partners. Be on the lookout for feature emails the first and second Friday of each month!




August 2022



JULY 2022


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JMT is a multidisciplinary, 100% employee-owned firm and offers a full range of architectural, engineering, and construction related services to public agencies and private clients throughout the United States. JMT’s headquarters is in Hunt Valley, MD and has more than 40 offices throughout the country, including six in Pennsylvania. We have grown extensively and are now comprised of more than 1,800 employees. The firm is currently ranked #60 in the Top 500 Firms by Engineering News-Record (2021). Although JMT has evolved significantly, our goal to enhance built and natural environments remains. Learn more at www.jmt.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

JMT is a proud sponsor of the WTS Pittsburgh Chapter and very proud to support our talented employees in their current roles for WTS.

Kristen Sklarsky, PE | Highway Design Engineer

Kristen is one of WTS Pittsburgh Chapter’s longest standing members having attended the inaugural meeting to help launch the organization. She is actively involved recruiting new members, as the membership chair and is working hard to help our current members while seeking opportunities to grow and advance our supportive community.  

Gabrielle Barclay, EIT | Highway Design Engineer

Gabrielle has been involved with the WTS Pittsburgh Chapter for the past 2 years, joining shortly after starting her career with JMT. Since then, she has been an active member, attending most events and serving on the EPIC Planning Committee in 2022. During her time as an EPIC Committee member, she helped to plan the WTS Golf Tune-up event and attended monthly meetings. 

JMT on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)

At the heart of JMT are values that drive everything they do. They shape the mission, the work, what is delivered to its trusted clients, and how they support the JMT staff. These values define who they are: as professionals, as employee-owners, and as citizens.

JMT cares. This personal level of care is infused into the way we approach work, our community involvement as citizens, and how we support our staff. We advocate for a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment. JMT is guided by respect, collaboration, and empowerment as we seek to form and maintain lasting relationships. We are a longtime sponsor of several WTS chapters. We support our employees’ active engagement with WTS and other organizations, including our internal business resource groups (BRGs).


JMT’s Women’s Influence Network (WIN), a BRG comprised of employees from various offices, works towards the mission to connect, inspire, and empower women across the firm. JMT WIN was established by a group of driven people who wanted to address the need for a collaborative forum across all of JMT, where employees could discuss topics specific to women, share and grow in positive ways, and be agents of influence. 

In addition to JMT WIN, we support employee-formed and -led BRGs, including JMT Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (JMT BIPOC), JMT Promoting Respect for Identity Diversity and Equity (JMT PRIDE), and JMT Veterans and Their Supporters (JMT VETS). These BRGs foster a work environment that supports career growth, professional and personal development, and inclusiveness for everyone.


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At Michael Baker International, we promote equity and access for women in the transportation industry. Learn about our talented and dedicated employees who help WTS and the industry grow.

Wendy Berrill, P.E. Department Manager, Highway

WTS Pittsburgh Board Member, Director-at-Large overseeing Membership, Sponsorship, DE&I and Events Committees

Wendy leads a team of 20 employees and manages a variety of freight rail projects. She joined Michael Baker as an intern and has been growing her career with the company ever since. One of Wendy’s favorite projects was a classification yard expansion for Norfolk Southern that she saw from concept to construction. She was a lead track engineer for this project that involved designing over 30 miles of track.


Billie Joy Budner, P.E., PTOE Traffic Technical Manager

WTS Pittsburgh Member and Recognition Awards Committee Chair

Billie Joy supports the traffic group as Traffic Task Lead on bridge/roadway projects in Pennsylvania (PennDOT) and as a project manager for traffic projects in West Virginia (WVDOH). She works on signing and pavement marking plans, signal renovations and temporary traffic control plans, and she supervises three young engineers. She is grateful for the support of her Michael Baker colleagues and loves working with them daily.  

Rachel A. Sharp, P.E. Project Manager, Bridge

WTS Pittsburgh Transportation YOU Committee Member

Rachel serves as the Project Manager for several projects, including the FHWA/NHI Training program and the BRADD bridge design software program. Her experience includes all phases of engineering, including bridge design, analysis and complex load rating, for many DOT bridge design and rehabilitation projects. Rachel is celebrating 21 years with Michael Baker this month, and she credits her colleagues and the variety of projects she works on with making Michael Baker a great place to work.

Savanmaly "Molly" Shovlin Construction Services CM/CI Department Manager

Molly is focused on solving problems and finding creative solutions for clients. In her role, she maintains client relationships, pursues new CM/CI work for Michael Baker and leads teams on existing projects. A favorite project is the expansion of ALCOSAN’s wastewater treatment plant because of the complexity of the project and the top-notch team involved. Molly appreciates the professionals she works with as well as Michael Baker’s long history in the Western Pennsylvania market.

Dawn M. Spence, P.E., CM Project Manager, Aviation

Dawn is a Project Manager and Client Services Manager for several airports in the Pittsburgh region. She is involved in many aspects of engineering and project/program management and enjoys seeing a project from its infancy to completed construction. Standout projects for Dawn include the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) Reconstruction of Deice Pad C and a current project – the Morgantown Municipal Airport (MGW) Runway 18-36 Extension. Both projects exemplify teamwork among the client, agencies, contractors and the Michael Baker team. 



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JUNE 2022

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Salutes the Women who Find Solutions that Keep Us Moving


Ashley Wilcox is a TCI for field work and office management/document control. Currently, Ashley is working on an Epoxy Overlay Preservation Project on 22 structures across Westmoreland County (PennDOT District 12-0). Ashly assists the field inspection staff with questions and the PennDOT District 12-0 Inspector-In-Charge and Assistant Construction Manager with meeting preparation, processing additional work authorizations and work orders, project funding tracking, and compliance with quality assurance expectations.

Rania Asbahan, PhD, PE, PMP is the project manager assisting the City of Pittsburgh in the management of their federally funded bridge, street, and traffic projects. Her work includes programming and capital budget requests, drafting agreements and tracking them throughout the execution process, developing design scopes of work, and coordination with agencies, including design consultants and PennDOT.

Meredith Santini manages the Quality Assurance program for Construction Management/Construction Inspection. She performs documentation audits to ensure the documents are correct and consistent with client standards. She assists in monitoring agreement budgets, assists with inspector recruitment, and is responsible for coordination of CDR|M’s Project Team document collaboration system as well as the Massachusetts office project collaboration effort with MassDOT.

Part of CDR|M’s CM/CI Staff, Kathy Gloden is a TCI-2 and has worked on high-profile projects including construction of the Hulton Bridge in Allegheny County and the I-376 reconstruction of the Parkway West at the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport. Currently, she is working on the Nike Bridge and will start work at the McKees Rocks bridge in Allegheny County.

We are proud to serve as Construction Manager for our client, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), for the $780M Southern Beltway Project. The project is drawing to conclusion this year and garnering multiple awards. We are pleased to highlight the PTC, the entire team of contractors and consultants, along with our team members responsible for delivering this exceptional project:
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A Shout-Out to the Women Working on the Southern Beltway...

A Construction Manager for the $789M Southern Beltway Project, Carol Galand recognizes what is needed to complete all tasks. In addition to communicating with PTC personnel to follow through on the review & approval of change orders, Carol is the lead reviewer for extra work/force account items on most of the active Southern Beltway Projects.

Chris Mlinek serves as the Office Manager for the Southern Beltway. Not only does she manage the day-to-day office operations, but she receives complaints and monitors communications from the project website & answer service; she compiles and distributes a Weekly Status Update; and she schedules and coordinates all meetings. 

The Women who Make it All Possible....

Melanie Percha brings over 40 years’ experience to her role as the QA/QC Manager. Melanie served for 36 years at D10 (11 years as a Senior PM). She understands the need for quality and schedule-compliant deliverables from an owner’s perspective. As an employee of CDR|M, Melanie performed quality reviews on the D10 (E04411) SR 2003-153 and (E03722) SR 0058-358 structures, and PM for (E04574) Open-End for PM and Review Assistance.

Principal Construction Engineer, Debra Bredel, PE is currently providing technical support for the Southern Beltway Maintenance Facility. She previously served as the Project Manager for the Mon Wharf Switchback Pedestrian Bridge in Pittsburgh.  

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