Corporate Sponsor Spotlight - Sewall
CORPORATE SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
Answers submitted by Lynn Frazier, PE, PTOE, Director of Business Development/Senior Transportation Engineer at Sewall
1. Tell us about your organization and what it does in the transportation sector.
Founded in 1880, Sewall is a multi-discipline consulting firm providing civil engineering, traffic, survey, and geospatial services to government, energy, and utilities. Transportation engineering services include development of temporary traffic control plans for construction and utility installation work, traffic impact studies, traffic signal design, traffic permitting, safety & parking analyses, capacity analysis, intersection & roadway design, corridor & planning studies, traffic data collection, and 3D modeling.
2. Location(s) and number of employees.
Headquarters are in Old Town, Maine, with an office in Yarmouth, Maine. 50+ employees.
3. WTS-Maine is grateful for your sponsorship. Why do you invest in WTS-Maine?
Our employees have routinely told us how thankful they are for WTS-Maine and how rewarding an experience it is. That's reason enough for us to invest!
4. What has been your favorite WTS-Maine event?
The summer planning meeting.
5. What is your organization’s biggest challenge in the short-term?
Finding qualified, diverse engineers to join our group.
6. What advice do you have for women entering the transportation industry?
Join WTS and make as many friends/mentors as you can. This network will serve you well for years to come.
7. From your organization’s perspective, what is a positive that has come from Covid-19?
An investment in our IT system that allows all employees to work from home as needed.
8. What is the best professional advice you have been given?
Seek out and work with people you like; you will spend a lot of time with your co-workers so you may as well enjoy it.
9. Do you have a favorite island in Maine?
Great Diamond Island
10. What is your favorite outdoor activity in Maine?
Kayaking, especially in the early morning or late afternoons when it's particularly peaceful.