PWC CT Awards Five

(l-r): Patti Bilotto, Nichole Petersen, Kanu Maheshwari, Ashley Sullivan, Pedro Martinez, Kim Colapietro, and Alexis Hoff

Hartford, CT – On April 5, the Professional Women in Construction Connecticut Chapter (PWC CT) returned to its first in-person event where five people received professional achievement awards for their outstanding contributions to the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.

Ashley Sullivan, PE, president at O’Reilly, Talbot & Okun Assoc. (OTO) was honored with the Women of Achievement Award. She has over 20 years of experience in the AEC industry, providing expertise in geotechnical and environmental engineering. She was recognized for her natural ability to inspire, support, and create a workplace of equality, creativity and fundamental value at OTO.

Kanu Maheshwari, project manager, Babbidge Construction, accepted the Rising Star Award. She was recognized for her ambition, hard work, positive approach, and great skill and tremendous potential in managing construction projects.

Alexis Hoff, AIA, NOMA, architect, Amenta Emma Architects, was also honored with the Rising Star Award. She was recognized for her poise and confidence while presenting to clients and team members, and her significant design contributions.

The Excellence in Mentoring Award was given to Pedro Martinez, EIT, project engineer for BL Companies for his work and dedication to mentoring young civil engineers within the AEC industry. He has been an active member of the PWC mentor program.

Nichole D. Petersen, director of marketing, Flow Tech, Inc. was honored as Volunteer of the Year for her volunteerism and support of the chapter. According to PWC representatives, she has spent countless hours on her role as PWC board member, PWC communications chair, and has been a key part in growing the PWC CT brand.

The Bioscience Issues & Impacts program at the event included a presentation panel of Bioscience leaders and discussion topics such as emerging opportunities, facility needs, market hotspots, developing and recruiting talent, and future outlook.