Clark Maness Christine Goins
Congratulations are in order for the 2021 Young Professional of the Year Award recipients, Clark Maness, PE of WithersRavenel and Christine Goins, PE, CCM of Rummel Klepper & Kahl !
The Young Professional of the Year Award promotes the accomplishments of young engineers by highlighting their contributions to their respective firms and the engineering industry as a whole. The award is designed to enhance the image of engineering by recognizing young, diverse, and talented engineers, thereby portraying engineering as an exciting profession open to everyone. That excitement is evident in the work that Goins and Maness have done in their careers and we're happy to recognize them for their accomplishments.
Christine Goins, PE, CCM is the CEI manager at RK&K. Goins is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. She works in construction management overseeing a staff of nearly 30 engineers and inspectors across five NCDOT Divisions. Her colleagues describe her as a compassionate individual who “really takes the time to establish honest and caring relationships with everyone she meets”. As a member of ACEC’s Construction and Materials subcommittee, CMAA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and RK&K’s Women’s Leadership Forum, it is clear that Goins is dedicated to making a difference in the engineering industry.
Clark Maness, PE is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Environmental Engineering. After just a week with WithersRavenel, Maness was recognized by his colleagues as a talented professional with an eye for detail and attention to client needs. Clark leads multidisciplinary teams on water and wastewater plant projects, and water and sewer line projects, as well as the preparation of preliminary engineering reports. Since graduating in 2017, Maness has made remarkable strides in his career while volunteering in his community.
ACEC/NC celebrates you both – Cheers to the young professionals of the engineering industry!
Engineering Excellence Awards
Each year the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of North Carolina selects the top project from North Carolina engineering firms to go forward to the national ACEC's annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition. Since 1967, U.S. engineering firms have entered their most innovative projects and studies in ACEC's annual Engineering Excellence Awards program (EEA)—'the Academy Awards of the engineering industry'— honoring the year's most outstanding engineering accomplishments. Projects that are winners at state level EEA competitions are eligible for ACEC's national EEA competition. Stay tuned for 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards information.
Young Professional of the Year
The Young Professional of the Year Award strives to promote the accomplishments of young engineers by highlighting their engineering contributions and the resulting impact on society. The campaign is designed to enhance and improve the image of engineering by recognizing young, diverse and talented engineers, thereby portraying engineering as an exciting profession open to everyone.