State Transportation Board Member Emily Dunn Among 100 Influential Women in Engineering

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Engineering Georgia magazine released its annual listing of “100 Influential Women in Engineering”– women of character, integrity and purpose. Emily Dunn, State Transportation Board member is among the distinguished list of women, which includes three other STB members, as well as six Georgia DOT team members.
“It is an honor to be able to highlight the achievements of the power players from engineering, architecture, and construction firms and from public agencies and private companies who are creating Georgia’s built environment,” said Michael L. “Sully” Sullivan, publisher of Engineering Georgia.
Dunn, who represents Congressional District 9 on the State Transportation Board, was elected in 2011. She previously served as board chairman—the STB’s first female chair—and is currently board secretary. Dunn is owner of Tom’s Amusement Company, Inc. and is known for her civic involvement. 

The State Transportation Board is comprised of 14 congressional districts each represented by a board member elected by a majority of a General Assembly caucus from their congressional district. Board members serve staggered five-year terms and guide the planning, development and management of the department and critical transportation projects in the state of Georgia.
Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) aims to deliver a transportation system focused on innovation, safety, sustainability and mobility. The Department prides itself on its diverse and well-trained workforce and is proud to recognize the achievements of these women.
Others recognized who are affiliated with Georgia DOT include:

  • Ann R. Purcell, State Transportation Board, Congressional District 1
  • Stacey Key, State Transportation Board, Congressional District 5
  • Dana Lemon, State Transportation Board, Congressional District 13
  • Meg Pirkle, P.E., Georgia DOT Chief Engineer 
  • Angela Whitworth, Georgia DOT Treasurer
  • Carol Comer, Georgia DOT Director of Intermodal
  • Marlo Clowers, P.E., Georgia DOT Senior Project Manager
  • Hiral Patel, P.E., Georgia DOT Director of Engineering 
  • Natalie Dale, Georgia DOT Spokesperson

The magazine also recognized Monica Flournoy, P.E. state materials engineer and Kimberly King, director of Equal Employment Opportunity as “Women in the Know.” These women were selected among those most likely to have considerable influence on the future of Georgia’s built environment.  They are on the fast-track to becoming the next generation of engineering influencers.

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