What makes leaders stand out? Is it their pursuit of
passions, mentorship to others, or their involvement in the community? It’s all
of the above. Today, standout leaders know no age. PCL’s young leaders take the
initiative, set an example, and lead the way in the construction industry.
Thai continuously mentors students through the
ACE Mentor Program.
Jeremy motivates his team members to find
solutions to their challenges.
Lourdes takes every opportunity to continuously
Eric is currently working on the Lake Barkley project
in Cadiz, Kentucky.
Along with running Special Projects, Lucas is a
father of five young children.
PCL’s Thai Nguyen, Jeremy Voss, Lourdes Lopez, Eric Chavez,
and Lucas Mallory have all exhibited traits of young leaders which landed them on
Engineering News Record (ENR)’s Top 20 Under 40 list for the
California, Southwest, Southeast, and Mountain States regions.
“It is an incredible honor to have our young leaders
recognized across the US,” said Shaun Yancey, president and COO, US Operations.
“The future is bright for PCL with our company’s success being built upon the
shoulders of young leaders like these.”
PCL’S EMERGING LEADERS
to his profession, community, and the next generation of architecture,
engineering, and construction students makes him an outstanding leader and is
instrumental to his success. His innovative approach to solving challenges and
executing construction plans has positioned him as an integral and direct part
of PCL’s overall success. Thai manages PCL’s Special Projects for the
California Buildings group, a division that focuses on delivering projects valued
at up to $10 million. His involvement in the ACE Mentor Program started in 2003
when he attended high school, and he has now returned as a mentor and board
member. In 2013, he received the ENR/McGraw Hill ACE National Exemplary Mentor
Award. His passion for education and mentoring sets a positive example for
colleagues and industry leaders alike.
Jeremy is the
type of leader that all companies wish they could duplicate. His outgoing
personality draws people in, and his drive and work ethic have helped him
achieve success throughout his career and personal life. As a senior project
manager for PCL’s Orlando office, Jeremy has worked his way through many
successful projects, including Streamsong Resort and the Orange County
Convention Center. He empowers his team members by trusting them with
opportunities, taking the time to listen and understand their needs, and
motivating them to find solutions to challenges. He has set an example for
others to follow, and his resolve to give back to the community makes him an
inspiration to his peers.
Lourdes has always placed a high priority on
relationships with owners, designers, subcontractors, and coworkers. In doing
so, she’s created an atmosphere of trust, cooperation, and open communication.
As a project engineer for PCL’s Water Infrastructure Group in Phoenix, quality
is innate in Lourdes, and her work is executed with the highest degree of
professionalism and excellence. She actively works to enhance the success of
women in the construction industry while furthering her own leadership skills,
and is currently the president of the Greater Phoenix Chapter of the National
Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and the chair of the AZ Water
Association’s Young Professionals Committee. Lourdes dedicates tremendous time
and energy to organizations such as NAWIC, AZ Water Association, and the
Advancing Women in Construction (AWIC) group at Arizona State University, her
alma mater, for personal and professional growth, and the benefits of her
involvement extend far beyond herself.
career, he has eagerly assumed elevated leadership roles, guiding teams through
unique, often unforeseen, challenges. His breadth of knowledge and passion for
the industry make him a desired mentor on project sites, and he has remained a resource
to his mentees even after they’ve moved to the next stages of their careers. Eric
has played key roles in a variety of transportation infrastructure projects,
including the Gilmerton Bascule Bridge Replacement in Chesapeake, Virginia, and
currently the Lake Barkley Bridge Replacement in Kentucky. As project manager,
Eric continues to grow,
and his ability to excel in daily duties and better himself through acquiring
certifications and licensures will propel him to the top in the industry.
and confident personality, along with his genuine passion for delivering his
best, has positioned him as one of PCL Construction’s influential young
leaders. His business and civic leadership potential is limitless because of
his enduring spirit for helping others, determination to provide excellence in
construction, and passion for positioning his entire team for success. He has
built a career on establishing and growing long-lasting relationships, and
continues to do so every day he comes to work. As manager of Special Projects
in Denver, Colorado, Lucas’s leadership qualities shine through on every
project he manages. Along with balancing the load of running the demanding
Special Projects division, Lucas is a father of five young children and an
active community member, exemplifying PCL’s guiding principles of social