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ABC New Orleans/Bayou Chapter accepts articles & notices to highlight the accomplishments of our membership.  If you, your company, or your company colleagues have been recognized for an industry achievement or have gone above & beyond in community service initiatives, please let us know, and we'll make every effort to include it here in a timely manner.

Cardwell Named to ENR Texas & Louisiana
Top Young Professionals for 2017

After weeks of review, an independent panel of judges has selected ENR Texas & Louisiana’s Top Young Professionals for 2017. Formerly our Top 20 Under 40, this revised program honors a max of 20 honorees in each region, and limits the number of winners from a specific firm at three and no more than two honorees from one office. Submissions were only accepted from entrants aged 40 and younger.

Firms from across the region submitted approximately 50 entries into this year’s contest—from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. These individuals are then judged by three primary criteria: industry experience and education; career and industry leadership; and community service and involvement.

We’d like to thank our esteemed judging panel who reviewed every entry submitted and abstained from voting when any conflicts of interest arose. This year’s panel included: Brad Brown, President, Austin Commercial; Jing Johnson, President, Prism Renderings; and Jennifer Woodruff, Director of Marketing, Associated Builders & Contractors of Greater Houston.

Below, we’ve listed the 2017 Texas & Louisiana Top Young Professionals (in alphabetical order by last name). Please be sure to read more about these rising young professionals in the February 13 issue of ENR Texas & Louisiana. Congratulations to our winners!

Palmisano is proud to start out 2017 with 7 new hires, including a Human Resource Manager, Team Leader and 5 new employees in our Concrete Division. Kristen Stachowiak will serve as HR Manager and Sarah Norman comes on board as a Team Leader. 

Palmisano will benefit from Kristen Stachowiak's  8+ years of experience as a HR professional in the construction industry and elsewhere. Her ability to transform and grow businesses through innovative human capital focused initiatives matches Palmisano's mission to create a vibrant, innovative and fun company culture. Kristen will focus on enhancing our culture, improving the workplace environment and achieving cost optimization through effective and efficient HR process design and technology utilization.

Sarah Norman joins us from the Washington, DC area. She is a New Orleans native with 14 years of construction industry experience, having worked as Project Executive, Project Manager and Design Manager. Sarah brings expertise and a passion for historic renovation to her role as Team Leader. She has managed projects ranging from 4 Million to 160 Million renovations, with a portfolio topping more than 440 Million.‚Äč