PHILADELPHIA and PHOENIX, March 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received two awards from the Metro Phoenix Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS).
The first award recognized Hill as the chapter’s Employer of the Year. This award is presented to a firm that displays an outstanding record of affirmative action in hiring and promoting at all employment levels, supports the continued success of its employees through professional education, professional organizations and professional development opportunities and encourages young women to enter the transportation field by providing internship opportunities.
The second award recognized Petrina N. Lundy, Director of Design with Hill’s Proposals and Graphics Group, as the chapter’s Member of the Year. Lundy has more than 18 years of graphics design and animation experience and has been a WTS member since 2012. She has served as the chapter’s Awards Ceremony Chair for the past four years and has recruited volunteers, created themes and branding for the event, developed programs and provided assistance with marketing and collateral material for the chapter. The Member of the Year award is presented to a member for their dedication to the WTS goals and principles and for supporting the attraction, retention, and advancement of women in transportation.
The awards were presented to Hill at the chapter’s Annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony held on March 12, 2016, at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona.
“We are honored to have been recognized by WTS as Employer of the Year and congratulate Petrina on her selection as Member of the Year,” said Michael B. Smith, Senior Vice President and Western Regional Manager for Hill’s Project Management Group. “Hill supports the mission of WTS and will continue to promote equality of opportunity throughout our company,” added Smith.
WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. Boasting more than 5,000 male and female members, WTS is helping women find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry. Through its professional activities, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders, WTS is turning the glass ceiling into a career portal. For more information on WTS, please visit their website at www.wtsinternational.org.
Hill International, with 4,700 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the seventh largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.
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