2015 PSEC Awards Banquet

The 57th Annual, Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC), Engineering Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at 6:00PM in the Skyline Room at the Museum of Flight at the King County International Airport (Boeing Field).

We invite you to join us for this unique opportunity to celebrate the profession of engineering and honor the achievement of our colleagues.

This is the 70th year anniversary of PSEC.

Come early and enjoy the complimentary access to the museum's exhibits.

Awards will be presented to the following recipients

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PSEC is pleased to host Ms. Paula Hammond, Senior Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff as the keynote speaker. Her speech will be: "Engineering, a lasting legacy for Puget Sound".

Paula Hammond is the National Transportation Market Leader for Parsons Brinckerhoff, responsible for representing the company as an industry leader in the emerging transportation practice areas of: funding and finance, industrial and organizational arrangements, performance management and asset management, effective and efficient program management and project delivery, pricing and managed lanes, and innovative technologies in transportation operations.

Before joining Parsons Brinckerhoff in September, 2013, Paula dedicated her 34 year career in public service to improving the transportation systems in Washington State.  Working in all areas of transportation services and development, Paula has hands-on experience in system operations, planning, finance and program management, design, capital delivery and administration.

Since 2007, she served as Secretary of Transportation for Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) where she was responsible for leadership of 6,800 employees tasked with daily operations, maintenance and improvement of 20,000 lane miles of state highways and 3,500 bridges and tunnels, as well as the Washington State Ferries - the nation's largest.  Under Hammond's leadership, WSDOT developed and delivered a $16.5 billion transportation capital program, the largest in Washington's history, including the replacement of the Alaska Way Viaduct with the world's largest-diameter bored tunnel, as well as I-405 and SR 520 Corridor improvements.

Ms. Hammond has been a national figure on transportation issues, serving as an advisory committee member for the USDOT's Intelligent Transportation Systems Program and as a leader of numerous committees of AASHTO, including Chair of the Standing Committee on Highways, the High Speed & Intercity Passenger Rail Leadership Group, and Sustaining Transportation Steering Committee.  She also served as Chair of the States for Passenger Rail Coalition and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board.  Ms. Hammond is a graduate of Oregon State University (OSU) with a B.S. degree in civil engineering.  She is a registered professional engineer in the State of Washington.

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