Allyson Monsour Named ACEC Virginia 2015 Rising Star

Allyson Monsour has been honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia with a 2015 Rising Star Award. Allyson is being recognized as an outstanding professional with less than 15 years of experience who is making significant contributions to her company.

Allyson is a civil engineer at Clark Nexsen and a member of the firm’s land development team. During her seven years with Clark Nexsen, she has served as lead engineer for commercial and land development projects and as team leader for Geographic Information Systems projects.

“Allyson is a tremendous asset to the firm,” said Clark Nexsen civil department head, Chris Aebel. “After studying the impacts of the new Virginia stormwater management regulations and how they will affect future projects, she has taken an active role on a special committee Clark Nexsen formed to address the issue.”

As a public speaker at engineering workshops, colleges, and high schools in the area, Allyson is an advocate for the civil engineering profession. She holds a bachelor’s of science degree in civil engineering from Old Dominion University and graduated magna cum laude. Allyson is scheduled to receive her master’s degree in civil engineering in 2016.

ACEC Virginia created the Rising Star Award to promote and recognize employees of member firms that contribute to their company’s ability to function and succeed in the engineering industry. This year’s recipients will be recognized at the ACEC Virginia 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on Feb. 5 at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia.