C+S May 2022 Vol. 8 Issue 5 (web)

Rising Stars in Multidisciplinary Engineering

Water Resources Project Manager Thomas & Hutton Mt. Pleasant, SC

Hillary Aton started her career at Thomas & Hutton in 2015 as a Water Resources Designer and quickly advanced to a Project Engineer within two years and Project Manager by 2020. Aton oversees various civil and water-resources related projects, from initiation through design and construction, serving multiple clients , including many local government agencies. Aton’s success is driven by a positive attitude and a sense of pride and responsibility, which has allowed her to grow and step into the role of master communicator, presenting project updates to stakeholders at neighborhood meetings, local government councils, HOAs, and private developers with ease. Accomplishments/Projects: Drainage Improvement Studies - Forest Acres (City of Charleston), Phase 3 Drainage (City of Isle of Palms), Old Village (Town of Mount Pleasant), and Arbor Oaks (Town of Summerville), SCE&G Williams Station Spill Prevention (Berkeley County), Volvo Manufacturing Plant (Berkeley County) Education: MS in Civil Engineering, Clemson University, BS in Civil and Envi - ronmental Engineering, The Citadel Professional/Public Service: Berkeley County Habitat for Humanity, American Society of Civil Engineers, Member, Environmental Water Resources Institute, Member, American Public Works Association, Lowcountry Branch Secretary, Na - tional Association of Women in Construction, Palmetto Chapter, Founding Member

Hillary Aton, PE

Market Director–Transportation and Water Ulteig Fargo, ND

Aaron Lauinger’s 16-year history serving Midwest and Western clients covers multiple civil engineering disciplines. He has transformed Ulteig’s transportation and water sectors, serving as market director since 2017. His strategic leadership resulted in new markets in Colorado and Texas, resulting in a 90 percent growth rate and service offering expansions through new traffic, environmental, and bridge teams. Aaron created the “Energy and Infrastructure” podcast and published thought leadership on electric vehicle impacts to the AEC industry. Aaron has a passion for teaching, mentorship, coaching, and advocating for diversity and women in engineering. Accomplishments/Projects: Williston Basin International Airport (XWA), Project Executive Education: BS in Civil Engineering, North Dakota State University Professional/Public Service: American Council of Engineering Companies, North Dakota, CEO/Key Transportation Principal Committee, ACEC National, Energy and Water, Engineering Change Labs, Planning Committee, AWWAMember

Aaron Lauinger


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