Emerging Leader

The ACEC/MN Emerging Leader Award was developed to recognize an ACEC/MN member still in the early stages of their career who has already contributed significantly to the association.

The 2019 Emerging Leader Award was presented to Vahid Raboodan of EVS, Inc. (pictured right with President, Dan Larson.) This award was created to recognize an ACEC member still in the early stages of their career who has already contributed significantly to the association and the profession. Vahid has been proactively involved in the leadership of young professionals within our industry and served as the chair of the ACEC/MN Emerging Professionals Committee, spending countless hours planning events, leading meetings, and encouraging young engineers to become active leaders within our industry.

Vahid has also been an active member of the ACEC/MN Workforce Development Committee since its inception in 2016 and has been an integral part of the outreach team participating in multiple activities including STEM Link, Engineering Week, and TechFest at The Works Museum. He fostered ACEC’s connection to BEST Academy for engineering week outreach and developed the activity featured in the 2019 STEM Link Event.

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Vahid Raboodan (right) receiving the 2019 Emerging Leader Award from President, Dan Larson

Emerging Leader Award Recipients

2013 - Jonathan Wacker
2014 - Bridget Osborn
2015 - Tim Lamkin, Jr.
2016 - Jake Turgeon
2017 - Ricky Kirchner
2018 - Eric McElrath
2019 - Vahid Raboodan