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Women in Transportation Seminar opens Maine chapter Kleinfelder helps connect northeastern United States to global network

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

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AUGUSTA, Maine — Kleinfelder, a global science, architecture and engineering consulting firm, is pleased to announce their support of the new Maine chapter of Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS)—an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation.

Two Kleinfelder employees—Lisa Dickson, P.G., principal scientist, and Liz Dealy, P.E., senior project engineer—both in the firm's Augusta office—are members of the founding committee and were instrumental in bringing the new chapter to Maine.

"WTS provides significant professional development opportunities for women in the transportation industry, and although it's a global organization, its success thrives on its local chapters," Dickson said. "Having local, professional resources will be key to the advancement of women in our industry, which is why Liz and I intend to play an integral role in supporting the growth of this local chapter."

The inaugural meeting of the WTS Maine chapter took place on March 29, 2011, and was sponsored by Kleinfelder, as well as three other firms: Cianbro, Parsons Brinckerhoff and HDR, Inc. Other founding committee members include Kat Beaudoin, Peggy Duval, Rebecca Green and Joyce Taylor (all of MaineDOT); Emily Bickford (Cianbro); Margaret O'Meara (Parsons Brinkerhoff); Maria Fuentes (Maine Better Transportation Association); and Cheryl Martin (Federal Highway Administration).

To learn more about WTS, please visit their website at www.wtsinternational.org.

About Kleinfelder
Founded in 1961, Kleinfelder is a leading engineering, construction management, design and environmental professional services firm.  Kleinfelder operates from over 60 office locations in the United States, Canada, and Australia.  The company is headquartered in San Diego, California.