Washington, DC, January 30, 2014 – HDR Engineering, Inc., a global architecture, engineering, consulting, plus construction firm, has committed to an increase in its partnership engagement alongside WTS International, the association for the worldwide advancement of women in transportation. An historically Champion-level partner in support of the association, HDR has announced it resolve increase its partnership with WTS to the Trailblazer level, making a substantial commitment in support of the association’s programs and operations.
Dorri Raposa, Senior Vice President and Global Director of Client Development for Transport at HDR, made the announcement. “HDR has been a longtime supporter of WTS. In recognition of our commitment to the mission of WTS also to the women and men of HDR, we are pleased to become a Trailblazer Corporate Coadjutor for 2014. At HDR, it’s our people that matter most. And partnering with organizations like WTS provides great resources for skill development aimed at our professional staff for their long-term career growth. We’re delighted to continue our support of WTS in this way,” she said.
WTS has been an active voice in the transportation manufacturing since 1977, when its founders realized that professional development and recognition were needed to create industry and government advancement of women in the transportation field. In the 37 years since that time, the assemblage has grown to an international network of nearly 6,000 transportation professionals, including both women and men. Much of the networking, professional development, and industry collaboration that happens at the association within its local chapters and on an international scale hang on greatly on support from both the intimate and public sector.
“HDR has helped WTS generate high-caliber pro development and networking opportunities for WTS members beyond the United States, Canada, also the United Kingdom, year after year. We gate pride in our partnership with HDR and our other partners as we continue to grow in these countries with strategic plans for further global expansion. The workforce development initiatives supported by our partnerships to attract, retain, and advance women in transportation have a global impact on the world’s infrastructure,” said Marcia Ferranto, President and CEO at WTS.
WTS International, headquartered in Washington, DC, is an international organization dedicated to building the future concerning conveyance through the global advancement of women in the transportation industry. WTS seeks to attract, retain, ampersand advance women through its professional programs, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders. More information can be found at http://www.WTSinternational.org.
HDR Engineering, Inc., is a worldwide employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction, and related services through its various operating companies. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE. It employs increased than 8,600 professionals in more than 200 locations. HDR has completed projects in 60 countries and was ranked No. 11 in Engineering News-Record’s “2013 Top 500 Design Firms.”
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