Rochester Hills, Mich. - Spalding DeDecker Associates (SDA), a regional civil engineering, landscape architectural and surveying firm announced that Dana Suggitt was named the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Southeast Michigan-Branch Young Civil Engineer of the Year. This award recognizes younger members for their continued and active service to the branch and profession. 

Dana Suggitt earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University.  As an engineer for SDA, Ms. Suggitt is involved in engineering site design for commercial, healthcare, K-12 education, higher education, retail and municipal sites.  She is part of SDA’s ADA Compliance committee, which serves to keep the company up-to-date with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Ms. Suggitt is heavily involved in SDA’s pavement management program performing pavement assessments, design and construction observation.  Ms. Suggitt is an active member of the Southeast Michigan Branch of ASCE, serving as director of technical activities. She serves as president for the Michigan Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar.

“What sets Dana apart from many other young engineers is her involvement as a leader in professional organizations and charitable events. Technically, Dana is a great engineer, but her enthusiasm towards giving back and leading organizations and events outside of her regular responsibilities is one of her greatest strengths. I am delighted and proud of the recognition Dana is receiving,” said President Steve Benedettini.