Diversity Information


This Committee shall foster diversity within our member companies; help our member firms encourage minority and woman employment while meeting legal and risk management requirements; and assist in the development of an educational and support infrastructure to encourage minority and woman careers in STEM fields.


Linda Moen, Chair – EFK Moen, LLC
Gretchen Ivy, Vice-Chair – HNTB Corporation
Abe Adewale – ABNA Engineering, Inc.
Ed Alizadeh – Geotechnology, Inc.
Tricia Bohler – Civil Design, Inc.
Christie Brinkman – Horner & Shifrin, Inc.
Buddy Desai – Jacobs
Tirzah Gregory – HNTB Corporation
Earl Harrison – Hg Consult, Inc.
Nilesh Lal – TSi Geotechnical, Inc.
Rick Lodewyck – CDG Engineers
Marjorie Melton – M3 Engineering Group
Raymond Okuagu – Premier Engineering Consultants
Tony O’Malley – Larkin Lamp Rynearson
Kimberly Robinett – TREKK Design Group
Renee Ross – WSP USA, Inc.
Vernal Stewart – SE3, LLC
Sunil Thakkar – Jasun Technologies
Lorenzo Thompson – Thompson Civil
Danette Yun – Quigg Engineering, Inc.
Srinivas Yanamanamanda – CBB



Colette Holt & Associates was retained by the State of Missouri Office of Administration (“OA”) to perform a study of possible disparities in access to state prime contracting and associated subcontracting opportunities on contracts awarded between July 2007 and June 2013 on the basis of race and gender. They explored whether Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (“MBEs”) and WomanOwned Business Enterprises (“WBEs”), collectively, “M/WBEs”, have equal access to state contracts, and if not, what remedies might be appropriate to redress the barriers created by race or gender discrimination.


  • Click on this link for results of the 2014 Disparity Study.