YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

Annually, in conjunction with our parent organization the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), ACEC/MD presents a Young Professional of the Year Award.  This award recognizes the accomplishments of our member firms’ young engineers by highlighting their interesting and unique work, and the resulting important impact on society. 

2019 Winner

Dustin Kuzan, PE

PRIME AE Group

Dustin Kuzan is a Multimodal Mobility Manager at member firm PRIME AE Group.  A passionate leader and trailblazer in multimodal transportation and access, Dustin spearheaded his firm’s successful entrée into providing multimodal, safety and transportation planning services.  His leadership in the Maryland Strategic Highway Safety Plan’s (SHSP) Pedestrian Safety Emphasis Area and the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Pedestrian Safety Program has inspired innovation and resulted in the development of a MDOT endorsed professional training series that has advanced statewide practices in pedestrian safety.  Recently, Dustin was involved in the formation of a legislative taskforce focused on advancing bicycle and pedestrian safety legislation in Maryland.  In addition to holding a Master’s in Public Administration, and a certification as an Accessibility Inspector, he recently obtained certification as a Roadway Safety Professional (RSP) through the Transportation Professional Certification Board, becoming one of only 100 individuals in the country certified.

Dustin’s volunteer service started in college as chapter President of Engineers Without Borders.  Within the past decade he has also served as a board member of the Prince George’s County Young Democrats, founded and orchestrated a charity event to raise money for breast cancer victims, and helped to originate the Baltimore Chapter of the Young Professionals in Transportation.  He also formed an official Citizens Advisory Committee focused on advancing multimodal transportation and placemaking in Bowie, that resulted in the approval of $1.5M in funding for projects.

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