Dorri Raposa Leadership award

HDR's Raposa Honored with Distinguished Leadership Award from TECET

Caption: (Left to right) Mary E. Peters, Dorri Raposa and Paul Moyer, Chair of the Engineering Center Education Trust

Dorri Giles Raposa, retired senior vice president from HDR, received a Leadership Award at the Annual Leadership Dinner hosted by The Engineering Center Education Trust, which was held yesterday in Boston, Massachusetts. Raposa is the founding executive director of the organization and has been an integral part of its growth, success and impact for six years.

The award was presented by Mary E. Peters, past U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary and currently a member of HDR’s Board of Directors The event was held to recognize prominent regional or national leaders, dedicated to advancing the engineering and surveying professions, as well as the public good.

Raposa, who is also a member of the HDR Foundation board, retired from HDR in 2018 after a 25-year career, and before her retirement also served as global director of client development and cross sector services for HDR’s transportation group. She served in various other roles, including a key leadership role in the Diversity and Inclusion initiatives outlined in HDR’s strategic plan and took on mentoring/coach roles in HDR’s leadership programs for nearly 20 years.

She has been an active member of Women in Transportation for 30 years and has been an ardent supporter and leader in the Women’s Transportation Seminar, an organization committed to the advancement of women in transportation.

The Engineering Center Education Trust is an educational and charitable nonprofit trust and owner of One Walnut Street in Boston. Since October 1989, TECET has fostered education of engineers, surveyors, and allied professionals with emphasis on life-long learning. TECET provides a home for professional and technical meetings, public outreach, and society management. To learn more about the event and others honored, visit

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