Irene Turletes Among ENR's 2024 National Top 20 Under 40

Irene Turletes
Irene Turletes

Irene Turletes, P.E., a transportation and water resources engineer working in Anchorage, Alaska, has been selected as one of Engineering News-Record's 2024 National Top 20 Under 40. This is the culmination of ENR’s annual Top Young Professionals program, which recognizes outstanding young construction and design professionals in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, specifically highlighting individuals under the age of 40 who represent the industry’s best and the brightest rising stars.

Turletes is an HDR water resources market sector leader with extensive design experience throughout Alaska, including serving as HDR’s project manager for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities' Sterling Highway Milepost 45-60 upgrade, one of the largest infrastructure projects in the state. She also finds time to serve as a board member of Alaska Trails, is a leader for the Anchorage office’s women’s employee network group and wellness committees, and is a graduate from Leadership Anchorage in support of established and emerging Alaskans looking to expand their community impact.

In addition to Turletes, 10 other HDR young professionals were named as ENR regional Top Young Professionals. Honorees were judged on three primary criteria: industry experience and education, career and industry leadership, and community service and involvement.

All winners will be profiled in their respective regional ENR publications in 2024. ENR will also honor Turletes and the new class of winners at the Emerging Leaders Forum in March.

Other HDR regional winners include:

S. Blascovich; M. Bruno; K. Caskey
From left: S. Blascovich; M. Bruno; K. Caskey
  • Sara Blascovich | Resources Business Group Manager | Mechanicsburg, PA | ENR MidAtlantic
  • Matt Bruno, P.E. | Transportation Industrial Rope Access Program Leader | Denver, CO | ENR Mountain States
  • Katie Caskey, AICP | Strategic Communications Manager |  St. Louis Park, MN | ENR Midwest
L. Greisen; B. Huntsberger; S. Klocko
From left: L. Greisen; B. Huntsberger; S. Klocko
F. Powell; M. Sorinano; M. Trejo
From left: F. Powell; M. Soriano; M. Trejo

About HDR
For over a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans more than 12,000 employees in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.