Diana Mendes, AICP, HNTB Corporation Mid-Atlantic Division president, received the 2018 Shirley A. DeLibero Award from the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO). The award was presented during the 7th Annual “Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation” awards breakfast. Mendes oversees six states and the District of Columbia. She is based in the firm’s Arlington, Virginia, office.
COMTO inaugurated its Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation awards in 2012, starting a new tradition of recognizing the accomplishments and influence of outstanding women in transportation. This year, 15 women, including Mendes, were recognized at the breakfast. Since the award’s establishment, COMTO has honored more than 60 women as Women Who Move the Nation.
“Congratulations to Diana on this impressive and well-deserved honor,” said Michael Sweeney, PE, HNTB Eastern U.S. Region president. “Diana’s passion for advancing diversity and inclusion, the commitment she has made to COMTO and other industry organizations, along with her outstanding work on behalf of our clients and support of our employees embody HNTB’s values.”