A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. (AMT) has been honored with the Glass Hammer Award by the American Road and
Transportation Builders Association. This award honors companies in the transportation construction industry that have
innovative programs and activities directed at successfully promoting women leaders within their organization. Women have
held influential leadership positions with the firm throughout its 65 years. AMT was co-founded by A. Morton Thomas, PE, LS
and his wife Georgia Thomas, who served as chief financial officer until 1983 when Christine Teates became president.
As one of the first female presidents of a civil engineering firm in the mid-Atlantic region, Teates worked to continue elevating
female presence in the A/E/C industry. The objective of empowering female employees remains firmly embedded in AMT’s
company culture and is reflected in the diverse roles and contributions of women across departments. With 12 female
licensed professional engineers, more than 20 female staff within marketing and operations, and representation on the board
of directors, AMT boasts more female management than it ever has. AMT female project managers and marketing managers
have been at the helm of many of the projects recognized for engineering excellence and innovation. Company Principal
Murphy Tuomey has been active in VTCA for over two decades, serving on VTCA’s Board of Directors, the Legislative and
Political Action Committee, and the Engineering Consultant Leadership Committee.