Shawna Bartkus Receives Women's Transportation Seminar Award

New Haven, Connecticut – June 8, 2009 – Shawna Bartkus, marketing manager for Dewberry’s New Haven office, was recently named member of the year by the Connecticut Valley chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), an international organization dedicated to the advancement of women in transportation. Bartkus was recognized for her leadership on two of the chapter’s strategic goals: to create a scholarship program and a mentoring program. Bartkus volunteered to take on both endeavors and  within her first year of participation, the 2007/2008 season, WTS Connecticut Valley awarded its first scholarship. This year, the chapter awarded two scholarships; all recipients are pursuing careers in transportation.

Bartkus also developed and implemented the WTS Connecticut Valley Chapter Mentor Program for professional women looking to further their careers within the transportation industry.

About WTS
Founded in 1977, WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. Boasting roughly 4,400 members – both men and women – WTS is helping women find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry. Through its professional activities, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders, WTS is turning the glass ceiling into a career portal.

About Dewberry
Dewberry is a 2,000-person professional services firm, specializing in infrastructure engineering, architectural and building engineering, and management and consulting services. Established in 1956, the firm has more than 40 locations nationwide, with headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. For more information, visit