Vermont engineering societies salute state's top professionals for 2022

Two Vermont engineers have been named tops in their profession for 2022 by the state's professional engineering societies.

Gary Santy of Georgia, VT, senior principal at Stantec in South Burlington, was named Engineer of the Year, and Kelly Barry of Richmond, VT, a project engineer at VHB in South Burlington, was named Young Engineer of the Year. Both will be honored Feb 25 at the Vermont Society of Professional Engineers' Engineers Week celebration at the Delta Hotel in South Burlington.

At Stantec, Santy has served as business center managing leader for the Northern New England transportation business unit and office leader for the South Burlington office. This 75-person transportation group, which included transportation, traffic, highway, structural and hydraulic engineers, generated more than $10 million per year in revenue focused on transportation planning and design projects for states and municipalities.

Since joining VHB in 2013, Barry’s primary focus has been structural design of bridges. She dedicated over 5,000 hours to the Middlebury Bridge & Rail Project, supporting permitting, final design, and quantity and cost reconciliation, and served as project engineer for the superstructure design of a 287-foot-long, single-span steel girder bridge carrying Route 100 over the Deerfield River. Barry holds bachelor's and master's degree in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

The engineer and young engineer awards are selected by a committee composed of the five most recent winners of the Vermont Engineer of the Year Award.