KCI is pleased to announce that Vice President Elizabeth Phipps, PE, was presented with a “Woman of the Year” award from the NC Triangle Chapter of WTS International at a banquet held in Raleigh, North Carolina, on May 11. The honor recognizes women who are outstanding role models in the field of transportation.
I am flattered to have won this award since I owe a lot of my successes to WTS. The organization exposed me to networking skills that I didn’t know I had, and through my connections with the organization, I was able to start my career with KCI.
Liz Phipps, PEVice President, Practice Leader
Phipps joined the WTS NC Triangle Chapter in 1997, and throughout her 23-year career, she has embodied the mission of the organization by contributing to the advancement of transportation professionals, especially women and minorities. Over the years, she has served in various positions including Chapter President, Vice President and Secretary, and she continues to support the chapter through sponsorships, mentoring and guiding current chapter leaders. Her dedication to serving the region has gained her the respect of everyone in the regional transportation industry.
Liz is an engineer who truly embodies the values that move our firm forward. Her commitment and drive have contributed greatly to the success of the Raleigh office and KCI’s growth in North Carolina.
Harvey M. Floyd, PEExecutive Vice President, Chief Knowledge Officer
As office manager, practice leader, and vice president, Phipps strives to advance the reputation of women in the transportation industry and inspires future engineers to enter the field. Phipps has extensive bridge design experience, and has earned several National Highway Institute certifications related to the inspection of in-service bridges. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a registered Professional Engineer in several states. In addition to WTS, Phipps is a member of the Raleigh Engineers Club, the American Society of Highway Engineers, and the American Public Works Association. She also serves on the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina Transportation Committee and was recently elected to be on the organization’s board of directors.