Saturday, March 23, 2019

Elite Hangar

8014 East McClain Drive, Scottsdale



6 PM Welcome Reception | 7 PM Dinner & Program

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You can also reach our Award Ceremony Chair, Haley Estelle, by calling 602.385.1619 or sending her an email at

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WTS Metro Phoenix wishes a warm welcome to a special guest, Maggie Walsh, from WTS International and HDR, Inc.

Maggie Walsh is Vice President and Strategic Clients and Pursuits Leader at HDR, a leading consulting company. She leads teams in securing new work by providing guidance, oversight and support for highly visible and game changing project pursuits. She keeps her focus on strategic client development programs across market sectors including transit, freight rail, highways, bridges, aviation and maritime resulting in transformative growth for HDR employees.

Maggie’s personal vision for WTS

Maggie has been an active member of WTS since 1996. Today, she serves as Chair on the International Board. She is connected to Chapter level activities and has a solid understanding of our organization needs having served as Board Liaison to the Central Region Council, President of the Chicago Chapter and remains on their advisory board.

Connectivity. As a WTS International board member, my interests are in expanding and broadening the reach of our brand, programs and network. Because WTS is recognized for its professional development, networking, and knowledge-sharing programs, I often take these valuable assets and encourage members and guests to take advantage of them, which, in turn, creates more value and benefits of membership.

Influence. While we have made great in-roads every year to better prepare women to advance their careers, we still have a lot of work to do. I will use my influence at HDR, one of the largest supporters of the organization, to continue to support WTS and its important mission. I will continue to engage these conversations with men who want and are supporting the mission and who understand the importance and benefits to give proper attention to diversity and inclusion. To paraphrase Gloria Steinem at our 2014 conference, “this is a human issue and we need all our resources to address it.”.

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Chelsey Davis

Although it's important to make a great first impression, it's more important to leave a lasting one." -Chelsey Davis

We are excited to welcome Chelsey Davis back as our emcee for this year's Scholarship & Award Ceremony!

Chelsey is currently the Smart Shopper at ABC 15, helping you find the best deals in Arizona, and is also the Morning Traffic Anchor. She is proud to be an Arizona native. Growing up in the Valley, she attended Oasis Elementary School, Centennial High School, and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Go Dolphins, Coyotes and Sun Devils!

When she's not at work, she enjoys hosting events for foundations and organizations all over Arizona. She also LOVES to dance, hike, occasionally oil paint, and go on all kinds of adventures with her incredible husband.

She hopes to inspire all dreamers that nothing is impossible, and to follow your GPS (God's Plan for Success).


The Awards

The WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter Annual Awards celebrate the achievements of our members and recognize their passion and hard work. It is with great honor we congratulate our award winners for 2018 year.

  • WTS Phoenix Chapter Member of the Year - Melissa Boyles, Jacobs

  • WTS Phoenix Chapter Woman of the Year - Audra Koester Thomas, Maricopa Association of Governments

  • WTS Phoenix Chapter Employer of the Year - City of Phoenix Aviation Department

  • WTS Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award - Amanda McGennis, Arizona Association of General Contractors

  • Innovative Transportation Solutions Award - Arizona Department of Transportation: Wrong-way Driver Detection System

  • New Member of the Year - Chelsea Bloom, AZTEC

  • WTS Honorable Ray LaHood Award - David Schwartz, Goodman Schwartz Public Affairs

The Scholarships

The WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter is pleased to offer the following seven scholarships totaling up to $17,500.00.

  • AzTA Transit Planning Scholarship for Graduate Students

  • WTS Helene M. Overly/Esther Kmetty Memorial Scholarship

  • WTS Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates

  • WTS Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

  • WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Returning Student Scholarship

  • Support Sky Harbor Coalition Scholarship for Undergraduate and Graduate Students


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