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2021 International Annual Conference

American Society for Engineering Management

Engineering Management and the New Normal

October 27th - 30th, 2021

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2021 Engineering Manager of the Year

Brigadier General Margaret Burcham, U.S. Army, Retired, US Army (Retired)

Brigadier General Margaret Burcham, U.S. Army, Retired, is a Senior Vice President at WSP, a leading global architect-engineer firm, and is based in Washington, DC.  Margaret joined WSP in 2017 on the Federal Programs Strategy and Growth team and now leads the Army portfolio ensuring quality engineering service delivery to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Europe, the Pacific and throughout the United States.  Margaret has led a 400% growth of the WSP federal program in Europe over the past three years.  She has also served as Senior Technical Advisor and Quality Assurance Lead on select planning projects such as the Base Camp Standards Regulation for U.S. Army Europe and the Academic Building Upgrade Program at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. 

Brigadier General Margaret Burcham

U.S. Army, Retired, US Army (Retired)

Ms. Burcham seeks to cultivate productive relationships with customers, clients, and partner firms in the federal Architect-Engineer space.  Regular federal engagement facilitates her insights that inform her company’s federal strategy, enables her to mitigate project risks and alleviate challenges, and creates goodwill that builds the company’s brand across the federal sector. 

Prior to joining WSP, BG Burcham served 34 years as an active-duty Army Engineer Officer.  Her service included nine years commanding large engineer organizations to include a 700-soldier engineer construction battalion as well as the USACE Europe District in Germany, the USACE Gulf Region North District in Iraq during combat, and the USACE Great Lakes and Ohio River Division with seven districts, 4,400 employees and a $2B budget.  The President of the United States appointed BG Burcham to serve as a member of the Mississippi River Commission in 2012-2014.

Ms. Burcham is a director on the boards of Combat Wounded Veterans Challenge, the Society of American Military Engineers Rhein-Main (Germany) Post and the Army Engineer Association, and is Co-Chair of the West Point Leadership and Ethics Conference whose volunteers teach ethical decision-making to Washington, DC-area high school juniors and their faculty. Ms. Burcham is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, Kansas State University Graduate School, the Army Command and General Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.  She and her husband have two grown children and two granddaughters and reside in Arlington, Virginia.

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