SAN FRANCISCO–T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) Group, a globally recognized, full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announces that Matthew (Matt) G. Cummings, P.E., M.ASCE, TYLI Group President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), was selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to receive the 2019 John I. Parcel-Leif J. Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award. Cummings accepted the award at the ASCE 2019 Annual Convention on October 12, 2019, in Miami, Florida.
Instituted in 1976 to encourage effective leadership and management skills in the civil engineering profession, the John I. Parcel-Leif J. Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award honors an ASCE member who has made a definite contribution in the field of civil engineering management, evidencing high character and professional integrity and regional or national professional reputation.
“I am grateful to receive the 2019 John I. Parcel-Leif J. Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award from ASCE,” said Cummings. “It is my honor to be a member of ASCE and to serve this noble profession. As leaders in civil engineering, we design and build infrastructure around the world that improves lives and drives local economies. I see that as an immense privilege as well as a great responsibility.”
The selection committee recognized Cummings “for his definitive contribution to the field of civil engineering management evidenced by exemplary character, professional integrity, and national reputation.”
Cummings has over 30 years of comprehensive experience in operational leadership and project management in the engineering field. In April 2019, he was named President and CEO of TYLI Group, where he oversees the vision, operations, and market growth of TYLI Group and its affiliate firms. He also serves as CEO of the Global Infrastructure Pillar of Dar Group, the parent company of TYLI Group. Before joining TYLI Group, he led a $2 billion transportation infrastructure business at a global engineering and construction firm.
At this year’s ASCE Annual Convention, Cummings participated on a panel of successful leaders in the civil engineering profession for the session, “Leadership Today: Building Your Path and Brand.” Cummings shared stories of his career path and professional development, focusing on what it takes to become an ethical leader in today’s world, mentorship, and the leadership traits that are needed to succeed.
Cummings has also held important industry leadership positions, including as past Chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). He received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and completed the Wharton Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
About the American Society of Civil Engineers:
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. With the vision of civil engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life, ASCE is dedicated to delivering value to its members, advancing civil engineering, and protecting the public health, safety, and welfare.
About T.Y. Lin International:
Founded in 1954, T.Y. Lin International is a globally recognized, full-service infrastructure consulting firm committed to providing innovative, cost-effective, constructible designs for the global infrastructure market. With more than 2,700 employees working in offices throughout the Americas and Asia, the firm provides support on projects of varying size and complexity. For more information about the company, please visit www.tylin.com.