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Rebecca Ashton Appointed WSP USA New York District Lead

Rebecca Ashton Appointed WSP USA New York District Lead

Rebecca Ashton has been appointed New York district lead for WSP USA, a leading engineering, environment and professional services consultancy.

Ashton previously served as chief operating officer (COO) for the U.S. Earth & Environment business and has been at WSP for the past 13 years. She succeeds Jerry Jannetti, who was promoted to the role of Southeast region president.

In her new leadership role, Ashton will grow and strengthen the firm’s performance across business lines, collaborating with the firm’s New York teams and regional leadership to achieve strategic goals that will enhance both projects and communities throughout the district.

“Rebecca has more than earned this new role, and I look forward to continuing to work with her as she leads our largest U.S. district,” said Bernie McNeilly, WSP USA Northeast region president. “She brings energy, ideas and technical and business acumen to this role, as well as exceptional experience and client satisfaction on key transportation, energy and environment projects that are critical to New York.”

She served as project director for the LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Replacement project, where she managed a multidisciplinary team during construction. She also served as New York district energy business line leader.

As COO for Earth & Environment, she was integral to integration of Golder and EarthCon into the firm, identifying operational improvement needs and coordinating building strike teams to implement system changes.

A native Australian, Ashton is a graduate of the University of Sydney with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and the University of Limerick with a master’s degree in project and program management. She also is a certified Project Management Professional.


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