Rising Stars in Multidisciplinary Engineering – Hillary Aton, PE

Water Resources Project Manager

Thomas & Hutton

Mt. Pleasant, SC

Hillary Aton started her career at Thomas & Hutton in 2015 as a Water Resources Designer and quickly advanced to a Project Engineer within two years and Project Manager by 2020.  Aton oversees various civil and water-resources related projects, from initiation through design and construction, serving multiple clients , including many local government agencies.  Aton’s success is driven by a positive attitude and a sense of pride and responsibility, which has allowed her to grow and step into the role of master communicator, presenting project updates to stakeholders at neighborhood meetings, local government councils, HOAs, and private developers with ease.

Accomplishments/Projects: Drainage Improvement Studies – Forest Acres (City of Charleston), Phase 3 Drainage (City of Isle of Palms), Old Village (Town of Mount Pleasant), and Arbor Oaks (Town of Summerville), SCE&G Williams Station Spill Prevention (Berkeley County), Volvo Manufacturing Plant (Berkeley County)

Education: MS in Civil Engineering, Clemson University, BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Citadel

Professional/Public Service: Berkeley County Habitat for Humanity, American Society of Civil Engineers, Member, Environmental Water Resources Institute, Member, American Public Works Association, Lowcountry Branch Secretary, National Association of Women in Construction, Palmetto Chapter, Founding Member

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