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Frank Waesche, III, PE, - Meritorious Service to the Civil Engineering Profession, 2017

Frank Waesche III, P.E., is a seasoned civil engineer whose broad portfolio in infrastructure and transportation projects has been integral to the revitalization of Baltimore City and the State of Maryland, and whose work — whether in the office or out in the community — has connected Marylanders from all backgrounds. Frank’s work on transportation-related projects, specifically the MARC trains, light rail, and metro subway systems, has had a positive impact on business interests throughout the state.

He has worked on virtually every major capital project undertaken by the Maryland Transit Administration since the late 1970s, including Sections A & C of the Baltimore Metro Subway; the Phase II and the Double Tracking of the Baltimore Central Light Rail Line; the extension of MARC service to Frederick; and both the Red and Purple Light Rail projects. For five years, Frank served as the Director of Engineering at the Maryland Transit Administration where he was in charge of the agency’s $250-million capital program.

He joined Wallace Montgomery in 1998 as a partner, where he helped to lead the expansion of the firm to a staff of 220 employees, with offices in four states. His tenure as a partner at Wallace Montgomery has been integral to the firm’s lasting success; he had oversight of the Division of Construction Management, which he expanded from three inspectors to 55 inspectors and construction managers working throughout Maryland. He also re-established the Utility Design group, and served as the firm’s liaison for the Maryland State Highway Administration and the Maryland Department of Transportation. He retired from Wallace Montgomery in 2016, but his impact remains in the high standards of service and community-mindedness that drives all of the firm’s work.