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2021 Engineers Week - Imagining Tomorrow

February 25, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Virtual Meeting


The virtual room will open at approximately 11:45 AM. The presentation will begin at 12:00 PM. Deadline for registration is February 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Registration is required. For event questions contact Greg Boyer (Contact information below)

About the Presentation

2021 Engineers Week Virtual Luncheon

Each year in Central Ohio, we celebrate the work of Professional Engineers by observing National Engineers week, a celebration dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce.

Event Registration:

We hope to see you online!

ODOT’s Acknowledgement of Ohio Engineers Week

Jack Marchbanks, Ph.D.

Jack Marchbanks, Ph.D., Director Ohio Department of Transportation

Jack Marchbanks served as Assistant Director for Business & Human Resources for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) from July 2017 until his appointment as Director by Gov. DeWine in January 2019.

In his role as Assistant Director, he was responsible for the overall management of the department’s 5,000 employees and the development of its $3.3 billion budget. He provided strategic direction to the statewide administrators of the agency’s finance, human resources, information technology, legal, and communications divisions, as well as the opportunity, diversity and inclusion programs. His duties also included service as a voting member of the State Infrastructure Bank and fiduciary oversight of federal fund transfers from the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration and Federal Rail Administration.

keynote SPEAKERS

Mandy Bishop. P.E.

Mandy K. Bishop, PE, SI, Smart Cities – City of Columbus

Mandy serves as Deputy Director of Public Service assigned as the Smart Columbus Program Manager.  Mandy joined the City of Columbus in July 2017. She uses her 22 years of industry experience with an emphasis on complex project management to lead the delivery the USDOT, Vulcan and American Climate Change Challenge transportation actions and programs. Mandy also oversees Finance, Human Resources and Vision Zero for the department. Prior to joining Columbus, Mandy was a consultant with GPD Group and served in a number of roles including as the staff lead for the Governor’s 21st Century Priorities Task Force and later as Deputy Director of Planning for ODOT.

Mandy holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from THE Ohio State University and is a Registered Ohio Professional Engineer and Surveyor Intern. Mandy is also a WTS International and ASHE member.

Joanna Pinkerton, P.E.

Joanna M. Pinkerton, PE, President/CEO Central Ohio Transportation Authority

A licensed professional engineer with a history of implementing solutions to capitalize on Ohio’s rich legacy of transportation, manufacturing and technical resources, Pinkerton joined COTA in April 2018.

She previously served in roles at the state’s top automotive technology institutions – Honda, Ohio State University and Transportation Research Center Inc., where she was chief operating officer. She also served in leadership roles at the Ohio Department of Transportation and in Union County, which is home to the state’s first connected vehicle corridor, the U.S. 33 Smart Mobility Corridor.



Registration is free for students. Please register on the link provided.



You can sponsor this event. To arrange a sponsorship, please contact our coordinator:

Greg Boyer
BG Engineering Group
5910 Wilcox Place, Suite C, Dublin, Ohio 43016
Phone: (614) 615-6499
Checks Payable to ABCD Central Ohio Chapter 


CPD Hours

A certificate for one (1) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour will be issued for those who request it. Attendee is reposnsible to determine if the event meets CPD requirements.