BROOKLINE, Mass.—CDM Smith's Kara M. Johnston, PE, PMP was recently honored with the Ascending Leader Award from the Environmental Business Council (EBC) in recognition of her professional achievements, contributions to the industry and dedication to service.
The award recognizes young professionals in the energy and environmental sectors who demonstrate exceptional leadership and industry involvement early in their careers. Recipients are leaders within their own organizations, often acting as mentors to junior staff, providing thought leadership on critical issues, and leading teams on large-scale projects. They also represent their organizations through participation in industry associations and committees, supporting the growth of the environmental and energy sectors.
Johnston is a project manager and project technical leader in CDM Smith's Boston office. She started with CDM Smith as an intern and began her professional career in 2013, and subsequently earned her PE license in 2016 and PMP certificate in 2020. She works on a variety of projects in the water sector, with a focus on wastewater conveyance planning and design projects in Massachusetts.
Kara is an amazing and inspiring young leader.
I feel privileged to follow in the footsteps of past Ascending Leader Award receipients.