After an extensive public search, the board of directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, on Feb. 19, confirmed Ginger Evans as the new vice president for engineering.
“Ginger is a highly regarded engineer, who has great familiarity with the Authority and its major projects,” said Airports Authority President and CEO Jack Potter. “Much of her past work has been in the airport and aviation sector, including the design of the fourth runway at Dulles, and she also has worked on the Dulles Rail Project. We are fortunate to have someone of Ginger’s skill, experience and stature in the engineering and construction business at the Airports Authority.”
Evans has more than three decades experience in the engineering and aviation industries. She joins the Authority from Parsons Corp., one of the world’s largest engineering and construction organizations, where she served as senior vice president responsible for the global aviation practice. She has served as a principal at Carter & Burgess, Inc., and as director of aviation for Denver International Airport. Her clients have included TSA, American Airlines and airport projects in Abu Dhabi, Portugal, Ecuador, Mexico and Canada.
Among her responsibilities at the Airports Authority, Evans will oversee construction at Reagan Nationaland Dulles International airports, construction of the Silver Line Metrorail project and maintenance of theDulles Toll Road. She will also direct planning for the long-term development needs of the Airports Authority and its enterprises.
Evans is a recipient of the President’s Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Distinguished Service Award from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Award of Excellence from Engineering News Record. She is a member of the National Academy of Construction. She earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University where she had a Boettcher Scholarship and a Chevron Scholarship.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, established in 1987 by the governments of Virginia and the District of Columbia, manages and operates Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International airports, which together serve more than 40 million passengers a year. The Airports Authority also operates and maintains the Dulles Airport Access Road and the Dulles Toll Road and manages construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Washington region’s Metrorail system into Loudoun County, Va. No tax dollars are used to operate the toll road, which is funded by toll revenues, or the airports, which are funded through aircraft landing fees, rents and revenues from concessions. The Silver Line construction is funded by a combination of toll-road revenues, airport contributions and federal, state and local government appropriations. The Airports Authority is led by a 17-member board of directors appointed by the governors of Virginia, Maryland, the mayor of Washington, D.C., and the president of the United States.