Vice President URS Corporation – Dallas, TX
Wendy Lopez, Vice President of URS Corporation, is tasked with increasing URS Corporation’s infrastructure business in the high-growth Texas market. The co-founder and CEO of LOPEZGARCIA GROUP, Lopez played a major role in growing the practice into multiple areas of engineering, environmental services and planning, with its employee base expanding from one to over 200 employees upon its purchase by URS in August 2008. Lopez received her Master of Science in Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is president-elect of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and a past president of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the NAWBO. She chaired for two years the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Women’s Business Issues Advisory Council. Her recent recognitions include an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Southwest Area, Real Estate/Construction, 2007; a Girl’s Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas “She Knows Where She’s Going” Award, 2007; and the Dallas Regional Chamber ATHENA® Award, 2006. Lopez is a member of the Dallas County Hospital District Board of Managers, 2007-2009; the North Texas Commission Chair-elect 2007-2009; the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Secretary-Treasurer, 2006-2008; and the Downtown Dallas Board of Directors, 2006-2007. URS is one of the largest, global, fully integrated engineering, construction and technical services firms with the capability to support the full project life cycle. URS employs more than 56,000 employees in a network of offices in major cities in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Europe. Its broad-based expertise is a valued resource for federal, state and local government agencies, as well as Fortune 500 and other private industry clients worldwide. URS is a publicly held company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock symbol URS.