Burns & McDonnell Promotes Laura Toporowski to Lead Program Management Projects Across Southwest
Burns & McDonnell Promotes Laura Toporowski to Lead Program Management Projects Across Southwest
07/27/2022 1 minute read

PHOENIX, Arizona — With a history of project success, Laura Toporowski has been promoted to department manager for the regional Construction Group at Burns & McDonnell in Phoenix, Arizona. In this role, she and her team will focus on driving growth and leading successful program management projects across the Southwest.


From rebuilding electric grids and installing solar farms to upgrading natural gas pipelines, Toporowski builds dynamic teams to help clients execute large infrastructure investment programs. This construction-driven passion has already grown a local Southwest team of employee-owners supporting critical projects as a result of Toporowski’s hard work and determination.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to consult with experienced industry peers daily and make a difference in our Southwest communities,” Toporowski says. “Our industry is constantly changing, and I want to make sure we are supporting and delivering quality programs for our clients now and into the future.”

At Burns & McDonnell, she has managed more than 100 projects ranging anywhere from $1.5 million to $350 million.

“Laura has made a significant impact on our firm and the industry,” says Patrick Edwards, vice president and general manager for Burns & McDonnell in Arizona. “She values the critical importance that power infrastructure has on our daily lives and enjoys solving complex solutions to deliver strong results. Successful projects require great leaders, and Laura is an outstanding one.”

Toporowski is a certified construction management professional as well as a member of Engineers Without Boarders and Women in Construction.

About Burns & McDonnell

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