Regan Teel, PE

Project Manager
Aviation & Federal

A childhood interest in buildings and city planning first pointed Regan Teel toward architecture, but a love for physics redirected her career path into engineering. She joined the team in 2012 after four summer college internships with Burns & McDonnell and has never looked back.

As a project manager, Regan uses her diverse project experience to understand client needs and provide integrated solutions. Since 2017, she has been lending her talents managing multidiscipline teams focusing on designing terminals. Her technical project experience includes the design of facilities for airport terminals, higher education and research, manufacturing facilities, and more. Regan values employee ownership because of the personal commitment it encourages — giving clients the highest level of service while also caring deeply for their happiness and success, while also promoting personal and professional development.

How do you and your team make the world a better place?

Aviation supports the economy in a big way, both the passengers who travel and the individuals who work in the industry. I am so incredibly proud of colleagues and clients who’ve worked tirelessly throughout some tough years for the aviation industry to complete projects that allow the industry to rebound and restore people’s love for travel again.

What’s the coolest part of your job?

The coolest part of my job is being a part of an amazing team that is building projects my family can use and enjoy. Recently I was a passenger with my mom, husband and son at the Delta Air Lines Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport, a project I’ve worked on. Getting to experience that with my family was a truly unique and memorable experience.

What excites you most when you look at the future of infrastructure?

What excites me the most about the aviation industry I support is the caliber of aviation projects being completed around the country. The new terminals and facilities being built are making travel more about the experience than focused solely on the destination.

What advice would you give your younger self?

When I was younger someone gave me the advice that if something is hard — and that something at the time was a degree in engineering — don’t turn away and choose the easier path if it is something you want and are good at. The things that are new or challenging are often the most rewarding. I have carried that with me my entire career.

What superpower would you choose and why?

I would say teleporting, but that wouldn't fare very well in the aviation industry. So, I would have to choose time travel.