Benesch Staff Recognized as ‘Women to Know in Georgia Engineering’

Awards, People | April 24, 2023


A photo of Debbie Cottrell and Molly Rea smiling

ATLANTA, GA – Benesch’s Debbie Cottrell and Molly Rea have both been recognized by Engineering Georgia for their impact on the engineering industry. In the most recent edition, the magazine features female engineering professionals selected by their peers for their notable achievements in the industry.

For the second year in a row, Cottrell has been named to the 100 Most Influential Women list. Cottrell is the Benesch’s Director of Roadway Operations in Atlanta and has over 26 years of experience in design and management of transportation and private sector projects in the southeast. In addition to managing a variety of transportation projects, she is also the Program Manager for GDOT’s Railroad Safety Program On-Call Contract for at-grade crossing improvements with Norfolk Southern Railroad.  She is an active member of ACEC Georgia and is the current co-chair for the GPTQ Training Subcommittee.

Rea has been listed as one of the 35 Under 35 Women to Know in Georgia Engineering. As a Project Engineer at Benesch, she leads the design efforts on transportation projects throughout Georgia. She has seven years of experience and specializes in various roadway improvement projects including bridge replacements, intersection improvements, widenings and new alignment corridors. Rea sits on the ACEC Georgia Junior Board and is member of the GPTQ Preconstruction Awards Subcommittee. In addition, Molly is an active member in WTS Atlanta, serving as co-chair of the Awards Committee.

Learn more about Cottrell and Rea’s accomplishments and see the full list here.