Annual Dinner

2023 ESD Annual Dinner

Featuring the ESD Construction & Design Awards and the ESD Annual Awards

June 27, 2023
St. John’s Resort, Plymouth, MI

Join us to discover great accomplishments and applaud great achievements as we pay tribute to the best, brightest, and most diverse group of engineering, design, and construction professionals in Southeast Michigan.

Time: 5:30 p.m. Networking Reception, 6:45 p.m. Dinner and Awards


$175 Individual Members
$200 Individual Non-Members
$1,575 Table of 10

Includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert and a hosted bar during the reception. Business attire. Parking included.


For information on sponsoring the Annual Dinner and helping celebrate ESD’s 125th Anniversary, download the Sponsorship Form located to the upper right or contact Elana Shelef at 248-353-0735, ext. 119, or

Congratulatory Ads

To congratulate a friend, colleague, family member, or organization, consider running a congratulatory advertisement in the event program. Full-page ads are $500 and a half-page ad is $250. For details, contact Elana Shelef at 248-353-0735, ext. 119, or


Horace H. Rackham Humanitarian Award 

  • David C. Dauch, Chairman of the Board & CEO, American Axle & Manufacturing

Lifetime Achievement Award 

  • Vincent DeLeonardis, Retired CEO, AUCH Construction

Honorary Membership

  • Steve Grigorian, President & CEO, Detroit Economic Club

ESD College of Fellows Inductees

  • Ashley Lesser, PE, LEED AP, BD+C, Environmental Quality Analyst, EGLE
  • Charles Stahl, PE, Retired, Director of Engineering, SKF-TCM
  • Susan Wellman-Smith, Product Development Engineer, Ford Motor Company

John G. Petty Image Award

  • Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED AP, Partner, Building Vitals, LLC. 

Nonprofit Partner of the Year

  • LIFT

University Partners of the Year

  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Michigan State University

Emerging Young Professional Award

  • Mark Pollard, Mechanical Design Engineer, SWX-HWE, Stellantis

Distinguished Service Awards

  • John Dignan, EdD, Superintendent, Wayne-Westland Community Schools
  • Elvana Hammoud, PMP, Manager, DTE Energy
  • Cedric Flowers, Vice President, Gas Operations, DTE Gas

ESD Construction and Design Awards

  • Huntington Bank Tower
    Owner: The Huntington National Bank
    Designer: Neumann/Smith Architecture
    Contractor: Colasanti/MiG Joint Venture
  • Thomas B. Hagen Building, Erie Insurance
    Owner: Erie Insurance
    Designer: Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.
    Contractor: PJ Dick
  • McLaren Greater Lansing Replacement Hospital
    Owner: McLaren Health Care Corporation
    Designer: HED
    Contractor: Barton Malow/Christman Joint Venture
  • University of Michigan Ford Robotics Laboratory
    Owner: University of Michigan
    Designer: HED
    Contractor: Devon Industrial Group
  • Richard & Theresa Barch Center for Freshwater Research and Education
    Owner: Lake Superior State University
    Designer: SmithGroup
    Contractor: Spence Brothers
  • McLaren Greater Lansing Medical Services Building & Karmanos Cancer Center
    Owner: McLaren Health Care Corporation
    Designer: SmithGroup
    Contractor: Granger Construction Company