Megan Banks, a Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co., was one of 20 African-American professionals under the age of 40 to be honored at the St. Louis American Foundation’s 6th Annual Salute to Young Leaders on February 25. Megan was recognized for her excellence in work and in her commitment to community building through service to others.
“Megan is a dedicated, determined and inspirational young woman,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson. “She is well respected by her peers, and continually goes above and beyond her job requirements to better the project and the people around her.”
“When it comes to mentoring students, I tell them you can overcome any obstacle and achieve everything you put your mind to, especially as a young engineering student,” Megan told the St. Louis American. “When you want something bad enough, you fight for it. You don’t stop until you have achieved it. There will be T’s to cross and I’s to dot, there will be impediments that may seem unattainable, and not everyone will be on your side or consistently support you. But you can make it. Greatness lies within each of us.”
Megan began her career as an intern at S. M. Wilson nearly four years ago after earning a B. S. in Construction Management at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Since then, she has worked on several high-profile projects, including projects for BJC HealthCare and Blessing Hospital and now the City Walk high rise development in the Central West End. Megan is responsible for interacting with subcontractors and suppliers to manage material procurement. She reviews, organizes and manages the submittal process and assists with pricing owner requests. Megan also manages all of the documents for the project through an electronic application.
S.M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis