Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District, Holly Porter, was recently named the 2021 USACE Program Manager of the Year.
Porter was recognized for her leadership and accomplishments as the program manager for two national centers, the Modeling, Mapping and Consequences Production Center (MMC) and the Levee Safety Technical Center of Expertise (LSC).
Porter aided in establishing the national USACE Water Management System (CWMS) program and worked with USACE Headquarters, Institute for Water Resources and the Risk Management Center on Dam and Levee Safety programs. She also managed the development of a National Levee Safety Program and oversight of the National Levee Database (NLD)
“When I first started as a structural engineer in the Vicksburg District’s Design Branch, Tommy Tucker took me under his wing and truly taught me how to be an engineer,” said Porter. “College taught me the skills to become a good engineer, but it was Tommy that taught me how to apply the applications I learned in school to real life engineering. Without his mentorship and patience, I don’t think I would have been a successful engineer.”
“Success hinges on the people you work with,” said Porter. “Together, as a team, we can accomplish so much more and attain such greater achievements than can be obtained individually. The people within the MMC and LSC are truly the smartest, most innovative, and talented group of people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Every day, the people I work with make my job easier and truly enjoyable. There is no other team I would rather be a part of!”
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