On April 10, the Prairie Research Institute honored employees for their outstanding achievements and excellent work. PRI Kay Whitlock was awared the Friend of PRI Award.
The Friend of PRI Award recognizes service and commitment in helping PRI meet its mission of being the trusted science authority to the state of Illinois. This year's recipient is Kay Whitlock, vice president at Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. Whitlock is a long-time member of the PRI Advisory Board, currently serving as co-chair.
“Kay Whitlock has been a champion, an advisor, and a protector of the Prairie Research Institute for 15 years,” said PRI Executive Director Mark Ryan. “She has been instrumental in connecting our scientists to external partners and opportunities. Her leadership has made PRI better, more focused, and more effective. PRI is delighted to recognize her for her substantial contributions to our organization, and through us to the state of Illinois.”
A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Whitlock joined CBBEL in 2001. She serves as Vice President of the Rosemont, Illinois-based firm, managing multidisciplinary water resource, stormwater and flood control projects. She has decades of experience in the areas of water resource management, stormwater management, flood control, water and natural resource engineering, federal, state and local funding and legislative testimony for project authorizations.