AUSTIN (August 27, 2021) – On August 26, 2021, the WTS Heart of Texas Chapter awarded Joe Cantalupo, AICP, with the Honorable Ray LaHood Man of the Year Award. This award honors a local leader and role model who has contributed to the advancement of women and minorities in the transportation field and has made outstanding contributions to the transportation industry.
Joe joined K Friese + Associates (KFA) in 2013 after a long career serving in leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. At KFA, Joe’s responsibilities have included leading our transportation practice and increasing our project opportunities company wide. In these roles, he has personally connected with almost every member of the KFA team in a meaningful way.
“We’re excited to congratulate Joe on this well-deserved recognition,” commented KFA President Karen Friese, P.E. “Through his numerous contributions over the years, but especially since joining KFA, Joe has worked to mentor and advance, not just women, but everyone in our industry. Our firm would not be what it is today without his leadership, talents, and sense of humor.”