Gregs Thomopulos Inducted into Academy

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November 12, 2017
Washington, D.C. ― The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has elected Gregs Thomopulos, chairman emeritus of Stanley Consultants, as a member of its 2017 class. He was inducted October 26 at the NAC Annual Meeting, which was held at the Fairmont Georgetown. The 2017 class includes 28 new inductees. More than 300 leaders were considered for NAC’s rigorous nomination and election process.
During the formal induction, Thomopulos was noted as a champion of integrity and ethics in global infrastructure, a leader and mentor to academicians and students, and an outstanding contributor to engineering and to society.

 “The new members of the National Academy of Construction, like those before them, have earned the high honor of Academy membership through stellar careers and contributions to the engineering and construction industry,” said Wayne Crew, General Secretary of NAC.  “Tonight we recognize them for their career of achievements, and will join with them going forward to share our collective expertise as a service to the nation.”

Thomopulos joined Stanley Consultants in 1968 and was elected president of the firm in 1987. In 1998, he became CEO and served in that role until 2012. During his 46-year career with Stanley, he has been involved with many projects with construction costs over $1 billion. He has played a significant role in consulting engineering through his involvement with the American Council of Engineering Companies and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, serving as chairman and president, respectively, of these organizations. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Service Award from University of Kansas School of Engineering; the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Iowa; and the 2011 Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement in Management Award from ASCE. ENR selected him as its “21st Century World Citizen” in 2004.

Thomopulos holds a bachelor’s degree (with highest distinction) in civil engineering from the University of Kansas and a master’s in structural engineering and structural mechanics from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds honorary doctorates from the University of Iowa and Teikyo Marycrest University.
The National Academy of Construction, established in 1999, is an organization of industry leaders― construction users, engineers, designers, constructors, consultants, attorneys, sureties, and academics― who have made outstanding contributions to the design, construction, and engineering industries. In addition to being a personal honor, election to the Academy allows members to volunteer their expertise to a variety of organizations, governmental and nongovernmental, for the betterment of the industry as a whole. For more information on this press release, contact Rusty Haggard at 512/557-7672 or email

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