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Jody Walker Belsick Honored with ENR Northwest’s 2024 Legacy Award

Jody Belsick ENR Legacy Award

ENR Northwest recognized Jody Walker Belsick, PE, LEED AP, for her immense industry, leadership, and interpersonal contributions with the 2024 Legacy Award. This award spotlights individuals who have made notable, lasting impacts throughout their careers and have used their influence to enrich their workplaces and communities.

Jody has more than 25 years of civil engineering experience and has touched numerous industrial, retail, office, and sports developments of varying scales. After over 13 years of running her own firm, Walker Engineering, Jody joined Kimley-Horn and brought her vast Las Vegas knowledge, network, and expertise with her. Currently, Jody leads our national sports task force, utilizing her resume of high-profile projects—including the National Hockey League’s Vegas Golden Knights expansion and the National Football League’s Allegiant Stadium project. A master of both strategic thinking and detail-oriented action, Jody is always ready to embrace a challenge and deliver trailblazing solutions in ways that her clients and partners remember for years to come.

Jody moved to Seattle in 2020 to spearhead Kimley-Horn’s progress in the Pacific Northwest—which has resulted in lasting growth for new regional Kimley-Horn offices and the more than 125 people who work in them. In her various leadership roles, Jody surrounds herself with people who inspire her and looks for how to pass the torch to younger professionals.

“Of all the things she does well, I think she is most passionate about seeing others be successful and grow up in this industry, particularly women. She loves mentoring. She takes that extra time to get to know the individual personally and understand their goals and passions and then navigate a plan and path to make it happen.”

Jody is a champion for others’ success in the industry, serving as a leader in various Kimley-Horn leadership groups and creating opportunities for women to share their stories, challenges, and successes with others. She seeks to empower the people she mentors and celebrate their accomplishments on an interpersonal and professional level.

Although she can’t see the future, Jody is excited about the next adventure her career has in store and the people she will share the journey with.

“What am I looking forward to? The unknown. So many things in my career have come from hard work and being open to new opportunities – things like starting my own company, joining Kimley-Horn, and taking on sports projects – all things I could have never predicted. I am positive there are more things on the horizon for me that I don’t ever have a glimpse of yet, and that is exciting to me. I love that I work at a firm where I know with the support I have, I can tackle anything that comes my way – and have fun doing it! I hope that all young engineers out there know that it just keeps getting better and better!”