September 15, 2021

Gass named to Arkansas Business’ 20 In Their 20s list

Arkansas Business announced that Garver Transportation Project Engineer Josi Gass had been honored as one of the publication’s 20 In Their 20s. In being named to this year’s class, Gass joins a number of her peers from across the state who are considered to be rising stars in their respective industries. In that respect, Gass couldn’t be in better – or more appropriate – company.


Even before arriving at Garver in 2019, Gass had already been making waves. As Arkansas Business noted, while attending Missouri University of Science & Technology, Gass had joined Engineers Without Borders and worked with a team to design and build water systems that provided clean, reliable water for communities in Guatemala, Bolivia, and Honduras.

In doing so, she found a means of channeling her lifelong passion for water into truly meaningful work – something which has made her a natural fit as a project engineer for Garver’s Hydrology & Hydraulics Team and a Certified Floodplain Manager. This work has allowed her to play an integral role in shaping the relationship that communities have with water, including bridge replacement projects and drainage studies to minimize flooding in Arkansas communities.

"Josi has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the engineering industry and her community, and the impacts of her influential work have been, and will continue to be, felt across the region," said Garver Director of Transportation Jerry Holder, PE.

Still, as her past volunteer work suggests, her dedication to her community has rippled well beyond Garver’s office in North Little Rock.

In recent years, Gass has become an advocate for STEM education, particularly for young women, organizing conferences for students across Arkansas to introduce them to STEM careers to leading hands-on activities at the STEM Girls Rock Conference. What’s more, her passion for service has found outlets that have ranged from Plastic Free Little Rock to helping build a greenhouse that teaches troubled adolescents about growing their own food.

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