September 14, 2022

Maestri honored as one of Arkansas Business’ 20 in Their 20s

Arkansas Business announced that Garver Aviation Project Engineer Chris Maestri, PE, has been named as one of the publication’s 20 in Their 20s. This year’s class, the 13th, brings together young leaders from across the state who are rising stars in their companies, organizations, and communities. A group of internal judges were tasked with selecting the best and brightest from over 200 nominations.

Maestri is already making an impact on the rapidly growing aviation landscape in Northwest Arkansas. While working with clients like the Northwest Arkansas National Airport, he has managed projects with a value of over $10 million, including XNA’s Taxiway B Reconstruction, which provided the region’s largest airport with vital infrastructure upgrades that will enable smooth airport operations for decades to come.

It's not the first time Maestri has been recognized for his leadership skills and commitment to his industry and community. He was one of 12 engineers selected for the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Emerging Leaders Class of 2022.

“Northwest Arkansas airports are essential to the exponential economic growth of the region. And it’s the work of expert engineers like Chris that helps those airports – and in turn, its communities – thrive,” said Garver Director of Aviation Frank McIllwain, PE. “I’ve witnessed firsthand that Chris is committed to the industry, his community, and his colleagues. I look forward to seeing how he continues to grow in his career.”

Outside of the office, Maestri has turned his love of mountain biking and running into an outlet to support local nonprofit organizations. He has participated in philanthropic rides and races and partnered with GarverGives, the firm’s corporate giving program, to donate to Recycle Bikes for Kids.

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