Two Environmental Engineering Alumnae Join Dewberry

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May 9, 2016

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has hired two Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science alumnae to enhance the firm’s turnkey telecommunications capabilities, presence, and service quality.

Jessica Brunton ’99 has been hired as a senior associate and program manager. With more than 17 years of experience, she has managed small cell, distributed antenna system (DAS), and macro site build-outs for major cellphone carriers. Brunton also has experience in solar energy project development, engineering, procurement, construction, operations, and maintenance. She received her bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Syracuse University.

Rebecca Risner ’94 , PE, has been hired as a senior project manager. With more than 22 years of civil and environmental engineering experience, she specializes in zoning, compliance, and environmental assessments for wireless and solar energy sites. Risner has experience performing Phase I environmental site assessments and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and air emissions reporting. She received her bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Syracuse University and is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina.

Dewberry entered into the telecommunications industry as a surveying, site/civil engineering, structural, environmental, and geotechnical firm in 1994. The firm now offers the full turnkey services of site acquisition, installation, construction management, and civil, structural, and environmental engineering; mechanical and electrical engineering support for complex DAS projects; and transportation design services for small cell/fiber routing for small cell and fiber routing within state and local right-of-ways.

About Dewberry
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 40 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit