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2018 S.D. Transportation Hall of Honor Inductees Announced





For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 19, 2018

Contact: Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3265

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Laurie Schultz from Pierre and the late Charles Lien of Rapid City have been chosen for induction into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor for 2018.

 

The purpose of the Transportation Hall of Honor is to recognize those who have made a lasting, valuable or unique contribution to South Dakota’s air, highway or rail transportation system.

 

The South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor dates back to 1972 and now includes 90 inductees.

 

Laurie Schultz spent 29 years with the Department of Transportation and 10 years with Brosz Engineering, Inc. Laurie was the first female engineer hired by the SDDOT and has left a legacy of accomplishments. She spent time as a bridge designer, an urban engineer, traffic engineer and twice as a program manager, most recently with the Office of Administration. Laurie has always been an advocate of finding the most cost-effective way to do a project and worked very closely with local governments to assist them in her roles with the DOT and Brosz Engineering.

 

Charles “Chuck” Lien was the founder, 75-year employee and Chairman of the Board for Pete Lien and Sons, Inc. Chuck worked in the mining business with his father and brother, spent time in the U.S. Army during WWII and with the S.D. National Guard during the Korean War and earned a degree in General Engineering from the University of Wyoming He worked until he was 93 to grow the family business to leave a legacy for his children and grandchildren. Chuck was well known for both his business and philanthropic contributions to Rapid City.

 

Banquets to honor both Schultz and Lien will be announced at a later date.

 

For more information, contact the Department of Transportation at 605-773-3265.

 

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