Raised in El Paso, Duke came on board as structural engineer in 1999, then senior vice president in 2014. In 2016, she was named the company’s first female president in 2016.
“I built my career on my ability to create and drive strategies aligned with the needs of clients, markets and our employee-owners,” Duke said. “I’m truly honored and humbled to take on this new role. Burns & McDonnell has always been a trailblazer in the industry, and I am excited to contribute my experience to help us further our collective success.”
She earned a bachelor’s degree in civil/structural engineering from Texas Tech University, and is an emeritus member of the Dean’s Council for the university’s School of Engineering.