Meet the 2017 Young Professional of Year Award Nominees: Louis Spaciano
Lou Spaciano is a Project Manager and Transportation Engineer with Borton-Lawson Engineering in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Lou oversees the design of Highway Construction/Reconstruction, Roundabout Design, Bridge/Structure Replacements, and Traffic Engineering. He is a graduate of Penn State University and resides in Shavertown with his wife Melissa, son Tyler (8), daughter Aubrey (4), and bulldog Marley. Lou grew up in the Harveys Lake area and graduated from the Lake-Lehman School District. He then obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Penn State University in 2006.
Lou took a job with Borton-Lawson in January 2007 as a Project Engineer and achieved the role of Project Manager with the company. He has worked on transportation projects throughout Pennsylvania with a bulk of the projects in the Wilkes-Barre area:
He was the Project Engineer on the City of Wilkes-Barre’s Downtown Lighting and Streetscape project. This project promoted urban revitalization and pedestrian safety in the Downtown Wilkes-Barre area.
He was a transportation engineer on the Wilkes University Gateway Project. He worked with the City of Wilkes-Barre and Wilkes University to identify ideal spots for pedestrian crosswalks to improve safety for students and the traveling public.
He is currently managing various projects along the Solomon Creek Area including the Retaining Wall Replacement Project, Floodgate Retrofit Project, and Brook Street Pump Station project; all of which focus on flood relief in Wilkes-Barre.Lou is also involved with other community organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge. He organizes a team of Borton-Lawson Employees and Family members for the Bowl for Kids Sake event which supports this organization. He is actively involved with the Trucksville United Methodist Church where he serves as a Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Instructor, and Finance Committee member. He also serves as a coach for Back Mountain Little League.
His interests include fishing, hiking, and traveling. He is a lifelong Penn State Football fan and enjoys watching the games and tailgating with his family.
Q: What does being a business or community leader mean to you?
A: Being a community leader means making a positive impact while serving as a role model for young professionals.
Q: What advice would you give to young professionals in Greater Wilkes-Barre who want to have a positive impact on the community?
A: My advice is to “own” the work you do, especially the work that involves your community. You should take pride in everything you do. Doing so will help provide a quality product that you can be proud of.