The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC/CO) named Nancy Clanton, of Clanton and Associates, Inc., the 2013 Outstanding Woman in Engineering at a special ceremony held last month at the Lakewood Country Club. The prestigious award recognizes an outstanding woman in a leadership position who is recognized for professional achievements in the engineering profession, and who is a visible role model for young engineers. Clanton was among six professionals who were nominated for the award this year by their peers.
Clanton is among those who have made meaningful inroads for women seeking a career in civil engineering over the past three decades. Throughout her distinguished career she has embraced leadership roles in both professional and personal endeavors and has become a devoted mentor who fosters future generations of engineers who will advance the industry.
Clanton’s professional accomplishments are impressive. She led the Lighting Group during the Greening of the White House charrette, establishing goals for quality lighting, art preservation, control strategies, and energy usage for multiple White House years. She also chairs three standard establish technical committees for the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and authored the Department of Defense Unified Facilities Criteria for the Interior and Exterior lighting and controls. She is an Illuminating Engineering Society Fellow, USGBC LEED Fellow, and Rocky Mountain Institute Fellow.
Clanton has chaired the Community Infant Program Thanksgiving Baskets for over three years in Boulder. The baskets provided food for more than one hundred mothers and their infant children.