Jan Walker

PRESIDENT

Jan Walker is President NSBE Professionals St. Louis Gateway Chapter 

Email address: chair@nsbe-stl.org

Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – University of Missouri Columbia (1980)

Master of Business Administration – University of Missouri St. Louis (1997)

Certified Project Manager – Project Management Institute – PMP ®

Upon graduation from the University of Missouri – Columbia, Jan accepted a position at AT&T.  At AT&T she worked in various positions.  Jan is active in numerous organizations.  She supports young people & helps individuals make positive changes in their lives.  Jan has received the Matthews – Dickey Boys Club Outstanding Tutor Volunteer Award, National Society of Black Engineers – St. Louis Gateway Chapter Member of The Year Award and numerous awards for her work at AT&T / Southwestern Bell and from her church.

LaWanda Jones

VICE PRESIDENT

Email address: ljones@abnacorp.com

Education: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Missouri Science and Technology University 

MBA from University of Missouri –St. Louis 

Professional Real Estate & Community Development degree from St. Louis University 

LaWanda M. Jones is a professional civil engineer licensed in several states.  She has developed over 20 years of project management experience on major capital improvement projects while beginning her career with CONSOL, a leader in providing energy to the world and later atABNA Engineering Inc., a prominent Midwest Engineering Design, Land Surveying, and Construction firm.  Her experience includes site design, complex utility relocation, planning, environmental and historical compliance, and water wastewater resource design.  Some of her multimillion dollar projects entail the I-64/40 Design-Build, the Lambert Airport Expansion, a multiphase permit at Rend Lake, and the McElroy Plant Expansion.  Currently she serves as ABNA’s Corporate Marketing Manager responsible for expanding market growth through business development. 

LaWanda is a proud product of the St. Louis Public Schools’ Sumner and Metro High Schools, and her higher academic education includes a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Missouri Science and Technology University, an MBA from University of Missouri –St. Louis and a Professional Real Estate & Community Development degree from St. Louis University

She has a love for learning and uses her motivating spirit to spread awareness about the rewards of the science and technology field. LaWanda states “There’s an urgency for more technical minds needed to resolve our nation’s most pressing issues.  As our population continues to experience a diverse shift, we must do all that we can to prepare next generations with educational opportunities to equip our society with leaders in technical careers.” LaWanda is committed to this service by tutoring, student speaking engagements, organizational activities, providing scholarships and the enriching activities through NSBE.

Tori Gillespie

TREASURER

Email address: pci@nsbe-stl.org

Bio Coming Soon…

Ronald Moore

PRE-COLLEGE INITIATIVE (PCI) DIRECTOR

Ronald Moore is Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Director of NSBE Professionals St. Louis Gateway Chapter

Email address: pci@nsbe-stl.org

Education: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville- Bachelor of Science in Construction

Master of Project Management-Keller Graduate School of Management 

Certified Project Manager – Project Management Institute – PMP ®

Ronald is the owner of Synergy Construction Group.  He is active in numerous organizations and serves on several boards in the region.

Sufiy Momoh

PROGRAM CHAIR

Email address

Education: Bachelors of Science in Architecture – Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Masters of Architecture – Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Masters of Science in Civil Engineering – Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Bio Coming Soon…

Nandi Smith

COMMUNICATION CHAIR

Email address: communications@nsbe-stl.org

Education: Bachelors of Science in Geomatics (Engineering)with a minor in Urban & Regional Planning (Transportation focus),  from University of Florida

Nandi Smith is a Geospatial Intelligence Analyst for a privately-owned company that provides geospatial solutions and defense mapping for federal contracts. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Geomatics (Engineering),with a minor in Urban & Regional Planning (Transportation focus), in May 2016 from the University of Florida. Nandi was born and raised in Florida, and moved to the St. Louis area to start her career in geospatial intelligence. She has actively served in multiple capacities for NSBE at the collegiate level for Region III and her collegiate chapter. Nandi is the current Communications Chair for the NSBE Professionals St. Louis Gateway chapter. In addition to her involvement in NSBE, Nandi actively serves on the Technology committee for the Gamma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she also spends a lot of her time serving the community. 

Nicole Adewale

SECRETARY 

Email addressNAdewale@abnacorp.com

Education: Bachelor of Science from the Georgia Institue of Technology (1991)

Nicole Reed Hutcherson Adewale is a native of University City, Missouri and earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991.  She began her career with the Illinois Department of Transportation in Collinsville, IL.and in 1994 co-founded ABNA Engineering, Inc. with husband Abe.  ABNA Engineering Inc. ( http://abnaengineering.com/aboutABNA/ABNAprofile.aspx ) is consistently ranked among the Top 25 Engineering Firms. Nicole is involved in various community efforts to bring more minorities and women into Civil Engineering such as the National Society of Black Engineers, the St. Louis Science Center (SLSC), Top Ladies of Distinction, FIRST Robotics and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.  She has done all of this while raising four daughters and serving on multiple boards in the region.