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Heather Gaffney, PE, SE

Senior Vice President, Americas


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Heather Gaffney

Heather Gaffney is a Senior Vice President at T.Y. Lin International and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. An integral part of the T.Y. Lin International Senior Leadership Team, Heather’s primary role is to support the President and CEO on strategic global initiatives.

Heather has over 35 years of professional experience in structural engineering, project management, and operations leadership. Her technical expertise includes the planning, design, and construction of highway and transit bridges and rail and transit systems. In her former role as Central Region Director, Heather oversaw high-profile transportation projects in Chicago, Illinois. These include: the reconstruction of the south section of the Dan Ryan Expressway; the rehabilitation of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Red Line Dan Ryan section; the new I-57/I-294 Interchange; and the rebuild of East/West and North/South Wacker Drive.

Heather remains active with the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACEC), the Illinois Road & Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA), and the University of Illinois at Chicago Civil Engineering Advisory Committee.