BETA engineer receives RISPE Young Engineer of the Year and NEAPWA Young Leader awards

May 24, 2019

Lincoln, RI — Frank Marinaccio, PE received the prestigious Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineer’s (RISPE) Young Engineer of the Year Award. This award recognizes a Professional Engineer or Engineering Intern during the early years of their career that stands out as an up-and-coming leader in Rhode Island. The award is given to one individual each year. Frank was honored at RISPE’s annual banquet on Thursday, May 23rd at the Newport Officer’s Club.

The American Public Works Association serves professionals in all aspects of public works. The Young Leader Award is given to a member who has demonstrated an initial commitment to the public works profession and the Chapter, and shows potential for future growth within APWA. The award promotes the concept that length of career does not necessarily indicate leadership abilities or potential for service. Frank was the 2019 recipient of this award and was honored at the NEAPWA Summer Conference Awards Banquet on June 13th.

Frank, a Project Engineer in the Civil/Site Engineering group, has worked at BETA Group, Inc. since 2017. He is involved with engineering, planning, project management, and construction management and oversight. Frank holds Professional Engineering licenses in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. He is a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA), active in the National Young Professional Committee, Student Outreach Sub-Committee, and Student Membership Taskforce. Frank is also involved with the Rhode Island Public Works Association (RIPWA) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Prior to joining BETA, Frank served as the Assistant City Engineer in Newport, Rhode Island. He was involved with high profile projects including the Forty Steps Trailhead Park on the Cliff Walk and the Washington Square and Broadway Streetscape improvements. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Frank majored in Civil and Environmental Engineering, minored in Spanish, and was involved with Engineers Without Borders. He frequently works with the College of Engineering to help students launch their careers and volunteers with the University of Rhode Island Spirit Groups.