2018 Engineering Leader Under 40: Mary Frances Stotler, 33

Project Manager, Dennis Group, Duluth, GA, United States
By McKenzie Burns, Production Coordinator September 13, 2018

Mary Frances Stotler, Dennis GroupMary Frances Stotler, 33
Project Manager
Dennis Group, Duluth, GA, United States
MBA, Duquesne University
MS Sustainability, Duquesne University

Since becoming Dennis Group’s first sustainability hire in 2012, Mary Frances has started and grown the department, which now is a source of new revenue streams for the company. She has also led site selection efforts for more than half a dozen clients. In recent years, she had such good rapport with clients on sustainability projects that she transitioned into project management. She is currently managing one of the largest projects in the company’s history — a $190 MM greenfield bakery facility. Mary Frances is LEED AP BD+C and O+M certified and now oversees a group of LEED certified staff. While they were originally aiming for LEED Silver, Sabra earned the distinction of being the first LEED Gold Certified New Construction facility in the state of Virginia under Mary Frances’ guidance. Additionally, Dennis Group earns an average of $1.5 MM in energy rebates annually for clients. On the project management side, Mary Frances is overseeing a new 430,000 SF facility for The J.M. Smucker Company, which when completed, will double the company’s capacity to produce their popular frozen sandwich line of Uncrustables.  This $190 MM facility is pursuing LEED certification. Mary Frances is passionate about conservation and loves the opportunity to demonstrate that doing good and doing well aren’t mutually exclusive concepts.

Fun fact: Mary Frances’ honeymoon took place in Egypt.