Glenny Honored by Ford Motor Company for Sustainability

November 1, 2021

In alignment with Hispanic Heritage Month, on October 21, Ford Motor Company honored Gannett Fleming Vice President Yurfa Glenny, PMP, ENV SP, with its “Mujeres Legendarias” Award for Sustainability. Yurfa was among 20 Latina honorees across the U.S. whom Ford recognized for their efforts in strengthening their communities, environment, families, and business industries; and serving as shining examples of Ford’s brand pillars—sustainability, technology, community, and leadership.

As leader of the Project Management Office for Gannett Fleming’s Water Business Line, Yurfa leverages experience gained from more than 20 years of delivering water resources and infrastructure projects for municipal, state, federal, and private clients throughout South Florida and northern California. She credits her unique understanding of the challenges facing our communities and the rewards of green and sustainable infrastructure to the opportunity to work alongside experienced engineers, hydrogeologists, and scientists since early in her career.

Yurfa’s passion for sustainability stems from her childhood in Chimbote, Peru, where access to water was scarce and clean water was rationed. Inspired by this, Yurfa desired to be part of the solution to water issues and protect this most valuable resource. She earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Florida International University and received her ENV SP designation from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, which certifies her expertise in the Envision Framework—a globally recognized approach to sustainable, resilient, and equitable infrastructure. Highly skilled in planning, design, and construction, she is adept at mitigating some of today’s most pressing challenges, such as climate change and sea-level rise, through sustainable, resilient infrastructure.

Yurfa is a member of Resiliency Florida and serves on the Resilience Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. She is especially proud of her professional contributions to infrastructure in South Florida, including the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Rehydration Program, as well as the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s North, Central, and South District wastewater treatment plants and sanitary sewer Master Pump Stations 1, 2, and 3 in Miami-Dade County.