Shannon Priester Receives Focus GRIT Award


Square graphic with a headshot of Shannon Priester in the lower right corner and ECS logo with Shannon's new title.CHANTILLY, VA, April 2024 – ECS Group of Companies (ECS) is thrilled to announce Shannon Priester is the recipient of the Focus GRIT Award. She has been with ECS for 20 years and currently serves as an Environmental Senior Project Manager in the Southeast. Shannon’s unwavering commitment to safety and excellence has been recognized by her peers, solidifying her passion for ensuring a safe working environment for all.

Shannon expressed her gratitude, stating, “I am beyond honored to be recognized by my fellow safety team members for this award. It helps solidify my passion for safety and confirms the impact I make to the team every day. ECS has so many great people with amazing stories that are deserving of recognition. I put my heart and soul into everything I do here at ECS.”

With two decades of service at ECS, Shannon’s impact on our team resonates deeply, showcasing her dedication and invaluable contributions to our company’s success. We congratulate Shannon for this well-deserved recognition of her outstanding achievements and commitment to safety excellence.

The GRIT Awards are an internal recognition program acknowledging individuals who have gone above and beyond and embody our core values of collaborate, focus and lead. Employees are encouraged to nominate their colleagues and peers and nominations are reviewed by a selection committee of ECS leadership and management. The winners were honored and celebrated at the annual ECS Managers’ Meeting.

About ECS

ECS Group of Companies (ECS) was founded in 1988 with the goal to raise the standards of professional engineering consulting. Today, we are a leader in geotechnical, construction materials, environmental and facilities consulting services. We are employee-owned with more than 2,500 employees in 80+ offices and testing facilities across the United States. ECS is currently ranked #61 in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms (ENR, April 2023), #131 in Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms (ENR, July 2023) and #2 in Zweig Group Hot Firms (Zweig, June 2023). For additional information about ECS, visit:



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