AECOM Impact Blog: YALI Reflections — A Cultural Exchange from Africa to Virginia

Sep 16, 2014 10:00 AM ET
Fellows from the Young African Leaders Initiative joined AECOM's Diane Dale at the naturalization ceremony at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Virginia.

AECOM Impact Blog

By: Diane Dale
AECOM Vice President and Director of Sustainability Planning, Buildings + Places

As part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Fellows from the Presidential Precinct took a break from their intensive study program to celebrate the naturalization ceremony at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Charlottesville, Virginia.

I was pleased to represent AECOM on this quintessential American holiday event and meet with several Fellows from Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa to learn about the impact AECOM has made on their lives.

Find out what the YALI Fellows had to say about AECOM's involvement in the program.


Drawing from the experience of its approximately 45,000 employees, the AECOM Impact Blog provides the firm with an opportunity to share stories about employee excellence, industry insights, innovative project solutions, corporate social responsibility experiences, safety for life and sustainable perspectives. We hope you’ll join the conversation.

Ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm, with a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.  With approximately 45,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves.  AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments.  A Fortune 500 company, AECOM had revenue of $7.9 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2014.  More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

AECOM Technology Corporation
Ed Mayer, +1.732.564.3380
Director, Corporate Communications