The DFI President’s Award is given at the discretion of the DFI president to recognize the outstanding contributions and service of DFI members who advance the work of DFI.
Design Engineer Hannah Iezzoni has been involved with DFI since 2015. She is an active member in several technical committees including Augered Cast-in-Place and Drilled Displacement Piles, Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF), Micropiles, Anchored Earth Retention, and Codes and Standards. She is the task force leader for the ACIP piles lateral bracing study, an organizing member of the WiDF mentoring pods, and a co-organizer of the 5k Fun Run/Walk for the DFI Educational Trust. In addition, she also participates as a moderator and panel discussion lead at DFI events and authors and presents technical papers.
DFI’s Executive Director Theresa Engler stated, “It was no surprise to me when I saw that Hannah was chosen as one of the 2021 recipients of DFI’s President’s Award. She exemplifies enthusiasm, creativity, and leadership in the numerous DFI activities in which she partakes. During the 2020 DFI Annual Conference, fully online for the first time due to the pandemic, she handled her moderator duties like a pro, keeping us on time and with respect to the presenters in her session. We’re so excited to have her as a program co-chair for our 2022 conference in National Harbor, Maryland. There’s nothing this woman cannot do!”
DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics, and owners in the deep foundations industry. Their multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design, and construction of deep foundations and excavations. DFI brings together members for networking, education, communication, and collaboration. DFI promotes the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs, and conferences, publications, research, government relations, and outreach.