NY: Wendel Names Two Associate Prinicpals

 Wendel announced that Coleen M. Cook, PMP, and Susan Sherwood, CP have been appointed to the position of associate principal.  The appointments recognize these professionals for their exemplary leadership and commitment to excellence.

As Wendel’s director of information technology, Cook manages the design and administration of technology services for Wendel’s six offices across the country and 200+ professionals and support staff. Cook and her team recently redesigned Wendel’s technology infrastructure to enable design collaboration within a geographically disperse company. Cook is responsible for strategic planning and introducing new technologies that further improve communication and project delivery.

Cook has over 15 years of experience in information technology networking and telecommunications in the healthcare, manufacturing and consulting sectors. Cook received her MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is a PMI Certified Project Management Professional. Cook is a U.S. Navy veteran and currently holds a US Coast Guard Certified Captain’s license.

Sherwood is a program manager for Wendel’s Public Transportation Group with a personal specialty in passenger rail facilities and rail agency coordination. She has extensive experience administering fast track and design build projects in both the public transportation, gaming and hospitality divisions of Wendel’s Facilities Group. Her primary responsibilities include development of complex project management plans, evaluation and mitigation of risk issues as well as coordination and management of large client teams and their stakeholders and the activities of project consultant teams. 

In her eight years at Wendel, Sherwood has managed multi-discipline design and construction projects totaling in excess of one billion dollars in construction value. Current projects under her supervision include the new Niagara Falls International Railway Station and Intermodal Transportation Center, and the Schenectady Intermodal Train Station. Both of these projects involve new multimodal Amtrak passenger stations on New York State’s Empire Corridor.