DJC Women of Vision

2022 DJC Oregon Women of Vision Honoree

Christina Villeneuve, RG

Director of Business Development & Marketing, Geologist

GRI; Director of Business Development & Marketing, Geologist (2020 – Present)

Christina oversees all business development operations at GRI, including client relationships, tracking of new and existing markets, guides long-term marketing strategy, and leads the marketing, production, and business development teams. In addition, Christina also supports project development and leads field exploration programs, performs geologic hazard studies, and provides task management for large public-sector projects.

What are the significant accomplishments of the nominee within her company?

 Christina first joined GRI in 2015 as a Technical Editor and rejoined GRI in 2020, Christina continued to grow in her career and mentor employees in GRI’s Marketing and Production departments until she worked her way up to GRI’s first ever Director of Business Development and Marketing. As Director of Business Development and Marketing, Christina has led the charge in curating GRI’s first structured Marketing Department that utilizes multiple factors to make it a well-oiled system. Christina has introduced an immense sense of organization and structure to GRI’s project lead procurement, streamlined GRI’s statement of qualifications coordination, initiated the firm’s overall QA/QC process regarding client-facing documentation, and crafted the firm’s first long-term market strategy divided up by GRI’s seven individual market sectors.

Additionally, Christina was an integral part in leading GRI’s most recent brand refresh. In conjunction with GRI’s new Business Development and Marketing structure, she led the team through the process of crafting a new website, introducing an overall brand to GRI, and gaining a presence on social media for the first time (our LinkedIn page gained over 1200 followers in one year)!

Christina is a key member of GRI’s leadership team, she provides a cross-discipline connection between the technical and non-technical staff. Her involvement in GRI’s Management Team has brought perspective from working at larger companies that worked locally and internationally, and her engagement is helping as the firm continues to grow. More recently, Christina was invited and became an employee owner based on her leadership and positive impact to GRI.

2021 DJC Oregon Women of Vision Honoree

Lindsi Hammond, PE


GRI; Principal (2015 – Present)

Lindsi is responsible for projects related to pavement evaluation, design, and management for cities, counties, airports, and port authorities. She has completed numerous pavement rehabilitation and design projects and is experienced with a wide array of rehabilitation treatments, including microsurfacing, slurry seals, overlay/inlays, as well as reconstruction options such as mechanical stabilization and full-depth reclamation. Some of the methodologies Lindsi uses to develop new and rehabilitation pavement designs include AASHTO, Asphalt Institute, FAA FARFIELD, PerRoads, PCASE, and Portland Cement Association.

What are the significant accomplishments of the nominee within her company?

 Through her engineering achievements, community and industry involvement, and mentorship Lindsi has demonstrated that she is a vital member of GRI, a strong leader in our industry, and an engaging mentor. Lindsi joined GRI in August 2015 and co-founded the GRI Pavement Division and has lead the development of this growing group that has tripled in size and is one of the largest pavement divisions in the Pacific Northwest. Lindsi is an integral part of a team that designed one of the first seismically resilient airport runways in the Country – at the Port of Portland. She is known in the A/E/C industry as not only an expert for the development and implementation of Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) Pavement Management Systems for public and private agencies but also a respected mentor and advocate for young engineers.

The GRI leadership team has been amazed with her work ethic and project management ability, her devotion to research and updating pavement industry standards working alongside organizations like the American Society of Engineers (ASCE) and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). As well as her genuine interest in fostering young engineers through the Civil Engineering Cooperative (CECOP) Program. Lindsi’s technical expertise and influence within the industry were major factors to her being one of the first female engineers promoted in 2018 to the GRI Management team and then to a Principal and a member of the GRI Board of Directors in 2019.