Isett’s Milewski Earns Top 25 Women In Business Award

Stephanie Milewski, a project manager and landscape architect for Barry Isett & Associates, Inc., is among the Top 25 Women in Business in Northeast Pennsylvania, according to the NEPA Business Journal.

Milewski, who works primarily out of Isett’s Wyoming Valley office, earned a spot on the business publication’s prestigious list earlier this year and was honored at a ceremony and reception held in Scranton on April 24.

“As a landscape architect working for an engineering firm – a male dominated profession – I find both my colleagues and the leadership of the company to be very inclusive, supportive, and respectful,” she told the publication. “There is no division between the landscape architects and the engineers as you often find at other firms. I am brought into projects as a valued team member. The work environment is very encouraging and uplifting. I truly appreciate and enjoy working with my colleagues and am proud to be a member of the company.”

Milewski is a registered landscape architect who has focused her career on outdoor recreation and stormwater, specifically in projects related to the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) mandate of the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Last year, she became a Certified Stormwater Inspector.

She has lent her talent and knowledge to developing hiking and biking trails throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. She is a member of the NEPA Trails Forum, a group of trail developers and managers who meet quarterly to discuss successes and challenges and tour a trail. Milewski also established and serves on the forum’s planning committee that meets several times every year.

In a prior position with Lackawanna Heritage Valley, Milewski was appointed to the Lackawanna/Luzerne Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Transportation Advisory Committee, which considers transportation and infrastructure needs in both counties and helps set the construction plan for the next 12 years. She was re-appointed to the committee in 2017.

Milewski is vice president of the North Pocono Trails Association, a grassroots trail organization that promotes trails in the northern portion of the Poconos, leads group hikes on regional trails, and maintains the trails on the Elmhurst tract of the Pinchot State Forest.

She is a shareholder with and therefore a part owner of Barry Isett & Associates. Yet, despite a busy schedule with Isett and numerous volunteer organizations, and as Mom to two teenage boys, Milewski is the proprietor of two other private businesses -- No Bull Ranch, LLC, a small farm of cattle and hogs, and Concrete Thinking, LLC, a concrete figurine business.

CAPTION: Stephanie Milewski of Barry Isett & Associates, Inc., photographed with Elizabeth Baumeister, receives her award and gifts at the ceremony for the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal’s Top 25 Women in Business program in Scranton on April 24.

Barry Isett & Associates, Inc., is a multi-discipline engineering firm that maintains three offices in Northeast Pennsylvania, in Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre and Stroudsburg. Isett has five offices elsewhere in eastern and central Pennsylvania, at the company headquarters in the Lehigh Valley, and in Doylestown, Mechanicsburg, Phoenixville and Wyomissing.