2023 Airport Business Top 40 Under 40: Regan Teel, PE

Dec. 19, 2023
Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell
Regan Teel
Regan Teel

After working as a structural engineer for Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, Missouri, Regan Teel joined the firm’s New York team embarking on the design of the Delta Air Lines terminal redevelopment project at LaGuardia Airport.

A year later, she took on the role of project manager for a $4 billion project that consolidated the airline’s operations into a single 1.3 million square-foot terminal. The project included 37 aircraft gates distributed among four concourses connected by a centralized state-of-the-art terminal headhouse. Teel managed the headhouse, which includes ticketing, baggage claim, TSA security checkpoints and the Delta Sky Club. She and the Burns & McDonnell team were responsible for delivering an innovative design, managing 20 design subconsultants, and maintaining a strong schedule.

Today Teel manages a multidiscipline project team and her goal on each project is to create a one-team mindset among stakeholders, subconsultants and contractors, which allows for successful communication and implementation from concept planning to project closeout. She also works to align company and industry initiatives that facilitate efficient designs, saving clients money and delivering projects on time.

She works on initiatives to streamline design-build construction, provide enhanced and transparent communication between all team members and clients, and champions the latest Building Information Modeling (BIM) approaches to allow informed decisions and prioritize site safety.

As an active member of Burns & McDonnell’s Network of Women program, she mentors young professionals, helping women grow their network and connect with other female leaders within the firm. Her mentoring activities also include volunteering for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.