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Daniel Blaise Receives the 2020 ACE National Outstanding Mentor Award

Congratulations to our very own, Daniel Blaise, for receiving the 2020 ACE National Outstanding Mentor award! In addition to being celebrated in an upcoming Engineering News-Record ACE yearbook publication, the ACE Mentor Program of Washington, DC, will receive funds to award a student scholarship in Daniels’s name.

Daniel has been with the ACE Mentor Program since 2014 and is considered one of the go-to mentors for leading a team. In Washington, DC, he started and led a team of mentors at Crossland High School and was instrumental in guiding the program at the Friendship Collegiate Academy. And most recently, he has taken on the task of implementing ACE at YouthBuild Public Charter School. Daniel’s success is a result of the contributions from his teammates that make the after-school sessions a positive and exciting experience for the students.

“[Daniel] is truly an outstanding mentor”

– Mary Bradford, Affiliate Director, ACE DC

It is no surprise Daniel was picked for this award. He has made a huge impact since becoming a part of the Smoot Construction family in 2017 as a senior project manager. And over the last 10 years he has helped grow and improve communities through several construction projects and development programs. He enjoys sharing these experiences with others, especially students who are eager to carry on his passion for the ACE industry.

About the ACE Mentor Program

The ACE Mentor Program of America was founded in 1994 to encourage students to pursue careers in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering industry. Over 10,000 high school students participate annually.

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