North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) awarded ZAPATA the 2020 Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Summit Award.

“This award recognizes exceptional service, meritorious achievement, conspicuous innovation in federal construction, infrastructure, energy, and environmental marketplace,” stated NCMBC Executive Director Scott Dorney. “No organization is more deserving of the Summit Award for excellence and innovation in federal construction and infrastructure programs than ZAPATA.”

2020 Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Summit Award


The NCMBC selection committee, comprised of industry leaders and representatives, has presented Summit awards to companies, agencies, and individuals since 2015—and the winners are announced at the annual Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental Summit.

This year’s event was modified due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions that changed the Summit’s platform to a virtual series of events that included prerecorded videos to announce the Summit Award winners: ZAPATA (Charlotte, NC) and NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic (Norfolk, VA).

Senior Vice President Marty Ray and Senior Engineer Jury Brown, PE accepted the 2020 Summit Award on behalf of ZAPATA.

“What an honor—this is an incredible award! I’ve been with ZAPATA for twenty years….and we have had the opportunity to do some wonderful things in support of our nation’s security and the war fighters….Thank you to everyone who nominated ZAPATA,” said Ray.

NCMBC: Scott Dorney, Executive Director; ZAPATA: Marty Ray, holding Summit Award; and Jury Brown, PE


ZAPATA® is a full-service architecture and engineering (A-E) and construction management firm. Our diverse team of professionals collaborates with clients to provide sustainable and resilient solutions to complex challenges. We are a trusted partner with proven experience to provide comprehensive facility, infrastructure, and security design services. At ZAPATA, we earn our clients’ Trust by conducting our business with Integrity and providing Quality services every day.

North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is a business development organization and a collaboration between North Carolina businesses and the North Carolina Community College System. Their mission is to leverage military and other federal business opportunities to expand the economy, grow jobs and improve quality of life in North Carolina.

Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental Summit brings together over 800 representatives of six Districts of the US Army Corps of Engineers; Naval Facilities Engineering Command; Fort Bragg; Marine Corps Installations East/Camp Lejeune; Seymour Johnson AFB; Fort Gordon (GA) and Fort Lee (VA); US Coast Guard; Department of Veterans Affairs; General Services Administration; other federal agencies; and general and specialty contractors, designers and construction suppliers from throughout the Southeast.