Albus, Morgan Named in Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Top 20 Under 40

Category: Awards

Written By: Nicole McBride

Date: October 20, 2021

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The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals of Lubbock have announced the 2021 Top 20 Under 40 award recipients, including Parkhill’s Daniel Albus, PE, and Liz Morgan, IIDA. This distinguished award aims to recognize outstanding individuals in Lubbock who exemplify leadership in their young careers, while actively participating in making the community a better place to work and live. The award recipients will be honored at a banquet on Wed., Nov. 17 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Albus is a Firm Principal and Team Leader in Parkhill’s Treatment Practice. He is an expert in water and wastewater treatment for industries and municipalities and is well known for his expertise in wastewater reuse and membrane treatment. Albus has worked with clients throughout West Texas and the DFW area to improve water quality at both water and wastewater treatment plants, including the Wheeler Reverse Osmosis Treatment Plant.

He was selected as a Top Young Professional in 2018 by Engineering News-Record and 2018 Young Engineer of the Year by the South Plains Chapter of TSPE. Daniel also volunteers at Texas Tech as a resource for Team Design for the College of Engineering. He is married to Alicia Albus, and they have four children, Theresa, Lawrence, and twin boys, Michael, and Gabriel. They attend Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lubbock and enjoy volunteering with the Catholic Student Center.

Morgan is an Associate and Parkhill's Interiors Studio Leader for the Planning and Interiors Practice. She has experience in multiple markets, including the design of religious, municipal, healthcare, and commercial facilities. She is known for her ability to connect with people, building enduring professional and personal relationships with clients and stakeholders. Morgan has also built a reputation as a mentor to interior design students and a fervent advocate for the profession overall. She has played a key role in award-winning designs for Young Life Midland and St. Elizabeth's John Saleh Catholic Student Center in Lubbock. 

Morgan is currently on the West Texas City Center Council for IIDA as Campus Center Liaison and volunteers as the CIDQ Ambassador for West Texas. In these roles, she coordinates networking opportunities for students and industry professionals and assists in the planning of developmental events while promoting advocacy of the interior design profession and guidance through the testing process. Morgan serves on the Community Impact Leadership Committee for Lubbock Area United Way as the Member at Large for the Start Smart Initiative. In this role, she leads a workgroup of local school districts, community partners, and volunteers in developing ways for United Way to ensure all children are ready for kindergarten and grade-level readers by third grade. She is married to Mark Morgan, and they enjoy being part of the Lubbock community.