24 Hours: Eric Johnston

As a father of seven — not counting his two pets — Eric Johnston said having so many kids makes him a better leader. “I often find that I apply work-management rules at home and parenting roles at work as I manage our staff,” the Auburn resident said with a laugh. “The biggest challenge is getting everyone where they need to go at different times, with soccer and music and different schools. Maybe being a transportation engineer helps me manage those logistics.”