Industrial Advisory Board

Faculty and Industry Professionals Working Together

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department's Advisory Board is a group of over twenty-five industry leaders who volunteer their time to support the department. The current membership roster lists IAB members and their affiliated corporations. The mission of the Advisory Board is to assist the department in maintaining the excellence of its civil and environmental engineering programs and to encourage the department to continue its commitment to providing its students with a "hands-on" engineering education.

Group Picture of the Industry Advisory Board

The Advisory Board's principal role is to provide advice regarding the civil and environmental engineering program curricula. The Board has also been very successful in the past in securing laboratory donations and raising funds for the two programs. In addition, the Board provides mentoring to those students interested in learning more about the civil and environmental engineering professions. Here's a link if you'd like to contact a mentor.

Since 1999 the Advisory Board has sponsored its own "Professional Advancement Award." Each year, top students in the civil and environmental engineering programs are selected for this award based on scholarship, work experience, professional activities, and community service. Recipients receive a plaque as well as a cash award. View past winners of the Professional Advancement Award.

The current Chair of the Advisory Board is Mike Chesney (BS ARCE 1989) of RBF Consultants. The vice-Chair is Michael Cannon (BS CE 1983), the President of Cannon Associates.

David Akers Concrete Consultants
Craig Anderson Solar Turbines
Robert Bilbro Bilbro Group Northwest, Inc.
John Blasius Universal Parks and Resorts - Universal Creative
Michael Cannon Cannon
Frank Cechini Cechini Transportation Management Services
Mike Chesney Transportation Corridor Agencies
Richard Dreyer Holmes Culley Structural Engineers
Andrew Fremier Metropolitan Transportation Commission
John Gregg Gregg Dilling & Testing
Tim Gubbins California Department of Transportation
Robert Kull Stratus Environmental, Inc.
Ken Lindberg Power Engineering Contractors
Thomas Martin Rick Engineering
Jeff Mathieu Tetra Tech
Dale Melville Provost and Pritchard Consulting Group
Chris Metzger Mott MacDonald
Michael Morisoli Miller Pacific Engineering Group
Timothy O'Connor O'Connor Program Management LLC
Cary Ronan Langan Treadwell Rollo
Steve Sanders SAGE Engineers, Inc.
Rosemary Thompson Cardno