Industrial Advisory Board


Faculty and Industry Professionals Working Together

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department's Advisory Board is a group of industry leaders who volunteer their time to support the department. 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 "hands-on" engineering education. 

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. 

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.

The current Chair of the Advisory Board is Chris Metzger.

Craig Anderson Anderson Regulatory Solutions, Principal
Jim Blois Blois Construction, CEO/President
Eric Chase RGH Consultants, Principal Geotechnical Engineer
Mike Chesney

SoCal Gannett Fleming, Roadway Business Group Area Manager

Susanne Cooper Jensen Design & Survey, Inc., Engineering Manager
Jennifer Epp

Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board,

Program Manager and Senior Water Resource Control Engineer

Christy Gabler Kirk Consulting, Inc, Principal Project Manager
Amy Hackney Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Assoc Principal, Vice President
Leyla Hedaya Kimley-Horn, Principal
Greg Hurd BKF Engineer, President, CEO
Doug Johnson Stantec, Vice President - Community Development
Steve Kahn Cannon, Civil Senior Principal Engineer
Robert Kull Stratus Environmental, Inc., Principal Engineer
Ken Lindberg Power Engineering Construction, Vice President
Jeremy Lopez Technical Builders Inc, Project Manager
Jeff Mathieu Tetra Tech, Vice President and Operations Manager
Chris Metzger EPC Consultants, Inc., Vice President Transit/Transportation
Timothy O'Connor O'Connor Program Management LLC, Managing Partner
Jeffrey Okamoto Huitt-Zollars, Vice President
Cary Ronan Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Senior Project Manager
Greg Scott Webcor, Project Director - Concrete Group
Erin Steiner Cornerstone Earth Group, Principal Geotechnical Engineer
Jeffrey Szytel Water Systems Consulting, Founder & President
Truitt Vance Ashley & Vance Engineering, Inc., President, CEO and Principal Engineer
Kari Wagner Wallace Group, Principal
Ronald Williams Jacobs Engineering Group, Senior Vice President/West Region Director
Kevin Zucco ZFA Structural Engineer, Executive Principal

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