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 (below). 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. 

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, Vice President of Mott MacDonald.

David Akers Concrete Consultants, President
Craig Anderson Solar Turbines, EHS Director
Robert Bilbro Bilbro Group Northwest, Inc., President
John Blasius BLS Group LLC, Managing Director
Michael Cannon Cannon, President
Frank Cechini Cechini Transportation Management Services, Transportation Operations/ITS Engineer
Mike Chesney Transportation Corridor Agencies, Chief Strategy Officer
Richard Dreyer Holmes Culley Structural Engineers, Principal
Andrew Fremier Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Deputy Executive Director, Operations
Christy Gabler North Coast Engineering, Vice President/COO
John Gregg Gregg Dilling & Testing, President
Tim Gubbins California Department of Transportation, District 5 Director
Amy Hackney Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Assoc Principal, Vice President
Teresa Herrera Silicon Valley Clean Water, Asst Manager/Authority Engineer
Randell Iwasaki Contra Costa Transportation Authority,  Executive Director
Robert Kull Stratus Environmental, Inc., Principal Engineer
Ken Lindberg Power Engineering Construction, Vice President
Thomas Martin Rick Engineering, Associate
Jeff Mathieu Tetra Tech, Vice President and Operations Manager
Dale Melville Provost and Pritchard Consulting Group, Principal Engineer
Chris Metzger Mott MacDonald, Vice President/Area Manager - South Bay
Timothy O'Connor O'Connor Program Management LLC, Managing Partner
Cary Ronan Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Senior Project Manager
Steve Sanders SAGE Engineers, Inc., President
Jeffrey Szytel Water Systems Consulting, Founder & President
Rosemary Thompson Cardno, Senior Consultant
Kari Wagner Wallace Group, Director of Water Resources

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