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.

Our current ce/enve iab members

Craig AndersonAnderson Regulatory Solutions, Principal
Jim BloisBlois Construction, CEO/President
Tim CampbellCaltrans, Deputy District Director
Eric ChaseRGH Consultants, Principal Geotechnical Engineer
Mike ChesneySoCal Gannett Fleming, Roadway Business Group Area Manager
Susanne CooperJensen Design & Survey, Inc., Engineering Manager
Jennifer EppCentral Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, Program Manager and Senior Water Resource Control Engineer
Christy GablerKirk Consulting, Inc, Principal Project Manager
Amy HackneySimpson Gumpertz & Heger, Assoc Principal, Vice President
Leyla HedayaKimley-Horn, Principal
Greg HurdBKF Engineer, President, CEO
Doug JohnsonStantec, Vice President – Community Development
Steve KahnCannon, Civil Senior Principal Engineer
Robert KullStratus Environmental, Inc., Principal Engineer
Ken LindbergPower Engineering Construction, Vice President
Jeremy LopezTechnical Builders Inc, Project Manager
Jeff MathieuTetra Tech, Vice President and Operations Manager
Chris MetzgerEPC Consultants, Inc., Vice President Transit/Transportation
Timothy O’ConnorO’Connor Program Management LLC, Managing Partner
Jeffrey OkamotoHuitt-Zollars, Vice President
Cary RonanLangan Engineering and Environmental Services, Senior Project Manager
Greg ScottWebcor, Project Director – Concrete Group
Erin SteinerCornerstone Earth Group, Principal Geotechnical Engineer
Jeffrey SzytelWater Systems Consulting, Founder & President
Truitt VanceAshley & Vance Engineering, Inc., President, CEO and Principal Engineer
Kari WagnerWallace Group, Principal
Kevin ZuccoZFA Structural Engineer, Executive Principal