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Texas Section Leadership

Meet Our Leadership Team

Without the efforts of our hardworking volunteers, our programs and events wouldn’t happen. Meet the incredible members who work behind the scenes to ensure Texas civil engineers are leaders in their communities:

2019-2020 Org Chart

  • Susan K. Roth PE, PMP
    Susan K. Roth PE, PMP
    President
    Phone: (512) 796-6692
  • Arthur M. Clendenin PE
    Arthur M. Clendenin PE
    Past President
    Phone: (903) 746-2351
  • Sean P. Merrell PE
    Sean P. Merrell PE
    President Elect
    Phone: (972) 464-4834
  • John A. Tyler PE
    John A. Tyler PE
    VP Educational
    Phone: (210) 375-9000
  • Natalie Weiershausen PE, ENV SP
    Natalie Weiershausen PE, ENV SP
    VP Educational Elect
    Phone: (281) 589-7257
  • Tiffany M. Reed-Villarreal PE
    Tiffany M. Reed-Villarreal PE
    VP Professional
  • Griselda Gonzales PE
    Griselda Gonzales PE
    VP Professional Elect
    Phone: (713) 951-7951
  • Andres A. Salazar PhD, PE
    Andres A. Salazar PhD, PE
    VP Technical
    Phone: (832) 341-1188
  • Robert D. Stevens PhD, PE
    Robert D. Stevens PhD, PE
    VP Technical Elect
    Phone: (817) 788-5279
  • Reem J. Zoun PE
    Reem J. Zoun PE
    Treasurer
    Phone: (512) 974-3354
  • Sergio R. Mendez Jr. PE
    Sergio R. Mendez Jr. PE
    Senior Director at Large
    Phone: (915) 313-3680
  • Lindsay A. O’Leary PE, LEED AP
    Lindsay A. O’Leary PE, LEED AP
    Executive Director (Ex Officio)
    Phone: 512-593-8155
  • Mike Sosa
    Mike Sosa
    Secretary (Ex Officio)
    Phone: (512) 910-2702

Note: Our Board of Direction includes all members of Executive Committee in addition to the members below

Directors at Large

  • Bilkis Olazaran M. EIT
    Bilkis Olazaran M. EIT
    First Year Director at Large
    Phone: (806) 470-0638
  • Alik McCoy PE
    Alik McCoy PE
    First Year Director at Large
    Phone: (817) 729-0570
  • Sergio R. Mendez Jr. PE
    Sergio R. Mendez Jr. PE
    Senior Year Director at Large
    Phone: (915) 313-3680
  • Jonathan Brower PE
    Jonathan Brower PE
    Second Year Director at Large
    Phone: (214) 593-1139

Section Directors

  • Russell R. Carter PE
    Russell R. Carter PE
    Caprock Branch Section Director
    Phone: (806) 834-1397
  • Genest L. Landry PE
    Genest L. Landry PE
    Austin Branch Section Director
    Phone: (512) 974-8749
  • Robert Lys Jr. PE
    Robert Lys Jr. PE
    Brazos Branch Section Director
    Phone: (281) 931-9832
  • Brian Geiger PE
    Brian Geiger PE
    Central Texas Branch Section Director
    Phone: (906) 370-5196
  • John D. Garcia PE
    John D. Garcia PE
    Corpus Christi Branch Section Director
    Phone: (361) 792-2012
  • Phillip Alcorn
    Phillip Alcorn
    Dallas Branch Section Director
    Phone: (214) 638-0145
  • Chris Nance PE
    Chris Nance PE
    El Paso Branch Section Director
    Phone: (915) 533-6811
  • Kimberly Cornett PE
    Kimberly Cornett PE
    Fort Worth Branch Section Director
    Phone: (210) 583-8230
  • Joseph W. Shehan PE
    Joseph W. Shehan PE
    High Plains Branch Section Director
    Phone: (806) 557-4090
  • Patrick M. Beecher PE
    Patrick M. Beecher PE
    Houston Branch Section Director
    Phone: (713) 939-6438
  • Russell W. Gibson PE
    Russell W. Gibson PE
    Northeast Texas Branch Section Director
    Phone: (903) 758-0402
  • Bilkis Olazaran M. EIT
    Bilkis Olazaran M. EIT
    Rio Grande Valley Branch Section Director
    Phone: (956) 457-0318
  • Amy Stone PE
    Amy Stone PE
    San Antonio Branch Section Director
    Phone: (830) 837-0242
  • Liv M. Haselbach PhD, PE
    Liv M. Haselbach PhD, PE
    Southeast Texas Branch Section Director
    Phone: (409) 880-7740
  • Adrian Frias EIT
    Adrian Frias EIT
    West Texas Branch Section Director
    Phone: (432) 335-4199
  • LeAnne M. Napolillo PE
    LeAnne M. Napolillo PE
    CECON Site Selection Committee Chair
    Phone: (713) 354-1553
  • Curtis B. Beitel PE, CFM, ENV SP
    Curtis B. Beitel PE, CFM, ENV SP
    Nominating Committee Chair
  • Jessica Hilscher PE
    Jessica Hilscher PE
    Student Competitions Coordinator
  • Robert Lys Jr. PE
    Robert Lys Jr. PE
    Branch/Section Relations Committee Chair
  • Reem J. Zoun PE
    Reem J. Zoun PE
    Budget & Finance Committee Chair
    Phone: (512) 974-3354
  • Jennifer E. Bohlander PE
    Jennifer E. Bohlander PE
    CECON Planning Committee Co-Chair
    Phone: (713) 206-6780
  • Matthew Singel PE
    Matthew Singel PE
    CECON Planning Committee Co-Chair
    Phone: (817) 540-4437
  • Sergio R. Mendez Jr. PE
    Sergio R. Mendez Jr. PE
    Editorial Committee Co-Chair
    Phone: (915) 313-3680
  • Kenneth M. Struzyk PE
    Kenneth M. Struzyk PE
    Evaluation & Repair of Residential Foundations Committee Chair
    Phone: (210) 930-5355
  • Jonathan Brower PE
    Jonathan Brower PE
    Editorial Committee Co-Chair
    Phone: (214) 593-1139
  • Phillip G. King  PE, D.GE
    Phillip G. King PE, D.GE
    Foundation Investigation & Design Committee Chair
    Phone: (806) 470-0638
  • Craig B. Thompson PE
    Craig B. Thompson PE
    Past Presidents Council Committee Chair
    Phone: (361) 814-9900
  • Augustine Verrengia PE
    Augustine Verrengia PE
    Government Affairs Committee Chair
    Phone: (737) 228-6171
  • Melinda Luna PE, CFM
    Melinda Luna PE, CFM
    History & Heritage Committee Chair
  • Chad Ballard PE
    Chad Ballard PE
    Honors Committee Chair
    Phone: (972) 996-5719
  • Patricia Frayre PE
    Patricia Frayre PE
    Intra-Society Relations Committee Chair
    Phone: (713) 320-2163
  • Patrick M. Beecher PE
    Patrick M. Beecher PE
    Membership Committee Co-Chair
    Phone: (713) 939-6438
  • Marco N. Furlan-Kaneko PE, EI
    Marco N. Furlan-Kaneko PE, EI
    Membership Committee Co-Chair
    Phone: (830) 298-5062
  • Susan K. Roth PE, PMP
    Susan K. Roth PE, PMP
    Office and Personnel Committee Chair
    Phone: (512) 796-6692
  • Robert W. Scholz PE
    Robert W. Scholz PE
    Public Relations & Professional Image Committee Chair
  • Robert F. Pierry PE
    Robert F. Pierry PE
    Residential Foundations Oversight Committee Chair
  • Joe W. Alvarez
    Joe W. Alvarez
    Younger Members Committee Chair
  • Kacey C. Paul PE
    Kacey C. Paul PE
    Strategic Planning Committee Chair
  • Heather Guillen PE, ENV SP, LEED AP
    Heather Guillen PE, ENV SP, LEED AP
    Student Activities Committee Chair
    Phone: (713) 394-5635
  • Claudia R. Corsetti PE
    Claudia R. Corsetti PE
    Public Relations & Professional Image Committee Co-Chair
  • Jonathan Brower PE
    Jonathan Brower PE
    Tellers Committee Chair
    Phone: (214) 593-1139
  • Mark K. Boyd PhD, PE
    Mark K. Boyd PhD, PE
    Texas Infrastructure Report Card Committee Chair
  • Christina Kim PE
    Christina Kim PE
    STEM Committee Chair
    Phone: (512) 493-0261
  • OPEN Position
    OPEN Position
    Construction Institute Chapter Chair
  • Curtis B. Beitel PE, CFM, ENV SP
    Curtis B. Beitel PE, CFM, ENV SP
    Environmental & Water Resources Institute Chapter Co-Chair
  • Russell Erskine
    Russell Erskine
    Environmental & Water Resources Institute Chapter Co-Chair
  • Fadi N. Faraj PE
    Fadi N. Faraj PE
    Geo-Technical Institute Chapter Chair
    Phone: (214) 678-0227
  • James T. Brown PE
    James T. Brown PE
    Structural Engineering Institute Chapter Chair
    Phone: (214) 583-8458
  • OPEN Position
    OPEN Position
    Transportation & Development Institute Chapter Chair
  • Joseph Murphy PE
    Joseph Murphy PE
    Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute Chapter Chair
    Phone: (214) 979-1144
  • Jesse H. Aguilar PE
    Jesse H. Aguilar PE
    Forensics Group Institute Chapter Chair
Susan K. Roth PE, PMP
President

Susan K. Roth, P.E. is ASCE Texas Section’s 106th President. During Susan’s term, the Section will continue to advance its strategic plan with the goal of developing civil engineers to serve as leaders in their communities and to build a better quality of life across the street and around the world. Susan will also be focusing on three key areas during her presidency: member benefits/value, membership growth and mentoring programs.

Susan Roth has 25 years of experience in the water and wastewater field. Her career includes experience with both private and government entities, including the Lower Colorado River Authority. For the past 12 years, she has served as President of Susan Roth Consulting, LLC. Susan works with a number of municipalities, river authorities and water districts in Texas. Her firm primarily specializes in developing water and wastewater master plans, especially identifying regional solutions on a county-wide level. She also focuses on water resource planning, including water conservation and drought management, and secures attractive financing through TWDB for water/wastewater infrastructure projects. Located in Austin, her firm is exceptionally well-positioned to understand not only the engineering complexities of a project but also the public relations aspects of effectively communicating with surrounding communities.

Susan holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, respectively. She conducted her research at Cornell University and presented her findings at the 2009 International Water Quality Conference in Paris, France. She is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas and is registered as a Project Management Professional. Susan is a graduate of Leadership Austin and has served on a number of board appointments and task forces for the City of Austin. She currently serves as President of the Onion Creek Metropolitan Park District Board as Mayor Adler’s appointment.

Susan has also been a long-time member of ASCE, starting during her undergraduate years and throughout her professional career. She has held numerous committee and board positions at both the Branch and Section level. She is a Past-President of the Austin Branch (2003-2004) and previously served as Vice-President of Education for ASCE Texas Section. She also served as the primary consultant on the 2017 ASCE Texas Section – Infrastructure Report Card Update and previously developed the 2012 Infrastructure Report Card for the Section’s Centennial.

Susan is a past recipient of the National ASCE Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement (2006) and TSPE Young Engineer of the Year (2003, Travis County Chapter). She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Austin Women’s Symphony League. Susan resides in Austin with her husband and teenage daughter. ASCE Texas Section membership and staff are excited for the opportunities next year and welcome Susan into her new role as President.

Arthur M. Clendenin PE
Past President

Art Clendenin began his involvement with ASCE as a student at Texas Tech University. He was the Concrete Canoe Chairman for three years and also served as the Student Chapter President. He spent the first 15 years of his career at TxDOT in the Corpus Christi District, where he worked up through the ranks from Engineer Assistant to Area Engineer.  During this time he was an active participant in ASCE at the Corpus Christi branch’s activities where he served in all branch leadership roles.  He served as the Corpus Christi Branch Director completing the term as he moved to the Northeast Texas area in 1998.

While settling into East Texas as a consultant project manager, Art continued his involvement at the state level serving two sequential terms as the Vice President of Technical Programs.  His professional service continued at the Branch level also, where he has served on numerous volunteer committees and has participated as a Practitioner Advisor to the UT Tyler Civil Engineering program, numerous terms as the Northeast Texas Branch Director and substitute director.  Art is the Quality Control Director and Product Development Engineer for Del Zotto Products of Texas, Inc. , a precast concrete and form manufacturing company with locations in Gladewater, TX; Sealy, TX; and Wrenshall, Minnesota.  Art has supported the UT Tyler Civil Engineering Program as an adjunct instructor and assisted the Civil Engineering Department with various class projects.  Most recently he helped the student branch host the ASCE National Concrete Canoe competition.  Within the precast realm, Art is currently serving as financial analyst for the Texas Concrete Pipe Association and is a Program Advisor to the Kilgore College Industrial Maintenance Program.

Some highlights of Art Clendenin’s 34 year career include development of the first pre-cast bent caps used in Texas bridge construction, creating the first mitigation plan for inclusion into a roadway project for leaking underground storage tanks, providing design and construction expertise for the Loop

363S/IH35 multi-level interchange in Temple and also schematic corridor design and review for the IH35 expansion from Belton to Salado.

Art is a member of the Executive Board of “We the People- Longview” which is an information conduit for local citizens regarding a wide range of current event issues.  He serves as a lead usher and also deacon at his church, where he and his wife are active members.  Art and his wife, Mary Lou, have raised three daughters and now enjoy three precious granddaughters whenever possible.   When time permits they play hard at various water activities or enjoy long rides and trips on his motorcycle.

Sean P. Merrell PE
President Elect

Sean P. Merrell P.E., PTOE has served ASCE on many levels over the past 21 years.  As a student at Texas A&M University, he served as the Student Chapter President. He has impacted the Houston and Dallas Branches as an officer and committee chair continuously for 17 years.  He served as the Dallas Branch President and chaired the Texas Section Centennial Committee in 2013. He has served on numerous committees and as an officer for ASCE Texas Section and has served as a Region 6 Governor. On the societal level, Sean served on the Membership Committee and as a corresponding member for the Leadership Training Committee for many years.

Sean has been recognized as the Young Engineer of the Year by the Houston Branch, the Engineer of the Year by the Dallas Branch, and was a Edmund Friedman Young Engineer in 2008. Sean has given back to his community while serving as a mentor to high school students at the Civil Engineering Club, a steel bridge and concrete canoe judge at regional and national competitions, and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Mathcounts, Canstruction and Future Cities.  In his community, Sean is serving on the City of Frisco Parks & Recreation Board and the Collin County Planning Board.

Sean has served as a Traffic Engineer at BGE, Inc. for 14 years leading the traffic group for three North Texas offices.  Sean been married to his wife Elizabeth for 25 years and they have two children, Sasha & Declan.

John A. Tyler PE
VP Educational
Natalie Weiershausen PE, ENV SP
VP Educational Elect

Natalie Weiershausen P.E., ENV SP works as a Project Manager with RPS in Houston, Texas with 11+ years of experience.  Her experience is in a variety of projects ranging from water and wastewater planning, utility relocation/design, roadway design, trail design, park design, and low-impact, sustainable site development.

Natalie has been an active member of ASCE for over eight years and currently serves as the VP for Educational Affairs Elect for the Texas Section.  She has previously participated in special committees as well as serving as the Houston Branch VP Technical, Secretary, VP Education, Younger Member Forum Chair and Community Services Chair.  She also serves on committees with ACEC and the West Houston Association.

Natalie is a graduate from the University of Texas with a Civil Engineering degree.  She has received multiple ASCE awards including the national 2014 New Faces of Civil Engineering. Outside of the workday, Natalie wrangles her feisty 3-year old twin boys, which is much harder than any workday!

Tiffany M. Reed-Villarreal PE
VP Professional

Tiffany Reed-Villarreal, PE is the President of InfraTex Consulting, a structural engineering firm located in Aledo, Texas. Tiffany is an advocate for sustainable construction projects across the Nation. She is passionate about sustainable development and design, and is committed to keeping our Nation’s infrastructure resilient and strong for future generations. Tiffany is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas and a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.

Prior to founding InfraTex Consulting, Tiffany served as the Texas Regional Engineer for Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) for more than two years. That role allowed her to partner with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), county and municipal agencies, sanitary districts, and water management districts on the development of specifications and product acceptance in the civil engineering industry. Tiffany also served as a Project Manager for JM Structural Engineering in Austin, Texas for five years. As the Structural Project Manager for high end residential and mid-sized commercial projects, she oversaw several well-known projects including Torchy’s Tacos on South Congress, which replaced the iconic Frans Hamburgers, and Live Oak Brewery,  a 26,000 SQFT brewery, tasting room, and distribution center near the Austin airport.

Outside of her professional practice, Tiffany revived the Texas Section’s dormant Government Affairs Committee in 2016 and led the committee through tremendous growth and onto a valuable relationship between ASCE Texas Section members and the Texas Legislature. Tiffany’s leadership of the committee led to her winning the 2018 ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineer Advocate award. This society-level recognition was bestowed upon her in Washington, DC as part of ASCE’s Legislative Fly-In program. Since then, she was elected by her peers to serve as ASCE Texas Section’s 2020 Vice President for Professional Affairs.

Outside of her professional life Tiffany enjoys spending time with her husband and five children. Her Motto is “God, Family, and Character. “

Griselda Gonzales PE
VP Professional Elect

Griselda Gonzales P.E., LEED AP, ENV SP is a Principal Engineer at the Goodman Corporation (TGC). She joined in the TGC team in 2018 with a diverse background in her engineering experience to include land development, water and wastewater planning studies, drainage studies and designs, traffic, transportation and roadway reconstruction.  She has worked for public and private sector clients in San Antonio, Austin, and Houston area. Griselda is a San Antonio native and a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio. She moved to the Houston area in 2013 and has since plugged herself in to serve and participate where growth and community exist.

Griselda’s personal values translate to her professional commitments as she volunteers for organizations that align with her personal beliefs and serve her community and profession. While living in San Antonio she was a Board Member for the Hispanic Society of Professional Engineers (SHPE) and was a mentor and speaker for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. She initiated the Houston Chapter Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) for and has served on the CECON Planning Committee. Griselda recently served as the Government Affairs Committee Chair for the ASCE Texas Section. Personally, she serves as Committee Chair for her son’s Boy Scout Troop. She believes in leading by example and has always done what needs to get done, personally and professionally.

She is an alumni of the 2014 Greater Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHHCC) Emerging Leaders Institute and Leadership Houston Class XXVI.

Andres A. Salazar PhD, PE
VP Technical
Robert D. Stevens PhD, PE
VP Technical Elect

Robert D. “Bob” Stevens Ph.D., P.E., AICP, F.ASCE, is UEF President, EVP Arcadis, and member UEF BOD and ARTBA BOD. He was ASCE 2015 President and BOD member 2013-16, EWB-USA BOD member 2010-13 and 2015-18, and ASCE BOD Technical Region Director 2009-12.

Bob’s 50+ year engineering career includes transportation, water, and wastewater projects. He performed environmental assessments, planning, design, and construction management for road, bridge, rail, port, transit, and dam projects. He managed the first design/build/supply transit project in North America. He’s worked in both the public and private sectors.

Besides living and working in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, California, Colorado, and Texas, he worked on projects in 21 countries including 2 that he lived in (Canada and Taiwan) and 19 he did projects in including Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, and 7 other African countries.

He taught undergraduate and graduate transportation courses at The University of Akron, Cleveland State, and The University of Michigan.

Bob was a founding governor and officer of ASCE’s T&DI. He was on many ASCE committees including Technical Advancement, Audit, Society Award, Program, Strategic Planning, Professional Practice, Journal of Management in Engineering Editorial Board, Branding, and Paraprofessional.

He is a registered PE in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio, and Texas. Since retiring from full-time work as Transportation Practice Director, he moved to Texas to be closer to his grandson, Robbie, where he continues his association with Arcadis in Fort Worth.

Reem J. Zoun PE
Treasurer

Reem Zoun, P.E. currently serves as the Supervising Engineer for the Local Flood Risk Reduction Section at the City of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department, where she leads a section of 19 engineers and technical professionals.  Reem is responsible for the storm drain improvement projects in the City, manages over $80M 5yr budget of Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), prioritization of CIPs, and manages the CIP program for her section. Reem joined the City of Austin in December of 2011, after years in the private sector, with a passion for public service. Prior to joining the City, Reem worked at AECOM and a mine in Australia.  Reem has multiple publications and presented in various conferences.

Reem has a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honors in Environmental Engineering from RMIT University in Australia and a Master of Science in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

Reem currently serves as the Treasurer of the Texas Section ASCE. She served as the President of Austin Branch ASCE in 2013-2014, various officer roles including Secretary, Vice President, President Elect and Past President of the Branch, and as a committee chair with the Travis Chapter TSPE. Reem currently serves as the Board Chair of the City of Austin Asian American Employee Network.  Reem served in various board positions including president, principal and secretary of Austin Bangla School, a non-profit language school.

Reem is an alumni of 2008 Leadership Austin Essential class. In 2011, Reem was honored as the Young Engineer of the Year by Texas Society of Professional Engineers Travis Chapter. In 2017, Reem was awarded the Engineer of the Year by the Austin Branch American Society of Civil Engineers.

Sergio R. Mendez Jr. PE
Senior Director at Large
Lindsay A. O’Leary PE, LEED AP
Executive Director (Ex Officio)

Lindsay O’Leary is the Executive Director of ASCE Texas Section. In this full-time role she is devoted to the advancement of the civil engineering profession, the leadership of the Section, and growing the membership of the Section’s 15 Branches. She regularly works with the Section’s Board of Direction and Executive Committee to implement the strategic plan and ensure the Section continues to be one of the most active sections of ASCE.

Lindsay’s responsibilities include:

More About Lindsay

Lindsay previously worked in the fields of civil and environmental engineering for 10 years, providing a comprehensive range of consulting services to private and public sector clients. She has worked for Geosyntec Consultants (Austin, Texas) and MSCW, Inc. (Orlando, Florida). Her experience includes: waste containment facility design, permitting, and performance evaluation for various waste streams; water resources and mixed-use land development engineering; environmental compliance monitoring; environmental site assessments; oil and gas litigation; and health and safety implementation. She is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Some of her favorite projects have included the preparation of storm water pollution prevention plans for industrial facilities, the development of groundwater monitoring plans for waste containment facilities, assisting graduate students with the collection of landfill data using T-Rex (a truck that simulates earthquake waves – operated by [email protected]) in order to evaluate the dynamic properties of municipal solid waste, and collecting groundwater samples at various Superfund sites.

Lindsay previously volunteered for ASCE’s Austin Branch and Younger Member Forum, holding several positions from 2011 to 2015. She is passionate about STEM education and continues to attend pre-college and college outreach events whenever possible. She currently serves on the External Advisory Committee for the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin.

Lindsay holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

She has been married to her husband Kevin since 2009 and enjoys cooking, gardening, practicing yoga, running, swimming, and, when vacation time allows, snowboarding.

She Florida native but has come to love and appreciate all that is Texas. Big Bend National Park tops her vacation list and you can often find her swimming in Barton Springs pool. In addition to ASCE, she is a member of the Austin Cactus and Succulent Society.

Mike Sosa
Secretary (Ex Officio)

Mike’s responsibilities include:

More about Mike

Mike Sosa joined ASCE Texas Section as the Data Coordinator in June of 2017. He is very detail-oriented and has experience working with member-driven associations. He enjoys interacting with members of the Section and helping them benefit from the Section’s resources.

Prior to joining ASCE Texas Section, he spent time working as an executive assistant for companies located in Columbus, OH and San Diego, CA. He is a 2010 graduate of the College of Business at Ohio University with a B.S. in Sport Administration. Before that, he was raised in sunny San Diego and spent the vast majority of his free time on a baseball field or at the beach.

Shortly before joining the team at the Section Office, Mike relocated to Austin from Columbus, OH with his girlfriend, Keah, and their adorable Pitbull/Lab puppy, Nollie. Since moving to Austin, they have expanded the family by adopting a two-year old Australian Cattle Dog named Ziggy.

Outside of work he enjoys finding new places around town to try unique craft beer, catching a baseball or football game on the weekend, exploring local parks and trails with his dogs, and playing slow-pitch softball or a round of golf on a nice Sunday afternoon.

Mike is also an avid fan of the San Diego Padres, San Diego Chargers (he knows they moved, but he refuses to acknowledge the change), New York Yankees, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team.

LeAnne M. Napolillo PE
CECON Site Selection Committee Chair
Curtis B. Beitel PE, CFM, ENV SP
Nominating Committee Chair

Curtis Beitel P.E., CFM, ENV SP has been active in ASCE since he graduated from Texas A&M University in 1993.  In 1996 he served as the Continuing Education Chair of the Fort Worth ASCE Branch, organizing several CPD classes on HEC-RAS and Bioengineering.  He continued to serve the Fort Worth Branch in several officer positions including Branch President in 2001-02.  Curtis served as the Water Resources Chair of the Texas Section from 1999 to 2001 and was Vice President-Technical in 2002-2003.  He continued to serve on the Texas Section Board as the Section Director from the Fort Worth Branch from 2003 to 2005.  He was the Budget Chair for Fall 2007 Meeting of the Texas Section in Fort Worth, and served as the General Co-Chair of the Texas Section/CI/ICSDEC Fall 2012 Conference in Fort Worth.

Curtis received the Fort Worth Branch’s Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement in 1998.  He is also active in the Texas Floodplain Management Association, serving as their Newsletter Editor since 2004, and is a member of the Society of Military Engineers.  To help community leaders understand the risk that flooding poses to their local economy, Curtis conceived and led the development of the FloodManager game for the ASFPM Foundation, and teaches the “Experience a Town At Risk” classes at various conferences.  The ASFPM Foundation presented him with an award for Outstanding Contributions in 2010.  HDR presented him with a Pathfinder Award for External Client Service in 2013.

Curtis is currently the North Texas Water Resources Program Manager for HDR Engineering, and was named a Professional Associate of the company in January 2013.  He is leading the development of the Bexar County Flood Warning System for the San Antonio River Authority, and works on projects for public clients across Texas.  He has been married to his wife Leanne since 1996 and they have two daughters – Katherine and Ellie.

Jessica Hilscher PE
Student Competitions Coordinator
Reem J. Zoun PE
Budget & Finance Committee Chair

Reem Zoun, P.E. currently serves as the Supervising Engineer for the Local Flood Risk Reduction Section at the City of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department, where she leads a section of 19 engineers and technical professionals.  Reem is responsible for the storm drain improvement projects in the City, manages over $80M 5yr budget of Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), prioritization of CIPs, and manages the CIP program for her section. Reem joined the City of Austin in December of 2011, after years in the private sector, with a passion for public service. Prior to joining the City, Reem worked at AECOM and a mine in Australia.  Reem has multiple publications and presented in various conferences.

Reem has a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honors in Environmental Engineering from RMIT University in Australia and a Master of Science in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

Reem currently serves as the Treasurer of the Texas Section ASCE. She served as the President of Austin Branch ASCE in 2013-2014, various officer roles including Secretary, Vice President, President Elect and Past President of the Branch, and as a committee chair with the Travis Chapter TSPE. Reem currently serves as the Board Chair of the City of Austin Asian American Employee Network.  Reem served in various board positions including president, principal and secretary of Austin Bangla School, a non-profit language school.

Reem is an alumni of 2008 Leadership Austin Essential class. In 2011, Reem was honored as the Young Engineer of the Year by Texas Society of Professional Engineers Travis Chapter. In 2017, Reem was awarded the Engineer of the Year by the Austin Branch American Society of Civil Engineers.

Jennifer E. Bohlander PE
CECON Planning Committee Co-Chair
Matthew Singel PE
CECON Planning Committee Co-Chair
Sergio R. Mendez Jr. PE
Editorial Committee Co-Chair
Kenneth M. Struzyk PE
Evaluation & Repair of Residential Foundations Committee Chair
Jonathan Brower PE
Editorial Committee Co-Chair

Jonathan Brower P.E. is a Senior Project Engineer at L.A. Fuess Partners, a structural engineering firm in Dallas, TX. He has extensive design and construction administration experience in conventionally reinforced and post-tensioned concrete structures as well as steel and masonry structures. Projects he has worked on include schools, hospitals, parking garages, retail and office buildings, and podium slabs for multi-family construction. Jonathan currently serves as the Vice-President, Social Media Chair, and CE Club Champion for the ASCE Dallas Branch as well as a Director-At-Large for the ASCE Texas Section. Jonathan has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas A&M University. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys running with the Dallas Running Club around White Rock Lake.

Phillip G. King PE, D.GE
Foundation Investigation & Design Committee Chair
Craig B. Thompson PE
Past Presidents Council Committee Chair

Craig Thompson P.E. has been a part of Hanson Professional Services, Inc. in Corpus Christi since 1999.  His professional experience is in general civil engineering and includes projects for both private and public clients in water, wastewater, stormwater and roadway improvements.

Craig has been active in ASCE since he was the Newsletter Editor for the Corpus Christi Branch in 1999.  In the following years he progressed through the Branch and Section leadership positions to be President of the Texas Section from 2017-2018.

Along with being involved with several other non-profit and philanthropic organizations, he serves on the City of Corpus Christi Landmark Commission (2004 – Present).

Craig holds a bachelor’s degree of science in civil engineering from the Texas A&M University. He has been married to his wife Kathryn since 2003 and they have 2 boys – Jack and Evan.

Augustine Verrengia PE
Government Affairs Committee Chair

Augustine Verrengia PE has over 10 years of experience in civil engineering design, project management and construction administration duties gained through assignments in mixed-use, residential, municipal and commercial projects. Highlights of his professional career include being featured in Civil Engineering magazine for his work on memorializing the Space Shuttle Independence & Boeing 747 at Space Center Houston, working on Park West (the largest P3 Student Housing project ever built in the US), and a variety of other monumental assignments including the Holocaust Museum in Houston. Throughout his career Augustine has been involved in ASCE beginning at University of Texas – San Antonio where he served as Vice President of his student chapter. After graduation he served on the Education Committee for the ASCE Houston Branch. Augustine became involved at the ASCE Texas Section level through the Government Affairs Committee and has been directly involved in committee assignments such as assisting in the preparation of the Texas Infrastructure Report Card and planning the Texas Legislative Drive-in. Most recently, he worked with the ASCE Austin branch and created the branch-level Government Affairs Committee. He is currently employed by Stantec where he continues to apply his skills and experience every day in his mission to Design with Community in Mind.

Melinda Luna PE, CFM
History & Heritage Committee Chair

Melinda Luna, PE, GISP, CFM has been a civil engineer for almost 30 years. A graduate of Texas A & I University, she has been interested in Texas history since childhood.  She has been very active with the American Society of Civil Engineers serving as the History and Heritage chair for 17 years as well as serving as local branch officer, scholarship committee member, National committee member on the Environmental Water resource Institute History & Heritage committee, and volunteering her technical skills to solve questions.

She shares her research in Texas civil engineering via a History column – Texas Civil Engineering History in the Texas Civil Engineer magazine.  She also gets contacted by the public for help answering questions and is helpful to authors, genealogist, ASCE members, and others interested in Texas Civil Engineering history.  Along with being a Professional engineer, Melinda has other certifications as a Geographic Information Systems professional and a Certified Floodplain manager.

Chad Ballard PE
Honors Committee Chair

Chad Ballard P.E. is a licensed Civil Engineer holding a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and has experience using a variety of hydrologic and hydrodynamic solvers and modeling platforms. In both an advisory and consulting role, Mr. Ballard has helped hundreds of engineering firms around the world apply different numerical modeling solutions to their specific projects. Currently, he works as a consultant at Plummer Associates as well as a previous adjunct faculty member teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in hydrology and hydraulics.

He is a past board member of the local chapter of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) and is involved currently with EWRI at the national level as part of the Calibration/Validation of Free-Surface Hydraulic Models Task Committee. Mr. Ballard also has been involved as a previous board member of a professional chapter of Engineering Without Boards (EWB) as well as being involved with other non-profit flood modeling work in developing countries. He currently lives in Dallas-Fort Worth area with his wife and five daughters.

Patricia Frayre PE
Intra-Society Relations Committee Chair

Patricia Frayre P.E., founding principal of Frayre Engineering & Consulting, has more than 20 years of experience in the general civil engineering professional services industry, centered on the management of private and public sector clients for site development and public works projects.  Her management experience includes street reconstruction projects, pedestrian realm improvements on transit corridors, shared-use pedestrian and bicycle trails.

Patrick M. Beecher PE
Membership Committee Co-Chair

Patrick Beecher P.E. is a Senior Principal with Terracon Consultants, Inc.  He serves as the Geotechnical Department Manager for Terracon’s Houston office.  Patrick is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas with over 19 years of experience providing geotechnical engineering consulting for a variety of projects in Texas.

Patrick received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1997 and 1999, respectively. He is married and has two girls.  He has been a member of ASCE since 1994 and currently serves as a Section Director for the Houston Branch.

He is actively involved in Kinsmen Lutheran Church, Heatherwood swim team, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Lutherhill Ministries.

Marco N. Furlan-Kaneko PE, EI
Membership Committee Co-Chair
Susan K. Roth PE, PMP
Office and Personnel Committee Chair

Susan K. Roth, P.E. is ASCE Texas Section’s 106th President. During Susan’s term, the Section will continue to advance its strategic plan with the goal of developing civil engineers to serve as leaders in their communities and to build a better quality of life across the street and around the world. Susan will also be focusing on three key areas during her presidency: member benefits/value, membership growth and mentoring programs.

Susan Roth has 25 years of experience in the water and wastewater field. Her career includes experience with both private and government entities, including the Lower Colorado River Authority. For the past 12 years, she has served as President of Susan Roth Consulting, LLC. Susan works with a number of municipalities, river authorities and water districts in Texas. Her firm primarily specializes in developing water and wastewater master plans, especially identifying regional solutions on a county-wide level. She also focuses on water resource planning, including water conservation and drought management, and secures attractive financing through TWDB for water/wastewater infrastructure projects. Located in Austin, her firm is exceptionally well-positioned to understand not only the engineering complexities of a project but also the public relations aspects of effectively communicating with surrounding communities.

Susan holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, respectively. She conducted her research at Cornell University and presented her findings at the 2009 International Water Quality Conference in Paris, France. She is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas and is registered as a Project Management Professional. Susan is a graduate of Leadership Austin and has served on a number of board appointments and task forces for the City of Austin. She currently serves as President of the Onion Creek Metropolitan Park District Board as Mayor Adler’s appointment.

Susan has also been a long-time member of ASCE, starting during her undergraduate years and throughout her professional career. She has held numerous committee and board positions at both the Branch and Section level. She is a Past-President of the Austin Branch (2003-2004) and previously served as Vice-President of Education for ASCE Texas Section. She also served as the primary consultant on the 2017 ASCE Texas Section – Infrastructure Report Card Update and previously developed the 2012 Infrastructure Report Card for the Section’s Centennial.

Susan is a past recipient of the National ASCE Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement (2006) and TSPE Young Engineer of the Year (2003, Travis County Chapter). She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Austin Women’s Symphony League. Susan resides in Austin with her husband and teenage daughter. ASCE Texas Section membership and staff are excited for the opportunities next year and welcome Susan into her new role as President.

Robert W. Scholz PE
Public Relations & Professional Image Committee Chair

Robert Scholz P.E. is a 1997 graduate of Texas A&M University – Kingsville and a licensed professional engineer in Texas, Louisiana, and North Carolina.  He has served in numerous roles within the Austin Branch, including Branch President in 2009-2010 and the first Austin Younger Member Forum (YMF) President in 2004-2005.  Mr. Scholz is a Senior Project Manager for Halff Associates, Inc. in Austin, Texas, where he manages commercial, residential, municipal, multi-family, educational, and industrial  projects within the Austin metro area.  He has been a member of ASCE for over 20 years.

Robert F. Pierry PE
Residential Foundations Oversight Committee Chair

Bob Pierry P.E. has been the President and principal owner of Pierry Consulting, Inc., a firm specializing in evaluating existing residential and light commercial foundations since 2005.  Bob’s other experience includes 23 years in the foundation repair contracting business, preceded by 6 years with an asphalt paving contractor.  Bob earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Duke University in 1976.

Bob has been an active member of ASCE for many years.  In addition to his current role as Chairman of the Residential Foundations Committee for the Texas Section, he has served as Chairman of the Texas Section Geotechnical Committee, which became the Texas Chapter of the Geo-Institute during his tenure, as well as Section Vice President – Technical.  Bob has also served on two national ASCE technical committees.

Bob currently volunteers regularly for Habitat for Humanity of Denton County, formerly serving on the Board of Directors as both Treasurer and Vice President.  Bob has been very happily married for nearly 40 years, and has 2 sons and 2 grandchildren.  He enjoys traveling and scuba diving.

Joe W. Alvarez
Younger Members Committee Chair

Joe Alvarez has been active in ASCE since his freshman year at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  While in school, he was on the steel bridge team that qualified for nationals in Salt Lake City, UT, as well as a member of the concrete canoe team and eventually serving as student branch president.  In 2008 and 2009 he helped the Corpus Christi Branch and Rio Grande Valley Branch as they hosted the Spring Section Meetings.  He served under Keith McBride and coordinated all registration and secured all facilities associated with the concrete canoe competitions that occurred during and in conjunction with those section meetings.  In addition, he served in a similar role for the 2013 Spring Section Meeting and Centennial Celebration.  Upon graduation, he has served the Corpus Christi Branch in various roles and is currently the STEM Committee Chairman of the Texas Section.

Joe is currently a project manager for Texas GeoTech Engineering and Land Surveying. In his spare time, Joe serves in roles for other civic organizations in the South Texas area.

Kacey C. Paul PE
Strategic Planning Committee Chair
Heather Guillen PE, ENV SP, LEED AP
Student Activities Committee Chair

Heather Guillen P.E., ENV SP, LEED AP BD+C is a Team Director in the civil engineering services group at Walter P. Moore & Associates, Inc. in Houston, TX.  She has over 17 years of experience in civil engineering and project management.  She has worked on a variety of infrastructure projects, including planning and design for educational, institutional, healthcare, commercial, and park projects.  Ms. Guillen is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas.

Ms. Guillen is a graduate of the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  Heather currently serves as Student Activities Committee Chair for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Texas Section.  She served as Vice President of Administration for the ASCE Houston Branch 2016-2017 Board.  She served as served as Secretary of the ASCE Houston Branch 2013-2014 Board and as Treasurer of the ASCE Houston Branch 2014-2016 Board.  Heather received the 2016 Rising Stars Award from Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine and was selected into ENR Texas & Louisiana 2016 class of Top 20 Under 40.

Ms. Guillen and her husband Wesley have been married for over 13 years and have two sons, Jordan, 10, and Jonah, 8.  They reside in Sugar Land, Texas.

Claudia R. Corsetti PE
Public Relations & Professional Image Committee Co-Chair
Jonathan Brower PE
Tellers Committee Chair

Jonathan Brower P.E. is a Senior Project Engineer at L.A. Fuess Partners, a structural engineering firm in Dallas, TX. He has extensive design and construction administration experience in conventionally reinforced and post-tensioned concrete structures as well as steel and masonry structures. Projects he has worked on include schools, hospitals, parking garages, retail and office buildings, and podium slabs for multi-family construction. Jonathan currently serves as the Vice-President, Social Media Chair, and CE Club Champion for the ASCE Dallas Branch as well as a Director-At-Large for the ASCE Texas Section. Jonathan has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas A&M University. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys running with the Dallas Running Club around White Rock Lake.

Mark K. Boyd PhD, PE
Texas Infrastructure Report Card Committee Chair

While working as Principal Engineer of LCA Environmental, Inc since 1998, it has been Mark’s pleasure to serve ASCE in many formal and informal leadership roles supporting worthy branch and section missions, including the Section’s Centennial Celebration and the past four eventful years on the Dallas Branch Board of Direction.  Curiously, Mark started life a very long way from my ASCE friends and colleagues in Texas.  Born in Lahore, Pakistan, he is always so close but never right at the end of the line at ASCE leadership training distance competitions!

Mark lives in Richardson with his family.  He gets through every day with the loving support and unending patience of his sweet wife of 34 years, Monica Fatima.  He gets life inspiration and takes great pride in his daughter Natalie Nassim (newly graduated with an MBA from UNT) and son Stephen Hickel (Eagle Scout, SMU Economist, and Finance Officer extraordinaire!).

Christina Kim PE
STEM Committee Chair
Curtis B. Beitel PE, CFM, ENV SP
Environmental & Water Resources Institute Chapter Co-Chair

Curtis Beitel has been active in ASCE since he graduated from Texas A&M University in 1993.  In 1996 he served as the Continuing Education Chair of the Fort Worth ASCE Branch, organizing several CPD classes on HEC-RAS and Bioengineering.  He continued to serve the Fort Worth Branch in several officer positions including Branch President in 2001-02.  Curtis served as the Water Resources Chair of the Texas Section from 1999 to 2001 and was Vice President-Technical in 2002-2003.  He continued to serve on the Texas Section Board as the Section Director from the Fort Worth Branch from 2003 to 2005.  He was the Budget Chair for Fall 2007 Meeting of the Texas Section in Fort Worth, and served as the General Co-Chair of the Texas Section/CI/ICSDEC Fall 2012 Conference in Fort Worth.

Curtis received the Fort Worth Branch’s Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement in 1998.  He is also active in the Texas Floodplain Management Association, serving as their Newsletter Editor since 2004, and is a member of the Society of Military Engineers.  To help community leaders understand the risk that flooding poses to their local economy, Curtis conceived and led the development of the FloodManager game for the ASFPM Foundation, and teaches the “Experience a Town At Risk” classes at various conferences.  The ASFPM Foundation presented him with an award for Outstanding Contributions in 2010.  HDR presented him with a Pathfinder Award for External Client Service in 2013.

Curtis is currently the North Texas Water Resources Program Manager for HDR Engineering, and was named a Professional Associate of the company in January 2013.  He is leading the development of the Bexar County Flood Warning System for the San Antonio River Authority, and works on projects for public clients across Texas.  He has been married to his wife Leanne since 1996 and they have two daughters – Katherine and Ellie.

 

Russell Erskine
Environmental & Water Resources Institute Chapter Co-Chair

Russell Erskine serves as the co-chair of the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) for the ASCE Texas Section and has served in this position since 2017.  He is an active member in the Dallas Branch of ASCE.

For over 20 years, Russell worked for the consulting engineering firm of Halff Associates, Inc. where he worked on floodplain reclamation projects, performed floodplain reviews for several communities in the Dallas area, and served as District Engineer for several levee districts in the Dallas area.  A little over a month ago, Russell went to work for the City of Plano where he will serve as their floodplain reviewer, a Community Rating System contact, and help with drainage and stormwater related issues.

Russell graduated from Tarleton State University in 1995 with a B.S. in Hydrology and Water Resources. Russell went back to school in 2001 and graduated from Colorado State University in 2004 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

In his free time, Russell enjoys camping and fishing on property that he co-owns with his brother down in Central Texas, dove hunting, playing pool, playing golf, model railroading, planting a vegetable garden, traveling, attending Texas Aggie football games with his family, and watching his CSU Rams play.

Fadi N. Faraj PE
Geo-Technical Institute Chapter Chair

Fadi Faraj P.E. is a Vice President for HVJ Associates, a leading specialty engineering firm in Texas.  Previously, he filled in the roles of Branch Manager, Department Manager, Project Manager, and Staff Engineer.  He has strong managerial and leadership skills combined with extensive technical experience in geotechnical engineering over the last 18 years.  He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas since 2005.

He holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the American University of Beirut.  He has been a member of ASCE since 2002, and he served as chair with the Houston Chapter on the “Hospitality” and “Primary and Secondary Education” committees.  Some of his volunteer work with ASCE includes presenting to high school students about being a civil engineer, engaging kids in engineering activities at the Children Museum, helping with supplies at the Food Bank, judging projects at Future City Competition, and maintaining clean highways through TxDOT’s “Adopt a Highway” program.

James T. Brown PE
Structural Engineering Institute Chapter Chair
Joseph Murphy PE
Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute Chapter Chair

Joseph Murphy P.E. is the Senior Vice President of the Utilities Division for Lina T. Ramey and Associates. He is responsible for all subsurface utility engineering, utility coordination and utility relocation design projects. Joseph has spent the last 23 years working with utilities. The first eight years were in water/waste water design and the last 15 years he has worked in the subsurface utility engineering (SUE) field.

Joseph completed the Utility Investigations School (UIS) Course 401: Geophysical Investigations UIS 401 from the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University in association with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI).

Jesse H. Aguilar PE
Forensics Group Institute Chapter Chair

Mr. Aguilar is responsible for overseeing and promoting the facilities engineering practice in the San Antonio and surrounding areas. This includes coordinating efforts with staff, other service lines, and technical experts to ensure that all services are responsive to the client needs, including being on time and within an identified scope and budget. He provides technical direction and training to professional staff to enhance individual capabilities for advancement and promotion along career paths, and provides assistance in promoting other services and projects whenever possible. His responsibilities include ensuring that department projects feature quality construction produced on schedule and within the budget. His forte is attention to the details surrounding facility assessments, the preparation, design, and review of plans, specifications, reports, and cost and quantity estimates for commercial, residential, and educational projects, as well as public/infrastructure developments with local, state, and federal agencies.  Mr. Aguilar has more than 20 years of experience in Forensic and Facilities Engineering Services.

Mr. Aguilar’s specialization includes Forensic Engineering, Building Enclosure Consulting, Foundation Movement Studies, Property Condition Assessments, Facility Condition Assessments, Vibration Monitoring, Building Air Tightness Testing, Floor Slab Moisture Consulting.

Bilkis Olazaran M. EIT
First Year Director at Large

Bilkis Olazaran Martinez graduated from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She joined the structural firm Green, Rubiano & Associates (GRA) in Harlingen, Texas as an intern and, consequently, as graduate engineer. While at GRA, she worked on the design of various educational and low-rise commercial structures in the Rio Grande Valley and Corpus Christi. Currently, she is a Designer with the City of McAllen’s Traffic Operations Department overseeing the Traffic Management Center/Signals and Traffic Calming Program.

Bilkis became more actively involved with the Rio Grande Valley Branch in 2017 as the Younger Member Chair and is currently serving as Section Director. She enjoys participating in school outreach events sharing our profession and attending ASCE’s state and national events on behalf of the RGV Branch.

Alik McCoy PE
First Year Director at Large

Alik McCoy P.E. graduated from Texas A&M University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Originally from Fort Worth, Alik now lives in Houston and works as a Project Engineer at 5engineering, llc. Alik has 5 years of experience in water resources engineering with 5engineering. Her experience includes extensive hydrology and hydraulic modeling, drainage impact analysis, detention/mitigation analysis, storm sewer design, force main analysis, and lift station design.  Alik obtained her PE License in 2018.

Alik was active in ASCE at Texas A&M as a member and captain of the Concrete Canoe Team and continued her involvement with the ASCE Houston Branch after graduating. Alik served as an ASCE Houston Branch Sandcastle Committee co-chair for two years and has been the Younger Member Social Activities Chair for the last two years. In her free time, Alik enjoys playing sand volleyball and camping.

Sergio R. Mendez Jr. PE
Senior Year Director at Large
Jonathan Brower PE
Second Year Director at Large

Jonathan Brower P.E. is a Senior Project Engineer at L.A. Fuess Partners, a structural engineering firm in Dallas, TX. He has extensive design and construction administration experience in conventionally reinforced and post-tensioned concrete structures as well as steel and masonry structures. Projects he has worked on include schools, hospitals, parking garages, retail and office buildings, and podium slabs for multi-family construction. Jonathan currently serves as the Vice-President, Social Media Chair, and CE Club Champion for the ASCE Dallas Branch as well as a Director-At-Large for the ASCE Texas Section. Jonathan has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas A&M University. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys running with the Dallas Running Club around White Rock Lake.

Phillip Alcorn
Dallas Branch Section Director
Joseph W. Shehan PE
High Plains Branch Section Director

Joseph W. Shehan is a licensed Professional Engineer registered in the State of Texas with more than 29 years of experience as a civil engineer.  He has provided municipal, industrial, commercial and residential projects.  He has been active in ASCE in the High Plains Branch in Amarillo since 1996, after participating in the Caprock Branch in Lubbock.  He has served as branch president and now as branch director on the state board of ASCE.

Mr. Shehan founded J Shehan Engineering, P.C. (JSE) in 2010 and has been president of JSE since that time.  Our firm has grown from 2 persons to as many as twelve employees including four licensed engineers providing civil engineering consulting services in the Texas Panhandle area.  JSE currently has 10 employees.

Patrick M. Beecher PE
Houston Branch Section Director

Patrick Beecher P.E. is a Senior Principal with Terracon Consultants, Inc.  He serves as the Geotechnical Department Manager for Terracon’s Houston office.  Patrick is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas with over 19 years of experience providing geotechnical engineering consulting for a variety of projects in Texas.

Patrick received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1997 and 1999, respectively. He is married and has two girls.  He has been a member of ASCE since 1994 and currently serves as a Section Director for the Houston Branch.

He is actively involved in Kinsmen Lutheran Church, Heatherwood swim team, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Lutherhill Ministries.

Russell W. Gibson PE
Northeast Texas Branch Section Director
Bilkis Olazaran M. EIT
Rio Grande Valley Branch Section Director

Bilkis Olazaran Martinez graduated from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She joined the structural firm Green, Rubiano & Associates (GRA) in Harlingen, Texas as an intern and, consequently, as graduate engineer. While at GRA, she worked on the design of various educational and low-rise commercial structures in the Rio Grande Valley and Corpus Christi. Currently, she is a Designer with the City of McAllen’s Traffic Operations Department overseeing the Traffic Management Center/Signals and Traffic Calming Program.

Bilkis became more actively involved with the Rio Grande Valley Branch in 2017 as the Younger Member Chair and is currently serving as Section Director. She enjoys participating in school outreach events sharing our profession and attending ASCE’s state and national events on behalf of the RGV Branch.

Amy Stone PE
San Antonio Branch Section Director

Amy Stone is a licensed Professional Engineer registered in the state of Texas with more than 20 years of experience as a structural engineer. She specializes in providing multi-faceted design and assessment services to clients. Ms. Stone is an active member and officer of American Society of Civil Engineers, San Antonio Branch.

I have been a member of ASCE for approximately 15 years and an active member of the San Antonio Branch for almost 10.  It has been my pleasure to serve in disparate roles from Newsletter Editor to Past President.  As Section Direction, I will endeavor to connect our Branch with other Branches and with our Section.

Ms. Stone’s experience spans all phases of projects from recognizing and assessing need, to design, to construction phase, to close out. She has provided proposals, reports, recommendations, and estimates as work products during these phases. Her primary responsibilities at M&S are to communicate with clients and oversee projects while confirming client standards are met and their expectations exceeded.

Liv M. Haselbach PhD, PE
Southeast Texas Branch Section Director

Dr. Liv Haselbach is a professor and chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lamar University in Texas. She authored the McGraw-Hill book, The Engineering Guide to LEED- New Construction, Sustainable Construction for Engineers, served as an Associate Director of the USDOT University Transportation Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC) and was the 2015 Fulbright/Alcoa Distinguished Chair in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering in Brazil. She previously was an associate/full professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University, an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, and a lecturer at Yale University.

She has authored numerous papers on sustainability related to site issues, concrete carbon sequestration, metal mitigation technologies, life cycle assessment and low impact development. Her degrees include a BS with Distinction in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell, an MS in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut. Liv is a licensed professional engineer and a LEED AP (BD+C). Prior to her academic career she founded an engineering consulting company in the New York – Connecticut area, which specialized in permitting and site development for major US companies.