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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:

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

Directors at Large

  • Brady M. Stanford EIT, SIT
    Brady M. Stanford EIT, SIT
    Senior Director at Large
    Phone: (806) 470-0638
  • Dora Marin-Robles PE, CFM
    Dora Marin-Robles PE, CFM
    Second Year Director at Large
    Phone: (956) 219-7425
  • Sergio Mendez PE
    Sergio Mendez PE
    First Year Director at Large
    Phone: (915) 313-3680
  • Jonathan Brower PE
    Jonathan Brower PE
    First Year Director at Large
    Phone: (214) 593-1139

Section Directors

  • 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
  • Patrick J. Williams PE
    Patrick J. Williams PE
    Dallas Branch Section Director
    Phone: (214) 499-9271
  • Marvin H. Gomez PE
    Marvin H. Gomez PE
    El Paso Branch Section Director
    Phone: (915) 351-6701
  • Clint Hoover PE
    Clint Hoover PE
    Fort Worth Branch Section Director
    Phone: (817) 392-6573
  • Joseph W. Shehan PE
    Joseph W. Shehan PE
    High Plains Branch Section Director
    Phone: (806) 557-4090
  • Patrick M. Beecher
    Patrick M. Beecher
    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
  • JesseJ. Sanchez
    JesseJ. Sanchez
    Rio Grande Valley Branch Section Director
    Phone: (956) 667-7840
  • 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: (803) 917-3800
  • Adrian Frias EIT
    Adrian Frias EIT
    West Texas Branch Section Director
    Phone: (432) 335-4199
  • Darren C. Okruhlik PE
    Darren C. Okruhlik PE
    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
  • Rolland G. Boehm  PE
    Rolland G. Boehm PE
    Geo-Technical Institute Chapter Chair
  • James T. Brown PE
    James T. Brown PE
    Structural Engineering Institute Chapter Chair
    Phone: (214) 583-8458
  • Gareth J. Young PE
    Gareth J. Young PE
    Transportation & Development Institute Chapter Chair
  • M. Renee Mayer PE
    M. Renee Mayer PE
    Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute Chapter Chair
  • Jesse H. Aguilar PE
    Jesse H. Aguilar PE
    Forensics Group Institute Chapter Chair
Arthur M. Clendenin PE
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.

Lawerence D. Goldberg
Past President

Mr. Lawrence (Larry) Goldberg has 35 years of experience as a civil engineer and has been actively involved with ASCE throughout his career. He currently serves as the Director of Infrastructure for CivilTech Engineering. Prior to taking this role he served as the Regional Sales Director for GATORBAR by Neuvokas Corporation, and as Executive Vice President of Land Development for Landev Engineers. Mr. Goldberg is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas. He has been married to his wife Rhoda since 2007 and they have four daughters.

Additional Details

After graduating in 1983 he was active in the Houston ASCE Branch until 1986 when he moved to Phoenix, Arizona.  Lawrence continued his involvement in the Phoenix Branch from 1986 to 1989.  In 1989 Lawrence return to Houston, Texas and once again became active in the Houston Branch and Texas Section from 1989 to present.  Some of Lawrence’s ASCE activities include: Chairperson Houston Branch Water and Drainage Committee (91/92), Chairperson Texas Section Vendor Presentation Committee (91/92), Chairperson Houston Branch Continuing Education Committee (93/94), Chairperson Texas Section Water Resource Committee (94/95), Chairperson Texas Section Host Committee (95/96),   President Houston Branch (00/01), Past President Houston Branch (01/02),VP Elect / VP Educational Texas Section (13/15), Chairperson Entertainment / A/V CECON (13/14), Chairperson Section/Branch Liaison (15/16), Member Texas Section Strategic Planning Committee (15/16).

Lawrence has received the following awards: John Focht Jr. Citizen Award 1994, Houston Branch Award of Honor 2011, Texas Section –Professional Service Award 2015, and American Cancer Society Jr. Board President 1992/1993.

Susan K. Roth PE
President Elect

Susan Roth P.E., PMP has over 20 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 (LCRA). For the past 11 years, she has served as President of Susan Roth Consulting, LLC. She is a graduate of Leadership Austin and has served on numerous boards and task forces for the City of Austin over the past ten years. Susan has also been a long-time member of ASCE, starting during her undergraduate years and throughout her professional career.

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 for numerous entities. She also focuses on water resource planning, including water conservation and drought contingency plans, and secures grants and low-interest financing through the Texas Water Development Board for water/wastewater infrastructure. 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.

Education:
University of Texas at Austin, Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 1998
Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1994

ASCE Professional Involvement & Awards:

 

Texas Section

 

Austin & Houston Branches

J. Brandon Klenzendorf PhD, PE
VP Professional

Dr. Brandon Klenzendorf, P.E., is a water resources and environmental engineer with eight years of experience at Geosyntec Consultants in Austin. His practice focuses on modeling and design of stormwater control facilities, environmental compliance at active construction sites, permitting support for NPDES permits, and litigation support among other practice areas.

Dr. Klenzendorf is an active member of the ASCE Austin Branch where he has served in multiple capacities including leading a mentoring program for The University of Texas at Austin Professionalism course.  He is actively involved in the EWRI Austin Chapter and has served in various aspects including the development of a rain garden construction program at local schools as part of the Community Outreach Committee.  As the Vice President of Professional Affairs for the ASCE Texas Section, Dr. Klenzendorf hopes to further expand the Government Affairs Committee activities.

Dr. Klenzendorf is also an adjunct professor at The University of Texas and teaches the senior-level Hydraulic Engineering Design course which focuses on the principles and modeling of hydraulic engineering design.  He was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year from the Texas Society of Professional Engineers as well as the 2017 Outstanding Young Alumnus award from the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering department at The University of Texas.

Tiffany M. Reed-Villarreal PE
VP Professional Elect

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 Austin projects including Torchy’s Tacos on South Congress, which replaced the iconic Fran’s Hamburgers, and Live Oak Brewery,  a 26,000 SQ FT 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 children, who are currently  involved in football, soccer and gymnastics.

Tiffany’s Motto is “God, Family, and Character. “

Richard L. Patrick PE
VP Technical

Rich Patrick, P.E., graduated from Texas Tech in 1971 and joined TxDOT and gained valuable transportation experience designing highways in the Dallas area.  In 1976, Rich moved to Houston and joined a consulting engineering firm, LJA, and gained valuable residential development experience designing streets and utilities for subdivisions and municipal utility districts.  In 1984, LJA began a transportation practice and Rich led a design team which designed two sections of the Sam Houston Toll Road.  From 1988 to 1995, Rich gained valuable public works experience with LJA designing streets and utilities for public works clients.  From 1996 to the present, Rich “shifted gears” in his career by focusing more on business development responsibilities and less on technical responsibilities for consulting engineering firms, the current of which is PSI.

During this career of varied experiences with both public and private clients, Rich began to serve the Houston Branch and the Texas Section in various roles.  In the Branch as: Transportation Committee Chair, Chair of Technical Committees, Chair of 1993 SAGE Committee, Vice President of Technical, Vice President of Administration, President-Elect, President, Past President, Branch Section Director, Chair of 2003 SAGE Committee, & Chair of 2014 SAGE Committee.  In the Section as: Chair of Publicity Committee for 1987 Section Meeting, Chair of Transportation Committee, Chair of Transportation Committee for 1992 Section Meeting, Treasurer of 1997 & 2001 Section Meetings, Chair Membership Committee, Vice President Professional-Elect, Vice President Professional, & Chair of Sponsorship Committee for 2014 Section Meeting.

Rich has received the following awards: Texas Section Professional Service Award in 2002, Induction into the Texas Tech Civil Engineering Academy in 2003, and the Houston Branch Award of Honor in 2003.

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.

Brady M. Stanford EIT, SIT
Senior Director at Large

Brady Stanford graduated from Texas Tech University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He was born and raised in Midland, TX and works for Dunaway Associates, L.P. as a Discipline Lead in their Midland office. Brady has an extensive background in Land Surveying, growing up the son of a Surveyor, and has over 6 years of Civil Engineering design experience in land development and transportation. He obtained his Surveyor in Training Certificate in 2012 and his Engineer in Training Certificate in 2014.

Brady became a full-time member of ASCE (West Texas Branch) in 2013. He has served as the West Texas Branch President & Section Director and is currently in his second year as Director at Large and serves as the Senior Director at Large for the ASCE Texas Section.

Brady is also involved with the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors and serves as the Chapter 10 Vice President, additionally he is the West Region Coordinator for the Texas Young Surveyors, NSPS Young Surveyor Network and a Proctor for the NSPS Certified Survey Technician exam.

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.

Cynthia A. Syvarth PE
Student Competitions Coordinator

Cynthia A. Syvarth fell in love with ASCE during her college years at The University of Texas at Austin.  As a student, she served as outreach chair, was a builder for her steel bridge team at nationals, and took her concrete canoe team to nationals as captain.  As a professional, she has served as the Austin Branch YMF PE Exam Review Course Chair, Austin Branch Scholarship Committee Chair, and Texas Section Student Competitions Coordinator.  In 2017, Cynthia received the Texas Section Professional Service to Students Award for her six years of judging student competitions and contributions to the ASCE Texas Student Symposium planning committee.  She is drawn to ASCE because of its opportunities to serve communities and future civil engineers alongside like-minded professionals, a passion that has also guided her career choices.

Cynthia is a project engineer with Alan Plummer Associates, Inc., a company that values unyielding integrity and a passion for service.  Through Cynthia’s work, she has served municipalities, water authorities, and private industries through regional water planning, construction management, water and wastewater conveyance design, and wastewater treatment facility design.

In her free time, Cynthia enjoys cooking, running, sewing, watching UT football, watching old blockbusters, and traveling.  She speaks Spanish, a little Italian, and enough German to be polite and order food.  Overall, Cynthia’s greatest accomplishments include becoming a professional engineer and potty-training her adorable, stubborn son.

Nancy S. Cline PE, CFM
Region 6 Director

Nancy Cline received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, both from Texas A&M University.  She is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Floodplain Manager.  Her previous experience includes 15 years in municipal engineering and five years as an Area Engineer for TxDOT and 10 years in consulting engineering.    She is currently employed by Texas Central and is working on the High Speed Train.

 

Nancy has been active in ASCE since joining as a student member and serving as Treasurer of the Student Branch.  She is currently the Region 6 Director representing Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Mexico on the ASCE Board of Direction. Other highlights of her service include President of the Southeast Texas Branch in Beaumont – (1994-1995), Committee on Licensure (2012-2014), President of the Texas Section ASCE – (2007-2008), Region 6 Governor (2011-2014).  Previous ASCE awards include Edmund Friedman Younger Engineer Award for Professional Achievement– National ASCE meeting 1995, the Texas Section ASCE Service to People Award – 2006, and the Texas Section Award of Honor – 2018.

Nancy served on the NCTCOG’s Surface Transportation Technical Committee from 2006-2013 and was chairman from 2012-2013.

Nancy and her husband Jim have been married for over thirty years and have three children (Bob, Greg, and Allison, all Texas Aggies).   Nancy has served on the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Board of Trustees since 2005 and in various offices, including President from 2012-2014 and 2018-2019.   She has also volunteered as a PTA officer, Band Booster Club officer, and Jr. League of Beaumont and Dallas.

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.

Dora Marin-Robles PE, CFM
Editorial Committee Chair

Ms. Robles started her engineering career at South Texas College, where she received her Associate of Science in Engineering. In 2011 she graduated from the University of Texas – Pan American with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and in 2013 she acquired a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University – Kingsville. Ms. Robles has over 6 years in transportation engineering experience and is a Licensed Professional Engineer & Certified Floodplain Manager. She currently works for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) where she serves as a Project Manager for both TxDOT and local government projects.

Ms. Robles has been an active member of ASCE since 2009. While she was a student at UTPA, she was a co-founding member of the Society of Civil Engineers which eventually became the ASCE student Chapter at UTRGV. She has previously been the Rio Grande Valley branch’s treasurer, secretary, Branch State Director & Newsletter Editor. She currently serves as a 2nd Year Director at Large in the Texas Section and Co-chairs the Editorial Committee of “Texas Civil Engineer.” More recently, Ms. Robles has taken on the role as the Practitioner Adviser for the UTRGV ASCE Student Chapter and 2019 Student Symposium planner.

Marshall B. Addison PhD, PE
Evaluation & Repair of Residential Foundations Committee Chair

Marshall B. Addison has been a full time self-employed Forensic Geotechnical Engineer since 1995 when he graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1995 with a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering. As a PE he taught for 7 years as an adjunct faculty at UTA. He formerly worked for two large geotechnical firms one in San Jose, CA and the other in Dallas, TX from 1979 to 1991 where he coordinated soil investigations and wrote geotechnical reports. His primary field of expertise now lays in Forensic Geotechnical assignments, determination of causation and conceptual remediation schemes for geotechnical related failures and substandard performance, research and engineering literature review for forensic projects.

He has been an active member of ASCE at the technical committee level at both state and national levels. He recently co-edited the second edition of So Your Home is Built on Expansive Soils with two other Geo Institute Shallow Foundation Committee members and he helped develop the TX Section ASCE Guidelines for Evaluation and Repair of Residential Foundations. He has been married for 39 wonderful years, has three daughters, three grand kids and teaches preschoolers at his church. He wishes he had more time to play golf.

Brady M. Stanford EIT, SIT
Excellence in Journalism Award Chair

Brady Stanford graduated from Texas Tech University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He was born and raised in Midland, TX and works for Dunaway Associates, L.P. as a Discipline Lead in their Midland office. Brady has an extensive background in Land Surveying, growing up the son of a Surveyor, and has over 6 years of Civil Engineering design experience in land development and transportation. He obtained his Surveyor in Training Certificate in 2012 and his Engineer in Training Certificate in 2014.

Brady became a full-time member of ASCE (West Texas Branch) in 2013. He has served as the West Texas Branch President & Section Director and is currently in his second year as Director at Large and serves as the Senior Director at Large for the ASCE Texas Section.

Brady is also involved with the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors and serves as the Chapter 10 Vice President, additionally he is the West Region Coordinator for the Texas Young Surveyors, NSPS Young Surveyor Network and a Proctor for the NSPS Certified Survey Technician exam.

Craig B. Thompson PE
Governance Committee Chair

Craig Thompson 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.

Griselda Gonzales PE, ENV SP, LEED AP
Government Affairs Committee Chair

Griselda Gonzales, is a Principal Engineer at the Goodman Corporation. She joined the firm in 2018 to establish the Civil Engineering Department. Ms. Gonzales earned her Associates in Applied Sciences (AAS) Degree in Drafting and Design from San Antonio College in 1999 and her Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering in 2005 from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She began her engineering career working on residential subdivision over the Edwards Aquifer where she designed basins to treat water quality to treat the pollutants in runoff. Her water quality interest and best management practices led to her becoming a LEED AP and ENV SP Professional.

In her professional career Ms. Gonzales had designed roadways, storm drainage systems, water and sanitary sewer systems for public and private projects. She has developed traffic control plans and coordinated utility relocation with public and private utility agencies. She has developed HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS models for watersheds and streams. She has developed drainage networks in EPA SWMM to determine pollutant loads and contributed to developing Water and Wastewater Planning Studies. More recently Mrs. Gonzales has worked on mobility improvement projects and alternative funding sources for project implementation.

Ms. Gonzales is also a lifelong volunteer. She has a heart to serve and help others and makes time to offer her skills and experience to professional and civic organizations. She was recently part of the ASCE Texas Section Harvey Task Force Committee which developed a report for Flood Risk Management. She established the Houston Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) for the Houston Branch and has been involved with the Texas Section Government Affairs Committee since 2017.

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

Mr. Ballard 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 Alan 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 four daughters.

Donald E Willhouse PE
Infrastructure & Security Committee Chair

Don Willhouse is a retired career Army Corps of Engineers officer who flew helicopters in Viet Nam. Among his assignments are serving as Deputy District Engineer for the Memphis Engineer District, staff officer on the Army staff in the pentagon, branch chief on the engineer staff Combined Forces Command in Korea, and staff officer at Headquarters US Army Corps of Engineers. After 26 years on active duty he retired and moved to Georgetown, TX. He worked for the state of Texas for 12 years, retiring as the director of licensing at the Board of Professional Engineers. Then, he worked as a consulting engineer for several years, had his own company for awhile, and then finally retired, a 3rd time.

Don is a past president of the Austin Branch, 4 years as the Texas Section treasurer, and currently is the chair for the infrastructure security committee. He has been honored by the Texas Section with the John Focht Citizen Award, Service to People Award, and the Award of Honor. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and 13 Air Medals. He also has been honored by FEMA with the Outstanding Public Service Award. An Eagle Scout, he has been in Scouting for 65 years and is a holder of the Silver Beaver. In 2018 he was recognized by the American Red Cross of Central Texas as the Volunteer of the Year. Don is also active with several veteran organizations and other volunteer organizations.

Fadi N. Faraj PE
Intra-Society Relations Committee Chair

Mr. Faraj 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.

Tim C. Newton PE
Nominating Committee Chair

Tim C. Newton, PE graduated with honors from The University of Texas, Austin in 1975, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.   He has 43 years of experience and is currently a Senior Transportation Manager for Jones & Carter, The Woodlands, Texas.

Tim currently serves ASCE as a Region 6 Governor, a Trustee for the Texas Civil Engineering Foundation, and as a member of the Past Presidents Council. Additionally, he has been active in ASCE since 1984. He has served in various positions that include President of the Houston Branch, 2002, and President of the Texas Section, 2013.

Tim enjoys advocating for infrastructure funding.  Through the Legislative Fly-in to Washington, DC, as well as the Texas Section Drive-in to Austin, TX, he has been able to meet with his Senators and Representatives.

Involvement in service to his community is a commitment Tim strongly advocates.  His leadership skills have benefited various organizations such as Chi Epsilon, Texas Good Roads/Transportation Association, TxDOT Houston Toastmasters, and as a member of the Parish Council of his church, The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Tim and his wife, Maria, will celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary in January.  They are proud of their two daughters’ accomplishments in Opera Performance and Architecture.  However, they are most proud of their daughter’s gifts of three grandchildren!

Arthur M. Clendenin PE
Office and Personnel Committee Chair

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.

Robert W. Scholz
Public Relations & Professional Image Committee Chair

Mr. Scholz 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 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.

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.

Joseph E. Minor PhD, PE
TCEF Committee Chair

Joseph E. Minor PhD, P.E., D.M.ASCE is a Life Member of ASCE.  He was a member of the El Paso Branch, the San Antonio Branch, the High Plains Branch, the Mid-Missouri Section, and the Corpus Christi Branch, and served as Texas Section President in 1984-85.  He was given the Section’s Lifetime Service Award in 2018 and was elected to the ASCE grade of Distinguished Member in 2018.  The official ASCE award citation reads “For the development and implementation of windborne debris impact provisions, advocating the formal engineering of residential construction, contributions to window glass design adopted by codes and standards, and for educating the next generation of civil engineers”.  He lives in Rockport, Texas.

Dora Marin-Robles PE, CFM
Tellers Committee Chair

Ms. Robles started her engineering career at South Texas College, where she received her Associate of Science in Engineering. In 2011 she graduated from the University of Texas – Pan American with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and in 2013 she acquired a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University – Kingsville. Ms. Robles has over 6 years in transportation engineering experience and is a Licensed Professional Engineer & Certified Floodplain Manager. She currently works for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) where she serves as a Project Manager for both TxDOT and local government projects.

Ms. Robles has been an active member of ASCE since 2009. While she was a student at UTPA, she was a co-founding member of the Society of Civil Engineers which eventually became the ASCE student Chapter at UTRGV. She has previously been the Rio Grande Valley branch’s treasurer, secretary, Branch State Director & Newsletter Editor. She currently serves as a 2nd Year Director at Large in the Texas Section and Co-chairs the Editorial Committee of “Texas Civil Engineer.” More recently, Ms. Robles has taken on the role as the Practitioner Adviser for the UTRGV ASCE Student Chapter and 2019 Student Symposium planner.

Travis N. Attanasio PE
Texas Infrastructure Report Card Committee Chair

Mr. Attanasio is the ASCE Texas Section Past Vice-President for Professional Affairs and, as such, oversees the Infrastructure Report Card Committee. He serves as City Engineer for the City of Haslet, which is north of Fort Worth near Texas Motor Speedway.  He is the first full-time City Engineer and has been in the position since January 2016.  Prior to joining the City of Haslet, Mr. Attanasio worked with several private consulting engineering firms for over 14 years ranging in employee size from 6 to over 500 employees with projects across the entire State. This career path has led Mr. Attanasio to understand the infrastructure needs of Texas from both a private investment point of view and the demand of public needs in differing regions and environments. Mr. Attanasio holds a B.S. degree in Engineering – Civil Specialty from the Colorado School of Mines graduating in 2002.

Travis’ many accolades include 2008 ASCE and TSPE (Texas Society of Professional Engineers) Young Engineer of the Year, the 2008 Citizen Engineer National ASCE award, the 2009 Outstanding Young Civil Engineer in the Private Section for the Central Region of ASCE, the 2014 Professional Service Award and 2018 Outstanding Government Civil Engineer recipient from the Texas Section ASCE.

Sarah Alvarez PE
STEM Committee Chair

Sarah Alvarez, PE, CFM, works at Pape-Dawson Engineers as a project engineer in the hydrology and hydraulics group. She has performed storm sewer design, bridge hydraulic analysis, scour analysis, roadway culvert design, detention pond design, channel realignment design, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, and drainage impact studies. She has previously volunteered with ASCE Houston Branch on the younger member forum and the board. She is an avid soccer player, and enjoys running at Memorial Park. Sarah obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, and her Master’s degree from University of Houston.

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.

M. Renee Mayer PE
Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute Chapter Chair

Renee Mayer, PE, has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Texas A&M University and she is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas (No. 98652). Her 24-year career that has been centered around all aspects of utility design/coordination/ engineering/utility adjustment verification began working with CPS Energy, the major gas/electric company for San Antonio where her passion grew in the utility industry.  She saw quickly how utilities play an intricate part of project delivery.  Her background has given her an appreciation of the dynamic interaction required between the utility owners, design personnel and construction contractors necessary to successfully execute complex, fast paced projects.  Through her depth of experience she has created an impeccable process of identifying and resolving utility conflicts through solutions that benefit both the agency and the utility company while maintaining project schedules.

As the Transportation Utility Program Manager for HDR Engineering, Inc., she has a proven record managing successful on-time/on-budget delivery of projects of all sizes in Texas’ urban and rural environments with a multitude of agencies including several TxDOT Districts, many Cities (San Antonio, San Marcos, Kyle, Buda, Cedar Park, Leander, Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock), Counties (Bexar, Hays, Travis) and Union Pacific Railroad.  She was Utility Manager for the team that was the recipient of the FHWA 2011 Excellence in Utility Accommodation and Relocation Award for Incentives and part of the team presented with the APWA Texas Chapter Project of the Year for 2017.  Because of Renee’s experience, knowledge and reputation in the utility industry, she was appointed as President to start ASCE’s Utility Engineering & Survey Institute (UESI) Texas Chapter.  The Chapter has been so successful within the first year of inception, they are hosting the 1st Annual TxUESI Conference in March, 2019.

 

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.

Brady M. Stanford EIT, SIT
Senior Director at Large

Brady Stanford graduated from Texas Tech University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He was born and raised in Midland, TX and works for Dunaway Associates, L.P. as a Discipline Lead in their Midland office. Brady has an extensive background in Land Surveying, growing up the son of a Surveyor, and has over 6 years of Civil Engineering design experience in land development and transportation. He obtained his Surveyor in Training Certificate in 2012 and his Engineer in Training Certificate in 2014.

Brady became a full-time member of ASCE (West Texas Branch) in 2013. He has served as the West Texas Branch President & Section Director and is currently in his second year as Director at Large and serves as the Senior Director at Large for the ASCE Texas Section.

Brady is also involved with the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors and serves as the Chapter 10 Vice President, additionally he is the West Region Coordinator for the Texas Young Surveyors, NSPS Young Surveyor Network and a Proctor for the NSPS Certified Survey Technician exam.

Dora Marin-Robles PE, CFM
Second Year Director at Large

Ms. Robles started her engineering career at South Texas College, where she received her Associate of Science in Engineering. In 2011 she graduated from the University of Texas – Pan American with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and in 2013 she acquired a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University – Kingsville. Ms. Robles has over 6 years in transportation engineering experience and is a Licensed Professional Engineer & Certified Floodplain Manager. She currently works for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) where she serves as a Project Manager for both TxDOT and local government projects.

Ms. Robles has been an active member of ASCE since 2009. While she was a student at UTPA, she was a co-founding member of the Society of Civil Engineers which eventually became the ASCE student Chapter at UTRGV. She has previously been the Rio Grande Valley branch’s treasurer, secretary, Branch State Director & Newsletter Editor. She currently serves as a 2nd Year Director at Large in the Texas Section and Co-chairs the Editorial Committee of “Texas Civil Engineer.” More recently, Ms. Robles has taken on the role as the Practitioner Adviser for the UTRGV ASCE Student Chapter and 2019 Student Symposium planner.

Jonathan Brower PE
First 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.

Patrick J. Williams PE
Dallas Branch Section Director

Patrick has worked for Urban Engineers, a civil engineering and construction management firm, since graduation.  He works on large-scale projects in the Aviation department, performing infrastructure pavement & drainage design; and also for the Site Development department for commercial and municipal engineering disciplines.  He is the senior project manager for the entire Southwest Region.  Early on in his career Patrick became involved with the ‘Soup Squad’ for ASCE, volunteering to prepare meals for the elderly and immobile citizens.  Patrick now serves as the current Technical Section Director for the ASCE Dallas Branch.

The Young Friends of Independence National Historical Park is a nonprofit group of which Patrick is a co-founder.  He leads the group’s mission to serve as an advocate for historic features which demand support for maintenance, preservation, and overall awareness.  For the past 6 years, Patrick has held countless fundraisers and networking events, raising money to repair artifacts, preserve buildings and areas, and to organize an educational field trip for K-12 students.

Patrick is also an elected member on the Board of Governors for Drexel University; where he currently serves on the Executive Committee with a passion for connecting alumni who reside in Geographical Regions throughout the world.

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
Houston Branch Section Director

Patrick Beecher 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.

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.