September 2013
Frank W Pita Consulting, LLC

For the last 5 years, Frank Pita has been a principal and senior project manager with Jacobs Associates in Seattle, Washington.

Richard D. Short and Associates
  • 45 years experience with over 4,000 projects as an engineering consultant.
  • Past President of the Deep Foundations Institute 2002-2004.
May 2020
Dan Brown and Associates, PC

Tim is CEO and a senior principal for Dan Brown and Associates PC (DBA). His projects primarily involve deep foundations, ground improvement, and earth retaining systems with an emphasis on large‐scale bridge projects. Tim is the co‐editor (with Dr. Anne Lemnitzer) of the DFI Journal and Chair of the DFI’s ground improvement committee. He also serves on technical committees for the Geo‐Institute and TRB. Prior to joining DBA in 2010, Tim was a technical principal with S&ME, Inc. and a senior engineer with Berkel and Company Contractors, Inc.

May 2015
Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Elizabeth M. Smith, PE, GE, D.GE (Liz) is a national transportation program manager and Senior Principal at Terracon Consultants. She graduated from Virginia Tech with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering. She has significant expertise in geotechnical design for highway structures and has successfully managed several complex geotechnical design-build projects with geotechnical design fees over $7.5 million.

January 2019
Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Alfonso is a Principal with Terracon Consultants, Inc. and serves as the manager of Geotechnical and Materials Testing departments in Terracon’s Pharr office. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Universidad Rafael Urdaneta (URU ‐ Maracaibo, Venezuela) and a master’s degree from Texas A&M University (TAMU – College Station, TX) in Geotechnical Engineering.

March 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Timothy (Tim) D. Stark is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he specializes in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. He earned his Masters of Engineering Degree at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) in 1984 under the supervision of J. Michael Duncan and his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 1987 also under the supervision of J. Michael Duncan.

University of Colorado at Boulder

Stein Sture serves as Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder, which is a position that he has held since 2007, and between 2005-2006 as Interim VCR. 

July 2019
GeoStabilization International

Tom Szynakiewicz is currently Vice President at Harrison Western, a mining services contractor. He has worked in the geotechnical design/build construction industry for over 16 years primarily in the Rocky Mountain, Appalachian and Gulf Coast regions. Tom earned B.S. & M.S. degrees from the Colorado School of Mines and is a licensed professional engineer in 18 states. His areas of expertise include Slope Stabilization, Rockfall Mitigation, Earth Retention, Landslide Stabilization, Ground Improvement, Deep Foundations and Foundation Repair.

September 2017
GEI Consultants

Chia Tan has more than 35 years of geotechnical and geostructural engineering experiences on hundreds of projects in many parts of the United States and in ten other countries worldwide, including China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Saipan, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

September 2016
CTL/Thompson, Inc

Robert W, Thompson P.E., D.GE, F ASCE, Senior Consultant, CTL/Thompson Inc., Denver Colorado.  Graduate of Oklahoma State University, BSCE 1962, MSCE 1965.  Currently work only on special assignments for CTL/T and coach younger engineers regarding technical issues.  Practice primarily in partially saturated soils.  Many technical papers and presentations on expansive and collapsing soils.  Considerable effort in analysis and solution of slope problems and retained excavations.

January 2017
Terracon

Steve is currently a principal with Terracon, manager of its New Jersey office, and responsible for overseeing the geotechnical quality program in its northeast division.  He has 34 years of geotechnical engineering consulting experience that has included most areas of geotechnical practice, with special focus in the areas of deep foundations, soft ground construction, slope stability, ground improvement and seismic evaluation.

January 2018
Matrix Engineering Group, Inc.

Amin is a principal and co-founder of Matrix Engineering Group, an award-winning consultancy group specializing in geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, construction materials testing, special inspections and geophysical surveys. He is a registered Professional Engineer, a certified Project Management Professional, and a GSWCC Level II Design Professional. Mr.

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