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AGP Inducts New Class of Certified Geo-Professionals
National Civil Engineering Society Inducts New Class of Certified Geo-Professionals
Reston, Va.—The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Academy of Geo-Professionals has announced the induction of the newest class of recipients of the Diplomate in Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE) certification. The group of engineers has completed a lengthy certification process that includes graduate coursework, professional experience and an oral defense of the application. The certifications were presented at a ceremony at the Geotechnical Frontiers Conference in Orlando, Florida on March 12, 2017.
The Academy of Geo-Professionals was founded in October 2008 by the members of ASCE’s Geo-Institute with the goal of providing advanced certification to geotechnical engineers. The first certifications were awarded in March 2009, and the number of engineers who have earned the D.GE is now more than 350.
The March 2017 inductees:
John T. Bryant, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE – Bryant Consulting, Inc.
Patrick E. Cargill, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE – Conetec, Inc.
Srikanth Dinakaran, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE – Kleinfelder, Inc.
J. Michael Duncan, PE, D.GE, NAE, Dist.M.ASCE – Virginia Tech.
John W. France, PE, D.GE, D.WRE, M.ASCE – AECOM
Sheryl D. Gallagher, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE – Geotechnology, Inc.
Michael J. Galli, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE – ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC
Mark W. Glynn, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE – Glynn Geotech Engineering
*Jose N. Gomez, PE, D.GE. F.ASCE - ECS Florida, LLC
Beth Ann Gross, PhD, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE – Geosyntec Consultants
Karl A. Higgins, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE – ECS Mid-Atlantic
William C. Kwasny, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE – CRL Associates, LLC
Suzanne Lacasse, D.Eng, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE – Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
Ronaldo Luna, PhD, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE – Saint Louis University
*Gordon Matheson, PhD, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE - Schnabel Engineering, Inc.
Robert W. McMichael, PE, GE, D.GE, M.ASCE – Madsen Kneppers & Associates
James K. Mitchell, Sc.D, PE, D.GE, NAE, Dist.M.ASCE – Virginia Tech.
Kwabena Ofori-Awuah, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE – KCI Technologies, Inc.
Matthew D. Riegel, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE – HNTB Corporation
*Dhirendra S. Saxena, PE, D.GE, FNAFE, F.ASCE – Biller Reinhart Engr. Group
Jerry D. Shepherd, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE – Arias Geoprofessionals
Robert F. Stevens, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE – Fugro-McClelland Marine Geosciences
Chia K. Tan, Ph.D., PE, D.GE, F.ASCE – GEI Consultants, Inc.
Robert Trazo, PE, GE, D.GE, M.ASCE – Southern California Geotechnical, Inc.
Jennifer Trimble, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE - Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP
Xavier Vera-Grunauer, D.GE, A.M.ASCE - Geoestudios
William H. Walton, PE, SE, D.GE, F.ASCE – GEI Consultants, Inc.
*Garfield L. Wray, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE - NV5, Inc.
*Diplomate prior to 2016 (but participated in ceremony)
For more information about the D.GE certification or the Academy of Geo-Professionals, please visit www.geoprofessionals.org.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 144,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit www.asce.org.