April 30, 2019

Arthur Hoffmann, Jr., PE, D.GE, M.ASCE was recently elected to the role of president and chairman of the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA).  The GBA will be celebrating their 50th anniversary during his tenure. 

The Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) is geoprofessionals’ strongest, most loyal ally. It serves geotechnical, environmental, and other geoprofessionals by giving them proven tools to achieve business success by confronting risk and optimizing performance. GBA creates those tools by promoting an environment of trust where members share their collective talent, energy, expertise, and experience to help one another succeed as firms and individuals.

GBA has a history of service to the geoprofessions. Like many trade associations, it was created to meet an urgent industry need and has evolved into a trusted resource. Though its name has changed (GBA started as Associated Soil and Foundation Engineers, Inc. (ASFE)), its emphasis has not: GBA is a resource its members rely on as essential to their firms’ success.

Mr. Hoffmann has been the Chief Administrative Officer at Gannett Fleming, Inc since May 12, 2016 has been its Executive Vice President since December 24, 2015. Mr. Hoffmann served as Senior Vice President Director of Administrative Division at Gannett Fleming, Inc. from March 20, 2014 to December 24, 2015 and served as its Corporate Quality Officer. Mr. Hoffmann served as Director of Administrative Division at Gannett Fleming, Inc. since March 20, 2014. Bringing 30 years of experience, Mr. Hoffmann oversees its legal, human resources, quality, safety, learning, and information technology services operations. He also is Gannett Fleming's Corporate Quality Officer, responsible for oversight and implementation of the firm's ISO 9001:2008 certification. Mr. Hoffmann previously served as Regional Office Manager of its Pittsburgh, Pa., office, responsible for directing a multidiscipline staff for highway, bridge, abandoned mine land, hazardous waste, environmental, water resources, solid waste, rail, transit, pipeline, geographic information system, and building projects. He served as a member of the board of directors of Civil Engineering Certification, Inc. He serves as a Director of Gannett Fleming, Inc. He is a member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. Mr. Hoffmann is one of approximately 350 engineers to be granted the Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE.) certification by the Academy of Geo-Professionals. Mr. Hoffmann holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. A Registered Engineer in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, he is a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Geo-Institute.