May 2005 Virginia Engineers On The Move
Hayes, Seay, Mattern and Mattern, Inc. (HSMM) has announced that Elizabeth A. Long recently received certification as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ms. Long received her B.S. degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics in 1998 from Virginia Tech. During her four-year association with the firm in its Virginia Beach office, Ms. Long has provided engineering services for several noteworthy justice and public safety, military, and commercial projects.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Executive Vice President, Norman L. Koonce, FAIA, recently appointed Steven E. Loomis, AIA, a Principal Associate with HSMM, to serve on the Committee on Architecture for Justice (CAJ) Knowledge Community Advisory Group. He will continue to serve as Justice Design Director. He also was recently promoted to Regional Market Director within HSMM’s Buildings Division in their Virginia Beach office. Bringing over 23 years of justice knowledge acquired nationwide to the committee, Mr. Loomis specializes in court design and planning, juvenile justice, and law enforcement/communication centers design. He holds a Master of Architecture from Washington University and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University, OH.
As an Advisory Group member, Mr. Loomis’ responsibilities will include supporting initiatives which include, among others, identifying and prioritizing critical knowledge needs within the market segment of the profession upon which the advisory group focuses.
HSMM has also announced the promotion of David C. Hammond, AIA* to Regional Market Director within the firm’s Buildings Division in their Roanoke office. Mr. Hammond, Senior Vice President, brings experience in project management, design, and supervision of design for a broad spectrum of projects for private, institutional, and governmental clients. A registered architect in several states, he holds a Bachelor of Architecture from GeorgiaTech.
HSMM, also announced the addition of Christopher R. Williamson, P.E., LEED™AP to its professional staff in Virginia Beach. Mr. Williamson has joined the firm’s electrical department as a senior electrical engineer. He holds a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology and a minor in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.
HSMM also announces the advancement of Vanessa Suggs Wallace to business development manager. Ms. Suggs Wallace joined the firm in 2001 as a marketing coordinator. As business development manager, she is responsible for developing new business, strategic planning, and overseeing marketing and public relations activities. Ms. Suggs Wallace, a graduate of Norfolk State University with a B.A. degree in Journalism/Public Relations, has experience in public relations, marketing research, events planning, as well as content development for various publications.
HSMM announces the addition of Rebekah D. Burke, E.I.T., LEED™AP to the professional staff in its Virginia Beach office. Ms. Burke, a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering with a structural emphasis, joined the firm’s structural engineering department as a structural engineer.
ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC (ECS) is pleased to announce the hiring of David Salom as Assistant Project Engineer, Weiyi “Wayne” Ma, P.E. as Project Engineer, David Briggs as Assistant Project Engineer, Bjoern Soltau as Assistant Project Engineer and Pat Ostrowski as Project Engineer. They will be working in the firm’s geotechnical engineering department. ECS has also announced the promotion of Drew Shontz, P.E. to Manager of the firm’s Residential Inspection Services Group.
Hankins and Anderson, Inc., a Richmond-based consulting engineering firm, has announced that Eric Shelton, P.E. has joined the firm’s Fire Protection Department. Mr. Shelton was formerly with Dunlap and Partners Engineers.
Hankins and Anderson has also announced the addition of David Hosfeld who has joined the firm’s Construction Administration Department. Mr. Hosfeld was formerly with KBS, Inc.
Resource International Ltd., a professional consulting firm specializing in engineering, environmental, planning and land surveying services, has announced the following staff promotions and additions to their corporate office.
Joe Felton has been promoted from Residential Project Representative in the Construction Services Division to Staff Scientist in the Environmental Department. He has been with Resource since 2001 and has worked on construction administration for numerous construction projects throughout the Commonwealth. Mr. Felton will now be responsible for conducting Phase I ESAs, wetland determinations and delineations and is obtaining experience toward his Professional Wetland Scientist certification.
Karen Laniewicz has been promoted to Senior Engineering Designer. Since joining the Land Development Department in 2001, she has taken on specific project management and coordination efforts, and has progressed in taking on more leadership responsibilities and larger projects.
Joanna Sylvia has been promoted to Senior Accounting Assistant with the Accounting/Billing Department. Ms. Sylvia has been with Resource for six years and has held various positions within the company.
Charles Wilson, E.I.T.* has joined the Municipal Engineering Department in the Solid Waste division as a project engineer. He has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky and has over 5 years experience. He will be focusing on landfill development and closures encompassing site planning, design, permit application preparation, cost analyses, construction drawings, construction monitoring, and construction documentation. He has also performed computer modeling for hydrologic/hydraulic investigation and leachate production/control, site grading, drainage plans, and silt pond design. Other experience in solid waste includes landfill gas system construction monitoring.
Patrick LaFlamme has joined the Land Development Engineering Department as a CAD Technician. Mr. LaFlamme has over 20 years experience in the civil and structural transportation engineering industry as well as a solid knowledge background of design/survey and engineering principles, techniques, and procedures, and plan quality control.
Stanley Armstrong, E.I.T. has joined the Land Development Engineering Group as a Staff Engineer. He has experience with structural design and soil testing, and will be focusing on site development design process for residential and commercial clients.
Tammy Harrison has joined the Administration Department as a Receptionist. She has a strong background in customer service and administrative services and will be assisting project engineers with various reports and standards and specification production and distribution.
Schnabel Engineering has announced several staff promotions:
Muriel Rodriguez is now an associate; Steve Pond is now a senior scientist; Evan Morris is now a senior engineer; and Joseph Kamanda is now senior staff engineer.
Patrick Mulhern, AICP has joined The Engineering Groupe, Inc. of Woodbridge as Vice President and Director of Planning. With more than 20 years experience in senior-level land development planning, Mr. Mulhern will now be responsible for oversight of planning, design, and administration efforts related to residential, commercial, and municipal site development. He holds a B.S. degree in Urban and Environmental Planning and a Masters degree in Planning from the UVA School of Architecture.
Anderson & Associates (A&A) would like to congratulate Ronnie Shelor, Blacksburg Assistant Survey Manager, on his 10 year anniversary with the firm.
A&A welcomes Jim Brinson as Greensboro Survey Tech; Dennis Burton as Middletown Branch Manager; and Allison Vaughn as Fredericksburg Survey Technician.
John R. Jordan, Jr. with Jordan Consulting Engineers has recently earned his Certified Wetland Delineators designation.
Bill Sammler, a member of the Wakefield Weather Forecast Office since 1994, has recently received this year’s National Hurricane Conference’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Meteorology. Mr. Sammler holds a B.S. degree from Rutgers University and a M.S. degree from St. Louis University both in meteorology. The award recognizes his meteorological expertise and community contributions according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Ali A. Rostami, president of Applied Research and Technology, Inc., has recently been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
SFCS Inc. has announced the addition of four new employees to its Roanoke staff.
Elizabeth Barnes, R.A., Project Architect, formerly with Molzen-Corbin & Associates of Albuquerque, NM.
Steve Bilsland, AIA, Project Manager, formerly with Oppermann Bilsland Architects in Naperville, IL.
William “Dutch” Deitz, Systems Manager, formerly with KPMG, LLP in Roanoke.
Rodney Pauley, R.A., Project Architect, formerly with MSTSD, Inc. of Atlanta, GA.
Bay Design Group, P.C., has announced the appointment of Brandon Harris, E.I.T. as a civil engineer in its Middle Peninsula office. A recent civil engineering graduate of Virginia Tech, Mr. Harris’ educational focus included environmental and water resources engineering. He has significant experience in surveying through summer internships with the firm.
Philip G. Yates, a senior associate and director of urban planning for Dewberry, was recently presented with Dewberry’s Harold Williams Award for Professional Excellence. Mr. Yates has been involved in land use planning, comprehensive master planning, and zoning services for both the private and public sector in Northern Virginia for over 40 years. Prior to joining Dewberry in 1985, he served as a planner with Fairfax County, VA, for 17 years, holding positions including zoning administrator and assistant director for the Office of Comprehensive Planning. He holds a degree in City Planning from the University of Virginia. The award is given annually to an employee who best exemplifies exceptional qualities of leadership, professionalism, and technical excellence.
Constance S. “Connie” Sorrell, the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT’s) Chief of System Operations, has been named to the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s Board of Directors. She replaces VDOT Commissioner Philip Shucet, who resigned earlier this year to concentrate on agency concerns. At VDOT, Ms. Sorrell is responsible for creating new focus, direction and measurement for improving travel throughout Virginia, which includes alleviating congestion at traffic choke points, developing innovative ways to manage highway incidents, and employing Smart Travel and traveler information systems. Instrumental in taking 511 Virginia statewide, she is also responsible for the agency’s $1.3 billion maintenance operations.