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Structural Engineers Association of Illinois Announces 2016-2017 Officers and New Board of Directors

Parul Dubey on July 18, 2016 - in Buildings, News, People

Chicago, IL:  The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI), the leading association representing the structural engineering community of Illinois, is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Officers and Board of Directors.

The 2016-2017 Board Officers are:

President: Salvatore DiBernardo, Executive Vice President, Ciorba Group

President-Elect: Tony Shkurti, Principal Engineer, HNTB Corporation

Treasurer: David Nickell, Senior Structural Engineer, TGRWA, LLC

Secretary: Christine M. Freisinger, Senior Associate, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.


SEAOI Board of Directors are:


To 2017:  Jan Blok, President, The Structural Group, Carol Drucker, Principal, Drucker Zajdel Structural Engineers and William H. Walton, Senior Vice President, GEI Consultants, Inc.


To 2018: Derek Boeldt, Deputy Chief Engineer, Infrastructure, Chicago Transit Authority, Lawrence Kirchner, Vice President, TransSystems and Joseph M. Lowrance, Engineering Manager/Structural Section Leader, Farnsworth Group, Inc.


To 2019: Kevin Conroy, Senior Staff II, Structures, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Soliman Khudeira, Section Chief of Special Projects, Chicago Department of Transportation – Division of Engineering; Adjunct Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Jose A. Medero, Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti.


Past Presidents – Directors: John F. Duntemann, Senior Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Assoc., Inc., Terry R. McDonnell, Associate Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, David R. Horos, Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP.


“Each year SEAOI is fortunate to receive applications from many highly-qualified individuals,” said SEAOI President Salvatore DiBernardo. “We are delighted to welcome Kevin Conroy and Jose Medero to the Board of Directors, and look forward to continuing our work with the returning Board members. Under the guidance of these members and our officers, SEAOI is well positioned to serve as the voice of the structural engineering community in Illinois. We are privileged to have the best in the business leading us in our mission to advance and advocate excellence in structural engineering.”


For more information about the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, please visit www.SEAOI.org.


The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) was founded in 1965 by practicing structural engineers to advance and advocate excellence in structural engineering and to aid in safeguarding the lives and property of the public.  SEAOI contributes to the expansion of the art and science of structural engineering by offering education, outreach and networking opportunities to members and the public living and working in Illinois.

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