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In Honor of David R. Bibbs

Parul Dubey on April 5, 2022 - in News, People

It is with heavy hearts we share the loss of David Bibbs with you all today. Dave was a true champion for structural engineers, serving as SEAOI President of SEAOI 2007 – 2008, the Past Chair of the Illinois SE Board, and most recently serving on SEAOI’s Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. We loved seeing Dave at our events – he was always quick with a welcoming smile and usually a little joke. He was a reliable, reassuring presence at SEAOI, and within the structural engineering community.

He will be greatly missed.

– SEAOI Board of Directors and Staff

Dave had such an easy, jovial way with people, and he touched many lives. We wanted to share just a few of the remembrances that have come in so far:

Salvatore DiBernardo, past President of SEAOI (2016-2017) and current SE IDFPR Board member –

“David was a great person to work with — smart, to the point, laid back but with a drive to get things done.” 


Kyle Lazell, Design Licensing Manager, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

David Bibbs was one of the finest individuals with whom I had the honor of working with. He served on the Illinois Structural Engineering Board since February 6, 2011, serving as Chair & Vice-Chair for several years and was instrumental in advancing several key changes to streamline the license process. I could go on and on about his extreme devotion & dedication to the profession and the honor he had by serving on the Board – but suffice to say, he was a great person who was passionate about what he did, and I will miss our discussions, his mentorship, and friendship.”  

Dave, you will be so missed by so many. Thank you for sharing your light with us. Rest in Peace.

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