The ASCE Committee on America’s Infrastructure, made up of 31 dedicated civil engineers from across the country with decades of expertise in all categories, volunteers their time to work with ASCE Infrastructure Initiatives staff to prepare the Report Card. The Committee assesses all relevant data and reports, consults with technical and industry experts, and assigns grades.
KRISTINA SWALLOW,P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE
Kristina Swallow was appointed by Governor Steve Sisolak in January of 2019 as Director of the Nevada Department of Transportation. With more than 25 years of experience in engineering, public policy, and community advocacy, as a practicing civil engineer, Kristina has worked in several technical areas including flood control, traffic impact analysis and mitigation, land development, public works, and transportation policy. A thought-leader, Kristina artfully blends her breadth of experience and ability to communicate the concerns-at-hand to achieve the goals of the greater good. She strongly believes the key to successful transportation systems lies in the strength of the plan.
Kristina served as the 2018 president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is currently the chair of the ASCE Committee on America’s Infrastructure, the committee that writes and advises on the national Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. She is married to a civil engineer, Dave. In her spare time, she enjoys running, aerial acrobatics, exploring new cities, spending time with their cats and dogs, and just trying new things.
DARREN OLSON, PE, D.WRE
Co-Vice Chair, CAI
Olson has over 20 year of experience in water resources engineering that started with the U.S. Geological Survey in Urbana, IL. He is currently Vice President and Assistant Water Resources Department Head at Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. (CBBEL) in Rosemont, IL. In this role he oversees hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, design, funding and permitting of complex water resources projects to solve urban flooding problems throughout the Chicagoland area. He was the recipient of the 2005 Young Civil Engineer of the Year from the ASCE Illinois Section and 2014 Stormwater Management Award from the Illinois Association of State and Floodplain Managers (IAFSM). He was president of the Illinois Section of ASCE in 2010 and was Chair of the Illinois Infrastructure Report Card in 2014 and 2018. He also served on the Illinois Lieutenant Governor’s Science Advisory Committee from 2011-2015. He has Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master’s in Business Administration from Northwestern University.
REBECCA SHELTON, PE
Co-Vice Chair, CAI
Rebecca Shelton is Assistant Director for the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources, which provides drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services for a population of nearly one million. She has a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Central Florida and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. She has over 20 years of experience as a civil engineer and is a Professional Engineer in Georgia. She is an ASCE Georgia Section Past-President and current Region 5 Governor. She is an active member of the Committee for America’s Infrastructure and the Public Agency Peer Review Committee for ASCE.
GREG DILORETO, P.E., P.L.S., Pres.13, ASCE
West Linn, Oregon
Chair Emeritous, CAI
Greg DiLoreto, P.E., P.LS., Pres. 13, ASCE, is the chair emeritus of the American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on America’s infrastructure responsible for ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, a leading indicator of the health of America’s infrastructure. Greg, a career leader in public works, is the retired CEO of the Tualatin Valley Water District, an award-winning water utility located in metropolitan Portland Oregon. Greg is also a past president of ASCE. Greg is frequently called on by the national media, Congress, and international organizations to provide insight into the pressing infrastructure and water issues facing the United States. An industry veteran and engineering professional for over 40 years, Greg continues to be a strategic leader on infrastructure and sustainability on behalf of ASCE’s 150,000 civil engineers around the world.
TOR J.S. ANDERZEN, P.E.
Tor is a Senior Aviation Engineer at HDL Engineering Consultants LLC in Palmer Alaska. He has fifteen years of airport planning, design, and construction experience and is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in Alaska and Montana. Tor is a naturalized US citizen. Tor has lived in the US since 2000, and Alaska since 2011. Tor and his wife Stefanie live in Palmer with their five children.
After a ten-year career as a land surveyor, Tor returned to school in 2002, and earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering at Michigan Technological University. After graduation in 2005 Tor has performed Planning, Design and Construction Administration services for several airports in the Midwest and northwest, and at many locations in Alaska.
Tor first joined ASCE through the student chapter at MTU in 2004, and has been active in ASCE since 2007 and has served as an officer in the Eastern Branch of the Montana Section, the Montana Section, the Anchorage Branch, the Alaska Section, and as a Region 8 Governor.
Tor is the committee chair for the 2017 and 2021 Alaska Section report card.
Tor serves on several society committees including: Committee on Americas Infrastructure, the State Government Relations and Grassroots Committee, and the Committee on Preparing the Future Civil Engineer.
MELISSA WHEELER BLACK, M.ASCE
Black is the Transmission Project Manager for Georgia Power Company focusing on DOT relocations of high voltage power lines around the state. She has 26 years of experience in the electric utility industry with experience in transmission, distribution, and environmental affairs. The most rewarding part of her job is keeping the lights on by participating in restoration efforts. Since 2000, Black has moved up within the leadership of the American Society of Civil Engineers since she was a student member at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her leadership includes being the youngest and first women to serve as ASCE Georgia Section President through service on the Society Board of Direction as Region 5 Director.
JANEY SMITH CAMP, PhD, PE, GISP, CFM
Dr. Camp is a research associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Associate Director of VECTOR at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Camp’s research is focused on evaluating vulnerabilities and resilience of infrastructure systems and the communities they serve with respect to natural hazards and climatic change. She uses tools such as geographic information systems (GIS) and data analysis to help inform decisions for the public and community leaders. She is currently leading projects that help local municipalities and state agencies estimate impacts and plan for future resilience. She is the recipient of the ASCE Tennessee Section’s 2011 Young Engineer Award, was named ASCE’s 2012 Citizen Engineer, and was recognized as the Eastern Region Younger Members Council 2012 Outstanding Younger Member in Community Activities. She received the 2016 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award from ASCE’s Nashville Branch. Dr. Camp served on the 2013 and 2017 Committee for America’s Infrastructure and currently serves on the ASCE State Government and Grass Roots committee.
DANIEL S. CRONQUIST, P.E., P.L.S., F.ASCE
Los Angeles Section
Daniel S. Cronquist, P.E., P.L.S., F.ASCE, is a Senior Engineer and Project Manager with AECOM in Bakersfield, California. He has 16 years of professional experience and is a professional Civil Engineer licensed in California, Hawaii, Guam, and Nevada. He is also a Professional Land Surveyor licensed in California. His experience includes the design and construction administration of numerous municipal and private improvements. His areas of expertise include hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, infrastructure design, utility coordination, and master planning.
Daniel earned his BS and MS in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has been active in ASCE since college and has held numerous leadership positions including President of the Southern San Joaquin YMF, President of the Southern San Joaquin Branch, President of the Los Angeles Section, chair of a local infrastructure report card, and is currently serving on the Committee for America’s Infrastructure and is working on the Parks and Schools chapters of the National Report Card.
ANDREW HERRMANN, P.E., F. SEI, PRES 12. ASCE
Herrmann is Partner Emeritus of Hardesty & Hanover, a transportation consulting engineering firm headquartered in NYC specializing in fixed and movable bridges. He is a Fellow of both the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) and ASCE and served as ASCE’s President for 2012, SEI’s President in 2017, and Chair of ASCE’s Report Card Advisory Committee in 2009. An advocate for improving our nation’s infrastructure, he has testified several times before Congress and been interviewed many times by the media, most notably appearing on CBS’s “60 Minutes” and HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” Registered as a Professional Engineer in multiple states, he graduated from Valparaiso University with a BSCE and NYU POLY with a MSCE.
CELINE HYER, P.E., M. ASCE
UESI Asset Management Division
Hyer is currently the US water conveyance practice leader for Arcadis. She has over 32 years of experience in water and wastewater engineering as both a municipal utility manager and a consultant. She specializes in applying asset management principles to determine the optimal capital and operations and maintenance programs necessary to meet acceptable service levels and has evaluated over 1,500,000 pipeline and facility assets and has supported approval for over $7 Billion dollars of capital projects for large utilities across the US. Celine serves as the Chair for the ASCE UESI Asset Management Division as well as supporting other leading technical committees where she serves as the Vice Chair for the American Water Works Association Asset Management Committee and as the Industry Advisory Chairwoman for the Virginia Tech Sustainable Infrastructure Management Center. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
DAVID LAWRY, PE
David Lawry was President of the American Public Works Association (APWA) for 2018-2019. David is employed as the Director of Municipal Operations for Chastain and Associates in Schaumburg, IL since 2018. Prior to Chastain, David had worked for the Village of Schaumburg as the Director of Engineering and Public Works. David retired from the Village of Schaumburg and the public sector in August of 2018. David was also formerly the Director of Village Operations for the Village of Wauconda, IL and the Public Services Director for the City of Elgin, IL, a position he held for 23 years. Along with his service to APWA, David is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (since 1984 as a student member) and the American Water Works Association. Lawry was an APWA Top Ten Public Works Leader of the Year recipient in 2012.
MARIA LEHMAN, P.E, F.ASCE, ENV SP
Buffalo, New York
Maria is the Director of U.S. Infrastructure for GHD, a multinational Engineering Consulting firm that ranked #26 in the ENR 500. She retired as the Chief Operating Officer of the New York State Thruway Authority and Acting Executive Director. She has served as the Commissioner of Public Works and Chief Engineer for Erie County, NY. She has over 39 years of diverse, increasingly responsible, multi-disciplinary technical and leadership experience, in both the private and public sectors. She has designed and managed projects from local $10,000 to infrastructure of National Significance, as the Project Executive for the $4 B Mario Cuomo bridge. She is currently the National Treasurer for ASCE, and is a current candidate for National President-Elect of ASCE.
Maria is a magna cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo in Civil Engineering and is licensed in several states. She has spent her entire career as an infrastructure advocate, using technical expertise leveraged with public policy and project finance experience.
ADAM MATTEO, PE
As Assistant State Structure and Bridge Engineer for Bridge Maintenance Mr. Matteo is responsible for establishing policy for the maintenance of over 19,000 of Virginia’s highway bridges and large culverts. He has 35 years of engineering experience in structural design, bridge maintenance and construction management. Before joining VDOT he worked as an engineering consultant, where he was responsible for the management of an office that performed bridge design, bridge inspection and bridge maintenance services in the mid-Atlantic region.
JOHN H. MOYLE, P.E.
Central Jersey Branch
John H. Moyle has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and is a Licensed Professional Engineer. John has been working on dam and flood control projects in New Jersey for over 40 years. John is also responsible for administering the 110 million-dollar Dam Restoration Loan Program in New Jersey. John is the chief engineer on coordination as state partner with the Army Corps of Engineers on Flood Risk Reduction Projects in NJ. John is also the National Flood Insurance Program administrator for the State of New Jersey. John has been Past President of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials in 2001 and 2010 and is currently on the Board of Directors. John was a board member to FEMA’s National Dam Safety Review Board, from 2001 – 2009. John is on the Department of Homeland Security, Dams Government Coordinating Council. John is currently on the College of New Jersey’s Advisory Board for the Civil Engineering Program.
KELLEY NEUMANN, P. E., M. ASCE
Neumann is with the Economic Development Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. She was previously the Deputy Director for Planning and Engineering at Aurora Water in Colorado. Additionally, she spent over 20 years at the San Antonio Water System in Texas. She has more than 25 years of experience in water and wastewater utilities engineering, with emphasis in utility system planning, and capital planning and development. She has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Texas.
WESLEY J. OLIPHANT, P.E.
Mr. Oliphant is a Founder of Exo Group, LLC and serves as Principal, Vice President of Utility Services. He is a Fellow, and Charter Member of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, as well as the current Chairman of ASCE/SEI’s Committee of Electrical Transmission Structures. He is also a member of IEEE and serves as an IEEE representative on Sub-Committee 5 ( Strengths and Loadings) to the National Electric Safety Code (NESC). In 2010, Mr. Oliphant received ASCE’s Gene Wilhoite Award presented by the Structural Engineering Institute for his significant lifetime contributions to the advancement of the “Art and Science of Transmission Line Engineering”.
LAWRENCE D. PIERCE, P.E., M.Asce
La Mesa, CA
San Diego Section
Pierce provided leadership and management of numerous projects in southern California valued at over $1 billion. He has more than 40 years of diversified experience in all aspects of planning, design, and construction management. As Chief Engineer for the San Diego Unified Port District & San Diego International Airport Pierce administered projects for waterfront structures, airfields, airport terminals, and convention center facilities. As Vice President of a consulting firm, he was responsible for a wide variety of water and wastewater and Public Works projects, ranging from pump stations, pipelines, reservoirs to treatment facilities. As Public Works Director/City Engineer for several California cities he administered Capital Engineering, Stormwater, Wastewater Systems, Fleet Maintenance, Streets Maintenance, Flood Control Maintenance, Parks Maintenance and Traffic Signal Operation and Maintenance. Pierce also led the 2012 San Diego County Report Card effort, as well as being a part of the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card team and part of the management team for the 2019 California Report Card.
RUWANKA PURASINGHE, EIT
Los Angeles, CA
ASCE Los Angeles Section
Ruwanka Purasinghe is a Civil Engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, where he currently works in the Project Management Office of the Water Engineering & Technical Services Division. Ruwanka has worked on a variety of water system capital improvement projects including tunneling projects, dam & reservoir work, and water quality related facilities. Ruwanka currently serves as the President of the ASCE Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch, along with serving on ASCE’s Committee on America’s Infrastructure and the Engineering Practice Policy Committee. Outside of engineering, Ruwanka founded his own 501©3 non-profit and serves as a Big Brother mentor. For his contributions to the community, Ruwanka has been featured on NBC News and Time for Kids.
MICHAEL J. SCHIPPER, P.E., M.ASCE
ASCE Cleveland Section
Since 2001 Schipper has served as Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s Deputy General Manager for Engineering and Project Management. He is responsible for the planning, design, and construction elements of GCRTA’s Capital Improvement Program. At GCRTA he led the nationally recognized HealthLine Bus Rapid Transit program from preliminary engineering into final design, construction and operation.
Prior to joining GCRTA he managed and designed numerous highway, bridge, turnpike and municipal infrastructure projects in the private and public sector. He was the recipient of the ASCE Cleveland Section’s Outstanding Civil Engineer of the Year Award in 2010. He has Civil Engineering degrees from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Ohio and Texas. He is a Past President of both the Cleveland Section of ASCE and the Cleveland Engineering Society.
DEL SHANNON, PE
Shannon is a Principal and Senior Vice President for Schnabel Engineering’s dams and levees group. He has over 30 years of experience working in the civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering fields, with most of this experience working on the design, construction and safety of dams and levees. Del has worked on virtually every aspect of these projects: planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and safety, and professional associations. Del’s work has been recognized nationally multiple times with the US Society on Dams 2007 Award of Excellence in the Constructed Project for the Pine Brook Dam project, and by Association of State Dam Safety Officials with the 2016 and 2018 National Rehabilitation Project of the Year Awards for the Beaver Park Dam and Hope Mills Dam projects.
WILLIAM S. STAHLMAN III, P.E., M.ASCE
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Section
Mr. Stahlman is the Director of Engineering & Construction for America’s Central Port with over 20 years combined experience in the construction and engineering field. He manages the construction and development within the Port including the 25+ miles of rail infrastructure. Additionally, he directs and manages the information technology networks that keeps the Port operating efficiently on a daily basis. He is engaged in a variety of local professional activities involving regional planning and infrastructure development, is the recipient of the ASCE St. Louis Section’s 2011 Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement, and was recognized as the ASCE Region 7 Outstanding Younger Member Award in 2013 and named one of St. Louis’ 40 Under Forty in 2017. He also serves as the Chair for the Illinois Ports Association, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Illinois River Basin for Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals Association (IRPT), Vice Chair of the COPRI Ports & Harbors Committee, Past Chair of Committee 18 (Light Density & Short Line Railways) for the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and serves as the Practitioner Advisor for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Student Chapter of ASCE.
DAVID SWALLOW, P.E., F.ASCE
Las Vegas, NV
Nevada Section, Southern Nevada Branch
David Swallow is a licensed professional engineer with over 25 years of transportation related experience and has worked with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada since 2001. He earned both his Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As Deputy Chief Executive Officer, David oversees the planning, engineering, and funding programs for the region’s transportation infrastructure, development of new transit facilities and systems, operation of the public bike share system, and coordination of roadway and freeway operations through the region’s traffic management center.
JEFFREY W. TALLEY Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, D.WRE, M. ASCE
Arizona Section, Phoenix Branch
Jeffrey W. Talley is a businessman, scholar, and retired 3-star general. General Talley’s military career included active and reserve duty in the U.S., Korea, Kuwait, and Iraq. His service culminated in 2012 when he was appointed by the President to a four-year term as the 32nd Chief of Army Reserve and 7th Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, an organization of over 215,000 Soldiers/civilians, 134 general officers/executives, with an annual operating budget of $9B, and activities in over 30 countries, including all states/territories. He has received numerous medals/awards, including 2 Army Distinguished Medals and 3 Bronze Star Medals. He retired from the military in 2016.
General Talley’s civilian career consists of a portfolio of business, academic, and government experiences. Business positions held are Founder/President & CEO of The P3i Group, Vice President & Global Fellow at IBM, Co-Founder/President & CEO of Environmental Technology Solutions, and Associate at Malcolm Pirnie. Academic positions held are Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Department & Endowed Chair, Institute Director, Adjunct Professor, Advanced Leadership Fellow, Scholar-in-Residence, and Professor of the Practice, w/ appointments at Notre Dame, SMU, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and USC. Government positions held are Research Engineer & Biotechnology Team Leader, Environmental Engineer, and Engineering Technician with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, and for BluMetric Environmental.
NICK TALOCCO, P.E.
Nick Talocco has over 21 years of environmental experience in managing complex environmental projects involving Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), remediation design and implementation, remediation operation and maintenance, dewatering and water treatment, and solid waste management and design. Nick has also served as project manager and field staff for biological and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance assessment projects involving bridges, highway expansions, and transit centers.
He has completed complex projects that include Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCUP) applications, Material Management Plans (MMPs), stormwater permitting, dewatering, wetlands, NEPA investigations, including Categorical Exclusions under the Colorado Department of Transportation, asbestos and lead surveys, and underground storage tank remediation. He has managed and completed work throughout the western United States and locally in Colorado for the City and County of Denver, the City of Fort Collins, the City of Lakewood, the Regional Transportation District, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety , Shell Oil Products US and other public and private clients.
MIKE TILCHIN, P.E., Leed G.A., M.ASCE
National Capital Section
Tilchin has 38 years of experience in environmental science and engineering, and in project and program management. Tilchin serves as a Senior Environmental Consultant to Jacobs Engineering for Superfund, brownfields, water, and R&D programs for U.S. EPA. Mike is the vice-chair of EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC), and chairs a NEJAC work group preparing an in-depth report how to make Superfund more responsive and effective in meeting the needs of environmental justice communities. From 2013 to 2019, Mike served on the Board of Directors of the CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company, which is engaged in cleanup activities at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford site in Richland, WA. Mike is on the Board of Directors for the Anacostia Watershed Society, an environmental group dedicated to cleaning up the Anacostia River and improving the quality of life for communities in the watershed through stewardship, advocacy, recreation, and education programs. He was a founder and is an active member of the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Remediation Work Group. He is a licensed professional engineer in Virginia.
OTTO J. LYNCH, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
Structural Engineering Institute
Mr. Lynch is a Registered Professional Engineer (Civil/Structural) and has been in the overhead electric powerline industry for over 33 years. Otto was the pioneer in the use of LiDAR technology in the industry and 3-D modeling of transmission lines. He was recently honored by receiving the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Gene Wilhoite Innovations in Transmission Line Engineering Award. Otto is a Fellow in ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute and also a Fellow in ASCE.
Mr. Lynch is an active member of many ASCE, IEEE, and ANSI technical committees, including the ASCE 48 Steel Pole Transmission Structures committee and the ASCE 10 Lattice Steel Transmission Structures Committee where he is currently Vice Chair. Otto is a past Chairman of the ASCE/SEI Committee of Electrical Transmission Structures, was Chair of the 2015 ASCE Electrical Transmission and Substation Conference, and is a voting member of both Subcommittee 5 and the Main Committee of the National Electrical Safety Code.
CAROL HADDOCK, PE
Carol Ellinger Haddock is Director of Houston Public Works. Houston Public Works includes water and wastewater systems; street and storm drainage systems and regulation of both public and private development. Carol has been at the City for fifteen years and was promoted to Director in 2017. She has led the organization through a cultural transformation by providing resilience training for all employees. Streamlining operations and equipping employees with new skill sets, has allowed the Department to move forward from Hurricane Harvey, set records for treatment of drinking water in a day, reduced environmental impacts in both the wastewater and stormwater systems, maintain a next‐business‐day pothole repair program 99% of the time and support more than $6 billion in development.
Carol is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas with a Civil Engineering Bachelor’s degree from Rice University and has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Houston. Prior to joining Houston Public Works, Carol worked in private consulting, for the Harris County Flood Control District, and as a Congressional Fellow for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. She is married to Will Haddock, a Houston bankruptcy attorney.
JENNIFER BELKNAP WILLIAMSON, PE
ASCE Oregon Section
Jennifer Belknap Williamson, PE, is the Director of Engineering and Construction for the Port of Portland. Jennifer leads a team delivering a $2.7 Billion capital program expanding Portland International Airport (PDX) and over 150 other projects in aviation, marine, commercial, and environmental services. Jennifer is responsible for Project Management; Engineering Design; Facilities; Special Projects and Innovation; and Construction Management as well as Public Safety and Security. Jennifer has a passion for developing and leading high-performing teams that deliver sustainable and resilient solutions to infrastructure challenges. Jennifer is experienced in alternative delivery and is implementing Lean practices in continuous improvement. Her background includes managing Assets and Capital Planning for City of Portland BES; leading a public works utility for the City of Gresham; and consulting engineering focusing on transportation, environmental, and utility management. Jennifer has a B.S. from University of Portland in Civil Engineering and a M.S. from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Civil and Environmental Engineering.