October 2022 Centennial Engineer of the Month

October 2022 - Matthew K Swenty, PhD, PE, M.ASCE Matthew (Matt) Swenty obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering from Missouri S&T and then worked as a bridge designer at the Missouri Department of Transportation. He returned to school to obtain his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech followed by research work at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center on concrete bridges.  He is currently the Jackson-Hope Professor of Civil Engineering at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI).   He teaches engineering mechanics, structural engi...
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September 2022 Centennial Engineer of the Month

September 2022 - Carolyn Rose Desrochers Perry, PE, SE, M. ASCE Ms. Carolyn Desrochers Perry currently acts as the Structures Team Lead of the Richmond office for WSP with a focus on bridge design.   Carolyn received her BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Maryland and her MS in Sustainable Engineering from Villanova University.  She also has her PE in VA, SC, and DC and her SE in NV.  She is working towards her Envision certification and is hoping to incorporate more sustainable design practices in her future work.  She has experi...
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August 2022 Centennial Engineer of the Month

August 2022 - Mike Bumbaco, PE, M. ASCE Mike Bumbaco has 40 years civil engineering experience, including stormwater engineering, site design, highway engineering, environmental permitting, cost estimating, specification writing, utility adjustment coordination, construction administration, quality control reviews and project management.  Mr. Bumbaco’s stormwater management design experience includes bioretention basins, open detention/retention facilities, in-pipe detention/water quality systems, in-stream weir structures, low-rise dams, infiltration systems, and manufactured st...
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July 2022 Centennial Engineer of the Month

July 2022 Centennial Engineer of the Month - Gul A Saleh, PhD, PMP, M. ASCE Mr. Gul Afghan Saleh has been a key member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for over eight years. He is a civil engineer with a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Design, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and has over 35 years of professional experience. Dr. Saleh has worked and/or studied in many countries, including Japan, Egypt, Thailand, India, Germany, Pakistan, and many more. Much of Dr. Saleh’s work has been in Afghanistan, however, where he was born and raised, and the Uni...
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June 2022 Centennial Engineer of the Month

June 2022 Centennial Engineer of the Month - Brenda A. Villarreal, P.E. Brenda Villarreal is a Project Manager at WSP – one of the world's leading professional services firms. Brenda’s background is in structural engineering but her current work consists of organization transformation and disaster relief field operations—for disasters such as Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Maria. She graduated in 2016 with her B.S. in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. Brenda has a strong passion for learning and mentorship and has been very active as the ASCE VA Second VP since 2016. In her free time, ...
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May 2022 Centennial Engineer of the Month

May 2022 Centennial Engineer of the Month - Stephen Stewart, P.E., CCM, DBIA, LEED AP, CFM Stephen Stewart, an obsessive problem solver, works as an Associate in A. Morton Thomas’ Virginia Beach office, where he leads the design practice in Hampton Roads and oversees projects throughout the Commonwealth.  His engineering experience includes design and construction management for transportation projects, site engineering, stormwater engineering, large- and small-scale transit projects, and any supporting infrastructure. This experience includes management of traditional-delivery pr...
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April 2022 Centennial Engineer of the Month

April 2022 Centennial Engineer of the Month – Daren Charles Williams, P.E., M.ASCE I was born and raised in America’s largest county, Los Angeles, CA.  During my senior year at Susan Miller Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, CA I received my U.S. House of Representatives (Honorable Julian Dixon (1934 – 2000)) Congressional primary nomination to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.  After graduating from Susan Miller Dorsey High School, I attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport R.I. I graduated from the United States Naval Academy...
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Centennial Engineer of Month

The Virginia Section Centennial in 2022, the Section is selecting Outstanding Volunteers and Prominent Engineers throughout the Commonwealth to showcase as Engineers of the Month. These are a diverse group of Virginia Section members, that exemplify the qualities of a civil engineer, excellence in their careers, leaders in the profession, and are active in communities. Enjoy learning about our Centennial Engineers each month. November 2022 - Niko Ambrose, EIT, A.M. ASCE I graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and I have worked with...
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March 2022 Centennial Engineer of the Month

March 2022 Centennial Engineer of the Month - Ashley Fenouil, P.E. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with my civil engineering degree, and have worked with Kimley Horn in Virginia Beach since. In my professional career, I have had the opportunity to touch a lot of different civil engineering disciplines including roadway and drainage design, stormwater management, transit, aviation, site development, program management, and grant writing. The breadth of what you can cover with a civil engineering degree is one of my favorite parts of the field! I am actively involved in profess...
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