Board of Directors

The Civil Engineering Institute Board of Directors meets regularly to conduct its business, to interact with CEIE, and to report on committee activity.  CEI members who are not members of the Board of Directors may attend Board meetings.  Minutes of the Board meetings are distributed to all CEI members.

In 2018, the Board is scheduled to meet on the following dates:

  • September 5, 2018 from 3pm to 5:30pm in ENGR 1602 in the Nguyen Engineering Building
  • October 3, 2018 from 3pm to 5:30pm in ENGR 1602 in the Nguyen Engineering Building
  • November 7, 2018 from 3pm to 5:30pm in ENGR 1602 in the Nguyen Engineering Building
  • December 5, 2018 from 3pm to 5:30pm in ENGR 2901 in the Nguyen Engineering Building
  • Mark your calendar for the 2019 CEI Annual Meeting and Luncheon which will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 11:30am to 1:30 pm in Dewberry Hall in the Johnson Center

Directors are elected by the Civil Engineering Institute membership, and serve three-year staggered terms. The current Directors are listed below. The Board elects its officers from among its ranks. Mr. Kurt Thompson, P.E., serves as CEI chairman, Mr. Rich Benton, P.E., serves as CEI vice-chairman, and Mr. Brian Chromey serves as the appointed CEI Treasurer.  Directors also serve on committees on an as-needed basis.  Dr. Sam Salem, chairman of the CEIE department, serves as CEI’s executive director.

CEI Annual Award luncheon, at Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, GMU, Fairfax, VA Wednesday, April 20, 2016. John Boal Photography

 Term Expiring December 2018

Mr. S. Richard Benton, P.E., F. ASCE, DBIA – SR Benton & Associates, LLC
Ms. Jamie Bain Hedges, P.E. — Fairfax Water
Mr. Helman Castro, P.E. – Fairfax County
Mr. Michael E. Post — Shirley Contracting Company, LLC
Mr. Christopher Reseigh, P.E.
Mr. Greg Stavrou, P.E. – Pennoni Associates, Inc.
Mr.Joseph R. Vilseck, III, P.E.

Emeritus Members

Dr. Michael S. Bronzini, P.E.
Mr. Charlie C. Crowder, Jr.
Mr. Sidney 0. Dewberry,P.E., L.S.
Mr. H. S. Hulme, Jr., P.E.

CEI Executive Director

Dr. Sam Salem

CEIE Faculty Ex Officio

Dr. Behzad Esmaeili
Dr. Celso Ferreira
Dr. Deborah Goodings, P.Eng.
Dr. Mark Houck, P.E.
Dr. Laura Kosoglu
Dr. David Lattanzi, P.E.
Dr. Viviana Maggioni
Dr. Burak Tanyu
Dr. Kuo Tian
Dr. Girum Urgessa, P.E.
Dr. Mohan Venigalla, P.E.
Dr. Shanjiang Zhu