Richard Thoesen, PE

Adjunct faculty, Civil Engineer
Email: rthoesen@gmu.edu

Richard Thoesen is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer and is the former Director of Utilities for the City of Fairfax, Virginia. He brings professional experience in both the private and public sectors to the classroom. Rick’s consulting engineering practice specialized in water and wastewater design and related construction services to include 10 treatment projects, 25 pumping stations and over 250,000 feet of pipelines. Rick managed two branch offices in the private sector and was Director of Engineering for the Prince William County Service Authority and Deputy General Manager for Loudoun Water prior to his employment with the City of Fairfax. Rick’s community service includes 16 years in elected office for the Town of Herndon and six years as an appointed official for Fairfax County. His experience in local government, engineering design, construction administration, and utility management, allows him to engage students with diversified expertise and professional judgment.