Annual Luncheon and Awards

Professors and industry professionals at the 2023 CEI Annual Awards and Luncheon

(From left to right) Dr. Elise Miller Hooks (Professor and Interim Department Chair, Bill and Eleanor Hazel Endowed Chair), Charles M. Murray (Past General Manager, Fairfax Water), Jamie Bain Hedges (General Manager, Fairfax Water, 2022 CEI Engineering Excellence and Leadership Awardee, Terry Suehr, PE (Director, Department of Implementation, City of Alexandria, 2022 CEI Chair)

Engineering Excellence and Leadership Award

In recognition of Exceptional Leadership, Outstanding Lifetime Achievement, and Significant Contribution to the Profession of Civil Engineering.

2024 Engineering Excellence and Leadership Awardee – Lieutenant General (Retired) Thomas P. Bostick

Retired Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick

Lieutenant General (Retired) Thomas P. Bostick served as the 53rd Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), where he was responsible for most of the Nation’s civil works infrastructure and military construction. Following this role, he served as the Chief Operating Officer and President for Intrexon Bioengineering (NASDAQ: XON). Bostick led Intrexon operations for three health business units, and six bioengineering and R&D divisions in developing better DNA solutions for energy, health, environment, and food products. Earlier in his career, he was an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at West Point and was a White House Fellow, serving as a special assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He is a 1978 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and holds Master of Science Degrees in both Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, an MBA from Oxford University, and a PhD in Systems Engineering from George Washington University.

Past Winners

2006 - Lieutenant General Carl Strock, Chief of Engineers, US Army (Ret.)

2007 - Dr. Patricia D. Galloway, President of ASCE (Ret.)

2008 - Hon. Thomas Rust, Virginia Delegate and Chairman of Patton, Harris, Rust, and Associates

2009 - Mr. Sidney O. Dewberry, Founder, and Chairman of the Dewberry Companies

2010 - Lieutenant General Henry J. Hatch, Chief of Engineers, US Army, (Ret.)

2011 - Dr. Joseph Hartman, Bridge and Tunnel Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration

2012 - Mr. Milton V. Peterson, Founder, and Chairman of The Peterson Companies

2013 - Sean T. Connaughton, Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia

2014 - Mr. John T. (Til) Hazel, Jr., Reed Smith Hazel & Thomas (Ret.)

2015 - Mr. Bob Chase, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance

2016 - Dr. Wayne Clough, P.E., HON.M.ASCE., N.A.E, Secretary Emeritus, The Smithsonian Institution

2017 - Stephen T. Ayers, AFIA, CCM, LEED AP, the Architect of the Capitol

2018 - Dr. Gerald E. Galloway, PE, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, and Faculty Fellow of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study Texas A&M University.

2019 - James Patteson, P.E., Manager, Countywide Strategic Planning at Fairfax County Government

2020 - Paul Weidefeld, P.E., General Manager and CEO, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

2022 - Jamie Bain Hedges, PE, General Manager, Fairfax Water