CEI Membership

Letter from the Chair

A headshot of CEI president George Guszcza
George K. Guszcza, Chair of the Civil Engineering Institute

Welcome to George Mason University’s Civil Engineering Institute.  We are privileged to bring together industry partners, faculty, and students to foster meaningful engagement across the full spectrum of our industry and between current and future practitioners.  We have the honor of working with the brilliant and talented GMU faculty to advise and support our future civil engineering workforce through a variety of programs and investments.

Our board of directors and members teach as adjunct professors, mentor and coach students, support the school's continued ABET accreditation, give an industry perspective to student curriculum, sponsor and raise monies for student scholarships, programs, and engagement, and support student organizations with time, resources, and funding.

As the Chief Transformation Officer for a leading engineering and consulting firm, I have found that nothing ever comes close to displacing the vital and present need for young engineers as the top priority in our industry.  If you are interested in supporting the next generation of engineering talent and the vibrant, diverse, and inclusive community that is George Mason University, please consider joining the Civil Engineering Institute.  Please contact us.  We are happy to answer your questions and discuss how you can be part of GMU’s continuing contribution to the future of civil engineering.


George K. Guszcza, D.Eng, CPEM, CCM
Chair, Civil Engineering Institute Board of Directors


Executive Committee

  • Chair: George Guszca, D.Eng, CPEM, CCM – Michael Baker International
  • Vice Chair: Helman Castro, PE - Fairfax County
  • Treasurer: Brian Chromey, PE – Wetland Studies Solutions Inc.
  • Executive Director: Elise Miller-Hooks, PhD – Interim Department Chair, Bill and Eleanor Hazel Endowed chair in Infrastructure Engineering

Board of Directors

Board Members





Member Organizations and their Representative

Individual Members

  • Richard Benton, PE, F.ASCE, DBIA
  • Cerasela Cristei, PhD, PE
  • Abdul Hammadi, PE
  • Stuart Harrison
  • Hank Hatch, PE
  • Lara Hegler, PE
  • Stephen D. Lisse, PE
  • Joe Manous, Jr, PhD, PE
  • Billy Mailem
  • Hardeep Rana, PE
  • Christopher Reseigh, PE
  • Terry Suehr, PE, PMP, DBIA
  • Scott Swilley

CEIE Faculty (ex-officio)

  • David Binning, PE
  • Doaa Bondok
  • Liza Wilson Durant
  • Celso Ferreira, PE
  • Kirin Emlet Furst
  • Deborah Goodings
  • Lucas Henneman
  • Wenying Ji
  • Laura Kosoglu
  • David Lattanzi, PE
  • Viviana Maggioni
  • Elise Miller-Hooks
  • Sam Salem
  • Burak Tanyu
  • Kuo Tian
  • Girum Urgessa, PE
  • Mohan Venigalla, PE
  • Ken Walsh
  • Shanjiang Zhu

Emeritus Members

  • Michael S. Bronzini, PE
  • Charlie C. Crowder Jr.
  • Sidney O. Dewberry, PE, LS (in memoriam)
  • William Fry, PE
  • H.S. Hulme Jr., PE
Group photo of members from the CEI at the 2023 luncheon

Why Join the Civil Engineering Institute?

Because you and your employer want to support the mission of:
  • Building the CEIE Department
  • Developing relationships with CEIE faculty, students, and industry
  • Expanding and Sustaining student scholarships and education
  • Partnering with GMU and industry leaders in providing employment opportunities

What are the other benefits of CEI membership?

  • Special invitations to attend student and visiting lectures
  • Recruiting benefits include special access to CEIE students, alumni, and recruiting events
  • Recognition of members as CEIE department supporters on the CEIE website
  • Invitations to annual social events organized by CEI board members and committees
  • Opportunity to earn a seat at CEI board meetings

By participating in a variety of CEI, CEIE, and College of Engineering and Computing activities, you and your company will be integrated into one of the fastest growing and highest quality civil engineering programs in the entire region. Don't wait. Join today!