CEI Membership

Letter from the Chair

A headshot of Terry Suehr wearing a flowered blouse and glasses for her CEI profile at Mason.
Terry Suehr, Chair of the Civil Engineering Institute

I would like to welcome students, faculty, and industry partners to the George Mason University Civil Engineering Institute.  We are a group of civil engineering and construction industry partners, who are invested in the next generation.  We have the privilege of working with Mason faculty to advise on the programs and investments most needed to support our future civil engineering workforce. 

In my over ten years on the CEI board of directors, I have taught two classes as an adjunct professor, mentored and coached students, been a guest lecturer, helped raise funds for a soils and materials lab, supported ABET accreditation work, provided input on student curriculum, raised funds for student scholarships, awarded funds to civil engineering student organizations, and learned so much from partners in the organization I serve.  This is the type of meaningful engagement that allows me to give back to the industry I love and value. 

Whether you are a recent graduate or a retired civil engineering veteran, we need your help.  If you are interested in supporting or joining the Civil Engineering Institute, please contact us.  We would be happy to answer your questions and discuss how you can make a positive contribution to the future civil engineering workforce. 


Terry A. Suehr, PE, PMP, DBIA
Chair, Civil Engineering Institute Board of Directors


Executive Committee

  • Chair: Terry Suehr, PE, PMP, DBIA – City of Alexandria
  • Vice Chair: George Guszca, D.Eng, CPEM, CCM – Michael Baker International
  • 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

Proposed Board Members (to be elected March 2023)


  • S. Richard Benton, PE, F.ASCE, DBIA – SR Benton & Associates LLC
  • Helman Castro, PE – Fairfax County
  • Jamie Bain Hedges, PE – Fairfax Water
  • Doug Kennedy – Pennoni
  • Michael E. Post – Shirley Contracting Company LLC
  • Christopher Reseigh, PE – WSP, Ret.


  • Carmen Bere, PE – Dewberry
  • Cerasela Cristei, PhD, PE – EXP U.S. Services
  • Ingrid Davis-Colato – Michael Baker International
  • George Guszcza, D.Eng, CPEM, CCM – Michael Baker International
  • Hardeep Rana, PE – Washington Gas Ret.
  • John F. Roddy – William A. Hazel Incorporated
  • Terry Suehr, PE, PMP, DBIA – City of Alexandria
  • Cathy Trent, PE – Washington Gas


  • Brian Chromey, PE—Wetland Studies and Solutions Inc.
  • Bill Haight, PhD, PE —WSP
  • Joe Manous, PE, Civ USARMY CEIWR
  • Kelsey Ryan, PE —Gordon
  • Kurt Thompson PE—Dewberry


Member Organizations and their Representative

Individual Members

  • Richard Benton, PE, F.ASCE, DBIA
  • Abdul Hammadi, PE
  • Hank Hatch, PE
  • Stephen D. Lisse, PE
  • Joe Manous, PE
  • Hardeep Rana, PE
  • Christopher Reseigh, PE
  • Joseph Schroedel, BG, PE, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)
  • Joseph Vilseck, PE

CEIE Faculty (ex-officio)

  • David Binning, PE
  • Doaa Bondok
  • Alireza Ermagun
  • 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
  • William Fry, PE
  • H.S. Hulme Jr., PE

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!