Jim Marino, P.E., D.CE, currently serves as the President of Taylor Engineering, Inc. Jim has more than 30 years of leadership and management experience, including 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Jim has served in an executive management role for a broad range of engineering projects, providing comprehensive staff and project management, development, and oversight, for public works, coastal, port & harbor, transportation, and environmental projects. Jim has a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Engineering Degree in Coastal & Oceanographic Engineering from the University of Florida. In addition, he managed a multi-million dollar Research & Development Program while stationed at the US Army Research & Development Center Coastal Engineering Research Center. He served as Director of Public Works, U.S. Army, Japan, as well as the executive Director of the Seminole County Expressway Authority. He is a USACE deFleury Medal winner. Jim is also a certified Diplomate in Coastal Engineering by ASCE’s Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers and is a registered professional engineer in Florida, Virginia and Louisiana. Jim serves as the Coastal Zone Management Chairman for the ASCE/COPRI, on the Board of Directors for the Taylor Engineering Research Institute at the University of North Florida and as a Director for the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association ASBPA.