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  • 2017-2018 BOARD OF GOVERNORS

    James Marino, P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE, President

    James MarinoJames Marino currently serves as President of Taylor Engineering, Inc., a multi-faceted consulting firm. He has more than 39 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.

    Imee Osantowski, P.E., M.ASCE, Vice President

    Imee Osantowski VPImelda Osantowski graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1983 and became a Registered Civil Engineer in California. She currently works for the Port of Oakland as a Principal Engineer. She has over 30 years of management experience and was the COPRI Ports and Harbors Chair from 2014-2016.

    William Stewart, P.E., C.Eng, D.OE, M.ASCE, Past President

    Bil StewartWilliam Stewart has over 40 years of professional civil, structural and offshore engineering experience. He is a part-time lecturer in dynamics of offshore structures, with emphasis on analysis with OrcaFlex, at Texas A&M University, Galveston. He has published over 35 technical papers and has authored many hundreds of reports dealing with a wide variety of ocean structures.

    Murat Utku, Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE, Secretary

    Murat Utku 2017Dr. Utku has a MSc. and PhD degree in coastal engineering with a BS in civil engineering. He has more than 24 years of experience in program management; small/large scale project management in addition to his engineering project experience. His project experience includes various aspects of coastal engineering; resiliency, climate change, ecosystem restoration and mitigation, hydraulic/coastal engineering, sediment and pollutant transport processes, dredging, modeling, and flood mitigation.  He has been an ASCE member since 1995; he is the past chair of the North Jersey Branch and currently serves as the secretary of the Board.

    Lori Brownell, P.E., M.ASCE, Treasurer

    Lori BrownellAs director of the waterfront engineering group, Ms. Brownell leads a team dedicated to marine structures engineering, coastal structures, civil and dredging engineering, and waterfront facilities design. Employed by Taylor Engineering for the duration of her career, she has eighteen years of planning, permitting, design, and construction administration experience for numerous waterfront, marine, and dredging-focused projects within the southeastern United States.

    Younes Nouri, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, ASCE Presidential Appointee

    Younes NouriDr. Nouri is a coastal engineer with Moffatt & Nichol based in Seattle, WA. Originally from Tehran, Iran, Younes received a Ph.D. degree in coastal engineering at the Johns Hopkins University working with Robert Dalrymple. He has been involved with ASCE and COPRI at both local and national level since 2012.

    Paul Schonfeld, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Member

    Paul SchonfeldProfessor Paul Schonfeld, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow of ASCE and ITE, has B.S. and M.S. degrees from MIT and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. With his students at the University of Maryland he has developed innovative methods for transportation system planning, design, evaluation, simulation, optimization, reliability analysis and real-time control, for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maryland DOT, National Science Foundation and other organizations.

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