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William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award Recognizes Three Extraordinary Members

Monday, September 19, 2016

ASCE has honored Marsha D. Anderson Bomar, M.ASCE, Anni H. Autio, P.E., M.ASCE, and Douglas J. Sereno, P.E., D.PE, ENV SP, F.ASCE, with the 2016 William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award .

Doug Sereno Portrait Sereno is recognized for his leadership at the Port of Long Beach as well as his dedication to the Committee on Sustainability and his strong emphasis as a civil engineer on sustainable development and "green" facilities. He is the past-Chair of COPRI's Sustainability Committee, and a member of the Ports & Harbors Committee. 

Sereno is the director of program management for the Port of Long Beach, CA., and was appointed to head the newly formed Program Management Division in August 2007 by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.

Sereno, who joined the Port in 2002, had been serving as deputy chief harbor engineer, in charge of overseeing program management.

Under his program management leadership, the Port completed the later phases of the former Navy base conversion on Terminal Island, the early phases of the Pier G redevelopment, and the Ocean Boulevard-Terminal Island Freeway Interchange

The Port of Long Beach is one of the world's premier seaports, a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. Each year, trade valued at more than $140 billion moves through it, supporting more than 316,000 Southern California jobs. And with a Green Port Policy guiding all efforts, the Port is a catalyst for innovative programs to protect the environment

Before coming to the Port, Sereno worked for more than 15 years with the international engineering firm MWH Americas Inc., where he rose to vice-president, overseeing consultant-program management support for the City of Los Angeles' Wastewater Program.

Sereno is the head of the Technical Subcommittee for the ASCE L.A. Chapter Sustainability Committee and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council L.A. Chapter. He holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Brigham Young University and is a member of the American Association of Port Authorities' Harbor Navigation and Environment Committee.

The William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award recognizes individuals or groups of individuals who are members of ASCE and who have made continuing efforts to promote appreciation for the history, tradition, developments, and technical and professional activities of the Society.