Richard B. Cassin, P.E., PMP, F.ASCE, a senior project manager with AECOM and founding president of ASCE’s Lower Hudson Valley Branch, in New York, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Cassin is a recognized leader in civil engineering and project management for transportation (airports, highways, rail/transit) infrastructure systems in the New York City area. After starting out his career in the offices of various consultants in Virginia, Illinois, and Florida, in 1999 he settled in the NYC area with Frederic R. Harris, now AECOM. He has continuously increased his responsibilities while making significant contributions to major transportation projects. He did this while also helping ASCE increase the program for members of the Metropolitan Section, an organization with over 4,000 members around New York City.
Cassin’s work has included floodplain mapping (FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program) and the design development of stormwater management, roadways, bridges, parking facilities, and airports. A capstone of his career was the oversight and project management of the Redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York. He served as the Landside Project Manager for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s largest public-private partnership for new transportation infrastructure in the U.S. He directed teams of planners, designers, and contractors to build landside infrastructure required for the new Terminal B, which won the National Academy of Construction’s inaugural Recognition of Special Achievement Award.
Cassin is truly thankful to have been surrounded by colleagues, supervisors, clients, and other ASCE members that made for great teams on projects like LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment.
As an active ASCE officer, Cassin’s leadership helped establish the Executive Forum for Younger Members, the Lower Hudson Valley Branch, and included volunteer activity on multiple Local and National Committees and Technical Groups. He was the Younger Members Group president, founding president of the ASCE Lower Hudson Valley Branch, and served as Metropolitan Section president. For his efforts he was recognized in 2006 with the ASCE Metropolitan Section, 2006 Thomas C. Kavanaugh Service Award, among others.
He is a certified Project Management Professional, one of the world’s most widely recognized professional credentials, which is independently administered by the U.S.-based Project Management Institute (PMI).
A native of Colorado, his bachelor of science degree in civil (BSCE) is from the University New Hampshire, and he is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Illinois, Florida, New York, and Connecticut.