Member Login Menu



Vision Statement

I look forward to the opportunity to continue my service to ASCE as a Region 5 Governor. I have enjoyed my ASCE participation over the years, from my time in the Student Chapter at Cornell University, through my time as a young engineer in New York's Metropolitan Section, continuing through my leadership roles in the Miami-Dade Branch and the Florida Section.

I believe that geographical regions serve a vital role in ASCE's governance structure. As a Governor, I hope to serve as a key link between the Florida Section and the Society's Board of Directors. I will get a sense of the issues and concerns of our members, and will convey that information to our Region 5 Director for her to pass along to the Board of Directors. Similarly, I will serve as a conduit for information in the other direction, keeping our Section and Branch members apprised about what is happening throughout the Region and at the national level. I also hope to transmit what I have learned over the years to emerging leaders at the President and Governors Forums as well as the multi-region Leadership Conferences.

Read the Vision Statement


  • Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1981
  • Master of Engineering (Civil), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1982
  • Master of Business Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1983


  • The Office of Irwin G. Cantor, New York, NY, Project Engineer, 1983-1985
  • DeSimone, Chaplin & Dobryn, New York, NY, Associate, 1985-1990
  • DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Miami, FL, Senior Associate, 1990-2010
  • BCC Engineering, Miami, FL, Chief Engineer, Building Structures, 2010-present


  • Miami-Dade Branch: Newsletter Editor, Treasurer, Secretary, President-Elect, President, Past President
  • Florida Section
    • Secretary-Treasurer
    • District I Vice President, President-Elect, President, Past President
    • Chair, Professional Development Committee
    • Chair, Nominations and Tellers Committee
    • Chair, Awards Committee
    • Chair, Audit Committee
    • Chair, Constitution and Bylaws Committee
  • Miami-Dade Branch Engineer of the Year, 2002, 2012
  • Florida Section Engineer of the Year, 2003


  • American Concrete Institute - South Florida Chapter: Director, Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President, President, Past President
  • Florida Structural Engineers Association: Director, Secretary
  • Florida Engineering Society - Miami Chapter: Chair-Scholarship Committee, Member-Awards Committee, Director, Secretary
  • Florida Engineering Society - Miami Chapter Engineer of the Year, 2013
  • Florida Engineering Society: State Chair-Scholarship Committee


  • Board of Directors - Bet Shira Synagogue