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Welcome to New UESI Board Members

Friday, September 22, 2017

UESI would like to welcome three new Board of Governors members for FY2018. Joining the board for three year terms will be Graham Bell, P.E., M.ASCE; Steven Kramer, P.E., F.ASCE; and John Campbell, P.E., M.ASCE.

Graham Bell

Graham Bell is the Business Class Director of Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation at HDR Engineering. He is responsible for quality and delivery of condition assessment and rehabilitation projects across the globe. After completing his BS, MS and PhD programs at UCLA, Graham worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Metals & Ceramics Division. He bought a small engineering company in 1993, operated and grew it over the next 18 years before joining HDR Engineering. He has been recognized by his HDR peers as a Principal Professional Associate and the industry as a Fellow of NACE International. In addition to participating in the UESI Pipeline Division, Graham is active in AWWA, and NACE International.

Steven Kramer

Steven Kramer is Senior Vice President - Tunnels and Trenchless Technology at COWI North America. With over 30 years' experience, Steven has played a leadership role in engineering for the infrastructure, energy and heavy construction industries. Prior to joining COWI, Steven was Vice President and Director of Tunneling for the Americas at AECOM. He has held senior operations, technical leadership and business development positions in other major firms and has a track record of building successful businesses in the tunnel, trenchless and pipeline sectors. Steve has led the design, management and construction of over 50 underground projects ranging in construction values up to $775 million.  Previous major projects include the Port of Miami Transportation Tunnel, East Boston Branch Sewer Relief, NEPA Study for the Replacement of the Baltimore & Potomac Rail Tunnel, Pentagon Intake/Outfall Tunnel and the Detroit Upper Rouge Wastewater Tunnel.  

Steven has been a member of ASCE since 1980 and elected an ASCE Fellow in 2009.  He has been served on many ASCE committees including as the Chairperson of the Pipeline Research Committee and member of the National Research Policy Committee.  He often speaks at industry conferences and has published over 90 technical papers.  In recognition of significant accomplishments and contributions to the industry, Mr. Kramer was named the recipient of the 2004 Trenchless Technology Person of the Year award and received a 2016 Engineering Alumni Achievement Award from Washington University in St. Louis.  He holds two B.S. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis - one in Civil Engineering and the second in Engineering and Public Policy and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. 

John Campbell

John Campbell is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas with experience in heavy and utility construction, municipal utility design, transportation project development and delivery, right of way acquisition and mapping, asset management and public contract procurement, management and administration.

Mr. Campbell has extensive experience and expertise in utility construction, design, mapping and contract management of utility construction, coordination and utility investigation services. He is active on several committees and professional organizations. At the Transportation Research Board (TRB), he is a member of and the Research Coordinator for the TRB Standing Committee on Utilities (AFB70). At the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), he is a member of the committee updating the Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data and the committee developing the Standard for Recording and Exchanging Utility Infrastructure Data. In addition, he was Chair of UESI's Utility Risk Management Division.