Committees

The success of SEAOCC in its efforts to serve the public and profession stems chiefly from the volunteer efforts of members serving on the Association’s standing and ad hoc committees. The committees provide technical exchange, public service, leadership, and code development, and represent the true strength of our Association. In addition to supporting the Association, committee participation provides members with many opportunities for personal and professional growth, and all members are therefore encouraged to actively participate. The functions and activities of each committee are briefly described below. The number of participants in each committee varies depending on need, amount of interest, and various other factors; please get involved by contacting one of the SEAOCC committee chairs.

Typically SEAOCC committees are established to mirror statewide SEAOC committees, which oversee the regional committees. These statewide committees are staffed with key members of the regional committees, and are intended to handle broader issues on a statewide basis. Examples include the SEAOC Seismology Committee, which is responsible for the publication and revision of the "Blue Book", and the SEAOC Code Committee, which works with the International Code Council (ICC) on proposed revisions to the International Building Code (IBC). SEAOC also maintains liaisons with professional and industry sponsored code-writing bodies.

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Audit/Budget/Finance

Audit/Budget/Finance Chair


Timothy Piland
Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development

Business Forum

Business Forum Chair


Matthew Melcher
Lionakis

Bylaws & Policies

Bylaws & Policies Chair


Darron Huntingdale
Lionakis

Communications

Communications Chair


Kendall Johnson
Lionakis

Communications Chair


James Langelier
Lionakis

Continued Education

Continued Education Chair


Sonia Eliseo
Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development

Disaster Emergency Services

Disaster Emergency Services Chair


Steven Hiner
Steven T. Hiner, SE

Excellence In Structural Engineering Awards
Existing Buildings

Existing Buildings Chair


Eric Fuller
Buehler

Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament Chair


Ryan Kersting
Buehler

House

House Chair


David Hunn
Wallace-Kuhl & Associates

Legislative

Legislative Chair


Devon Lumbard
Degenkolb Engineers

Membership

Membership Chair


Laura Rice
Degenkolb Engineers

Newsletter

Newsletter Chair


Rachel Leung
CYS Structural Engineers, Inc.

Professional Activities - Vacant (We need your help! Please contact the SEAOCC office!)
Program

Program Chair


John Weninger, Jr.
Interwest Consulting Group

Public Relations

Public Relations Chair


Joyce Copelan
Caltrans, Division of Structures

Scholarship

Scholarship Chair


James Carlson
Stantec

SE Exam Interview

SE Exam Interview Chair


Edwin Nicholson
Edwin J. Nicholson, Structural Engineer

SE3 Committee

SE3 Committee Chair

Anna Tekautz
City of Sacramento

Seismology & Load Criteria

Seismology & Load Criteria Chair


David Palmer
Stantec

Social Media

Social Media Chair


Leticia Valenzuela
Miyamoto International, Inc.

Structural Standards

Structural Standards Chair


Christos Tokas
Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development

Student Relations

Student Relations Chair


Amy Hopkins
Buehler

Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design Chair


Lisa Podesto
Lendlease

Website Committee

Website Committee Chair


Kaylee Efstathiu
Lionakis

Younger Member Forum

Younger Member Forum Chair


Matthew Quan
Lionakis