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

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Business Forum
Business Forum Chair

Matthew Melcher
Lionakis

E-mail
Bylaws & Policies
Bylaws & Policies Chair

Darron Huntingdale
Lionakis

E-mail
Communications
Communications Chair

Kendall Johnson
Lionakis

E-mail
Communications Chair

James Langelier
Lionakis

E-mail
Continued Education
Continued Education Chair

Sonia Eliseo
Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development

E-mail
Disaster Emergency Services
Disaster Emergency Services Chair

Steven Hiner
Steven T. Hiner, SE

E-mail
Excellence In Structural Engineering Awards
Excellence In Structural Engineering Awards Chair

Benjamin Faircloth
CYS Structural Engineers, Inc.

E-mail
Existing Buildings
Existing Buildings Chair

Eric Fuller
Buehler

E-mail
Golf Tournament
House
House Chair

David Hunn
Wallace-Kuhl & Associates

E-mail
Legislative
Legislative Chair

Ryan Kersting
Buehler

E-mail
Membership
Membership Chair

Laura Rice
Barrish Pelham, a Degenkolb Company

E-mail
Newsletter
Newsletter Chair

Rachel Leung
CYS Structural Engineers, Inc.

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

John Weninger, Jr.
Interwest Consulting Group

E-mail
Public Relations
Public Relations Chair

Joyce Copelan
Caltrans, Division of Structures

E-mail
Public Relations Chair

Samantha Kersting
Division of the State Architect

E-mail
Scholarship
Scholarship Chair

James Carlson
Stantec

E-mail
SE Exam Interview
SE Exam Interview Chair

Edwin Nicholson
Edwin J. Nicholson, Structural Engineer

E-mail
SE3 Committee
SEAOC 2019 Convention
SEAOC 2019 Convention Chair

Alban Gjongecaj
Burne Engineering Services, Inc.

E-mail
Seismology & Load Criteria
Seismology & Load Criteria Chair

David Palmer
Stantec

E-mail
Social Media
Structural Standards
Structural Standards Chair

Christos Tokas
Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development

E-mail
Student Relations
Student Relations Chair

Amy Hopkins
Buehler

E-mail
Sustainable Design
Sustainable Design Chair

Ryan Miller
Buehler

E-mail
Website Committee
Website Committee Chair
Kaylee Efstathiu
Lionakis

E-mail
Younger Member Forum
Younger Member Forum Chair

Matthew Quan
Lionakis

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