Professional Engineers Of North Carolina

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Tree Professional Engineers of North Carolina members were recently appointed to state boards and commissions. Gov. Pat McCrory named Neal Andrew, PE, to the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission; Dan Dawson, PE, PLS, to the N.C. Environmen- tal Management Commission; and JD Solomon to the state Water Infrastruc- ture Authority. Andrew is the president of Andrew Consulting Engineers of Wilmington. He has been appointed to a one-year term on the CRC, which is responsible for preparing and adopting rules that will be implemented in the 20 coastal counties by the Division of Coastal Management. Te CRC adopts rules and policies for coastal development when there is environmental concern and is made up of 13 members. A professional engineer specializing in structural, marine and forensic engineering, he flls one of two seats that require experience in engineering or a marine-related science. He launched Andrew Consulting Engineers in 2004, with notable projects including the bath house and guest pavilion at Hammocks Beach State Park, St. Mark's Catholic Church Education Center, Progress Point CVS, Cape Fear Community College Union Station, GE Advanced Technology Centers 1 & 2 and portions of the Wilmington Riverwalk. He also is vice chairman of the New Hanover County Port, Waterway and Beach Commission; is active in several civic clubs; and has served as a board member for several nonproft organizations. Dawson, a PENC and National Society of Professional Engineers fellow, is the vice president of WK Dickson & Co. and manager of its Wilmington regional ofce. He has been appointed to a six-year term on the EMC, which is responsible for adopting rules for the protection, preservation and enhancement of the state's air and water resources. It also oversees and adopts rules for several divisions of the Department of Envi- ronment and Natural Resources. Te commission is made up of 15 members who are chosen to represent various felds. He will be the registered engineer member of the EMC. He has more than 35 years of experience in the engineering and land surveying professions, where he provides services to federal, state and local government agencies and a wide range of non-governmental entities. He also is very active in organizations, serving as a member of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Sedimentation Control Committee, the North Carolina Progress Board and is currently vice chairman of the Wilmington Planning Commission. Tis year, he has worked with PENC's Regulatory Reform Action Group, developing recommendations for the regulatory review of engineering work. Solomon is a vice president and area manager for North Carolina for CH2M Hill, and he serves as the eastern U.S. leader for the Strategic Consulting Platform. He has been appointed to the state Water Infrastructure Authority — a new authority responsible for administering the state's funding for water and wastewater infra- structure projects. It has a multitude of duties pertaining to the state's water infrastructure needs, including approving grants and loans for water and sewer programs, assessing and making recom- mendations on the role the state should play in the development and funding of wastewater, drinking water and storm- water infrastructure, and assessing future protocols and provisions to determine the best approaches to utility planning and management. He has brought infra- structure aspects to business and politics through his past roles as a county political party chairman, registered lobbyist in North Carolina, county economic development chairman and an executive committee member of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. He is a certifed maintenance and reliability professional, is certifed in lean manage- ment, is a Six Sigma Greenbelt and has been certifed as a planner by the American Institute of Certifed Planners. He is a past president of PENC and American Society of Civil Engineers-North Carolina and is currently the vice chairman of the North Carolina Water Resources Congress. Ashley Mahoney is Director of Member Services and Business Operations for PENC. 28 the Professional Engineer Spring 2014 PENC members appointed to state boards and commissions P E N C T o d Ay B y A s h l E y m A h o n E y Neil Andrew Dan Dawson JD Solomon PENC Today_Winter14.indd 28 3/27/14 11:38 AM

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