Geoprofessional Coalition

The Geoprofessional Coalition represents the unique needs of firms that offer geoprofessional services. Our goal is to strengthen the business environment and image of the geoprofessional industry with clients, agencies, and other engineering professionals.

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Our Focus

The Geoprofessional Coalition aims to strengthen the business environments while providing operational assistance to member firms, focusing on quality geoprofessional services in a demanding global market. The Coalition works with other industry associations and advocates for member firms, addressing the issues influencing geoprofessional consulting.

Our History

The Geoprofessional Coalition is ACEC’s newest coalition.  Established in 2018, GEO was organized to focus the discussion on the needs of firms providing geoprofessional services.

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Our Leadership

Chair: Andrew Pennoni, P.E. | Regional Vice President, Pennoni

Chair Elect: Kurt Yoshii, P.E., GE | Principal Engineer, Ninyo & Moore

Immediate Past Chair: Jeffrey Gebhard, P.E. | Vice President, Braun Intertec

Secretary: Kenneth Fluker, P.E. | Vice President of Quality and Technical Director, CERM

Executive Committee Members:
Paxton Anderson, P.E. | Chief Executive Officer, Strata, Inc.

Andrew Ciancia, P.E., LEED AP, Fellow ASCE | Senior Consultant, Langan Engineering, Environmental, Surveying and Landscape Architecture

Shawnna Erter, P.E., BC.GE | Vice President, SCI Engineering

Samih Fawzy, P.E. | Senior Vice President Transportation, NJ, Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants

Chuck Gemayel, P.E. | Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, SME

Ernest Hanna, P.E. | Senior Principal, GZA Geoenvironmental

Bryan Layman, P.E., L.P.S.S., A.O.S.E., LEED AP | Senior VP, Subsidiary Regional Manager, ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC

Rebecca Smith-Zakowicz, P.G., P.E. | Vice President, Senior Principal, Regional Manager, Terracon Consultants, Inc.


Key Legislative Priorities

GEO participates at biannual meetings of the ACEC Government Advocacy Coordinating Committee, coordinating specific geoprofessional engineering industry advocacy goals with the overall ACEC agenda, including business issues related to

  • Risk Management
  • Workforce Wellness and Safety
  • Driller Shortages
  • State DOT Requirements
  • Data Management

Contact Us

Contact our Coalitions Director for more information on GEO.