SEAOI BOARD 

The SEAOI Board of Directors is the backbone of the organization. Members are expected to attend the monthly meeting and to spend an additional minimum of 4 hours per month on the activities of the Board and other committees. The term for a new Board member is 3 years.

 

 

Check out David Nickell, SEAOI President 2018-2019, talking about the importance of our Leadership Board in the video above!

Click on a Board member's name below to see their affiliations and credentials. To contact the SEAOI Board, please email Stephanie Crain, Executive Director. 

Board Officers

President -  Jan I. Blok 
President-Elect - Jon Sfura 
Treasurer Jennifer Traut-Todaro 
Secretary James J. Pawlikowski

Directors to 2023

Rachel Jackson
Mary Lou Kutska
Matthew L. Wagner

Directors to 2024

Brian Boysen
Cathleen Jacinto
Sam Mittal

Directors to 2025

Enji Paul Papazisi
Adam Theiss
Brian Umbright

Past Presidents

Soliman Khudeira, 2020-2021
Derek Boeldt, 2021-2022

Joe Porada Young Engineers Committee Co-Chair - Liaisons to the Board
Peter Busch Young Engineers Committee Co-Chair - Liaisons to the Board

 


Jan Blok  (President)

Position: President, The Structural Group, Ltd.

Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S, M.S., Structural Engineering

Licensure: SE, Illinois; PE., CT, IN, MI, MN, MS, MO, NY, OH, WI

Societies: SEAOI, SEPAC, AISC, M.ASCE, AWC, CFSEI, PCI


Jon Sfura (President-Elect)

Position: Senior Associate, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Education: Purdue University, B.S.C.E.; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S.C.E., Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

Licensure: SE, Illinois; CE, CA; PE, FL, KS, MI

Societies: SEAOI, ACI, AISC, BSSC, EERI


 

Jennifer Traut-Todaro (Treasurer)

Position: Senior Project Manager, The Structural Group

Education: University of Illinois, M.S., Architecture, Structures Option; B.S., Architectural Studies 

Licensure: SE., Illinois

Societies: SEAOI, AISC

 


James J. Pawlikowski (Secretary)

Position: Principal / Director of Engineering, REX Engineering Group

Education: University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign; B.A, and M. Architecture with Structural; Engineering Concentration

Licensure: SE, Illinois; LEED, AP

Societies: SEAOI, CCHR, ASC, ACI


Rachel Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position: Senior Associate, Structural Engineering, Thornton Tomasetti

Education: The University of Texas at Austin, B.S. Architectural Engineering       
  
Licensure: SE, Illinois

Societies: SEAOI, AISC


Mary Lou Kutska

Position: Bridge Technical Manager, Michael Baker International 

Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S.; University of California at Berkeley, M.S.

Licensure: SE, Illinois; PE, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan

Societies: SEAOI, WTS, PTI


Matthew L. Wagner

Position: Senior Structural Engineer, Halliwell Engineering Associates

Education: University of Cincinnati, BSCE; Georgia Institute of Technology, MSCE

Licensure: SE, Illinois; PE, California, Colorado, Georgia, Texas

Societies: SEAOI, ACI, AISC


Brian Boysen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position: Structural Section Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Education: The University of Illinois, B.S. General Engineering; Illinois Institute of Technology, MAS Structural Engineering

Licensure: SE, Illinois, Hawaii; PE, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin

Societies: SEAOI, ASCE, ACI, AISC


Cathleen Jacinto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position: Structural Engineer, FORSE Consulting, LLC

Education: Illinois Institute of Technology, MS Structural Engineering; University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, BS Civil Engineering

Licensure: SE, PE, Illinois

Associations: SEAOI, AISC, STI, TMS


Sam Mittal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position: Project Manager, Horner & Shifrin

Education: The University of Chicago, M.B.A. Finance, Entrepreneurship; University of Cincinnati, M.S. Civil Engineering; National Institute of Technology, B.Tech. Civil Engineering

Licensure: SE, Illinois; PE, California, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio      

Societies: SEAOI, ASCE


Enji Paul Papazisi

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Position: Bridge Engineer III, HNTB Corporation
 
Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. Civil Engineering; M.S. Structural Engineering
 
Licensure: PE, Illinois; SE, Illinois
 
Societies: SEAOI, ASCE, AISC

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Position: Principal, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
 
Education: University of Washington, M.S. Civil Engineering; Lund University, Valle Foundation Research Fellowship; Washington University in St. Louis, B.S. Civil Engineering; Lawrence University, B.A. Physics
 
Licensure: SE, Illinois; PE, California
 
Societies: SEAOI, Aff. AIA Chicago
 

Brian Umbright

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Position: Vice President, Transportation, EXP
 
Education: MSCE, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, BSCE, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
 
Licensure: SE, IL; PE, IL, FL, GA, IA, IN, MO, WI
 
Societies: SEAOI, ACI, ASCE, ACEC-IL, IRTBA

 

Soliman Khudeira (Past President)

Position: Section Chief of Major Projects, Chicago Department of Transportation - Division of Engineering; Adjunct Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology

Education: Illinois Institute of Technology, Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. - Civil Engineering - Structures

Licensure: SE, PE, Illinois

Societies: SEAOI, ASCE

Derek Boeldt (Immediate Past President)

Position: Senior Structural Engineer (Principal), Jacobs

Education: Michigan Technological University, B.S., Civil Engineering

Licensure: SE, Illinois; PE, Illinois

Societies: SEAOI, ASCE, AISC, AREMA


YEC Liasons

Joseph Porada (YEC Liason)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position: Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., YEC Co-Chair

Education: University of Notre Dame, B.S. Civil Engineering; Lehigh University, M.Eng. Structural Engineering

Licensure: E.I.T., Illinois

Societies: SEAOI, AISC, ASCE


Peter Busch (YEC Liason)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position: Bridge Engineer II, HNTB Corporation, YEC Co-Chair

Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, M.S., Civil Engineering

Licensure: PE, Illinois

Societies: SEAOI, ASCE, AISC

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