April 23, 2021 - 9:00am to May 21, 2021 - 12:00pm

Ballot for Board Officers and Directors

Candidate information is below. You may vote by following this link. 

Per our Green Initiative, voting will be completed online only. If you are unable to vote online, please email office@seaoi.org.

The online ballot will serve as an official ballot for the election of the named persons to the respective offices and directorships, each as set forth below. The Board of Directors recommends approval of the named candidates. In accordance with Article XI, Section 4 of the Bylaws, a majority of the votes cast shall be necessary for the election of officers and directors.

All votes (online only) must be received at the SEAOI office before noon on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Candidate for President-Elect, Jan Blok








Position: President, The Structural Group, Ltd.

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

Licensure: S.E., Illinois, NV, OK; P.E., AL, AR, CT, FL, GA, IN, KS, KY, ME, MI, MN, MS, MO, NY, ND, OH, OK, TN, WA, WI; PSE NE, UT.


Candidate for Secretary, Jennifer Traut-Todaro









Position: Senior Engineer, American Institute of Steel Construction

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

Licensure: S.E., Illinois

Societies: SEAOI, AISC

Candidate for Board Member, 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: S.E., Illinois, Hawaii; P.E., Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin


Candidate for Board Member, 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, IL;  PE, IL

Societies: SEAOI, AISC, STI, TMS

Candidate for Board Member, 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: S.E., Illinois; P.E., California, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio

Societies: SEAOI, ASCE


Ready to vote? Follow this link to vote online.