External Advisory Committee

The University of Texas Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering External Advisory Committee (EAC) is comprised of leaders in academia and industry who support excellence in engineering education. The committee meets twice a year to provide counsel and help the department achieve its strategic goals. 

Committee members assist in promoting academic excellence, recruiting quality students, fostering professional and peer recognition of faculty, and interacting with the student-faculty-administrative-alumni community.

Specifically, the objectives of the External Advisory Committees are to advise the department of the professional requirements of private enterprise, providing a forum in which teaching, research, professional development, and academic excellence can be discussed. They also assist in developing effective programs for recruiting outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, and they further aid the department in approved fund-raising programs.

2018-2019 Members 

Andy Atlas
Vice President

Andrew Baxter
Page Southerland Page, Inc.

Samuel G. Dawson
Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.

Jennifer Johnson (Past EAC Chair)
Canyon Snow Consulting LLC

Dirk Kestner (EAC Chair)
Principal, Director of Sustainable Design
Walter P Moore

Candice Koederitz
Managing Director (Retired)
Morgan Stanley

Steve Leverette
Leverette Offshore LLC

Amanda Masino
Associate Professor of Biology
Huston-Tillotson University

Richard Mendoza
Public Works Director
City of Austin

Randy O'Donnell
O'Donnell/Snider Construction, LP

Lindsay O'Leary
Executive Director
ASCE Texas Section

DaMonica Pierson
Senior Environmental Engineer
Shell Exploration & Production

Greg Russell
Upstream Project Manager

Jennifer Saltsman
VP Development
Bruin E&P Partners

Scott Sevigny
Shah Smith & Associates

Christine Sheng
Senior Director
Rogers O'Brien Construction

Steve Smith
Vice President
Trinity Industries, Inc.

Gloria Rocha Stoppenhagen
Project Director

Karen White
Karen L.T. White, PC

Brad Winans
District Manager/Vice President
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.



Next Meeting

The next meeting of the CAEE External Advisory Committee will be on:

April 5, 2019

Contact Jessica Serna via email or call 512-232-6236 if you have questions.