Members of IPAC, group shot

Industrial and Professional Advisory Council

The Industrial and Professional Advisory Council (IPAC) is a select group of representatives from industry, government agencies, academia, and the profession who advise the Department on academic issues and on current trends and future directions in engineering. IPAC is a forum where ideas are exchanged and recommendations are made. IPAC provides direct linkage and communication between the Department and the engineering profession.   

Current Membership

Ms. Saundra Johnson Austin
Member since 2014
Senior Vice President of Operations
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

Dr. Eric Brown
Member since 2014
Hydraulic Engineer
Federal Highway Administration - Resource Center (Baltimore)

Dr. William G. Buttlar
Member since 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mr. H. Daniel Cessna, P.E.
Member since 2013
District Executive
PENNDOT District 11-0

Ms. Robyn Schilling Colosimo
Member since 2010
Assistant for Water Resources Legislation
US Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters

Mr. Jack Diviney
Member since 2010
Senior Vice President, Regional Director
Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Mr. Robert W. Felsburg, P.E., Retired Chair
Member since 2011
Felsburg Holt & Ullevig

Mr. Jim Haag
Member since 2014
Retired Director - Field Exploitation
Talos Energy LLC

Mr. Darin P. Johnson, P.E.
Member since 2014
Senior Staff Civil Engineer
Vito Civil & Marine Lead
Shell International Exploration & Production, Inc.

Mr. Jeff Kimball
Member since 2014
Business Growth Consultant
R. Jeffrey Kimball

Mr. Casey A. Moore, P.E.
Member since 2017
VP & Regional Manager - Mid-Atlantic
McMahon Associates, Inc.

Mrs. Donna Newell
Member since 2013
NTM Engineering, Inc.

Mr. Domenic Rocco, P.E.
Member since 2017
Waterways and Wetlands Program Manager
Department of Environmental Protection

Mr. Richard Seitz
Member since 2013
Alexander Building Construction Co.



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