Federal Engineer of the Year

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The Federal Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by the Professional Engineers in Government, honors engineers employed by a federal agency that employs at least 50 engineers worldwide.

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2015 FEYA Ceremony
February 26, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (E.S.T.)
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
13th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20045

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2015 Federal Engineer of the Year Top 10 finalists
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Timothy Bayse, P.E.
U.S. Department of the Navy
Naval Facilities Engineering Command

CDR David Allen Engelstad, P.E.
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service, Yosemite National Park

Khamis Haramy, E.I.T.
Federal Highway Administration
Central Federal Lands Highway Division

LCDR Ryszard “Rich” Kaczmarek USN, CEC, P.E.
U.S. Department of the Navy
Navy Sea Systems Command

David Mazurek, Ph.D., P.E.
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Lt. Col. Patrick Miller, P.E.
U.S. Air Force, 628th Civil Engineer Squadron

George Schmidt, Ph.D., P.E.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Glenn Research Center

Eric Warner, P.E., CEM, CFM
U.S. Air Force, 374th Airlift Wing

Kathleen White, Ph.D., P.E.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Institute for Water Resources

Cyril Williams, Ph.D., P.E.
U.S. Department of the Army
U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Victor Mendez to Deliver Keynote at 2015 FEYA Ceremony

Victor Mendez MENDEZ

Victor Mendez has served as the 20th United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation since July 30, 2014.

As Deputy Secretary, Mendez is the Department of Transportation’s chief operating officer, responsible for day-to-day operations of the 10 modal administrations and the work of more than 55,000 USDOT employees nationwide and overseas.  Mendez is focused on ensuring the safety and efficiency of America’s transportation system, which plays a key role in economic development.

Before becoming Deputy Secretary, Mendez was the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration since July 2009, where he oversaw the agency’s 2,900 employees in Washington and field offices across the country.  During his time at FHWA, he parlayed his lifelong interest in innovation and technology into launching the Every Day Counts initiative, which gives states a range of tools and technologies to streamline construction projects and make them more cost effective.

Before joining DOT, Mendez served as Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation.  He has more than 20 years of State DOT experience.

Mendez earned a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso and later earned an MBA from Arizona State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Arizona.

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Deadline: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015
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