Federal Engineer of the Year

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.

2017 Federal Engineer of the Year Award Application
Download the application here. Application deadline is October 31, 2016.
2017 FEYA Ceremony
February 17, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (E.S.T.)
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
13th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20045


2016 Federal Engineer of the Year Announced

Maj. Josh Aldred, PhD., PEMaj. Josh Aldred, Ph.D., P.E.
U.S. Air Force
8th Civil Engineer Squadron

Congratulations to the 2016 FEYA winner, Maj. Josh Aldred, Ph.D., P.E., U.S. Air Force, has been honored as the nation's top federal engineer.

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.

FEYA SPONSOR

GEICO

2016 FEYA Ceremony

February 26, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (E.S.T.)
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
13th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20045

2016 Federal Engineer of the Year Top 10 Finalists

See a complete list of agency winners (PDF)

  • Maj Josh Aldred, Ph.D., P.E.
    MAJ Josh Aldred, Ph.D., P.E.
    U.S. Air Force 8th Civil Engineer Squadron
  • David Braidich, P.E.
    David Braidich, P.E.
    U.S. Department of the Army
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Center
  •  Shanon Chader, P.E.
    Shanon Chader, P.E.

    U.S. Department of the Army
    U.S.Army Corps of Engineers, Great Lakes & Ohio River
  • CDR Craig Clutts, P.E.
    CDR Craig Clutts, P.E.

    U.S. Department of the Navy
    Naval Facilities Engineering Command
  • Calvin Creech, Ph.D., P.E.
    Calvin Creech, Ph.D., P.E.

    U.S. Department of the Army
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic
  • Jon Fripp, P.E.
    Jon Fripp, P.E.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Stacy Froelich, P.E.
    Stacy Froelich, P.E.

    U.S. Department of the Interior
    Bureau of Reclamation
  • Robert Frye, P.E.
    Robert Frye, P.E.

    Tennessee Valley Authority
  • LTC Patrick Hogeboom, P.E.
    LTC Patrick Hogeboom, P.E.

    U.S. Department of the Army
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Division/Afghanistan
  • Thomas North, P.E.
    Thomas North, P.E.

    U.S. Department of the Army
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern

Estevan López, P.E., Commissioner, US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, to Deliver Keynote at 2016 FEYA Ceremony

Estevan López ESTEVAN LÓPEZ, P.E.

Estevan López, P.E., has 25 years of experience in the public sector, including being appointed by Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico, as the director of the Interstate Stream Commission in January 2003. He was reappointed to that position by Governor Susana Martinez in 2011. As director of the ISC, López oversaw water management within New Mexico and negotiations with other states over interstate water matters. He represented New Mexico as the governor’s representative on Colorado River Compact matters and as commissioner to the Upper Colorado River Compact and Canadian River Compact Commissions. While at the ISC, he also served as the deputy state engineer for New Mexico. Previous public sector positions included serving as county manager and Land Use and Utility Department director for Santa Fe County, and public utility engineer for the New Mexico Public Utilities Commission. López also worked for several years in the private sector as an engineer for ARCO Alaska Inc.

A native New Mexican, he earned two bachelor of science degrees from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology: one in chemistry and one in petroleum engineering. López is a licensed professional engineer in New Mexico.

López and his wife, Susana, live in Peñasco, New Mexico. They have two grown children, Victoria and Juan, who attend college in New Mexico.

The Bureau of Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency and the largest wholesale provider of water in the country. It brings water to more than 31 million people, and provides one out of five western farmers with irrigation water for farmland that produces much of the nation’s produce. The bureau is also the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States, with 58 power plants.

2016 Participating Agencies Include

U.S. Air Force
Air Force Civil Engineer Center

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Department of the Army
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Department of the Navy
Naval Facilities Engineering Command

U.S. Department of Interior
National Park Service

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Indian Health Service

U.S. Department of the Army
U.S. Army Europe

U.S. Department of the Navy
Naval Surface Warfare Center

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service

U.S. Department of Interior
Bureau of Reclamation

Tennessee Valley Authority
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Johnson Space Center
U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Highway Administration
U.S. Department of the Navy

Naval Sea Systems Command
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

U.S. Department of the Navy
Naval Facilities Engineering Command

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration

U.S. Department of the Navy
Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC)

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Food & Drug Administration

Federal Communications Commission

U.S. Department of the Navy
United States Marine Corps

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