Finalists Announced for Federal Engineer Award

March/April 2017

NSPE Today
Finalists Announced for Federal Engineer Award

The 10 finalists for NSPE’s Federal Engineer of the Year Award have each delivered outstanding accomplishments to their organizations, such as responding to oil spills, boosting energy efficiency, restoring aquatic habitats, and analyzing nuclear power protection systems.

The FEYA ceremony, scheduled for February 17 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, brings together high-ranking agency officials and leaders in the profession to recognize the achievements of an elite group of engineers.

The finalists for the 2017 award are:

John Baxter, P.E.
US Department of the Navy
Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Specialty: Environmental incident response and crisis management

Lt. Col. Matthew Beverly, P.E.
US Air Force
Air Combat Command
Specialty: Design, research, development, and management

Jennifer Bountry, P.E.
US Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation
Specialty: Sediment erosion management

Naseem Ghandour, P.E.
US Air Force
Air Education and Training Command
Specialty: Engineering instructor, facilities design and construction

Cdr. Kurt Kesteloot, P.E.
US Department of the Interior National Park Service
Specialty: Public health assessments at national parks

Theo Laughner, P.E.
Tennessee Valley Authority
Specialty: Power quality monitoring

Lt. Col. Kevin Mares, P.E.
US Air Force
Air Combat Command
Specialty: Facilities and physical plant management

Lt. Cdr. Robert Olson, P.E.
US Department of the Navy
Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Specialty: Facilities construction

David Rahn, P.E.
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Specialty: Safety and reliability of nuclear power facilities

Capt. Steven Raynor, P.E.
US Department of Health & Human Services
Indian Health Service
Specialty: Healthcare facility analysis and management

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