Florida Engineer Honored for Distinguished Service to the Profession

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Monday, July 29, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (July 29, 2013) – Terrence "Terry" J. Hull, P.E., of Jacksonville, Fla., was recently awarded the 2013 Distinguished Service Award by the National Society of Professional Engineers at its annual meeting in Minneapolis.

NSPE's Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize NSPE members for their exceptional contributions to the engineering profession, to their communities, and to NSPE. Persons in good standing holding the membership grade of licensed member, member, retired member, or life member are eligible for selection. Candidates must be recommended by an NSPE state society, with endorsement from two other state societies to display that the candidates and their work are known beyond their own states.

Hull practices water resources, coastal, and environmental engineering. He received a bachelor's in biomedical engineering from the University of Tennessee and a master's in fluid dynamics from the University of Florida. At Taylor Engineering, he led the development of the firm's first formal strategic plan, business development plan, and professional/leadership development program—Taylor University. He led the firm's expansion into several states where he holds active professional engineer licenses. While he was president, the firm was recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as the 5th-ranked engineering firm with a growing national state and federal agency client base in 2011. He currently serves as a principal at INTERA, where he leads its southeast U.S. expansion.

His honors include Florida Engineering Society Fellow, 2006 Engineer's Week Engineer of the Year (Northeast Florida), 2008 FES Outstanding Service to a Student Chapter Award, 2009 FES Engineer of the Year, 2012 James F. Shivler Jr. P.E. Award, and 2012 FES Award for Outstanding Service to the Engineering Profession.

Hull's technical achievements include national and international contributions. For the United Nations, he directed comprehensive modeling of the world's third-largest watershed for a South America navigation environmental impact study. For the Federal Emergency Management Agency, he oversaw hurricane surge modeling for three states and a state-of-the-art approach to probabilistic flood hazard mapping of inundation from levee breaches around Lake Okeechobee, Fla. While serving on a FEMA panel of experts, he reviewed national coastal engineering study methodologies.

Becoming FES president-elect this summer, Terry is a founding member of Lee High School's Engineering Academy Advisory Board and the Jacksonville affiliate for the ACE Mentor Program (as well as serving on the National Affiliates Council). He also serves on the University of North Florida's Dean's Leadership Council (College of Construction, Engineering, and Computing).



The National Society of Professional Engineers is the national society of licensed professional engineers from all disciplines that promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure, and enhances the image and well-being of its members. Founded in 1934, NSPE serves more than 35,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and more than 400 chapters. For more information, please visit www.nspe.org.

EDITOR'S NOTE: High-resolution photos of Hull and the award ceremony are available in digital format.