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May 2014

M. Lee Marsh Recognized as Outstanding Alumnus by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

BergerABAM President Elect Dr. M. Lee Marsh was honored as Outstanding Alumnus by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

BergerABAM President Elect Dr. M. Lee Marsh (Lee) was honored as Outstanding Alumnus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2014 Spring Honors Banquet. The banquet is held each spring to recognize students, faculty, and staff of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The Outstanding Alumnus Award is given each year to an alumnus of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who has excelled in professional practice. Dr. Marsh was a stellar student at both undergraduate and graduate levels while at Tennessee. He was supported in his graduate work by an American Institute of Steel Construction Graduate Fellowship from which he produced two articles in refereed technical journals, a practice he has continued throughout his career.

M. Lee Marsh Named BergerABAM President and Chief Executive Officer

BergerABAM President and CEO Arnie Rusten (left) will retire on 31 May with Lee Marsh (right) as successor.

BergerABAM announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. M. Lee Marsh (Lee) as president and chief executive officer (CEO) effective 1 June 2014. He will succeed Arnfinn (Arnie) Rusten, who will retire effective 31 May 2014.

Since joining the firm in 1994, Dr. Marsh has spearheaded many of BergerABAM’s seismic design and assessment projects. During his tenure as senior project manager and principal, his work has included design, assessment, project management, and business development for bridges; transit guideways; marine structures; buildings; and specialized projects, such as cranes for nuclear power plants. In addition to his operational and project duties, Dr. Marsh has served on the firm’s Board of Directors since 2006.

Amr Hosny, PhD, PE, Bestowed ACI’s Chester Paul Siess Award

ACI Chester Paul Siess Award recipient Amr Hosny and Kåre Hjorteset, BergerABAM senior project manager, at the ACI convention.

Amr Hosny, PhD, PE, senior engineer at BergerABAM’s Houston office, was honored with the Chester Paul Siess Award for Excellence in Structural Research at the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Spring 2014 convention in Reno, Nevada. This award is presented to the author or authors of a peer-reviewed paper published by ACI that describes a notable achievement in experimental or analytical research that advanced the theory or practice of structural engineering and recommends how the research can be applied to design.