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USACE Vicksburg District appoints Whitney McRae as new Strategic Planner

MS, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has selected a new Strategic Planner to direct and manage long term project milestones across a variety of disciplines. Whitney McRae will coordinate with the USACE Vicksburg District’s senior leadership to ensure the district’s operational decisions maintain its record for continuous improvement. She will develop and… Read More

USACE Vicksburg District appoints Warren Lister as new Real Estate Chief

MS, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has selected Warren Lister as chief of the Real Estate Division. The mission of the Real Estate Division is to acquire and manage all real property assets of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and advise project sponsors on their requirements in the development of projects… Read More

Deputy District commander Maj. Russell “Rocky” Streif promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

MS, United States

Maj. Russell “Rocky” Streif, deputy district commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, was promoted to a rank of lieutenant colonel during a ceremony at the district’s headquarters. District Commander Col. Christopher Klein promoted Streif and commended him for his demonstrated excellence throughout his career,  as well as his potential to excel… Read More

DSC Dredge Appoints Keith Casey as Project Manager

LA, United States

Louisiana based dredge manufacturer DSC Dredge announced it has welcomed to its team Navy veteran, Keith Casey as its new project manager. With over 20 years of experience in construction and project management, Casey brings a wealth of expertise as he directly manages all construction projects from its early development through project completion. He will… Read More

Mark C. Quander Assumes Command of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

OH, United States

CINCINNATI — Brig. Gen. Mark C. Quander has taken command of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (LRD) during a ceremony in Cincinnati. The event was presided over by Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, the 55th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Quander assumed command from Brig. Gen…. Read More

USACE Alaska District Conducts Change of Command Ceremony

AK, United States

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Col. Jeffrey S. Palazzini became the 30th commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District during a change of command ceremony today on the front lawn of the organization’s headquarters here. Brig. Gen. Kirk E. Gibbs, commanding general of the USACE Pacific Ocean… Read More

Lt. Col. Shebesta Assumes Command of the San Francisco District

CA, United States

SAUSALITO, Calif. — Leadership of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District changed hands June 23 when Lt. Col. Timothy W. Shebesta was sworn in as the district’s 58th commander. At a military ceremony at the Bay Model Visitor Center, Lt. Col. Kevin P. Arnett relinquished command of the district he has led… Read More

Jen Armstrong joins WCI Capitol Hill team

United States

The Waterways Council Inc. (WCI) has appointed Jen Armstrong as director, government relations, joining Dustin Davidson in this role. Armstrong was most recently director of navigation policy and legislation for the American Association of Port of Authorities. Prior to that, she was Republican staff director/clerk for the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on Energy and Water (E&W) Appropriations, representing… Read More

Port of New Orleans Names Joseph Toomy Board Chairman

LA, United States

NEW ORLEANS — On June 22, the board of commissioners of the Port of New Orleans selected Joseph F. Toomy to serve as board chairman, Walter J. Leger Jr. as vice chairman, and James J. Carter Jr. as secretary-treasurer for a nine-month term. Port commissioners and officers also serve on the New Orleans Public Belt… Read More

Coast Guard installs new commander of 26-state district headquartered in New Orleans

LA, United States

The Coast Guard installed a new 8th District commander Friday in New Orleans. Rear Adm. David Barata will lead 7,600 personnel in a region covering 26 states and navigable waterways between the Midwest and the Gulf of Mexico. “I’m going to focus on taking care of our leaders, taking care of our members and their… Read More

Joseph Toomey elected again as chairman of Port Nola board

LA, United States

Joseph F. Toomey, a long-time state legislator, has been elected to serve again as the chairman of the board of commissioners overseeing the Port of New Orleans, the port said Thursday. Toomey previously was chairman for the final year of his first term as a port board member, which ran from 2009 to 2013. He… Read More

William P. Doyle new CEO of Dredging Contractors of America

WA, United States

The Dredging Contactors of America’s (DCA) Board of Directors unanimously voted yesterday, June 19, 2023, William P. Doyle as its new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. The position commences effective immediately. “On behalf of the Dredging Contractors of America Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that Mr. William “Bill” Doyle has been… Read More

Steve Feng Joins BIRNS as Financial Controller

CA, United States

BIRNS, Inc. is happy to announce that Steve Feng has joined the company as Financial Controller, where he will lead the Accounting team and oversee the firm’s finances and operational accounting, and as part of the corporate management and leadership team will be responsible for developing the annual budget and financial forecasts, and for ensuring… Read More

HNTB welcomes former Port Authority expert James Starace as vice president, project director

NY, United States

James Starace joined HNTB as vice president and project director. Based in Newark, Starace will focus on helping the firm’s clients in New Jersey deliver its largest and most challenging transportation projects. HNTB is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors.  It addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide… Read More

Green becomes 68th commander of Nashville District

TN, United States

Lt. Col. Robert W. Green took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District today during a change of command ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard Armory. He becomes the 68th commander of the “twin rivers” district, commonly referred to as the jewel of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division. Green comes… Read More

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