Guest Speakers

Our students have frequent access to industry leaders in all of our classes. The Donald R. Watson Seminar in Construction Engineering and Management (CEE 258) provides weekly opportunities during the entire academic year to learn from and meet practitioners in all sectors of the construction industry. The link below details a prior year's speaking schedule for CEE 258.

Past Guest Speakers in CEE 258

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Speaker Position Company Topic
Scott Anderson Area Manager Pankow Building Construction
Bob Beck City Engineer CCOSF Public Works Issues
Carol Bionda Vice President Nova Group Political Issues
Bob Bittner President Ben C. Gerwick, Inc. International Issues
Kent Boden Manager Kiewit Bay Bridge
Craig Cindell Superintendent PDM Strocal Structural Steel
Holly Cindell Project Manager Tutor-Saliba Public Contractor Issues
BK Cooper Owner Cooper Crane Start-up Business
Joe Covello Owner Covello Group Consultant / Construction Management
Pat Darnell Owner Darnell Associates Work / Family Issues
Chris Dixon Area Manager Bechtel Infrastructure Large Engineering / Construction Management Companies
Elaine Erickson Pipefitter Therma, Inc. Working in the Trades
Jim Foley President Foley and Associates Public Works Issues
Andy Fremier Division Chief Bay Area Toll Authority Government Agency
Steve Gustafson Vice President Critchfield Mechanical, Inc. Sub Issues
Dave Harraid President Kaweah River Rock, Co. Inc. Environmental Permits
Don Hartnett Retired Palo Alto Police Department Continuous Work Opportunities
Kenji Hoshino Owner CMR Consultants Immigrating to the U.S.
Rob Leslie Partner McInerny & Dillon Legal Issues
Mike London Assistant VP USF Facilities Owner Issues
Ed Medley Principal GeoSyntec Consultants Geotech Issues
Melody McDonald Director RCM Capital Management Work / Family Balance
Rick Nee   Tyco Industries Job Transitions
Emily O'Connor Project Manager Pankow LA Self Perform GC
Bev Principal Student Affairs Officer Stanford Career Development Center Career Center
Evan Reis Principal Certus Consulting, Inc. Structural Issues
Mark Robson Owner Robson Homes Home Building
David Saenz Manager Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) DOE Issues
Mike Traylor Operations Manager Traylor Bros., Inc. Heavy Civil Work
Tina Wells   Hensel Phelps GC Issues
Bill Watterson Owner Watterson Construction Alaska Work
Ulf Werner Owner Ulf Werner PE Small Engineering Companies
Bruce Woolpert President Graniterock Supplier Issues