board of directors

CAPT MIKE BLOUNT, CEC, USN, Ret.

​Chairman, SMSA Board of Directors

Senior Vice President, AECOM 

Blount is a Senior Vice President at AECOM. He had a distinguished 27-year career with the US Navy, most recently serving as Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, FL. CAPT Blount led a 1,700-person organization responsible for planning, design, construction, environmental, real estate, contracting support and public works to all Naval Bases in the Southeast. Additionally, during his career, Captain Blount served in NMCB-40, COMCBPAC, NMCB-7, NMCB-1 and 30NCR.  He has a Professional Degree in Engineering (Water Resources), George Washington University - 2003, M.S. Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology - 1990, B.S.E. Environmental Engineering, University of Florida - 1982, Advanced Management Program, Fuqua School of Business - 2003

RDML LOUIS V. CARIELLO, CEC, USN, Ret.

​Vice Chairman, SMSA Board of Directors

Vice President of Facilities, University of Washington 

Prior to his retirement from the Navy in July of 2017, RDML Cariello served as Director, Energy and Environmental Readiness Division on the OPNAV staff after commanding the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic.  His operational assignments with Seabees took him all over the world, including the combat theaters of Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a 1986 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he majored in Mechanical Engineering. He received a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management from Drexel University in 1994 and attended the Executive Management Program at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

CAPT DENNIS BIDDICK, CEC, USN, Ret.

CAPT Biddick is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Reserve Affairs.  He was a member of the Senior Executive Service from January 2007 to October 2018. In September 2003, Mr. Biddick completed a 27 plus-year Navy career retiring as a Captain in the Civil Engineer Corps. His last assignment on active duty was as the Commanding Officer of the Navy Public Works Center, Washington D.C. as well as the Regional Engineer for Naval District Washington. Dennis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Villanova University and a Master’s in Civil Engineering from Penn State University. He is a Certified Acquisition Professional and is a Registered Professional Engineer in California.

RDML DAVID BOONE, CEC, USN, Ret.

Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer at Michael Baker International

RDML Boone last served the Navy as Director, Shore Readiness, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics) in April 2013.  He previously served as Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, Va. Dave is a Seabee Combat Warfare officer and a Navy Diving officer as well as a member of the Acquisition Professional community.  He is a designated Joint Specialty Officer, a graduate of the Naval War College, the Armed Forces Staff College, the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Seminar XXI, and DoD’s Executive Leadership Development Program. Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University-San Louis Obispo and a Master's of Engineering and a Master's of Science from University of California, Berkley, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Virginia and Florida.

MATT CARROLL, Veteran Marine

CEO, Pratt & Miller


Matt is CEO of Pratt & Miller, a world-class engineering company and a respected industry leader in automotive, commercial, military, and aerospace industries based in Hudson, Michigan. Previously, Matt served as Vice President and Partner at CareerSMITH, a global, retained executive search firm serving the Engineering, Construction, Government, and Energy Industries. Matt was also Vice President of the secure services business unit under Fluor government group, which provides clients from the intelligence community with facility design, build, operations and maintenance services. Matt is a former naval aviator for the Marine Corps, served as a director on the board of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF) and continues to support the MCSF various committees. Matt served in the US Marine Corps for 12 years in combat mission support, installation management and contracting assignments. Matt received a BA in History from Roger Williams University and a Master’s in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego.

CAPT KATHRYN DONOVAN, CEC, USN, Ret.

CAPT Kathryn Donovan retired in 2017after 30 years of service. Her public works and contracting tours include Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, Pensacola, FL; Staff Civil Engineer, Subic Bay, Philippines; Public Works Officer, Meridian, MS; Assistant Operations Officer and Executive Officer, Facilities Engineering Command Washington D.C.; and Public Works Business Line Leader. Her operational tours include Officer in Charge, Construction Battalion Unit FOUR ZERO TWO, Pensacola, FL; SECONDBrigade, Little Creek, VA; OperationsOfficer, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion SEVEN, Gulfport, MS; Commanding Officer, Navy Provisional Detainee Battalion TWO, Iraq; Commander, TWENTY SECOND Naval Construction Regiment, Gulfport, MS. Her staff tours include Junior Officer Detailer, White House Fellow, OPNAV and Director Navy Staff Action Officer, Executive Assistant for Commander Navy Installations Command, and Chief of Staff for Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command. CAPT Donovan has a mechanical engineering degree from the U.S.Naval Academy, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of West Florida, and a Masters of Engineering from George Washington University.

CUCM(SWC) JAMES FARLEY, USN, Ret.

After a 32-year career in the Navy Seabees, CUCM Farley retired as Command Master Chief of NMCB-24. He served in both Vietnam and Desert Shield/Storm. Jim is a longtime SMSA board member and volunteer and serves on the scholarship selection committee.  Jim founded Farley Associates, Inc., a family-owned commercial, industrial and institutional construction firm.

JAMES J. FUREY - NSVA NATIONAL COMMANDER

On October 4, 1955, James J. Furey enlisted in the U.S. Navy and entered boot camp training at Bainbridge, MD.  After boot camp, he was sent to the “A” school for builders in Port Hueneme, CA and from there was assigned for 18 months to MCB10 whose flag was on Guam. Thereafter, he was sent to Public Works on Adak in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska for a short deployment to Shema, another island further out. From Alaska, he was sent back to Port Hueneme and MCB5 where he was deployed to Guam for various projects.  On September 22, 1959, he was sent to Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA, for separation.  According to Jim, the experience he gained throughout his service provided him with lifelong memories, friends and skills. After separation from the Navy, he joined the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America where he continued his training as a carpenter in a 2-year apprenticeship in a NYC Local where he received credit for his time in the service.   As a union carpenter, he worked on a variety of projects and often acted as shop steward or foreman.  He has stayed active in the Carpenters Union for close to 60 years.The last 24 years of his career were spent as Supervisor of Carpenters for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Division of Facility’s Management Construction Service.  Towards the end of his tenure, he was the Supervisor of all trades in his division.

RDML MICHAEL A. GIORGIONE, CEC, USN, Ret.

Principal and Owner, Leading Leaders, LLC and Author of Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat.

 

RDML Giorgione retired from the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps after a 29-year career, serving in a variety of assignments around the world. His last two assignments were as the Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific and Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest. He currently works full-time in the company that he founded in 2011, Leading Leaders, a leadership development and executive coaching firm. Mike is a 1981 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, has a master’s degree in civil engineering from Penn State and business certificates from Duke University and the University of North Carolina. He is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is a Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers.

RADM THOMAS J. GROSS, CEC, USN, Ret.

RADM Gross served 34 years as a U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer, in positions of increasing responsibility for contingency engineering and readiness. During more than 30 years with the Federal government, primarily at the U.S. Department of Energy, Mr. Gross held senior leadership positions with responsibilities for energy program planning, analysis, budgeting and implementation. As Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Technologies, he managed a program with an annual budget of $300 million. Tom has served SMSA in the past as president, secretary and treasurer; he is currently on the Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

CAPT KEITH HAMILTON, CEC, USN, Ret.

Deputy Associate Administrator & Senior Procurement Executive, National Nuclear Security Administration

 

Captain Hamilton is a member of the Senior Executive Service managing a $13.5 Billion per year Acquisition and Project Management portfolio for NNSA.  He retired after 30 years of active duty Navy service while serving as the Deputy Commander for Operations at Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Headquarters.  Other senior staff assignments included serving as the Director of Facilities and Environment for Navy Installations Command and on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.  He had three command tours including serving as the Commanding Officer of NAVFAC Southwest, with over 3800 employees providing facilities engineering, construction, maintenance and operations worth $3.5 Billion per year.  Seabee tours included serving as the Commanding Officer of Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE, as the Commanding Officer of Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit THREE ZERO TWO, and as a Detail Officer in Charge with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion SIXTY TWO.  He is a Licensed Professional Engineer registered in the states of Oregon and Virginia.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri, a Master of Science in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and is a graduate of The Executive Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. 

RADM MARK HANDLEY, CEC, USN, Ret.

Senior Vice President, Federal Programs, AECOM


RADM Handley, commanded the First Naval Construction Division (Seabees) prior to his retirement. He previously served as Vice Commander, Navy Installations Command, and Director of Shore Readiness for Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics) in Washington, D.C., as well as Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic. Mark led development of the Navy Shore Energy Strategy while Director of Shore Readiness. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University, and a Master's of Engineering (Construction) degree from Stanford University. Mark attended the University of Michigan’s Executive Management Program and the Babson College Executive Program on Leading Innovation. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Washington and an active member of the Society of American Military Engineers.

BARBARA HUMPTON

Barbara Humpton

CEO, Siemens, USA

Barbara Humpton is CEO of Siemens USA, where she guides the company’s strategy and engagement in serving the company’s largest market in the world, with more than 50,000 employees and over $23 billion in revenues and $5 billion in annual exports. Most recently, Humpton served as president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. (SGT), a leading integrator of Siemens’ products and services for federal government agencies and departments. In this role, Humpton also served as an officer/director member of the board of directors of SGT. Humpton is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

CAPT BILL KELLER, CEC, USN, RET.

CAPT Keller is the former Vice President, Engineering & Construction for Sempra Energy. He was an engineering & construction executive for Sempra Energy global, power (gas-fired, wind, and solar), and LNG business units over a 16-year period. He has an MBA from National University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University. He served 4 years on active duty aboard ships and 23 years reserve duty with Command billets at the First Naval Construction Regiment, NMCB 17, and the US Pacific Command Joint Engineer Unit.

MICHAEL LEMPKE

President, Nuclear and Environmental Group

Huntington Ingalls Industries

Michael Lempke is president of the Nuclear and Environmental Group at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division. He is responsible for HII’s work in nuclear operations; nuclear engineering and design; project management; environmental services; nuclear production facilities; site remediation and waste management; infrastructure, ecological and health and safety support; records management; and fabrication services. Michael served as a Navy Supply Corps officer in the United States Navy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in acquisitions management from The George Washington University. He holds certificates in negotiation and influence and international business strategy from Georgetown University. Upon retirement from government service in 2014, he was awarded the NNSA Gold Medal of Excellence for Distinguished Service.

RADM NOAH H. LONG, JR. CEC, USN, Ret.

Chairman Emeritus

Rear Admiral Noah H. Long, Jr. received his commission in the Civil Engineer Corps from Navy ROTC at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He served on active duty for five years which included two deployments to Vietnam as a Company Commander with Naval  Mobile Construction Battalion-133. Upon his release from active duty he affiliated with the Naval Reserves. He served in RNMCB- 14, Jacksonville, FL and RNMCB-24, Huntsville, AL in progressively more responsible positions as Company Commander, Operations Officer, and Executive Officer. He serviced as the first Commanding Officer of Naval Construction Force Support Unit One, Greensboro, NC and then as Commanding Officer of RNMCB-24. Under his command NMCB-24 was awarded “Best of Type” in 1984.

RADM ROBERT C. MARLAY, CEC, USN, Ret.

Director, Office of International Science and Technology Collaboration


RADM Marlay retired from the Navy as Deputy Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Dr. Marlay holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and two Master's degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Duke University. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia. He is a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science; recipient of DOE's Meritorious Service Medal; a Meritorious Rank Award Senior Executive.

RADM JAMES M. MCGARRAH, CEC, USN, Ret.

Interim Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Georgia Institute of Technology 


Jim grew up in a Navy family and lived in several places across the country. He graduated with distinction from the U. S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and received his Navy commission in 1973. He served in both the active and reserve components of the U. S. Navy for 33 years. Jim also served over 24 years in the telecommunications industry working for Southern Bell, BellSouth and Cingular Wireless and over 8 years as a Laboratory Director and Chief of Staff of the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Jim holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from Pepperdine University, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Georgia.

RADM CHRISTOPHER MOSSEY, CEC, USN, Ret.

Deputy director for the Fermi Labs’ Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility.

 

RADM Mossey manages all aspects of the LBNF project, the largest international DOE project ever hosted on U.S. soil. He previously served as the commander of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Chief of Civil Engineers. In this position he oversaw the $1 billion Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the $5.7 billion Marine Corps program to expand and update operational and training facilities. Mossey holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell University and an M.S. in construction management from Stanford University. He also completed the Executive Management Program at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business.

CAPT TRACY MUSTIN, CEC, USN, Ret.

CAPT Mustin has extensive executive leadership and management experience in federal national security and environmental management programs at the U.S. Department of Energy. As the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management from August 2011 until her retirement from federal service in January 2014, Tracy was responsible for the policy direction, management, and execution of the Department of Energy’s nuclear cleanup portfolio, the largest environmental cleanup program in the world–with an annual budget of over $5.5 Billion. Tracy served in the U.S. Navy on active duty from 1984-1991 and then as a reserve officer. She retired as a Captain in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps in October 2009. Tracy was the recipient of the Partnership for Public Service’s Service to America Medal for Homeland Security in 2007 which recognized her outstanding leadership in the field of nuclear security and nonproliferation and joined the career Senior Executive Service in January 2008. Tracy graduated from North Carolina State University in 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.

HUGH RICE

Mr. Hugh L. Rice serves as Senior Chairman of Investment Banking at FMI Capital Advisors, Inc. Mr. Rice joined

FMI in 1972 and opened the Denver office in 1979. He has spent 40 years at FMI functioning in various roles including Chief Executive Officer and Chairman until 2011.

CAPT E. BRIAN SMITH, CEC, USN, Ret.

President and CEO, CareerSMITH


CAPT Smith has over 40 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. After retiring from a distinguished career in Navy Civil Engineer Corps, he has been in the recruiting industry for over 20 years, first with an internationally known firm, Ray & Berndtson, and now as President of CareerSMITH, a recruiting firm serving the engineering and construction industry. Previously, Brian served as President and CEO of Smith Technology, a company he founded in 1992 to provide engineering consulting and remediation services to commercial and government clients. It grew to be the tenth largest company of its kind in the United States with 1,100 employees. He sold the company in 1997. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Masters degree in Financial Management from George Washington University.

MIKE TRAYLOR

Owner and Co-President, Traylor Bros Construction


Mike is Co‐President, CEO, and Co‐Chairman of the Board of Directors of Traylor Bros., Inc. Together with his brother, Christopher, he is responsible for overall management of the third‐generation family‐owned company. Mike began his career at Traylor in 1991 as a field engineer in Traylor’s Bridge and Marine Division. After working on the Tampa Bay Bridge as a field engineer and bridge superintendent, he filled the roles of estimator, project coordinator, and division manager before moving to Traylor’s Underground Division in 1997. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Geology from Duke University in 1989 where he was a varsity soccer player. He serves on the executive committee of the board for the Beavers and previously served in that capacity for the Moles. He also serves on the advisory board for the Construction Institute at Stanford University. Mike’s grandfather, the founder of Traylor Brothers in 1946, was a Seabee.

FORCM(SCW/EXW) PERCY TRENT, USN

Seabee Force Master Chief 

Master Chief Trent is a a native of Bluefield, Virginia and a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy and Command Master Chief/Chief of Boat Capstone course. He assumed the duties as the 17th Force Master Chief of the Seabees for Naval Facilities Engineering Command in March of 2016.

CAPT JAMES A. WORCESTER, CEC, USN, Ret.

Senior Vice President, Director of Operations, Wood


CAPT Worcester retired as Chief of Staff, FIRST Naval Construction Division. Also, as commander of the Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics Center and 31st Seabee Readiness Group Worcester managed the mobilization and deployment of 7,000 troops to Afghanistan and other efforts. Jim has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona and a Master in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

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