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Meet the Commissioners

The United States National Commission constitutes the governing body of the PIANC U.S. Section. The PIANC U.S. Section is administered by law under the auspices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The ex-officio officers of the U.S. National Commission are:

Chair, Principal U.S. Representative, Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), U.S. Army
President, MG Donald E. (Ed) Jackson Jr., Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Secretary, Ms. Anne Cann, PIANC USA Secretary, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Commission members:

Commissioner Nicholas Pansic, Vice President, MWH Energy and Industry
Commissioner Helen A.Brohl, Executive Director, Committee on the Marine Transportation System
Commissioner Edward Schmeltz, P.E., Senior Vice President, AECOM
Commissioner Michael Leone, Retired, Director of MassPort
Commissioner Jessica McIntyre, Project Engineer, Moffatt & Nichol
Commissioner James Marino, President, Taylor Engineering, Inc.
Commissioner Lillian Almodovar, Retired, US Army Corps of Engineers
Commissioner Ron Coles, Principal, W. R. Coles and Associates


revised 29 January 2016

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