PIANC USA Fellows Program
Dr. Sandra K. Knight is the Director of the Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Dr. Knight served on the Executive Committee of PIANC as Chair of the Inland Waterways Commission (InCom) from 2004 – 2007 and served as the U.S. Representative from 1998 – 2004.
Dr. Thomas H. Wakeman III is the Deputy Director of the Center for Maritime Systems, Executive Director of the DHS National Center of Excellence for port security, and Research Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. He served on the PIANC Executive Committee as International Vice President for the Western Hemisphere from 2004 to 2008, and was a PIANC National Commissioner from 1999 to 2007.
LTG E. R. (Vald) Heiberg III (USA ret) held leadership positions at every level within the Corps of Engineers, including the Director of Civil Works, the Deputy Chief of Engineers, culminating with the Army's 46th Chief of Engineers from 1984 to 1988. He served as Chairman of PIANC USA and International Vice President, and has been active in the organization for over 30 years. Since his retirement from the Army, he has remained active in engineering, construction, and environmental pursuits.
Robert D. Nichol, Chairman of Moffatt & Nichol, became President of the firm in 1975 and oversaw its growth into a global engineering firm. Mr. Nichol's contributions to PIANC include creation of the Jack Nichol Marina Design Award (in memory of his brother) and serving as a National Commissioner for PIANC USA from 1997 to 2005.
Joseph H. Pyne has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kirby Corporation since 1995 and as a Director since 1988. Kirby Corporation, based in Houston, Texas, operates inland tank barges and towing vessels transporting petroleum products throughout the U.S. inland waterway system. Mr. Pyne served on the PIANC National Commission from 1999 to 2007.
LTG Henry J. Hatch (U.S.A. ret) was the Chairman of PIANC USA while serving as the Director of Civil Works in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1985-1988. He is now a Commissioner Emeritus, and, having served as an International Vice President, is an Honorary Vice President of PIANC. In 1992 he retired from the Army as a Lieutenant General, the Chief of Engineers and Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is an active volunteer with several professional organizations.
revised 20 Apr 2009
2008 Fellows AwardsBrochure (pdf, 229KB)
Fellows Nomination Form (pdf, 41KB)