Board of Directors

ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) is led by a Board of Directors of 6-9 people. The Association's current Board of Directors comprises:
 
Steven D. Thorne, P.E., D.GE
President
Steve Thorne Mr. Thorne has 30 years of diversified geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering consulting experience, including the planning, supervision and management of more than one-thousand projects, with special focus in the areas of pile foundations, soft-ground construction, slope stability, ground improvement, seismic evaluation, and instrumentation. A principal of Terracon in northern New Jersey, Mr. Thorne earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In addition to his service to GBA, Mr. Thorne is a founding trustee of the Academy of Geo-Professionals and its current president.
 
Gordon M. Matheson, Ph.D., P.E., P.G.
President-Elect
Gordon MathesonDr. Matheson is president and CEO of Schnabel Engineering Inc. He has more than 35 years of experience nationally and internationally, meeting a wide variety of geo-engineering challenges. He is the author of more than 35 publications and has been active in industry and professional societies for many years. Prior to joining the GBA Board, Dr. Matheson was chair of the GBA Business Practices Committee and helped develop numerous GBA programs. Dr Matheson is also a past chairman of the ASCE Engineering Geology and Site Characterization Committee, has served as adjunct faculty at several universities, has served on several university faculty advisory boards, and actively supports local community charitable activities. Dr. Matheson received his Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, his Master of Science from the University of Missouri at Rolla, and his Ph.D. from the Colorado School of Mines.
 
Joel G. Carson
Secretary/Treasurer
Joel CarsonMr. Carson has served on the GBA Board of Directors since 2011. Prior to accepting that role he was the Chair of the GBA External Relations Committee, Chair of the New Leaders Committee, and Vice Chair for the Business Practices Committee. From his Office in Omaha, Nebraska, Mr. Carson is a Senior Vice President, Senior Principal, and Facilities Segment Manager of Kleinfelder’s Commercial, Education, and Healthcare Segments. His responsibilities include building a high performance leadership team, driving business development efforts and client initiatives, ensuring profitability and providing growth opportunities to his Team nationally. He also serves on the Omaha Parks and Recreation Advisory Board where he can combine his love for recreation and fitness with his passion to serve his community.
 
Charles L. Head, P.E., P.G.
Charlie HeadMr. Head is the president and CEO of Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc., a multidisciplinary, New Hampshire-based firm serving industry, development, solid-waste, and energy clients nationally and internationally. Licensed as both a professional engineer and a professional geologist, Mr. Head has 30 years of professional experience with a focus on groundwater engineering. He has been active in GBA for more than a decade, most recently as chair of GBA’s Emerging Issues and Trends Committee. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in geology (St. Lawrence University) and civil engineering (University of New Hampshire) and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University.
 
Kimberly F. Morrison, P.E., R.G.
Kimberly MorrisonPresident of Morrison Geotechnical Solutions, Inc. in Lakewood, Colorado, Ms. Morrison has been active in ASFE/GBA leadership since 2007, serving on the New Leaders’ Committee, Practice Education Committee, and the Education Committee, which she chaired in 2012 and 2013. She holds a BS in geological engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology and an MS in civil-geotechnical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Ms. Morrison has 16 years’ experience with a variety of geotechnical, civil, environmental, and construction projects, many involving the environmentally responsible design of mine-waste facilities for clients worldwide. Her consulting specialty is the management of large, interdisciplinary mining projects that require high levels of team coordination, cost and schedule control, and frequent interaction with decision makers.
 
Laura R. Reinbold, P.E.
Laura ReinboldMs. Reinbold is a vice president and principal of TTL, Inc., a 180-person geoprofessional firm serving the United States from offices throughout the southeast. She has been in the engineering profession for more than 25 years, and is serving as the Nashville Branch Manager. Before serving on the GBA Board of Directors, she chaired the GBA Education Committee. She serves on committees for ACEC, the Urban Land Institute, and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. She is a frequent speaker and lecturer on consulting and client development. Ms. Reinbold holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and is a licensed professional engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional.
 
Alex Sy, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Alex SyVice president of Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. in Vancouver, BC, Dr. Sy is responsible for risk management, quality, and health and safety. His 35+ years’ experience includes site characterizations, soft-ground engineering, ground improvement, foundation design, and construction observation for heavy civil and industrial facilities, earth and mine-tailings dams, and transportation infrastructures. Long active in ASFE/GBA, Dr. Sy is now completing a term as chair of the Business Practices Committee. He has authored more than 50 technical papers and has presented at many engineering conferences. He is also an adjunct professor in the civil engineering department at the University of British Columbia.
 
Woodward L. Vogt, P.E.
Woody VogtMr. Vogt is president of Paradigm Consultants, Inc. in Houston and a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and ACI International. He participates in committee activities of ACI International and ASTM and currently is chair of ASTM E36 - Accreditation and Certification. Before joining the GBA Board of Directors, Mr. Vogt was a founding member of the GBA Construction Materials Engineering and Testing (CoMET) Committee and chaired the GBA Accreditation and Certification Task Force. He serves on the board of directors of the International Council for Certification of Construction Inspectors and is past board chair of the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. He is secretary/treasurer of TCEL/Geoprofessionals Serving Texas and is completing a two-year term as president of the Houston Chapter of TCEL. Mr. Vogt received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and Louisiana.

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