September 25, 2019

The ACOPNE proudly announce Matthew Martinez, P.E., ENV SP, D.PE, M.ASCE as the 2019-2020 President-Elect and Jack Colonell, Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, D.OE, F.ASCE, Gary Chock, S.E., D.CE, F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE, and Lori Brownell, P.E., D.NE, M.ASCE as new Trustees. Dr. Colonell will serve as the Ocean Engineering representative member and Mr. Chock will serve as At-Large member on the Board, both serving a 3-year term for 2019-2022 beginning October 1. Ms. Brownell will serve as the COPRI representative on the Board as COPRI’s President for 2019-2020.

Matthew Martinez, P.E., ENV SP, D.PE, M.ASCE is a Vice President for Moffat and Nichol, with nearly four decades of experience in providing reports, special project documentation, design, construction documents, and construction period services for architectural and engineering projects for a variety of public, government, and private institutions. He has acted as Project Manager and/or Project Structural Engineer for the planning, design, analysis, and seismic retrofit of waterfront structures, buildings, and bridges. Typical clients have included the federal government (U.S. Navy, Veterans Administration), state government (California Department of Transportation), municipalities (San Diego Unified Port District, Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach), and variety of private entities. Mr. Martinez’ experience has involved steel, concrete (pre-cast and post-tensioned), masonry, timber, and aluminum structures. His seismic experience has included both static and dynamic analyses for buildings and waterfront structures in areas of high seismicity, including assessment of marine structures in accordance with California State Lands Commission “Marine Oil Terminal Engineering Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS)”. Mr. Martinez has served on the Board of Directors of the Structural Engineers Association of San Diego and served as President of the Association.

Jack Colonell, Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, D.OE, F.ASCE has four decades of experience in environmental and engineering consulting, teaching, and research. His technical expertise are in the fields of hydraulic, coastal, and ocean engineering, as well as physical oceanography, with extensive experience in all by his consulting practice and academic careers. Majority of his consulting practice has focused on design, development and evaluation of river, coastal and offshore structures (ports, causeways, pipelines, seawater intake facilities and wastewater outfalls) with the objectives of mitigating potentially adverse environmental effects while ensuring the safety of those structures. Prior to his consulting career, Dr. Colonell was professor of civil & ocean engineering at University of Massachusetts Amherst, and of marine science at University of Alaska Fairbanks. He has published numerous papers on his research and consulting activities. Jack is a Diplomate of Coastal & Ocean Engineering and a Fellow of ASCE.

Gary Chock, S.E., D.CE, F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE is President of Martin & Chock, Inc and he has been responsible for many private industry projects in Hawaii, as well as numerous projects for government agencies. His expertise includes structural engineering and blast analysis, engineering research and development, planning for natural, man-made, and technological hazards engineering research and development, planning for natural, man-made, and technological hazards, structural performance reliability analysis, risk analysis, as well as geospatial analysis using #GIS. In addition to the structural design of buildings and infrastructure, his portfolio also includes tsunami, earthquake, and hurricane hazard research, building risk assessments, hazard mitigation planning, coastal flooding hazard analysis, building code development, and emergency response planning. Mr. Chock is Chair of the #ASCE 7 Tsunami Loads and Effects Subcommittee that completed the first national standard for tsunami-resistant design for the 2016 edition of the ASCE 7 Standard and the 2018 International Building Code. He is a D.CE and Distinguished Member of ASCE.

Lori Brownell, P.E., D.NE, M.ASCE is currently the Director of Channel Improvements at the Port of Houston. Ms. Brownell has more than two decades of waterfront engineering experience, where she led teams dedicated to marine structures engineering, coastal structures, civil and dredging engineering, and waterfront facilities design. Her expertise include planning, permitting, design, and construction administration experience for numerous waterfront, marine, and dredging projects within the southeastern United States.