December 29, 2020

ACOPNE proudly announce Jack Cox, P.E., D.CE, D.PE, D.NE, M.ASCE as the 2020-2021 President-Elect and Lori Brownell, P.E., D.NE, M.ASCE, Daoxian Dave Shen, Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, F.ASCE and Steven Balint, P.E., D.OE, F.ASCE as new Trustees. Ms. Brownell will serve as the navigation engineering representative and Dr. Shen will serve as the coastal engineering representative on the Board, both serving 3-year terms through October 2023. Mr. Balint will serve as the COPRI Ex-Officio on the Board as COPRI's President for 2020-2021.

jack-cox.jpgJack Cox, PE, D.CE, D.NE is internationally recognized for his credentials in research, engineering, and design of projects involving nearshore hydrodynamics, arctic and ice processes, harbor tranquility, breakwaters, fixed and floating marine structures, dredge material disposal, shore protection, port planning, marina design, and risk analysis. He directs the planning and design of large and complex waterfront and harborworks projects around the world. Jack is an award-winning lecturer in the topic of coastal engineering. His 45+ years of experience in the marine engineering field spans a full range, from ecologically sensitive planning through final design and construction. He provides expert witness testimony on shoreline processes, harbor and breakwater design, marinas and dockage, contaminated marine sediment dredging and capping, and nearshore recreational issues. He has authored more than fifty coastal and marina related technical publications and is an inaugural Diplomate in the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers with specialties in coastal, port and navigation engineering. >To send a congratulatory note to Jack

lori-brownell.jpgLori 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. Prior to her current role, Ms. Brownell worked at Taylor Engineering in Florida where she served as the lead on the Florida Inland Navigation District to help plan, design, permit, construct, and maintain the Intracoastal Waterway along the east coast of Florida. Lori prepared and implemented long-term dredged material management plans for 502 miles of federal navigation channels on the Florida’s Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Okeechobee Waterway. She served in multiple capacities including planning, permitting, design, and construction administration for upland dredged material management areas (DMMA), beach nourishment, and dredging and navigation projects. Ms. Brownell has also served as project manager and lead author on several key public policy and public administration policies for the Florida Inland Navigation District. Since 2008, Lori has been affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers, Florida Engineering Society, National Society of Professional Engineers, and Western Dredging Association on local and national levels. Her activities have included both non-technical and technical roles focusing on her expertise area, of dredging and navigation. Lori is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. >To send a congratulatory note to Lori

daoxian-shen-web.jpgDaoxian Dave Shen, Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, F.ASCE is currently the U.S. coastal group leader at Jacobs in New York. He is responsible for the Group Operational activities, and technical quality of the work of the Group which includes coastal planning and process, numerical modeling, coastal structure design, navigation and mooring, coastal resilience/living shoreline, intake/outfall and Sea walls scour, and other port and energy facilities. Dr. Shen is an expert advisor on coastal/hydraulic/Maritime projects and often advises clients on complex coastal/hydraulic engineering related problems. He has extensive experience in coastal/hydraulic and other structure designs such as revetment, breakwater, shore protection, quaywall/piers/jetty protections, outfall/intake, pipeline protection, living shoreline, ecosystem restoration and resilience, etc. Diversified experience in implementation of hydrodynamics, wave transformation, sediment transport, river/estuarine flows, environmental assessment numerical models. Dr. Shen is a graduate of Tsinghua University in Beijing and he received his Ph.D. from Tokyo University. >To send a congratulatory note to Daoxian


Steve Balint, P.E., D.OE, F.ASCE has worked in the offshore industry for nearly 40 years as a designer, engineering team leader, project manager, and executive. He has lectured at University of Texas and Singapore University on dynamic and fatigue analysis of offshore fixed and floating structures, written many technical papers and holds three patents for unique offshore structural designs. He has been associated with ASCE since college when he was president of the Virginia Tech student chapter. He also represented ASCE on the Offshore Technology Conference Board of Directors for 10 years, including 2 years as Chairman of the Board. Steve was the recipient of ASCE's 2014 William H Wisely Award.
>To send a congratulatory note to Steve