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Technical Committees Speaker Program

The Geo-Institute Speaker Program is designed to provide access to geotechnical experts to speak at the chapter or regional events. Please contact those listed below to schedule a G-I Speaker.

Soil Improvement
Please Contact: Jose Clemente, jlclemen@bechtel.com
Jie Han, jiehan@ku.edu

Soil Properties and Modeling
Please Contact: Brina Montoya, bmmorten@ncsu.edu

Risk Assessment and Management
Please Contact: Vaughan D. Griffit, vgriffit@mines.edu

Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics
Please Contact: Scott Brandenberg, sjbrandenberg@g.ucla.edu
Menzer Pehlivan, Menzer.Pehlivan@jacobs.com

Geoenvironmental Engineering Committee
Please contact:  Dimitrios Zekkos, zekkos@geoengineer.org

Underground Engineering and Construction Committee
Please contact: Tom Penningon, Pennington@mcmjac.com

Geophysical Engineering Committee
Please contact: Brent Rosenblad, rosenbladb@missouri.edu

Embankments, Dams, and Slopes Committee
Please Contact:  Tim Stark, tstark@illinois.edu



Speaker Reimbursement includes:

• Economy airfare/ train fare booked at least 14 days in advance OR mileage for a round trip of 100 miles or more.

• A per diem to help defray your other costs, including hotel costs.

If overnight lodging is used, the per diem is $135.
If overnight lodging is not used and you travel more than 100 miles round trip, the per diem is $45.
Chapters may help offset some additional travel costs.