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Bay Bridge Chapter Represents the Following Cities:

Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, San Francisco

Upcoming Event Information

ACEC BBC EEA Awards Submittal Due
Nov 5 all-day
ACEC BBC: Caltrans District 4 Liaison Committee Meeting
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Registration is closed. Late registrations should send an email request to

In today’s unusual and uncertain business climate, promoting much-needed public works projects and fighting for funding of public infrastructure is paramount. With agency resources limited, the procurement of professional services becomes more and more necessary and far more complicated than any of us would like. To address these disparities, the BBC is starting up three liaison committees with local and state agencies to open the dialog and promote partnership. These committees, consisting of leadership from the agency and organized by leaders from private sector firms, will gather quarterly to discuss a wide-range of topics as they relate to the chosen agency. Initially, these will be done virtually, but we will have these meetings face to face when it is safe to do so.

These are BBC MEMBER-ONLY meetings. If you work for one of our member firms, then you’re a member too! Check here to see if you firm is a BBC member.

Our first such meeting is a panel discussion with Caltrans District 4 on such subjects as: the Calmentor program, upcoming contracting opportunities, and range of other topics. This will also be a great opportunity for YOU to ask Caltrans questions!

Caltrans Guests:

Doanh Nguyen is the Caltrans Bay Area’s Deputy Director for Program/Project Management, and oversees the $8 billion capital improvement program for the Bay Area’s nine counties and seven toll bridges. From design, construction to management for over 30 years, Doanh embraces the Caltrans efforts and partnerships to improve safety and quality of life for the traveling public and the surrounding communities. Balancing work, Doanh enjoys family time, the outdoors, sports and running.





Ali Banani is the Office Chief of the Consultant Services in District 4, responsible for planning and management of the consultant contracts and inter-agency agreements in support of the project delivery. His office also oversees the Drafting Services and manages the District 4 Calmentor Program and the Professional Liaison meeting. Ali has been with District 4 for 20 years. Prior to joining Caltrans, he worked as a geotechnical engineer with several private engineering firms for over 13 years.




Committee Chair:

Carie Montero is an Associate Vice President at HNTB. She has 24 years of expertise in all aspects of CEQA and NEPA compliance, regulatory permitting, and cultural resource management (NHPA Section 106 and CEQA), as well as experience with complex transportation, design-build water infrastructure, land development, and power projects.

ACEC BBC Educational Program: Sustainability in Infrastructure Projects using Envision
Nov 19 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Online ticket sales are closed. If you’d still like to participate, send an email to: and we’ll send you the Zoom link.


Thanks to our sponsors! RRM Design Group and Mott MacDonald!


As cities respond to extreme weather and public health threats, our critical infrastructure must adapt to changing conditions to continue to support our communities. Resiliency and sustainability are increasingly important priorities for infrastructure owners, designers, builders, and operators. There are a number of environmental certifications which aim to integrating these priorities into projects, such as Envision. Public agencies are using certifications such as Envision to assess and improve sustainability performance, including certification requirements in Requests for Qualifications and Requests for Proposals, and demonstrating project success by pursuing certification awards. Join our panel of experts as we discuss Envision and other certifications in the context of infrastructure, and learn how sustainability and resiliency can lead to a competitive advantage for projects, agencies, and engineering firms.

Join our panel of experts as we discuss

  • The Envision Framework and business case for firms and infrastructure
  • How are owners in the Bay Area using Envision in their RFQs and RFPs
  • How Envision has been a competitive advantage in our current Covid 19 environment


Morgan Abbett, HDR is a civil engineer and sustainability consultant at HDR with a focus on water infrastructure. She helps teams integrate sustainability and resiliency into projects and programs in her local Bay Area, across the US, and internationally. Morgan is an accredited Envision verifier and trainer. Morgan chairs the ASCE San Francisco Section Sustainability Committee, serves as secretary of Engineers Without Borders’ San Francisco Professional Chapter, and represents Young Professionals on the Board of HDRs Foundation.

Justin Waples, Central Contra Costa Sanitary District is a Professional Civil Engineer licensed in California, with a Water Resources and Environmental focus. Justin is a graduate of the Water Environment Federations (WEF) Water Leadership Institute and a Lead for the WEF Envision Taskforce, as well as a member of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructures Outreach Taskforce.  Justin is the Collection Systems prime engineer for Central Contra Costa Sanitary Districts (Central Sans) Planning and Applied Research Workgroup.

Feliz Ventura, Hatch focuses on making the business case for climate adaptation for clients shaping the built environment in the 21st century at Hatch Urban Solutions. She leads analyses of the new economic realities that stem from climate change for some of the worlds largest cities, governments and companies needing to make decisions for long-lived investments that will be subject to significant climate impacts. She has worked across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and is a graduate of Pomona College and the University of California at San Diego.

Mike Brown, SFPUC As the SFPUC Environmental Finance Manager, Mike has issued more than $6 billion in long-term debt and $1 billion in short-term debt for San Francisco’s water, wastewater and power capital programs, including $2.5 billion in Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) certified green bonds. Mike is a member of the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies Sustainability Committee, CBI Water Criteria Industry Working Group, California State Treasurer Green Bond Market Development Committee, and Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network.


Scholarship Applications Due
Nov 23 all-day
Scholarship Applications Due

Application forms and information can be found here.

Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day
WTS SF Annual Event and Holiday Gala
Dec 2 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
WTS SF Annual Event and Holiday Gala

The WTS Annual Awards and Holiday Gala are teaming up for our biggest event of the year! Come for the keynote and awards presentations – stay for the post-event Holiday Social Hour and door prizes! Join fellow WTS members and industry colleagues as we recognize this year’s outstanding students, professionals, and projects. Share in holiday cheer by gathering with us to bid 2020 farewell and welcome in the New Year. We will also take a moment to celebrate the recent appointments of key officials in our Bay Area transportation agencies.

Keynote Speaker: Alicia John-Baptiste, President & CEO of SPUR


Curtain Warmer (5:45 – 6 pm) / Welcome Remarks / Keynote Speaker / Awards and Scholarships / Holiday Social Virtual Networking Sessions


Woman of the Year: Nuria I. Fernandez, General Manager & CEO of Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Honorable Ray LaHood Award (Man of the Year): Matt Henry, Left Lane Advisors

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dianne Steinhauser, Former Executive Director of Transportation Authority of Marin    AND Ellen Smith, Bay Area Rapid Transit

Member of the Year: Adrienne Taylor, FMG Architects

Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Bay Area Rapid Transit

Employer of the Year: Napa Valley Transportation Authority

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: Oakland Department of Transportation  AND Metropolitan Transportation Commission/Bay Area Toll Authority

Kathrine G. Johnson Trailblazer Award: Karen Frick


RSVP here by December 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM

WTS Member: $25 / Non-Member: $45 / Student/Unemployed: Complimentary

All funds collected from ticket sales will be considered donations and will go directly to the WTS Foundation for scholarships. Ticket purchase is a financial commitment, and no refunds will be issued. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket to another person by updating the attendee information through this site.

Zoom link to the event will be emailed prior to December 2.

For more information about the event or on how to purchase event sponsorships, please contact:

Jasmin Mejia, / Taylor McAdam, / Aida Banihashemi, / Erin McAuliff,

Not a member? Join today:

ACEC BBC Zoom Lunch: Bay Area Airports Update
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

REGISTRATION is now CLOSED. Member firms attend for free, so if you’re a member of a BBC Member Firm and would still like to attend, please email prior to the event and a Zoom link will be sent to you! If your firm is a member, you’re a member. Check out our member list HERE.

Thank you to our sponsors:




Ryan Fetters, Principal at Gensler, and Aviation Design Director will moderate this panel of representatives from all Bay Area airports for an engaging discussion that will included:  an update on airport operations given the pandemic (i.e., operating procedures, guidelines, regulations, etc.), the impact on the pandemic airport procurement budgets, and future projects, whether projected or budgeted.

Join us for the the Regional Airport Panel with representatives from all Bay Area airport representatives include:

  • Bryant Francis, Director of Aviation at Port of Oakland, Oakland International Airport (OAK)
  • Geoff Neumayr, Chief Development Officer, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Judy Ross, Assistant Director of Aviation, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)


Ryan Fetters
Ryan Fetters is a leader in aviation design and contributed to some of Gensler’s most notable projects, including his ongoing work with SFO for the last ten years.  He is a regular speaker and panelist and has authored numerous blogs and articles on the topic of human-centered design. In 2014, he was selected as one of VMSD Magazine’s “Designer Dozen,” which highlights up-and-coming designers under the age of 35. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University.


Bryant Francis
Bryant joined the Port of Oakland as Director of Aviation in March 2016.  He leads a staff of over 250 and is responsible for the management and operation of Oakland International Airport (OAK).  With annual revenues exceeding $200 million in 2019, the Airport is the top revenue generator of the Port’s three business lines.  OAK is the 5th busiest passenger airport in California and is the busiest air cargo airport in Northern California. Originally from Harrisburg, PA, Bryant is a 25-year Aviation Industry veteran. Before joining the Port of Oakland, he was Director of Long Beach Airport in Southern California. Prior to that, he served as Director of Airports for the Shreveport Airport Authority in Louisiana. Bryant is deeply involved in industry organizations such as Airports Council International – North America, where he is currently a member of its U.S. Policy Council, Vice Chair of its Medium Hub Committee, and is the Board Liaison for its Business Diversity Committee.  He is a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives and is a member of its Policy Review Committee. Locally, he serves on the Boards of both SPUR Oakland and the East Bay Economic Development Alliance. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. 

Judy Ross, AAE, CAE
Judy is the Assistant Director of Aviation for Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) since April 2018.  She served as Interim Assistant Director of Aviation since 2017 and Deputy Director of Aviation – Planning and Development at Silicon Valley’s airport since 2015. This experience has included managing the administrative functions of the Airport Director’s Office as well as the five Airport divisions: operations, facilities and engineering, finance, planning and development, and business development. Her vast knowledge of the aviation industry and steady management approach was developed through her three years at SJC, as well as at other U.S. airports. She served as Deputy Aviation Director at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for seven years; Director of Airport Planning and Development at Little Rock National Airport for two years; and while at San Diego International Airport for 10 years, she was Manager of Program Controls, as well as holding other positions. She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) where she is an Accredited Airport Executive (AAE). Additionally, she serves as the President of the Southwest Chapter of AAAE, where she is also a Certified Airport Executive. She earned a Master’s degree in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota.

Geoff Neumayr, SE
Geoff is the Chief Development Officer for the San Francisco International Airport Planning, Design & Construction Division and oversees the planning, design and construction sections. He has over 34 years in design and construction professional in both design & construction. Geoff is currently responsible for the Airports $7.3B capital improvement program. Under Geoff’s leadership the Airport has completed the renovation of Boarding Area E & Terminal 3 West as well as the new Air Traffic Control tower. He is a big proponent of the team concept for the design and construction of public infrastructure projects, and is a proponent of the use of Progressive Design Build as implementation approach for integrated project delivery.  Geoff currently serves on the Dean’s Council for the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s College of Architectural & Environmental Design. He also serves as Chair for the Airports Council International Project & Construction Delivery Group, is a member of Airports Council International Operations & Technical Committee, serves as a member on the International Partnering Institute’s Board of Directors, is a member of the Design Build Institute of America’s National Board of Director’s, and is the Chair for the Design Build Institute of America’s Progressive Design Build Committee. He is a graduate of Cal Poly with a degree in Architectural Engineering.

SMPS SFBAC Virtual Holiday Celebration!
Dec 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

‘Tis the season to be merry and bright. SMPS SFBAC celebrated the holidays and the new year ahead!

50% of the event proceeds were donated to 826 Valencia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

ACEC BBC Holiday Party: Cocktail Kits! Awards! Trivia Game! Raffle! Prizes! @ Via Zoom
Dec 15 @ 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
ACEC BBC Holiday Party: Cocktail Kits! Awards! Trivia Game! Raffle! Prizes! @ Via Zoom

No sponsors. No long speeches. Just fun, game and raffle prizes, and cocktails!

  • Professional Bartender giving Cocktail Lessons!
  • Announcement of Scholarship Winners!
  • Announcement of Engineering Excellence Award Winners!
  • Virtual Trivia Game with Prizes!
  • Raffle Prizes!

All proceeds from raffle sales went to the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Christmas Holiday
Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day