Bachelor of Science in Engineering University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, June 1975 Major: Civil Engineering
Master of Science of Engineering
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, June 1976
Major: Water Resource Engineering
Tau Beta Pi Phi Kappa Phi
Professional Engineer - State of Florida
American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Florida Engineering Society (FES) National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPD) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Water Management Institute (WMI)
Palm Beach County Groundwater & Natural Resources Protection Board, 1985 to 2007 AWRA Florida Section - Board of Directors, 1985 to present AWRA Florida Section - President, 2006 Florida Engineering Society (FES) - President Elect, 2009 to 2010 FES - Vice President, 1996 to 1999 FES - Professional Concerns Committee, 1999 to 2009 FES Conservation and Environmental Quality Committee Member - 1985 to present; Chairman - 1990 to 1996 Water Management Institute - President and Founding Member Board of Directors - 1993 to present Palm Beach Chapter FES Young Engineer of the Year - 1984 Palm Beach Chapter ASCE Engineer of the Year - 1990 South Florida Section ASCE Engineer of the Year - 1990-91 Palm Beach Chapter FES Engineer of the Year - 1991 FES President's Award - 1993 and 1994
11/84 - present
HIGGINS ENGINEERING, INC., West Palm Beach, Florida
Duties: Principal of the consulting engineering firm specializing in water resource engineering, surface water management, groundwater, land development, drainage and permitting.
04/82 - 11/84
GEE AND JENSON E-A-P, INC., Coral Springs, Florida
Assistant Regional Manager
Duties: Responsible for all engineering work performed in a regional office with a staff of 21; assisted in the management and financial aspects of the office; served as project manager for numerous major clients and acted as District Engineer for several Water Control Districts.
07/79 - 04/82
GEE AND JENSON E-A-P, INC.,
West Palm Beach, Florida
Senior Water Management Engineer
Senior project engineer for numerous water management system designs for land development projects; performed basin-wide hydrologic and hydraulic studies, hydraulic design of several major water control structures and pump stations.
07/77 - 07/79
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT,
West Palm Beach, Florida
Department of Resource Control
Technical evaluations associated with the District permitting processes; surface and groundwater modeling; development of criteria for regulation; review of Department of Regional Impacts including residential, commercial, airport expansions and solid waste facilities.
08/76 - 07/77
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION - FLOOD INSURANCE STUDIES GROUP, Albany, New York
Assistant Hydraulic Engineer
Technical and coordination work associated with HUD flood insurance studies; responsible for the coordination of modeling activities.