Houston Chapter Board

President - Ray Meyer, P.E.
Paradigm Consultants

Past President - Ron Ortwerth, P.E.
Aviles Engineering Corp.

Vice President - David Eastwood, P.E.
Geotech Engineering

Secretary/Treasurer - Chad Gordon, P.E.

Director - Ather Mohiuddin, P.E.

Director - Daniel Gutierrez, P.E.
The Murillo Company

Director - Haddis Tewolde, P.E.
All-Terra Engineering, Inc.

Upcoming Events

Quarterly Meeting

Date: August 26, 2020

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Speaker: Russell "Russ" Poppe, P.E.

Topic:  Harris County Flood Control Upcoming Projects

Place: Webinar

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Meeting Sponsorships

Become an Event Sponsor for $250. This includes two meals. Event Sponsors will have the opportunity to sit next to the speaker and will be noted on the program. If you would like to sponsor an event, please contact Vicky Bonds.

Russell "Russ" Poppe, P.E.
Executive Director
Harris County Flood Control District

Russell “Russ” Poppe, P.E., is the Executive Director for the Harris County Flood Control District in Houston, Texas. Under his direction, the District carries out its mission to devise countywide flood damage reduction plans, implement those plans, and maintain the infrastructure. That mission is executed in the third most populated county in the United States, with a population in excess of 4.5 million, which includes the City of Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city. The District has jurisdiction over the primary stormwater facilities in the county, which consist of about 1,500 channels, totaling 2,500 miles in length, as well as more than 60 regional stormwater detention basins and a 2.5- square mile wetlands mitigation bank.

After graduating from Texas A&M University in 1999 with a civil engineering degree, Russ successfully practiced engineering in the private industry before joining the Harris County Architecture and Engineering Department in September 2005. Since then, Russ has held various leadership positions within both Harris County and Harris County Flood Control District, with project responsibilities spanning from roadway, park, and water quality projects, to multi-story buildings and complex flood risk reduction projects in highly urbanized areas. His tenure in the public service sector includes a collective project portfolio that exceeds $1 billion in value on very diverse projects that has allowed him to gain a unique skill set and develop a solid track record focused on producing efficient and effective public projects.

2020 TCEL Houston Chapter Board Meeting Schedule
Meetings are held at Paradigm Consulting
9980 W. Sam Houston Parkway S., Suite 500
Houston, TX  77099

7/28/2020 Tuesday at Paradigm Consultants 7:30 am Board Meeting
8/25/2020 Tuesday at Paradigm Consultants 7:30 am Board Meeting
8/26/2020 Wednesday as a Zoom Webinar Quarterly Membership Meeting
9/29/2020 Tuesday at Paradigm Consultants 7:30 am Board Meeting
10/27/2020 Tuesday at Paradigm Consultants 7:30 am Board Meeting
11/24/2020 Tuesday at Paradigm Consultants 7:30 am Board Meeting
11/25/2020 Wednesday at Hess 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Quarterly Membership Meeting
12/29/2020 Tuesday at Paradigm Consultants 7:30 am Board Meeting


Past Presidents of Houston Chapter

Herb Johnson, P.E. - HVJ Associates (2004-2006)

Nick Aschliman - Fugro Consultants (2006-2008)

David Eastwood, P.E. -  Geotech Engineering and Testing (2008-2010)

Woody Vogt, P.E. - Paradigm Consultants (2010-2012)

Anwar S. Akhtar, P.E. - Fugro Consultants (2012-2014)

Alfonzo Hernandez, P.E. - Terracon (2014-2016)

Ron Ortwerth, P.E. (2016-2019)