Glynn, Preuss and Staheli Elected to NASTT's Board of Directors

Apr 20, 2010

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is pleased to announce that Jennifer Glynn, Cindy Preuss and Kimberlie Staheli have been elected to serve on the NASTT Board of Directors following an election held by letter ballot in December 2009. Read more about the new directors in the brief introductions that follow:

Jennifer Glynn is a Project Manager for RMC Water and Environment in their Walnut Creek, California office. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and then headed west to California. Jennifer has 15 years of experience in municipal infrastructure planning, permitting, design and construction management with an emphasis on pipeline design and the use of trenchless technology. She has published and presented papers on projects she designed using trenchless technology at conferences all over the country.

Jennifer has been a member of the No-Dig Show Program Committee for the past seven years and is one of the founding members of Western Chapter (WESTT). She currently serves as Chair of WESTT and is a volunteer NASTT Pipe Bursting Good Practices Course instructor. Jennifer is also a member of the American Water Works Association Water Pipeline Rehabilitation Committee and a past Vice President of the Northern California Pipe User's Group (PUG).

Cindy Preuss, P.E. graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and is a licensed professional civil engineer in the State of California. She is an Associate and Project Manager with Harris & Associates and works out of their corporate headquarters located in Concord, California. In her ten years with Harris & Associates, Cindy's engineering expertise includes designing new and rehabilitated pipeline systems and other infrastructure facilities.

Her pipeline design projects include such trenchless technologies as horizontal directional drilling, jack and auger boring, sliplining, cast-in-place plastic lining and pipe bursting. Prior to Harris & Associates Cindy worked at the Regional Water Quality Control Board, monitoring and enforcing cleanup orders for soil- and groundwater-contaminated sites in the San Francisco Bay.

Cindy is currently serving her sixth year on the Board of Directors for the Northern California Pipe User's Group (PUG), an association of public agencies, private consultants, contractors, vendors and suppliers that study current, conventional and trenchless pipe technologies. PUG has been active in sponsoring attendance to and scholarships for NASTT's annual No-Dig Show, mini No-Dig conferences offered through the WESTT Chapter, and in offering courses to PUG members on various trenchless technologies administered by NASTT.

Cindy is excited to contribute further to NASTT through her participation as a Director, her continued service on the No-Dig Show Program Committee, and her involvement on the Board of Directors of the WESTT Chapter.

Kimberlie Staheli, Ph.D., P.E. is the President and founder of Staheli Trenchless Consultants in Seattle, Washington, a trenchless engineering consulting firm specializing in the design and construction management of all types of high risk trenchless projects for over 18 years.

Kim has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University and a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a Registered Professional Engineer in Washington, Oregon and California.

Kim has specialized in trenchless design and construction working for contractors, performing trenchless research and working as a consultant. She is particularly interested in minimizing the risks of installation techniques including microtunneling, directional drilling, pipe ramming, auger boring and large diameter tunneling. Kim has focused on risk reduction through the development of geotechnical baseline reports as well as pro-active construction risk management. She has vast experience in trenchless forensics and post construction claims analysis and provides expert testimony.

NASTT salutes outgoing Board Members Keith Hanks, Mark Knight and Jack Burnam, who will be formally recognized for their service to NASTT during the Opening Breakfast, May 3, at the 2010 No-Dig Show in Chicago (Schaumburg), Illinois.

North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT)
Angela Ghosh
Assistant Executive Director

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