Meet The ACEC Business Insurance Trustees
Robin S. Greenleaf
P.E. LEED AP, F.ACEC Chair
Robin Greenleaf, PE, LEED AP BD+C, FACEC, founded Architectural Engineers, Inc., a professional engineering firm specializing in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design services, in 1985.
Greenleaf has served ACEC in many capacities for over 20 years, including Executive Committee liaison to the BIT from 2009-2011. As a member of ACEC/Massachusetts' Board of Directors, she served as Secretary, Treasurer, Director, National Director, and President. She has also served as Vice Chair of the National Executive Committee. Currently, she serves as Past Chair of ACEC's Council of American Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (CAMEE).
Greenleaf earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Drexel University.
Mr. Robert A. Overfield
P.E. Vice Chair
President of a 29-employee civil and survey firm in Cody, Wyoming. Twelve licensed engineers and two licensed surveyors work with supporting staff to meet the needs of a mostly public client base.
Rob had 5 years previous experience in Colorado as a civil design engineer, involved with subdivision and local municipal improvements.
Past 35 years spent with Engineering Associates, with increasing responsibilities. Rob has served as COO and CEO of this firm, but is now President of the Board of Directors. Civil design work involving municipal streets and infrastructure extensions and replacements for local towns in the area, including treated waterlines, sanitary sewer lines, storm drain lines, water storage and treatment, and sewer treatment. Other work includes rural treated water systems, agricultural irrigation improvements, county road construction, and rural and urban subdivision and site development.
Rob joined the ACEC Business Insurance Trustee Board in June of 2014, and currently serves as the Board Treasurer.
Rob is a past president of ACEC/WYO and has been a member of the Small Firms Council Steering Committee for many years.
Michael D. Klingner
President and CEO of Klingner & Associates, P.C. since 2000. He has been with the firm since 1977.
Chairman, Upper Mississippi, Illinois & Missouri Rivers Association (UMIMRA), a Non Governmental Organization representing flood control issues for the Upper Mississippi River Valley: Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin & Minnesota. Chairman of the MVFCA Engineering Committee for 2018.
Mr. Klingner has almost forty years of experience in the engineering and construction fields, and has presented flood control issues at numerous Congressional and Senate hearings in Washington, D.C. Mr. Klingner was instrumental in the development of the comprehensive plan to address Flood Control Improvements, including flood management and mitigation for the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers, as recommended by the Mississippi River Commission in 2008.
He has extensive experience in civil engineering and construction, and a broad range of experience in various engineering fields, such as drainage and flood control, environmental, recreation, water and wastewater, site planning, Geographic Information Systems, and renewable energy. He is licensed in four states, and has been Project Manager for numerous multi-million dollar projects involving multi-participant, intergovernmental agreements including non-profit organizations.
He has significant experience in water resources projects, renewable energy, and environmental and construction permits with the Corps of Engineers and state agencies in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa. Project work includes flood control and port authorities along the upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.
He provided expert testimony in the court case of State of Missouri VS Scott (1994) and State of Missouri vs Scott (retrial) (1998) – Mr. Klingner testified and was the key expert witness for the State of Missouri at this trial as to the condition of the levee that Scott was charged with criminally breaching, contributing to the damage of the 1993 flood in Missouri.
Doris I. Willmer
P.E. LEED* AP, F.ACEC Trustee
Doris I. Willmer, PE is the President and a Principal Consultant of Willmer Engineering Inc. She has a MS in Civil Engineering and Transportation and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign. She has served in Georgia as the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) President from 2007-2008, National Director from 2009-2012, and is currently on the Political Action Committee and an ACEC representative to the Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality Procurement Committee with the Georgia Department of Transportation.
In addition to serving as a National Director, Doris was selected as an ACEC Fellow and is a current member of the Fellows Executive Committee and a member of the Scholarship Selection Committee for ACEC sponsored scholarships. Doris is a director of the Metropolitan Atlanta Council for Quality Growth Board and participates on the Membership Committee, and Governmental Task Force. As a Trustee of the ACEC Business Insurance Trust since 2012, she chaired the Strategic Plan Task Force in 2013 and 2017. She is also a member of the Marketing Committee and participates on special BIT initiatives as required.
PE, LEED AP Trustee
Armando Ramos is President of Ramos CS, a multi-service infrastructure consulting firm specializing in engineering, program and construction management.
Prior to starting a company, he worked at a large Corporation holding various management positions; including being part of the Leadership Council to the CEO which afforded him a global perspective on how large engineering and construction companies are managed worldwide. He was also instrumental in the growth of various market sectors throughout the United States; developing business for construction programs ranging from $100 million to over $1 billion in size.
Mr. Ramos has over 22 years of experience working on large-scale transit and transportation systems, international airport expansions, federal and municipal facilities. He has helped modernize engineering and management workflow processes through the use of technology and has written various white papers. Mr. Ramos started his career as a Structural Engineer, where he was responsible for the design of several federal facilities and structures, including the Metro Gold Line underground tunnels and bridges in the Los Angeles area.
Mr. Ramos was recognized in 2012 by Engineering-News-Record ("ENR") as "ENR California's Top 20", and most recently, Ramos CS is proud to have received "Member Firm of the Year" by the American Council of Engineering Companies, Los Angeles. Mr. Ramos is a licensed Professional Engineer in California, has a Bachelors and Masters engineering degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, along with a Professional MBA degree from Pepperdine University.
Mr. Ramos ACEC leadership roles include the following: ACEC-Los Angeles – President (2018-2019), Vice President (2017-2018), Treasurer (2016-2017), Secretary (2015-2016), Board of Director (2014-Present) and Chair Small Business Committee (2014-2017).
Rachel Hayden is a Vice President and Regional Growth Leader at GEI. Her prior firm, Hayden Consultants, Inc., was acquired by GEI in September 2018. Rachel launched Hayden Consultants as a sole proprietor in March of 2000, working out of her dining room during the startup phase. Her goal was to provide a great place for people to work toward a common mission: to make a difference in our quality of life by designing public infrastructure with the future in mind. The company grew steadily over 18 years to a staff of over 40 employees, with a focus on transportation, water resources, transit and construction services.
Hayden Consultants was a five-time Aggie 100 honoree, which recognizes the 100 fastest growing Texas A&M Aggie-owned companies in the world, and for two years Hayden was on the Dallas 100 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in Dallas. In 2018 Hayden Consultants was ranked #29 on the list of largest North Texas engineering firms. In 2015 Rachel was awarded the national Civil Engineering Entrepreneur of the Year from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Rachel has served in leadership positions for numerous professional organizations, including Chair of ACEC Texas, President of ASCE Dallas Branch and President of ACEC Dallas Chapter. She currently serves on the Texas A&M University Civil Engineering Advisory Council and as a Trustee on the ACEC Business Insurance Trust. Rachel is passionate about leading the next generation of engineers to embrace creative problem solving through in-house design challenges and competitions.
P.E., PG, Trustee
President and CEO of P.W. Grosser Consulting, Inc. Paul Boyce, PE, PG, has been associated with Bohemia, NY-based P.W. Grosser Consulting, Inc. (PWGC), an environmental engineering and consulting firm with more than 60 employees, for the past 26 years.
Mr. Boyce, who is a third-generation engineer, earned a BS in Civil Engineering from SUNY Buffalo and an MS in Environmental Engineering from Polytechnic University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of New York – where he is also a professional geologist – and Pennsylvania.
Over the span of his career Mr. Boyce has dedicated himself to the engineering profession by volunteering his time and energy to strengthen and grow PWGC and advancing the industry. In 2018 Mr. Boyce was named “Engineer of the Year” by the New York State Society of Professional Engineers Long Island Chapter for his contributions to the engineering profession.
His ACEC experience includes having served as treasurer, secretary, vice chair and chair of ACEC-NY’s Long Island Region. He currently serves as regional board member. At the state level, Mr. Boyce has served on ACEC-NY’s Board of Directors, as chair of the membership committee. Currently, he is on the membership and standards of practice committees.
Mr. Boyce is affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association, Long Island Professional Geologists Association, National Groundwater Association and New York State Society of Professional Engineers.
Outside of the office Mr. Boyce is an avid surfer who travels the world in search of the perfect wave.
Marc Alper, P.E., S.E., F.ACEC
Marc Alper, joined Alper Audi, Inc., a structural engineering firm experienced in providing consulting for architects, contractors, developers, owners, industry and government, as a Project Engineer in 1970. Today he serves as President of the firm, which was started by his father in 1951. He has served as Chairman and National Director of ACEC of Missouri. In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of ACEC. Alper earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Marc is most proud of is his family and says: I have been married for 43 years (in fact our 43rd anniversary is on 6/28, which will occur while we are in NYC), and we have three grown children. My oldest two children are married and each of them have two children, which makes me the proud grandparent of four wonderful children. My youngest son recently graduated college and is starting his career – but is currently back living at home. In my professional life I head a 20 person structural engineering firm designing a wide variety of buildings. It is a very active practice, responsible for design of many projects across the US with many hundreds of million dollars of construction value. I am very proud of the firm that we've grown, its staff, its projects, and the high standard of living we are able to provide for all of our employees.
In a parallel life, I am very active on many civic and charitable organizations in addition to ACEC. I have been through all of the leadership offices for ACEC Missouri and continue to be active there, plus I am very involved with the ACEC Business Insurance Trust. I thoroughly enjoy my involvement in the BIT and the friendships I've developed with the other trustees, the Marsh and Hartford participants. I am exceedingly impressed with everyone's intelligence, insight and commitment, and I am thrilled to serve with them on this board.
Gary E. Loesch, P.E. DEE
Gary E. Loesch, PE, DEE, FACEC joined H2M in 1975 as a staff engineer and rose to the level of COO/Executive Vice President of the multidiscipline architectural, engineering, planning and environmental services firm which he served through January 2019. Upon retirement from his full-time responsibilities, he became Corporate Risk Advisor for the firm, which has more than 400 employees in eight offices in New York and New Jersey.
Loesch has been very active in ACEC in many capacities for nearly 30 years, including serving on the Planning Cabinet, Nominating Committee, and Chaired the Quality Management Committee. He served as Treasurer, Vice-Chair and Chairman of the ACEC Business Insurance Trust and continues to serve as Trustee Emeritus, as well as a member of the ACEC Risk Management Committee. On the state level, he was National Director and President of the ACEC of New York, served on the State Board of Directors and has chaired the State Legislative, Nominating and Environmental Committees and continues to serve on the local Board of Directors.
In 2011, ACEC of New York named Loesch Engineer of the Year for his contributions and service to ACEC of New York, the engineering profession, and his community. He was installed as a Fellow at the ACEC National Conference in October 2018.
Loesch earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Master of Engineering (Civil) from Cornell University, and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Adelphi University. He is a licensed engineer in New York and a Diplomate in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.