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2016 – 2017 Alaska Section President

Stephen Nuss, P.E., M.ASCE is the Engineering Division Director for Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility (AWWU) and a founder of Sockeye Engineering & Consulting, LLC.  Stephen has more than 16 years of professional experience in civil engineering, environmental engineering, project management, and construction management services on projects throughout Alaska.


2016 – 2017 Alaska Section Treasurer

Tor J.S. Andersen, P.E.  is a Senior Aviation Engineer and leader of the Airports Division at HDL Engineering Consultants. He has twelve years of airport planning and design experience and is licensed as a Professional Civil Engineer in Alaska and Montana. A Swede by birth, Tor has lived in the US since 2000, and Alaska since 2011. Tor and his wife Stefanie live in Palmer with their five children.

After a ten-year career as a land surveyor, Tor returned to College in 2002. Tor earned both his Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering at Michigan Technological University. He first joined ASCE through the student chapter at MTU in 2004. After graduation in 2005 Tor went to work for a Michigan firm doing design on Upper Peninsula airports before he moved to Montana in 2007. While working as a design engineer Tor also completed his research for his Masters degree, which he was awarded in 2007.

Tor has been active in ASCE since 2007 and has served as an officer first in the Eastern Branch of ASCE Montana, the Montana Section, the Anchorage Branch and now the Alaska Section.

Tor chairs the Alaska report card committee and is active in government relations, representing the Anchorage Branch on the Alaska Professional Design Counsil he is actively participating in and planning for state legislative fly-in’s in Juneau and Washington DC. Tor represent Region 8 on the ASCE State Government Relations committee. Tor is also active as a corresponding member on the Committee on Sustainable Infrastructure where he is working on incorporating sustainability metrics into the state infrastructure report card guidelines. Tor also serves as a corresponding member on the Pre-College outreach committee where he is working on additions to the K-12 outreach programs offered by ASCE.

Tor is a member of the MEA election committee.

Being a hunting and fishing enthusiast Tor also participates in the meetings of the Matanuska Advisory Committee to the Alaska State Board of Fish and Game.

The Engineering Division Director for Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility (AWWU) and a founder of Sockeye Engineering & Consulting, LLC.  Stephen has more than 16 years of profession.

2016 - 2017 Alaska Section Secretary

David Gamez is a Transportation Engineer with CH2M specializing in geometric design and signalization on highway projects. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from California State University, Fullerton. He is experienced in several aspects of roadway and site design including; 3-dimensional roadway modeling in Civil 3D and InRoads, signing & pavement striping, drainage design, highway lighting, signal phasing and design, and site modeling and grading. He has been involved on several projects large and small for the AK Department of Transportation, Municipality of Anchorage, Port of Anchorage, Army Corps of Engineers, Sound Transit, and several cities across Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.

David is a native of Southern California where he became involved with the ASCE student chapter at California State University, Fullerton. After moving to Anchorage in 2012, he brought his enthusiasm for ASCE and has served in leadership positions with the Anchorage YMF and is currently serves as the Secretary for the Alaska Section. He was the Chairman for the ASCE Western Region Younger Member Council (WRYMC) hosted in Anchorage in January, 2016. He is currently serving as the WRYMC Representative for ASCE Region 8 and was the WRYMC Business meeting Chair for WRYMC 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. Along with his involvement with Region 8, he is also a contributor to the ASCE Alaska State Report Card.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, 4-year old son, and 1-year old daughter. He also enjoys exploring the vast Alaskan wilderness, and Anchorage’s surprisingly large array of restaurants and craft brew houses.

2016 – 2017 Alaska Section Past President

Jessica Smith, A.M.ASCE is the Transportation Planner for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in Palmer, AK with nearly 10 years of experience in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from UNC Charlotte and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Transportation Systems, from North Carolina State University.  Ms. Smith was actively involved with the leadership of the Eastern Region Younger Member Group in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Region 4 Key Contacts before relocating to Alaska in May 2012.  Her most recent member contribution was recently published in the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Improved Asset Management and Inventory Development through Sample Analysis and Vendor–Client Communication. Since moving to Alaska, Jessica has been an active volunteer with the ASCE Alaska Section Board and Region 8. Jessica is looking forward to Anchorage YMF hosting the 2016 MRLC/WRYMC/WSCL and becoming involved with her new local branch, Mat-Su ASCE.  

2016 – 2017 Alaska Section President Elect

Carl Uchytil, P.E. has served since 2011 as Port Director for the City and Borough of Juneau and oversees four municipal harbors and the infrastructure supporting 1 million cruise ship passengers visiting Juneau each year. He also served in various capacities with the U.S. Coast Guard between 1980 and 2011, which included engineering & program management and Commanding Officer of the Icebreaker POLAR SEA. Carl is Vice President of the Alaska Section of American Society of Civil Engineers;  and, President of the Alaska Association of Harbormasters & Port Administrators (AAHPA). He is married to Maria and has four children Nicholas, Dana, Carl Patrick & Claire.