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Board of Directors



Julian Lineham, Vice Chair


Vice Chair

Julian Lineham, PE, SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE, CEng, FICE

Studio NYL Structural Engineers and Facade Designers Contact

Julian Lineham, PE, SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE, CEng, FICE, a founding Principal of Studio NYL, spent the first ten years of his career in London with some of England’s leading structural engineering firms.  While in London, Julian led structural engineering teams on many notable UK projects  In 1997 Julian moved to Boulder, Colorado.  In 2004 Julian co-founded Studio NYL Structural Engineers.  The company has built a reputation in the Colorado region and beyond for excellence in creative structural design services, winning over 160 awards.  Julian is a Board Member of SECB and previously chaired the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado/American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architectural Liaison committee for 5 years.  He is the Western USA Representative for the Institution of Civil Engineers (London, UK), representing 13 USA Western States.  He frequently guest lecturers at local Universities and AIA events, and recently guest lectured at the American University of Sharjah, Dubai.  Julian is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and also holds a Chartered Engineering (CEng) license in England.  He became a Fellow of ICE in 2017, and a Fellow of ASCE and SEI in 2018.


Edward M. DePaola - Director


Edward M. DePaola, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, M.ASCE

Severud Associates Consulting Engineers, PC Contact

Ed DePaola, PE is President and CEO of Severud Associates Consulting Engineers PC, New York. He is licensed in 21 states, and a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). He is a past President and Founding Member of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) and is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), and the Board of Directors of the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB). Over the past 35 years, he has designed numerous projects including high-rise buildings, long-span facilities and special structures requiring innovative structural solutions. His structural designs include the Jeppesen Terminal Roof and Glass Enclosure Structures of the Denver International Airport, the American Airlines Terminal at JFK International Airport and the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall School of Law. He was the Principal-in-Charge of the “Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park”, the second tallest building in NYC and the first high-rise office structure in the world to receive a LEED Platinum rating. In March of 2012, he was made a Fellow of The Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE.




Craig Barnes, P.E., S.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE

CBI Consulting, Inc.  Contact

Craig E. Barnes founded CBI Consulting Inc. in 1984.  He applies his 50 years of experience toward the advancement of the engineering community through his leadership in creating Basic Education requirements for students in the structural engineering field.  Mr. Barnes helped establish the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) and is a member of STRUCTURE Magazine Media Board and a continuing contributor to the publication.  Mr. Barnes is nationally recognized for his technical abilities and is licensed in 20 states throughout the United States.  His expertise has landed him in various countries to present his work, most notably his consulting services for exhibits at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and their affiliates abroad, and two weeks in Port-au-Prince following the catastrophic earthquake in 2010 reviewing and commenting on reports prepared by Haitian consultants to determine if buildings were safe for occupancy.  His innovative approach to problem-solving makes him ideally suited to construction management, forensic investigation, and litigation support.


Vicki Arbitrio - Treasurer                         


Vicki Arbitrio, P.E., SECB, F.SEI

Gilsanz Murray Steficek Contact

Vicki Arbitrio is an Associate Partner with the New York City office of Gilsanz Murray Steficek, a structural engineering and building envelope consulting firm. Vicki has been with GMS since 2000 and has been engineering structures for over 30 years, both new buildings and renovation projects. She holds a BSCE from Tufts University and began her career at Weiskopf & Pickworth. Vicki is currently President of the Applied Technology Council (ATC), Chair-Elect of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC-NY) Metropolitan Region Board of Directors and a Past-President of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA).





Chris Cerino, P.E., SECB

STV, Inc Contact

Mr. Cerino, Director of Structural Engineering in STV’s New York office, is experienced in managing the design of large-scale, complex projects. With 20 years of experience, he has overseen the design of various educational facilities, hotels, transit structures, and residential high-rise towers. Mr. Cerino coordinates the design efforts among various disciplines and directs teams to successfully prepare and deliver structural plans on schedule. He has managed the structural design of several buildings designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, including the IAC/InterActiveCorp headquarters in Manhattan, as well as the Peter B. Lewis Library at Princeton University. Mr. Cerino is skilled in the use of building information modeling (BIM) to prepare design drawings, and works closely with project architects to prepare structural plans that accommodate visionary building designs.




Lucas Tryggestad, AIA

SOM, LLP Contact

Lucas Tryggestad is an Associate Director and Studio Head at the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Mr. Tryggestad currently holds a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois. Mr. Tryggestad aligns project design concepts with technical solutions that are integral to the design process. His hands-on, synergistic team approach leads to innovative projects that elevate the bar for design and technology. As a Senior Technical Designer, Mr. Tryggestad is responsible for overseeing a project’s technical development from its onset to its completion.


Stan Caldwell - Secretary                      


Donald O. Dusenberry, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE

SGH, Inc. Contact

Don Dusenberry joined the Engineering Mechanics Division of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. in 1975 and serves as a Senior Principal.  He has taken part in numerous complex investigations, analyses, and peer reviews of buildings, building components, and infrastructures.  He has extensive experience in investigations of failed structures, including buildings, bridges, and mechanical structures.  Don is an active participant in numerous professional organizations, including the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, for which he is a former President of its Board of Governors.  Don has written extensively on failure investigations and topics such as structural performance under extreme events including blast, fire, and disproportionate collapse. 


Stan Caldwell - Secretary                    


Dan Eschenasy, P.E., SECB, F.SEI

NYC Buildings Department Contact

Dan Eschenasy is the Chief Structural Engineer of the New York City Buildings Department. He is in charge of the response and investigation of major construction and building accidents. He advises the Commissioner on engineering matters and makes final determination on structural issues.  His 35 years structural engineering design experience ranges from petrochemical facilities to high rise office towers to restoration of pre-1900 facades. A Fellow of SEI since 2014, he is a member of several ASCE Standard committees. For his work in organizing the structural engineering response at Ground Zero he was elected an Honorary Member of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY). He holds a Dipl. Ing. (BS/MS) from the Institutul de Constructii  Bucharest and a Master of Science in Management from MIT.



Susie Jorgenson, P.E., SECB

Studio NYL Structural Engineers and Facade Designers Contact

Susan Jorgensen, PE, is the Quality Control Manager for Studio NYL, a structural engineering and façade design firm, in Boulder, CO.  She is also a Senior Structural Engineer for Integral Engineering Inc, a small-business, women- owned structural engineering firm, in Centennial, CO.  Susan has her own consulting firm as well, Prairie Smoke Engineering, LLC, providing third-party reviews of structural engineering construction documents.  She has been involved in the National Council of Structural Engineers Association since 2007, serving first as the chair of the Licensure Committee, then as a Director on the Board, and currently as the Treasurer.   Susan has had an SECB record since the program’s first round of applications were received in 2005.


SECB Executive Director

Jenna Webb