Since 1951, West Coast Branch (WCB) of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has been a local branch the ASCE serving the Tampa Bay Area. The WCB is one of twelve ASCE local branches in the Florida Section. The WCB’s Operations Manual and Bylaws are available for review.

Striving to be a resource for local Civil Engineers, WCB provides educational meetings, seminars, conferences, and networking opportunities. WCB supports several ASCE Technical Institutes and Groups (see below).


President:  Alfredo Cely, P.E.
Vice President: Colin Miller, P.E.
Treasurer:  David Hubbard, P.E.
Secretary:  Heather Hubbard, P.E.
Past President: Fred Dargahi, P.E., C.B.I.

Special thanks to all past members and presidents.

Local Institute Chairs

Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI): Nick Charnas, P.E.
Geotechnical Institute (GI): Curt Basnett, P.E.
Structural Engineering Institute (SEI): Kathy Ruvarac, P.E.
Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI): Trang Luong, E.I.

Standing Committee Chairs:

Historian: TBD
Membership: James “Jimmy” LaCava, P.E.
Outreach: Shawn Brown
Engineers Week: TBD
Fundraising: Said Iravani, Ph.D., P.E.
Webmaster: TBD
Transportation Supersession: Marty Millburg, P.E.
Government Relations: Elie Araj, P.E., D.WRE
Scholarships: Hong Ting “Sam” Chiu, P.E.
Practitioner Advisers: Dallas Evans, P.E. & Hong Ting “Sam” Chiu, P.E.
USF Faculty Advisor: Abla Zayed, Ph.D.
USF Student Chapter President: Marisa Bosso
Nominations/Awards: James “Jimmy” LaCava, P.E.
Professional Development: Wilbert Beran, P.E.
Younger Members Group (YMG) President: Greg Lee, E.I.