Thomas A. McDonald, P.E.,
has been named new co-chair of the New York Water Environment Association’s Young Professionals Committee for the Capital District Chapter.
NYWEA is a non-profit educational organization of professionals involved with protecting and enhancing our precious water resources. The mission of the Young Professionals Committee is to increase opportunities for young professionals in the water environment industry through programs that provide a forum for networking, continuing education, professional growth, development of leadership skills, and access to the professional community.
Robert F. Hasemeier, P.E., BCEE
, has been appointed Vice President of the Cumberland-Franklin County Boroughs Association. Hasemeier will work to promote relationships among the boroughs within Cumberland and Franklin Counties, provide legislative and regulatory representation at the state and federal level for the boroughs, and represent the boroughs as part of the Pennsylvania Association of Boroughs. Hasemeier has been active for the last 39 years in municipal representation, including serving as a Councilperson of New Cumberland Borough since 2009. An environmental engineer for Barton & Loguidice, he is the Immediate Past President of the Solid Waste Association of North America’s SWANA’s Keystone Chapter. He holds an MS in Sanitary Engineering from Syracuse University and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer.
The Institute of Transportation Engineers New York Upstate Section has named Mark C. Budosh, P.E.,
2013 Transportation Professional of the Year.
For the last 13 years Budosh has participated in and managed a wide range of traffic and transportation projects throughout Central New York. Mark has had a significant role helping to shape the details of the Syracuse Connective Corridor
, a project that will link the education and medical community with downtown Syracuse and will set the vision for pedestrian/bicycle movement throughout the City of Syracuse. Mark has given numerous presentations on the green infrastructure components of the Connective Corridor project over the last few years at various technical conferences, as well as to community leaders and the general public, in an effort to educate them on the advances of the technologies used on the Syracuse Connective Corridor project.
Glenn Gidaly, AICP
, has been re-elected to the board of directors for the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development for the 2013 – 2016 term. The function of the Partnership is to promote economic development and job creation in Sullivan County. . An Associate at B&L, Glenn focuses on project development and funding assistance, inter-municipal cooperation, grants administration, downtown revitalization, historic preservation, open space preservation, municipal water/sewer, and park development for clients in the Hudson Valley and Capital District.
The New York State Senate has confirmed the appointment of Stephen W. Buechner, RLA, ASLA
, to the Central Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commission. The Central Commission is one of eleven in the State, with members that are appointed to seven-year terms and that serve without compensation. The Commissions function as advisory bodies on all matters affecting parks, recreation and historic preservation within their respective regions. Buechner is one of six appointees to the Central Commission, which covers one of the largest regions within the state parks system. Buechner was a founding partner of Reimann Buechner Landscape Architects for more than 37 years until he and some of his staff joined Barton & Loguidice in 2006 where he is currently Associate Vice President. He was a founding board member of Parks and Trails New York.
Helen G. Tucker
joins the firm as Marketing Technical Writer. Helen joins the firm with over 25 years of technical writing experience from the consulting industry.
joins the firm's Newburgh office as an Engineer II for the water/wastewater group. Andrew graduated from Drexel University where he earned a M.S. and B.S. degrees in Environmental Engineering, focusing on water resources and environmental treatment processes.
Johanna E. Duffy
has been elected to serve as Chair of the New York State Wetlands Forum for 2013/2014. She has been with the firm for eight years and is responsible for wetland site delineation and permitting, endangered and threatened species assessments and habitat surveys, ecological monitoring, environmental regulations, hazard mitigation, and hazardous waste and environmental site assessments for a wide variety of projects. Duffy is a certified Associate Wildlife Biologist, and holds an MPS in Wetland and Water Resources from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. In addition to the NYSWF, she is affiliated with The Wildlife Society and The Society of Wetland Scientists. The NYSWF is a non-advocacy statewide organization comprised of individuals and groups with diverse backgrounds, interests and viewpoints regarding wetlands and their science, use and management. More information about the forum can be found at http://www.wetlandsforum.org