Executive Committee Bios

Robert Goodfellow



Aldea Services Inc.
5940 Frederick Xing Ln, Ste. 101
Frederick, MD 21704-5154
TEL: (301) 979-7483
E-MAIL: rgoodfellow@aldeaservices.com

Resume of Robert Goodfellow
Mr. Robert Goodfellow has extensive management experience with regionally based tunneling and underground practice. Experience focused on risk management and technologies of tunneling and underground structures. Projects include design and construction of transportation and water systems in New York, Chicago, Washington, Boston, Seattle, Cincinnati, Cleveland, San Juan, Los Angeles, London, Copenhagen and Hong Kong. His design experience includes analysis, design (including 2D and 3D numerical analysis) and technical oversight for all types of underground construction, including tunnel boring machine, new Austrian tunneling method (NATM), cut and cover tunnels, shafts and underground chambers. This broad range of construction techniques and ground conditions provides the basis for his expertise in management of risk and conceptual planning design review for major tunneling schemes. His construction management experience includes authority on site safety issues, signatory authority for contractor’s quality control and an advisory role on contractor’s proposed means and methods.

Mike Rispin
Vice Chair



8389 Pointe Dr.
Park City, UT 84098-4633
TEL: (385) 234-1474
E-MAIL: mike.rispin@dynonobel.com

Resume of Mike Rispin
Mike Rispin has been involved in the tunneling industry for 33 years. He is an experienced senior executive, a great manager of people, an industry diplomat with a bias for action and decision making, and a wonderful advocate of safety for all involved in our industry. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Market Operations for the Normet Group where he has had held several senior positions since 2009. Some of his previous positions include serving as the Head of Mining for UGC International in Zurich, Switzerland; Divisional Manager, Canadian Division, Admixtures; and as a Mining Manager for master Builders, Inc. He has a Bachelor of Engineering, Mining from the McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He has recently completed two terms as a member of the UCA Executive Committee and was very active during the planning and execution of WTC 2016 in San Francisco. Besides the UCA of SME, he is a member of PEO, ASA, CIM, ASCE and ISEE.

Michael Roach
Past Chair


Traylor Bros Inc
3050 E. Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806-2404
TEL: (562)264-2500
E-MAIL: mroach@traylor.com

Resume of Michael Roach
As chief engineer of Traylor Bros.’ Underground Division, Mr. Michael Roach is responsible for construction engineering, cost estimates, and CPM development and analysis. In addition to his current role as chief engineer, Mr. Roach has acted in the capacity of field engineer, project engineer, project manager, and quality assurance auditor throughout his 24-year career with Traylor Bros.

A graduate of University of Michigan, Mr. Roach obtained his BSCE and E.I.T. in 1986. Through a vast variety of projects, Mr. Roach has been recognized for his expertise in soft ground and hard rock tunneling, design work, grouting, precast and cast-in-place liners, and ground conditions. He has been instrumental as part of the Underground Division in catapulting Traylor Bros. into one of our nation’s top contractors in today’s construction industry.

Mr. Roach has held conference leadership roles with RETC and NAT, and has authored many publications.

Leon Jacobs, P. E.



Frontier Kemper Constructors Inc
12 Lt. Crawford Wheeler Ct.
Blauvelt, NY 10913-1244
TEL:(914) 738-0280
E-MAIL: ljacobs@FrontierKemper.com

Resume of Leon Jacobs, P. E.
Leon Jacobs has over 30 years of New York metropolitan area heavy civil and underground construction experience. Leon began his underground career working for Joint Venture of McLean-Grove, Grow Tunneling and Kiewit in 1982 as a co-op student and then after graduation in several engineering positions on the New York City Third Water Tunnel. In 1988, Leon went to work for Perini as a project engineer on numerous transit and waste water projects in the New York City region until joining Frontier-Kemper in 1995.

Some of the projects Leon has constructed with Frontier-Kemper over the past 19 years include the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Water Tunnel Shaft 26B, the 26 Ward Water Pollution Control Plant Pilot Program, the New Croton Aqueduct Rehabilitation Project, the TBTA Queens Midtown Tunnel Rehabilitation Project’ and the NJ Transit Hudson Bergen Light Rail Weehawken Tunnel/Bergenline Avenue Station Project.

Leon’s professional responsibilities at Frontier-Kemper have covered all facets of heavy construction from project management to engineering and includes experience in design, schedule, cash flow, insurance, safety, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, estimating, budget production, risk management, quality control, change order negotiation, customization of equipment, design of specialized equipment, value engineering, human resources and strategic planning.

In addition to his work experience, Leon has served several industry associations and presented at numerous conferences. Highlights include serving on the George Fox Conference committee since 2007 including serving as its chairman in 2008 and 2009. He is currently beginning a second two year term as George Fox Conference chairman. He is a member of the UCA North American Tunnel Conference planning committee and has participating in organizing NAT’s 2012 and 2014 conferences. Leon will be the 2016 UCA North American Tunnel conference vice chairman when it is held in conjunction with the World Tunneling Conference.

Leon earned a Bachelor of Science cum laude in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston in 1985, and a Masters of Science in Construction Management from Brooklyn Polytechnic University in 1988. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. He is also a member of the Civil Engineering Honor Society, Chi Epsilon, The Moles, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Underground Construction Association, New York State Society of Professional Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Mike Mooney



Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St Mining Engineering Dept
Golden, CO 80401-1887
TEL:(303) 384-2498
E-MAIL: mooney@mines.edu

Resume of Mike Mooney
Mike Mooney is a Professor and the Grewcock Chair in Underground Construction & Tunneling (UC&T) at Colorado School of Mines. He leads the university-wide interdisciplinary Center of Excellence in Underground Construction & Tunneling and serves as Director of the UC&T graduate degree program at Mines. Mike is a registered professional engineer and has 20 years of academic and consulting experience in civil engineering and construction. He received a BS in civil engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, a MS in civil-structural engineering from the University of California-Irvine and a PhD in civil-geotechnical engineering from Northwestern University. Mike’s expertise lies in soft ground tunnel design and construction, instrumentation/monitoring of construction systems and equipment, nondestructive imaging techniques and intelligent geoconstruction processes. He has been the principal investigator for more than 30 geoconstruction-related research projects and has authored more than 100 technical publications. Mike teaches courses in tunnel design and construction, support of excavations/earth retaining structures, instrumentation and monitoring, nondestructive evaluation and intelligent geosystems. He has mentored more than 25 MS and PhD students to completion of their theses, and currently advises numerous graduate and undergraduate students pursuing industry-focused applied research projects in UC&T. In addition to the UCA Executive Committee, Mike serves on the ASCE underground engineering committee, the ISSMGE underground construction in soft ground committee, and the ITA committee on education and training. He is a member of ASCE and the UCA of SME. Mike is married and has three children.

Pamela S. Moran, P.E.



Schneider Moran, Inc.
4063 Ashville Rd.
Marshall, VA 20115-2938
TEL: (703) 297-1054
E-MAIL: smoranwaterproofing@gmail.com

Resume of Pamela S. Moran
Pamela Moran has over 26 years of tunnel design using the New Austrian Tunneling Method and flexible waterproofing design and construction experience. She is currently the Managing Director for Wisko America, Inc. in which she oversees all aspects of the business from marketing, estimating and bidding, to submittal and shop drawing production, material procurement and construction planning and directing. In addition, she assists design engineers writing Flexible Membrane Specifications, developing details for challenging conditions and updating contractors and engineers about new developments in flexible waterproofing technology. Ms. Moran has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Penn State University, holds Professional Engineering licenses in 9 states.

Mark Johnson


Global Solutions Director | Tunnel & Ground Engineering
500 7th Avenue, 17th Floor
TEL: 646.253.8559
E-MAIL: Mark.johnson1@jacobs.com

Resume of Mark Johnson
Mark has more than 25 years of specialized experience in tunnel and underground engineering. He is currently Jacobs Engineering’s Global Director for Tunneling & Ground Engineering, leading a group of nearly 900 tunnel and geotechnical engineers located around the world. Mark’s experience covers tunnel projects in the US, UK, Canada, Malaysia and Singapore, including a significant number of design-build projects. He recently served as the Project Director for the design team that delivered the Blue Plains Tunnel in Washington D.C., winner of ENR Magazine’s 2016 “Best of the Best” Project Award.

Matthew D. Preedy, P.E.


Sound Transit
401 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104-2826
TEL: (206)398-5438
E-MAIL: Matthew.Preedy@soundtransit.org

Resume of Matthew Preedy
Matthew Preedy has been delivering Public Works contracts for over 25 years. While working for WSDOT, Mr. Preedy served as the Construction Director and Deputy Administrator for the SR99 Alaskan Way tunnel project in Seattle, WA. Currently, he heads the Construction Management Division of Sound Transit, involved in delivering multiple light rail and commuter rail projects exceeding $65B, including the recent planning effort for a new light rail tunnel and stations under downtown Seattle.

Jon Klug


CSI-Tunnel Systems Division
9 Commercial St
Hudson, NH 03051-3907
TEL: (603) 889-4163
E-MAIL: lworden@csigroup.com

Resume of Jon Klug
Jonathan Klug is the Vice-President of David R. Klug and Associates, Inc., the company provides international and national manufacturer representative services to the underground heavy civil and mine construction industries. The company specializes in the coordination of products and specialty services for precast segmental, NATM, soft ground and conventional tunnel construction inclusive of initial support systems, final lining reinforcement products, connectors and gasket sealing systems for one pass tunnel linings. Mr. Klug has over 14 years of industry involvement in many of the major tunnel programs constructed in the United States and Canada over this timeframe. In conjunction with his European clients he conducts industry outreach seminars to Europe to study their methods of tunnel construction and contract delivery methods on a regular basis. He has been involved in many UCA roles and activities, including committees for the WTC 2016 and NAT conferences and contributions to the History of Tunneling in the United States book. Mr. Klug also compiles and prepares the Tunnel Demand Forecast as published in the Tunnel and Underground Construction Magazine.


Tony O'Donnell

Tony O’Donnell

 Kiewit Infrastructure Co
302 S 36th St Ste 400
Omaha, NE 68131-3845
TEL: (213) 922-3084
E-MAIL: tony.odonnell@kiewit.com

Resume of Tony O'Donnell
Tony O’Donnell, PE has 30 years of work experience. He has been with Kiewit for 23 years. He has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (BE) with honors and a Master of Engineering Science (MSC) with honors, both from University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. He is a member of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland and the American Society of Civil Engineers. At Kiewit as the Get Work Area Manager, Tony is responsible for the identification, proposal preparation, designer and partner selection, contract negotiation for all Underground District pursuits in North America. In addition, he is currently charged with expanding the Kiewit Underground footprint within Canada. His job responsibilities also include direct oversight through the startup phase for all Design-Build, ECI and nontraditional contracts.

Robert A. "Red" Robinson, C.E.G., R.G.


Shannon and Wilson Inc
400 N 34th St Ste 100
Seattle, WA 98103-8636
TEL: (206) 695-6794
E-MAIL: rar@shanwil.com

Resume of Robert Robinson
Robert “Red” Robinson has over 40 years of experience on geotechnical assessments and design for over 400 tunnels throughout Central and North America.  He has participated in the design and construction of a wide variety of tunnels constructed in soil and rock and ranging from 3-ft diameter directionally drilled utility lines to the world’s largest diameter soft ground tunnel at 83-foot O.D. for Interstate 90 in Seattle. He has published over 60 technical papers on various aspects of design and construction for tunneling and has been active on several U.S. and international tunneling committees, including RETC, UCA, AEG, and ITA. Currently Red is involved with a variety of transportation and utility tunnels including: the 58-ft excavated diameter Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel in Seattle, Regional Connector and Westside Corridor Tranist in Los Angeles, and the Lower and Middle River Des Peres CSO Project in St. Louis. 

Richard Redmond

Richard Redmond

Vice President – Program Manager / Construction Manager
605 Third Ave
New York, NY 10158
(917) 284-1565 (mobile)

Resume of Richard Redmond
Mr Redmond has over 35 years of experience (15 years as a Heavy Civil Contractor and 21 as a Construction Consultant) in the heavy construction industry field. The majority of the projects Mr. Redmond has worked on have been in the $200 million - $8 billion range. Typical duties have included Project Management, Project Engineering, Cost Estimating, Scheduling, Engineering Design, and Project Planning of all types of involved engineering tasks.

Projects he has worked on have included the San Francisco Central Subway , Los Angeles Regional Connector, New York 2nd Ave Subway, New York 7 Subway Extension, New York City Water Tunnel Project, as well as the Chicago T.A.R.P. Tunnel program.

Jack Brockway

Jack Brockway

Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems USA Inc
1613 132nd Ave E # 200
Sumner, WA 98390-9638
(253) 833-7366 (work)

Resume of Jack Brockway
Jack is President of Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems USA and Canada, H+E USA (Conveyors) and VMT USA (Guidance Systems). Jack is responsible for all Herrenknecht TBM and related mining business in North America. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and a registered mechanical PE in Washington State. He joined the TBM industry in 1973 and has held a variety of positions in engineering, marketing and business management all specific to the supply of tunnel boring machines worldwide. Since joining Herrenknecht 20 years ago, his primary focus has been tunneling and mining projects for North America.

Erika Moonin

Erika Moonin

Engineering Project Manager, Southern Nevada Water
1001 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89107-4447
(702)822-3342 (home)

Resume of Erika Moonin
Ms. Erika P. Moonin, P.E., D.WRE, is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Nevada and California. She graduated from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. After graduating, Erika started her career working for an engineering consulting firm and now has gained more than 20 years of experience for the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) /Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA).

Ms. Moonin is the Engineering Project Manager for the SNWA’s Lake Mead Intake No. 3 program totaling $1.4 Billion. The new intake system will ensure a safe and reliable water supply for the greater Las Vegas community under severe drought conditions. She is responsible for leading an integrated team of professionals and for managing the planning, procurement, design, and construction of the Lake Mead Intake No. 3 contracts. The contracts involve complex underground construction, heavy civil construction, alternative delivery methods, and custom high capacity deep set submersible pumps.

Paul C. Schmall

Paul C. Schmall

Senior Vice President, Chief Engineer
100 Stickle Ave
rockaway, NJ 07866
973.627.2100 x 269

Resume of Paul C. Schmall
Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer for Moretrench, a nationally renowned specialty geotechnical contractor. Responsible for the technical oversight of the company’s soil stabilization, grouting, ground freezing, groundwater control and environmental remediation for underground construction, tunneling, and CCR stabilization. Expertise include dewatering, ground stabilization with jet, permeation, compaction and compensation grouting; and ground freezing for excavation support/groundwater control. Extensive experience with emergency response for geotechnical “failures” such as major ground loss events and forensic investigation of deep excavation and tunneling ground loss events. Co-author of the third edition of Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control, published in 2007.

Michael Vitale

Michael Vitale

Senior Vice President and North American Tunnel Practice Leader
Mott MacDonald
18013 Cleveland Pkwy Dr Ste 200
Cleveland, OH 44135-3235
(216) 406-3053 (mobile)
(216) 535-3652 (WORK)

Resume of Michael Vitale
As Senior Vice President and North American Tunnel Practice Leader for Mott MacDonald, Mr. Vitale has extensive, diversified experience in underground design and construction for water/wastewater and transportation projects. His areas of expertise encompass geotechnical engineering, rock engineering, conventional tunnels and lining systems, EPBM tunnels, segmental linings, microtunnels, and underground structures, shafts, and braced excavations. He has served as Design Manager for some of the largest CSO projects in the United States and Overseas, several of which have won national and international awards. Mr. Vitale has designed tunnels in all types of soil and rock around the world from extremely soft, sensitive clays to the hardest basalts. He is active nationally on many boards, technical committees, and organizations and was one of the primary authors of the ASCE Standard Guideline for Microtunneling and the History of Tunneling in the United States.

Michael Smithson

Michael Smithson

Skanska USA Civil
444 S. Flower Street, Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 694-3483

Resume of Michael Smithson
Michael Smithson is a Senior Vice President with Skanska USA Civil. He is responsible for Skanska’s underground heavy civil projects in the western United States including the Regional Connector and Westside Subway Extension, Contract 1 for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. In addition, Mr. Smithson serves as the Project Director for the Regional Connector project. Mike has over 24 years’ of geotechnical engineering and underground construction experience with 22 years of experience working for underground and tunnel contractors. Prior to joining Skanska in 2012 he worked for Kenny Construction in Chicago. Mr. Smithson obtained his Bachelors of Science in Engineering from Purdue University and his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. Mike is a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Ohio. He has held leadership roles with the NAT conference, and was Conference Chair for the WTC 2016 in San Francisco.

Mike Bruen

Michael Bruen

Vice President, Stantec
2253 130th Ave. NE Ste. 200
Bellevue, WA 98005-1759
(425) 283-7825

Resume of Mike Bruen
Mike Bruen is a Vice President with MWH now a part of Stantec, and has served in various roles including Senior Project Manager, Senior Tunnel Specialist, and Engineering Geologist specializing in tunnels and underground engineering and construction for wet infrastructure, hydropower, and dam projects. Mike has more than thirty five years of experience working in North America, Central and South America, Asia, and the Middle East. He has been involved in over 50 tunnel projects, totaling more than 100 miles of tunnels and up to 33 ft in diameter, more than 60 shafts, and caverns worldwide. Recently he was the lead author for the chapter on Water Tunnels for the UCA of SME book, the “History of Tunneling in the United States”. He has a bachelor of science degree from the University of New Hampshire and a master of arts degree at SUNY Buffalo in geology. He is a member of AEG, UCA of SME, ITA, PMI, USSD, and the DRB Foundation.

Edward Dowey

Edward Dowey

7 Fox Hill Rd.
Pound Ridge, NY 10576-1909
(914) 764-4190

Resume of Edward Dowey
Mr. Dowey has worked on tunnels in every capacity for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection for over 30 years. Mr. Dowey presently serves as Acting Portfolio Manager for the Gilboa Dam Projects and Bypass Tunnel construction. Previously Mr. Dowey was the Design Manager for the $800 million Bypass Tunnel directing an in-house design and consultant staff of tunnel design engineers. Mr. Dowey started as a construction inspector and geologist and then later served as Resident Engineer and Executive Construction Manager for the construction of subterranean chambers, thousands of feet of shafts, and over 15 miles of tunnels for New York City Water Tunnel No. 3. Mr. Dowey has a BA in Geology and a MS in Mining Engineering from Columbia University, and is a New York State Professional Engineer.

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