Dewberry Announces Promotions in Fairfax, Virginia
Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced the promotion of nearly 50 employees nationwide, including 9 in the firm’s headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. The promotions coincide with Dewberry’s ongoing expansion of engineering, architectural, and consulting services in the D.C. metropolitan region, where the firm has practiced since 1956.
These promotions include:
Jean Huang, PE, CFM, ENV SP, Stephen Kalaf, PMP, CFM, and Mathew Mampara, PE have been promoted to vice president. Huang is the program management director for the resilience solutions group. She earned both her bachelor’s (1998) and master’s (2002) degrees in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. Huang is a member of Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM), New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association, and the Project Management Institute (PMI). She is a licensed professional engineer in Maryland, New York, and Virginia. Huang is also a certified floodplain manager and project management professional. Kalaf is the executive director of quality assurance leading the firm’s quality program and is a senior project manager in the resilience solutions group. He received his bachelor’s degree in geography from Frostburg State University (1978) and is a member of the American Society for Quality, PMI, and ASFPM. Kalaf is also a certified floodplain manager and project management professional. Mampara is the director of innovation for the resilience solutions group. He earned his master’s degree in water resources engineering from the State University of New York (2002) and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Cornell University (1996). He is a licensed professional engineer in Maryland and is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and ASCE.
Siamak Esfandiary, Ph.D., PE, and Robert Snow, PE, PMP, have been promoted to associate vice president. Esfandiary is a program manager in the resilience solutions group. He obtained his doctorate (2001) and his master’s degree in civil engineering (1997) from the City University of New York. Esfandiary earned his bachelor’s degree in irrigation engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology (1996) and is a member of the American Water Resources Association, Society of Risk Analysis, and ASFPM. Snow is a senior project manager in the federal group. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of Florida (2000), and is a licensed professional engineer in Virginia, as well as a licensed project management professional. Snow is a member of PMI and SAME.
Sid Pandey, CSM, has been promoted to senior associate. Pandey is a senior geospatial technology manager in the geospatial and technology services group and was recently appointed to the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) 2021-2023 cohort of the Vanguard Cabinet. He earned his master’s degree in geographic information systems from the University of Maryland (2019) and his bachelor’s degree in geography from the Pennsylvania State University (2014). Pandey is a member of the Maryland State Geographic Information Committee, URISA, and the Esri Mid Atlantic User Group.
Seng Chan, CFM, Srinu Ratnala, and Lauren Hite, CP APMP, have been promoted to associate. Chan is senior client relations manager in the resilience solutions group. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from George Mason University (2001) and is a certified floodplain manager. Chan is also a member of the Virginia Floodplain Management Association and ASFPM. Ratnala is a project manager in the geospatial group. He earned his master’s degree in applied geology from Andhra University (1998) and his bachelor’s degree in geological and earth sciences/geosciences from SDS(A) College of Arts & Applied Sciences (1995). Ratnala is a member of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Hite is the marketing manager for the federal practice. She earned her master’s degree in business administration (2008) from Florida State University. Hite is a Certified Practitioner with the Association of Proposal Management Professionals and a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services.