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Steering Committee Members

 

Mentor
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Steve Mendenhall
MOU/Pairing

He has over 40 years of experience in public and private sector land surveying, both providing actual surveying, mapping and engineering services and serving as project manager for large public agency surveying projects for Caltrans and local public agencies in Northern California.

Elected Jan 2013
Term Expires 2016
Representing Psomas, Inc

Protege
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JIM DICKEY
Chair person & Recruitment

In volunteering for the Steering Committee, Jim wanted to be an active voice for small and disadvantaged businesses. His first-hand experience of the struggles a small firm must overcome has provided insights into keeping the Calmentor Program relevant for the Protege members.

Elected DEC 2009
Term Expires 2013
Representing Cinquini & Passarino, Inc

Mentor
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Nick Panayotou
Public Agency outreach

Nick has over 20 years of experience in the construction management of bridges, roadways, highways, and buildings in the Bay Area and is a founding principal of the Hanna Group providing project management services.

Elected Jan 2013
Term Expires 2016
Representing Hanna Group

Protege
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MING-CHEN (M.C.) YU
General Committee

As a small business owner actively involved in advocacy of equal opportunities on public contracts, M.C. wants to assist minority, women-owned, and small businesses establish working relationships with larger firms and potentially expand their business into new areas.

Elected JUNE 2011
Term Expires 2015
Representing AMC Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Mentor
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RAEWYN BUTCHER
Special Events

Raewyn Butcher is Vice President for Business Development at Ghirardelli Associates, Inc. (Graduate Protégé member), a Bay Area construction inspection and management firm working with public works agencies throughout California.

Elected AUG 2009
Term Expires 2013
Representing Ghirardelli

Protege
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ROBERT C. WONG
Secretary

As a principal of a UDBE certified Civil Engineering and Land Surveying firm, Robert knows what challenges firms have to overcome to get work and perform well in today's environment.  With the support of the Calmentor Membership, Robert believes the Mission of the Calmentor Program will be achieved.

Elected JAN 2012
Term Expires 2016
Representing Aliquot Associates, Inc.

Mentor
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SCOTT ALMAN
General Committee

As a Senior Project Manager at a municipal consulting firm with offices throughout California and Nevada offering specialized engineering, design, and construction management services to public and institutional clients; he has 29 years of experience managing public sector projects

Elected DEC 2009
Term Expires 2013
Representing Harris & Associates

Protege
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SAMIR MESSIAH
Co-Chairperson

Elected JAN 2012
Term Expires 2016
Representing CM Pros

CALTRANS CALMENTOR TEAM

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ALI M BANANI
ADVOCATE REPRESENTATIVE

Office Chief of Caltrans District 4 Consultant Services Unit. The team is responsible for the procurement and administration of Architectural & Engineering contract work in District 4.

ali.m.banani@dot.ca.gov

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ROMY FUENTES
CALMENTOR SUPPORT MANAGER

Romy along with his team provides support on all Calmentor administrative issues. He also represents the D-4 Calmentor Program at the District 4 Small Business Council.

romy_fuentes@dot.ca.gov

PREVIOUS BOARD MEMBERS

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HENRY CHANG
PROTEGE COMMITTEE MEMBER
FROM STRUCTUS

SERVED FROM FEB 2007 TO JAN 2012

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KEN RICE
PROTEGE COMMITTEE MEMBER
FROM SUMMIT AND ASSOCIATES

SERVED FROM FEB 2007 TO JAN 2012

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MAXINE YOUNG
PROTEGE COMMITTEE MEMBER
FROM INSPECTION SERVICES, INC.

SERVED FROM FEB 2007 TO DEC 2009

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SHARON KYLE
MENTOR COMMITTEE MEMBER
FROM HNTB

SERVED FROM FEB 2007 TO DEC 2009

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RICK NEDELL
PROTEGE COMMITTEE MEMBER
FROM ANCHOR ENGINEERING

SERVED FROM FEB 2007 TO AUG 2009

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NEIL BROWN
MENTOR COMMITTEE MEMBER
FROM CALTROP

SERVED FROM FEB 2007 TO DEC 2008

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Curtis Lindskog
MENTOR COMMITTEE MEMBER

SERVED FROM FEB 2007 TO Dec 2012

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Dan Masdeo
MENTOR COMMITTEE MEMBER
FROM Parsons Brinckerhoff

SERVED FROM FEB 2007 TO DEC 2012