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Edward Henry “Chip” Stehmeyer, Jr.

Edward Henry “Chip” Stehmeyer, Jr., earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1974, and served as the President for the Walter E. Rowe Student Chapter of ASCE. He continued on at USC, to become Dr. James Radziminski’s first graduate student. He finished the Masters of Engineering degree in 1975. Over the years Mr. Stehmeyer has received recognition as the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s Engineer of the Year in 1987 and also as one of the top ten engineers in Federal Service by the NSPE. He was decorated with the Department of the Navy’s Meritorious Civil Service Award in 1997, the Department of the Navy’s Superior Civilian Service Award in 2004, and the State of South Carolina’s Order of the Silver Crescent in 2004.

With 31 years of federal service he has worked with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command as Chief Engineer and Director of Capital Improvements, Southern Division. He served as Director of Project development, Design and Constructions of approximately $800 million annually for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and other Department of Defense Shore Facilities. In 2004 Chip went to work for the Center for Disease Control as Director of Buildings and Facilities overseeing planning, design and construction of a $1.5 billion recapitalization program for CDC’s laboratories and scientific research facilities. Today “Chip” works as a Marine Structures Engineer with Collins Engineers Inc., an ENR Top 500 Design Firm that provides services in the transportation, marine and construction sector. Chip resides and works in Charleston, South Carolina.

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