Joe received both his BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1972. He joined HNTB in 2005 and as National Director of Infrastructure Security he oversees projects that reduce the vulnerability of bridges, tunnels, terminals and other types of transportation facilities to malevolent acts through the use of protective and physical hardening measures. He is also in charge of projects to rehabilitate and retrofit bridges against the effects of natural hazards and general structural deterioration. He has extensive experience in damage assessment and disaster recovery of transportation facilities due to ship collision, truck collision, storms, and acts of terrorism. Prior to joining HNTB, Joe spent 33 years with the Port Authority of NY & NJ, where for 10 years he directed all structural design as chief structural engineer, followed by three years as assistant chief engineer in charge of a multidiscipline design staff of Architects and Engineers. During that time Joe played a key leadership role in the damage assessment and disaster recovery programs from both the 1993 bombing and the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
National Director of Infrastructure Security