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Daren Cone, PE, PLS and Dr. Sean St.Clair PE
​Daren Cone, PE, PLS and Dr. Sean St.Clair PE​

Board Welcomes New Members

Dr. Sean St.Clair PE, and Daren Cone, PE, PLS, were appointed by Governor Kate Brown to the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and land Surveying (OSBEELS) as of April 2017.

Dr. St.Clair completed his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at Utah State University. He earned his graduate and doctoral work in Civil Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He obtained his registration to practice civil engineering in Oregon in 2007. 

Prior to moving to Oregon in 2004, Dr. St.Clair was an Instructor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and worked as a Structural Designer for Starzer Brady Fagan Associates, Inc. In Oregon, he has been a professor and, currently, the Civil Engineering Department Chair at the Oregon Institute of Technology. Dr. St.Clair also continues to provide independent structural design consulting. While at OIT, Dr. St.Clair helped Oregon Tech’s Civil Engineering Department earn the Walter LeFevre Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Dr. St.Clair believes his commitment to upholding professional and ethical standards in the engineering profession will help him work towards fulfilling the core functions of the OSBEELS Mission – safeguarding the life, health, and property of the people of Oregon. “I take great pride in my profession and have a strong desire to ensure the integrity of the license in Oregon is preserved,” he explained.

Dr. St.Clair has also spent time as a member of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Development Committee, FE Content Review Study Committee, and has authored sections of the FE Reference Handbook for the National Council for the Examination of Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES). “I made it my personal goal to prepare students to be the best professional engineers possible,” he said, “I believe these avenues demonstrate my dedication to the FE Exam and the licensure process.”

Dr. St.Clair is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Institute of Steel Construction and Order of the Engineer.

Mr. Cone will be joining the Board with over 15 years of professional engineering experience and 7 years of professional land surveying experience.

He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Forest Engineering at Oregon State University and earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University. Mr. Cone obtained his registration to practice forest engineering in 2001 and professional land surveying in 2009.

With a background in forest engineering, Mr. Cone holds experience working with small-to-medium sized businesses and a fortune 500 company. He previously worked with the Boise Cascade Corporation and is curre​ntly with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Aside from his professional career, Mr. Cone enjoys participating in National Engineering Month activities and presenting at career fairs and National Society of Professional Surveyors Trig-Star exams for high school students. He is also an active member of the Council on Forest Engineering and the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon (PLSO). As a member of PLSO, Mr. Cone has served as vice president of the Rogue River Chapter and vice president and president of the Willamette Chapter.

In his personal time, Mr. Cone enjoys bicycling, wood working, hunting and shooting sports.