During the Board’s May 14, 2019 meeting, Daren Cone, PE, PLS, was elected to serve as the Board President, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Sean St.Clair, PE, was elected to serve as the Board’s Vice President. The nominations were held as a result of the previous Board President and Vice President’s biennial term ending in June.
Currently in their first term as Board members, Mr. Cone and Dr. St.Clair joined the Board during the summer of 2017. Prior to becoming Board President, Mr. Cone chaired the Finance Committee and served on the Law Enforcement Committee, Examinations & Qualifications Committee, Legislative Task Force, Oregon-Specific Exams Task Force, and the Photogrammetric & Remote Sensing Task Force.
Having a background in forest engineering, Mr. Cone previously worked for the Boise Cascade Corporation and managed his own private practice. Currently, he works for the Oregon Department of Forestry as a State Forests Engineer. Aside from his professional career, he enjoys participating in National Engineering week activities, and being an active member of the Council on Forest Engineering and the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon.
Prior to becoming the Vice President, Dr. St.Clair chaired the Examinations & Qualifications Committee and the Rules & Regulations Committee and also served on the Joint Compliance Committee, Professional Practices Committee, and the Oregon Specific Exams Task Force.
Dr. St.Clair moved to Oregon in 2004 from Georgia where he was an instructor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and as a Structural Designer for Starzer, Brady, Fagan Associates. In Oregon, he is a professor and was the Civil Engineering Department Chair at Oregon Tech for ten years.
Dr. St.Clair has spent time as a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying’s (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Development Committee, FE Content Review Study Committee, and has authored sections of the FE Reference Handbook for NCEES.
The OSBEELS would like to thank former President, Ms. Shelly Duquette, PE, SE, and Vice President, Mr. Chris Aldridge, RPP, for their service over the course of their terms. Both individuals will continue to serve as Board members.