This past spring marked the end of three Board member’s terms. Oscar Zuniga, Dave Van Dyke, and Bill Boyd all concluded their work on the Board and its Committees. Each former member provided exceptional service and professional knowledge to their work as Board members.
Oscar Zuniga, PE, ME, EE, was appointed to the Board in July of 2014 and has spent his time after serving as the chair of the Finance Committee, the Oregon Specific Examination Task Force and the Examinations and Qualifications Committee. He also served on the Professional Practices and External Relations Committees.
“When I joined the Board I was unaware of how many different issues, situations, rule interpretations, investigations, and evolutions are involved in regulating engineering, land surveying, photogrammetry, and water rights.” Oscar explained, “It has been a tremendous experience to serve on the Board and learn more about these areas.”
Professionally, Oscar was recently elected to serve as the President of Marquees & Associates, Inc., in Medford, OR. His background includes designing and consulting on mechanical, electrical, and fire protection engineering.
Oscar said he is most proud of his time spent working with the Finance Committee to help keep OSBEELS financially transparent and keep registrants informed of how the Board is financially operating. “It seems that each year brings new challenges and mandates that affect how the Board operates and allows us to reexamine the way OSBEELS delivers services to registrants and applicants,” he stated.
Looking ahead, Oscar plans to remain active in his professional work and looks forward to the opportunities that lay ahead with his firm expanding their services. He has also informed the Board of his interest in serving as an Expert Reviewer in the future.
Dave Van Dyke, PE, ME, was appointed to the Board in July of 2014. During his time with the Board, Dave served as the chair of the Customer Service and Communications Task Force and the Rules and Regulations Committee. He also participated as a member of the Law Enforcement Committee, Examinations and Qualifications Committee, and the Finance Committee.
“Serving on the Board these past four years has been an eye-opening experience,” Dave explained. “I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to serve with so many hardworking and dedicated individuals.”
He will continue his professional work as Partner at VGO Engineering, a firm that specializes in testing, inspection, and failure analysis.
“I am thankful to the Governor for appointing me to serve my State in this small way, to help safeguard the life, health, and property of the citizens of the state of Oregon,” he stated.
In his personal life, Dave is looking forward to continuing to spend time with his wife, Serin, and two children.
Bill Boyd was appointed to the Board in July of 2013 and spent his time serving as the chair of the Law Enforcement Committee. He also served on the Rules and Regulations Committee and the Digital Signature Task Force.
During his time on the Board, Bill enjoyed working on the Law Enforcement Committee and helping to craft the language for new or revised rules with the Rules and Regulation Committee. “I got great satisfaction from serving on the LEC and helping to resolve issues with licensees,” Bill said.
Bill is a retired professional engineer and lawyer. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with his wife.
The Board and OSBEELS staff would like to thank Oscar, Dave, and Bill for their dedication to safeguarding the welfare of the public and wish them the best in their future endeavors.