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Dr. Edmond Russo, Jr.Edmond Russo, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, D.NE  

Selected by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Galveston District to serve as its new deputy district engineer for programs and project management, Dr. Edmond Russo, Jr. (MS Civil Engineering '97) has attained the highest attainable civilian position in the district.  In his new role, the 21-year veteran of the Corps will oversee projects and services spanning 50,000 square miles of the Texas coast from Louisiana to Mexico, encompassing 16 congressional districts (valued at approximately $350 million) to sustain navigation economics that are vital to the nation, while managing coastal risk reduction, ecosystem restoration, regulatory functions, emergency operations, military construction and international and interagency services mission areas.  Russo serves as vice chair and secretary of the Environmental Commission, Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses, which supports international development and distribution of technical information on contemporary topics for sustainable navigation infrastructure management practice. 

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