About Our Branch

The Pensacola Branch of the Florida Section was founded in 2013 and includes members from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties.  The current officers and committee chairs are shown below.  (Click on an officer's name to reach by email)


President - Lauren Briggs

What is your occupation?

Marketing and Proposals Specialist at Mott MacDonald

What accomplishment/project are you most proud of?

I work to improve myself every day so I'd have to say my proudest accomplishment to date is getting to where I am now - through adversity of being young, a woman, and a non-engineer in this engineering world.  I work hard to build trust with our engineers and teaming partners, strive to deliver exceptional products and services, and push the bar up for my fellow marketing professionals that I have the honor to mentor.  A more concrete response, however, is an accomplishment that will come at the end of the coming year - to have served as your Pensacola Branch President.

What is your favorite book, TV show, or movie?

Into the Wild and anything by Dr. Seuss.

Anything else you would like to add?

I have many leather-bound books and my apartments smells of rich mahogany.




Treasurer - Ryan McGhee, E.I.

What is your occupation?

Transportation E.I. in the roadway design group at HDR.

What accomplishment/project are you most proud of?

Graduating with honors and two minors from the University of Florida.

What is your favorite book, TV show, or movie?

Book - Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy
TV Show - Peaky Blinders
Movie - Remember the Titans




Past President / Golf Chair - Heath Jenkins, P.E.

What is your occupation?

Civil Engineer at Mott MacDonald

What accomplishment/project are you most proud of?

Runway resurfacing at Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) in British Columbia, Canada.  The project was done in support of our Vancouver office and was a fast track project to meet available funding timelines.  The project won several awards as part of the parallel taxiway construction project completed by our Vancouver office.

What is your favorite book, TV show, or movie?

Book - Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
TV Show - Breaking Bad
Movie - Caddyshack





Communications Chair - Michael P. Kane, P.E. (Mike)

What is your occupation?

Senior Municipal Engineer (Water & Wastewater)

What accomplishment/project are you most proud of?

FDEP approval of a Modified Repeat Sampling Plan for the City of Tallahassee's Water Distribution System; Master-planning the City of Tallahassee's sewer system.

What is your favorite book, TV show, or movie?

Magazine - Guitar Player
TV Show - The Big Bang Theory and Frasier
Movie - Ben Hur (1959 version)

Anything else you would like to add?

I love the band RUSH, I play guitar, I'm a Private Pilot, I've been married 20 years and we have two middle-schoolers, David and Erin  Strongly recommend visiting Niagara Falls and its surrounding engineering wonders if you ever have the chance.


Vice President - Michael Gund, P.E.

What is your occupation?

I'm a professional engineer in Mott MacDonald's Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) department.  I recently transitioned into CEI after working for the last six years in roadway and drainage design.

What accomplishment/project are you most proud of?

Signing and sealing the drainage design for the Girvin Road widening project in Jacksonville, Florida.

What is your favorite book, TV show, or movie?

Favorite questions are always hard for me because my tastes seem to change continually, but my favorite movie that I've seen recently is Inside Out.

Anything else you would like to add?

ASCE is pretty much awesome, and if you are reading this, then you should volunteer to be an officer next year.






What is your occupation?

Project Engineer at DRMP, Inc.

What accomplishment/project are you most proud of?

I've worked on roadway projects all over the panhandle, it's neat talking to people and telling them about all the work you've done on the roads they drive daily.

What is your favorite book, TV show, or movie?

The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime




Bridge Contest / Education Chair - Yomaima Stefanie Szeliga, P.E.

What is your occupation?

Bridge Engineer at Mott MacDonald

What accomplishment/project are you most proud of?

Performed structural design for the Honolulu High Capacity Transit Corridor Project, Kamehameha Highway and West Oahu / Farrington Highway Sections in Honolulu, Hawaii.

What is your favorite book, TV show, or movie?

Will & Grace




Webmaster - Daniel Shull, E.I.

What is your occupation?

Transportation E.I. at Mott MacDonald specializing in drainage design.

What accomplishment/project are you most proud of?

Being able to tie the bow tie in the above picture.  And also I guess graduating from UF and completing a major capacity, FDOT plan set for US 98 in Miramar Beach, FL.  But mostly being able to tie that bow tie.  It took a really long time.

What is your favorite book, TV show, or movie?

Book - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
TV Show - The Wire or Curb Your Enthusiasm
Movie - Raiders of the Lost Ark

Anything else you would like to add?

I routinely participate in Thai Tie Tuesdays (This means I wear a Tie and eat Thai food on Tuesdays).