President - Taylor Taluskie, P.E.
Taylor is a Project Engineer with Terracon. He received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Kentucky in Civil Engineering. He started with Terracon in Cincinnati nearly 10 years ago in January 2012. In 2018 he moved to the Terracon Chattanooga office to become the Geotechnical Department Manager. He recently returned to the Cincinnati office and is looking forwards to serving the professional community in the greater Cincinnati area and re-engage after being away for 3 years.
Vice President - Ariana Cabral Felix
Ariana graduated with her Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering in 2019 from California State University, Fullerton. She continued graduate school at the University of Cincinnati and graduated in 2022 with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering emphasis in Structural Engineering. During her time in school, she went on to establish UC's first SEI Graduate Student Chapter, which helped her network with dedicated students, faculty, and professional engineers throughout the country. After graduation, she began her career working with THP Limited, Inc. in downtown Cincinnati, where she is currently a Project Engineer.
Treasurer - Munal Pandey
Munal is a Staff Engineer with Terracon. He graduated with his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering in 2017 from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, and with his Master’s in Civil Engineering with a focus on Construction Engineering and Management in 2021 from the University of Cincinnati. Soon after graduation, Munal joined the Terracon office in Louisville, and worked for a year before returning to the Cincinnati office. He currently has 2 years of experience working in the geotechnical industry in the greater Cincinnati area.
Secretary - Prabesh Bhandari, Ph.D.
Prabesh is an Engineer with Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. He graduated with his Bachelor's in Civil Engineering in 2014 from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, and with his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a focus on Geotechnical Engineering in 2021 from the University of Texas at Arlington. He was elected as the Vice-President of the GI-GSO (Geo-Institute - Geotechnical Student Organization) at UT Arlington during his graduate studies. Prabesh has been with Geosyntec from August 2021 and is excited to engage with his professional peers in the Cincinnati section.
Past President – Bryan Hafertepe
Bryan Hafertepe received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. During his co-ops at University of Cincinnati, he was part of the Jacobs Engineering Group structural design team for a confidential massive manufacturing plant project. Bryan also was part of the Al Neyer design-build team that built a large mixed-use development called U-Square, which is located at the Loop near the University of Cincinnati campus. Since graduation, Bryan has worked at Connico Incorporated. His projects range from providing estimates for waste water treatment facilities and airport taxiways to construction management on several airport runway projects. Bryan's passion is working on large projects in their planning and early design phases. He believes that incorporating engineering, planning, and constructability perspectives on a project from its inception can improve the overall outcome of the project and aide in identifying potential issues early in the design process.
A native Cincinnatian, Bryan is a passionate supporter of FC Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Reds. He also sits of the Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati Boychoir and currently sings in the Cincinnati Young Professional Choral Collective.
First Past President – Brad Barber, P.E.
Brad Barber, P.E. is a Water Resources Engineer in Wade Trim’s Cincinnati office. His work experience is broad and includes the design and operation of wastewater collection systems, water distribution systems, pump stations, treatment facilities, and CSO/SSO remediation. He is involved in all project stages including alternative analysis, project design, specification writing, cost estimating, permitting, bidding, and construction inspection. Brad earned his BSCE from Ohio Northern University in 2009, and worked for Jacobs Engineering Group through 2016.
Brad's ASCE involvement dates back to 2005 as an active member of the ASCE student chapter and two-time captain of ONU's National-qualifying concrete canoe teams. For the past two years, Brad has volunteered to judge ASCE's Ohio Valley regional concrete canoe competition.
Third Past President – Anthony Klimek, P.E.
Tony Klimek is a Senior Consultant with Geosyntec and is currently supporting the remediation of the former Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth Facility in Piketon, Ohio. Tony has more than 35 years of experience on a variety of civil and environmental engineering planning, design, and construction projects. His worked on site development, environmental remediation, landfill, utility, telecommunications, water, wastewater, and other infrastructure projects throughout the United States. He is a registered engineer and has a BS Degree in Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a MS in Business from Robert Morris University.
Tony has been an active member of ASCE his entire career. He was previously an officer and leader in the Central Jersey Branch and the Central Ohio Sections of ASCE and was previously the President of the ASCE Ohio Council of Sections.