CSEE Advisory Board names new chair

By Peter Murphy

Published September 27, 2017

Photo of Ed Morris

Ed Morris, a UB CSEE alumnus is named new CSEE advisory board chair after four years of loyal service to the board

“We look forward to Ed carrying on the tradition of success as our next advisory board chair.”
Joseph Atkinson, Professor and Chair
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Edward C. Morris, PE (BS ’73) is the new chair of the Department of Civil Structural and Environmental Engineering’s Advisory Board.

The 14-member board is made up of UB CSEE alumni and provides external counsel to the department on a variety of different topics.

Morris has served as an advisory board member since 2013. He is the president of ECM Management Consultants, LLC, and provides planning, capture management, proposal development and presentation support to small and large businesses. Morris began his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District and Hydrologic Engineering Center. Prior to establishing his LLC, Morris held leadership positions with Akima LLC, Akima Management Services, SAIC and Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation. Morris has also taught courses at the University of California, Davis and Sacramento State University. He received his undergraduate degree from UB, and has an MSCE from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Morris succeeds Frank Puskar, PE, who served as chair since the board’s inception in 2013. Puskar will remain on the board and will continue to be an active member.

“As chair over the past four years, Frank has done a wonderful job getting the advisory board started and establishing a strong relationship with the department. Under his leadership, the board has made numerous suggestions to help improve the department. We thank him for serving as chair, and look forward to Ed carrying on the tradition of success as our next advisory board chair,” said Joseph Atkinson, professor and chair of the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.

The Department Advisory Board will meet for the second time this year during the fall 2017 homecoming week.