SEAMASS Committees

SEAMASS committees carry out the specific charges as detailed below. They make recommendations in accordance with procedures adopted by the Board and, when requested by the Board, assist in their implementation.   All committees report to the Board of Directors.

SEAMASS is currently seeking volunteers to serve on several of the committees.   If you are interested, please contact a member of the Membership committee or the Board of Directors.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of the officers. The Executive Committee may exercise the powers of the Board when the Board is not in session, reporting to the Board at its succeeding meeting all actions taken. Meetings may be called by the President or any two officers.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee shall select annually, for election by the eligible Members, one or more nominees for vacant offices and for each of two Directors. The Nominating Committee shall consist of a chairperson, who shall be a past officer, selected by the President and approved by the Board, and four additional Professional Members, selected by the Board from the membership beyond the Board and representative of the geographical distribution of the membership. Nominations for officers and directors may also be made by the membership, pursuant to procedures established by the Board.


Membership Committee
The Membership Committee is charged with recommending to the Board qualifications for membership and with soliciting new members of the Institute. The committee shall establish the application procedure, for approval by the Board, shall process applications and shall recommend to the Board those applicants to be approved for membership. The chairperson shall be a Professional Member.

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee provides continuing-education programs for members, shall maintain relations with institutions that teach structural engineering and shall promote the minimum education requirements for the practice of structural engineering. The Professional Development Committee develops and maintain productive relations with related professional organizations and structural-material associations so as to promote professional development, including educational programs.

Public Relations Committee

The Public Relations Committee communicates the ethics, standards, goals and accomplishments of the Institute to structural engineers, related professionals, government and the public. The Committee keeps abreast of pending and desirable laws and regulations in Massachusetts that affect structural engineering and structural engineers and promotes changes to same as deemed desirable.  The Committee develops and maintains productive relations with related professional organizations, the news media, legislators and public agencies, in order to accomplish the above goals.

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee coordinates the information contained in the newsletter, including soliciting articles and posting information of interest to the structural engineering community.

Codes Committee
The Codes Committee shall review code change proposals from the state of Massachusetts and report information to the Board.

SEER Committee

Structural engineers are needed to assist government agencies after an emergency, sometimes on a very large scale. In order to respond to this need, the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) formed the Structural Engineering Emergency Response (SEER) Committee to guide local SEAs in the organization of their engineering communities into functioning SEER groups capable of providing rapid structural evaluations to local emergency management authorities (EMAs).  The SEERP Committee works with other engineering and public organizations to create a structural engineering emergency response plan for the state of Massachusetts.


Please review the Meetings & Events Calendar to view upcoming meetings, and the Past Events page for summaries of SEAMASS-sponsored events.

Committee Volunteers

Nominating Committee
Wayne Siladi, P.E. (Chair)
Thornton Tomasetti

Michael Fillion, PE, SECB
Fillion Group, Inc.

Peter J. Quigley
Thornton Thomasetti

Membership Committee

David A. Morand, P.E., SECB
Gale Associates

Professional Development Committee
Jeffrey Struble, P.E. (Chair)
Struble Engineering, Inc.

Sofia Zamora, E.I.T.
CBI Consulting Inc.

Publications Committee

Michael Filliion, P.E., SECB (Chair)
Fillion Group, Inc.

Codes Committee
Michael Fillion, P.E., S.E.C.B. (Chair)
Fillion Group, Inc.

SEER Committee

David Grandpre, P.E., SECB (Co-Chair)
C.A. Pretzer Associates, Inc.

Michael Fillion, P.E. SECB
Fillion Group

Peter J. Quigley, P.E.
Thornton Tomasetti

Young Members Group
Peder Hals, EIT (Chair)
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Bassem Almuti, EIT (Events Coord.)
Cannon Design

Nicole Baldvins, EIT (Digital Media)
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Elaine Shapiro (Finance Coord.)
Structures North Consulting Engineers