Douglas J. Sereno, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, is the director of Program Management with the Port of Long Beach (California), and his 27-year professional career has focused on program management – almost exclusively on the management of large capital improvement programs – and on the promotion of sustainable infrastructure. For the last 12 years, Sereno has pioneered sustainable infrastructure initiatives and managed the Port’s capital improvement programs, which forecasts $4.5 billion over the next 10 years. The Port’s capital improvement projects features 5 container terminal redevelopment programs, including the first fully automated container yard in the U.S., California’s first cable-stayed vehicular bridge, a shore-to-ship power conversion program that has nearly eliminated ship emissions at berth, and nearly $1 billion in rail improvements. Prior to working for the Port of Long Beach, Sereno was a vice-president with MWH Global and led the company’s program management efforts with the City of Los Angeles’ Hyperion Treatment Plant. While there, he headed up MWH’s $127 million program management contract, providing the City’s wastewater program with technical, administrative, and program management support for the Solids Processing Facilities of the City’s Full Secondary Compliance Program. Presently a member of ASCE’s Committee on Sustainability, Sereno also served as the inaugural chair of ASCE’s Coast, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) Sustainability Committee. His extensive involvement with ASCE’s sustainability initiatives includes serving on 5 subcommittees of the Committee on Sustainability and on the ASCE Los Angeles Section’s Sustainability Committee. An Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), he has served on committees for the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision Rating System.
Sereno Elected ASCE Fellow
June 3, 2014