ALEXANDRIA, VA – City Manager Mark B. Jinks announced the appointment of Terry A. Suehr as director of the Department of Project Implementation for the City of Alexandria, effective August 12.
“Terry’s long tenure of accomplishments in the design, leadership and implementation of capital projects will be an asset to the City,” said Jinks. “Her experience and expertise will help continue Alexandria’s strong infrastructure improvement program.”
Suehr’s two decades of engineering experience includes hundreds of public and private facility projects, including field investigations, studies, design, and construction administration. She has particular expertise in site design and land development, stormwater design and erosion control, and environmental protection.
A veteran of the United States Coast Guard with a final rank of lieutenant, Suehr began her career in the private sector as a civil engineer. Since 2005, she has served in a variety of capacities for SNC-Lavalin (formerly PBSJ Corporation and Atkins), most recently as a vice president responsible for federal projects and project management.
Suehr earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy. She is a licensed professional engineer in Virginia, Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia; credentialed as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute; and designated a Master Stormwater Practitioner by the Chesapeake Stormwater Network and the Center for Watershed Protection. Suehr serves on the George Mason University Civil Engineering Institute board of directors; is a member of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Project Management Institute and the Northern Virginia Post of the Society of American Military Engineers; and has mentored students through the Virginia Tech Land Development Design Initiative and the Chantilly Academy Girls Exploring Engineering program. Suehr is an adjunct professor of civil and environmental engineering at George Mason University.
Suehr succeeds Anthony E. Gammon, who has served as acting director since the retirement of Mitchell C. Bernstein on February 28.
“I thank Tony for his leadership during this interim period and look forward to his continued contributions on a variety of major capital projects as deputy director,” said Jinks.
The Department of Project Implementation was created in 2013, to accelerate the implementation of City infrastructure projects. These projects include roads, stormwater and sanitary sewers, as well as major parks and public areas such as the City’s waterfront.