Jose I. Guerra

Jose Guerra

B.S. A.E., 1957
President and CEO, Jose I. Guerra, Inc. Consulting Engineers, Austin

One needn't look any farther than The University of Texas at Austin to see evidence of Jose Guerra's accomplishments. Such campus landmarks as the LBJ Library, Jester Center complex, and the Darrell K. Royal—Texas Memorial Stadium are all among the projects he's worked on during the last 45 years.

Mr. Guerra launched his exceptional career as a consulting structural engineer upon graduation from UT in 1957. following a brief military stint with the post engineer in fort Sill, Oklahoma he joined W.C. Craig and Associates, rising through the ranks to become an associate of the firm. In 1973, he struck out on his own to found Jose I. Guerra, Inc. Consulting Engineers, today a midsize, multi-discipline full-service engineering company who portfolio includes major facilities for SEMATECH, Motorola, Advanced Micro Devices and Samsung Austin, as well as the 1997-98 expansion of UT's Memorial Stadium. Most recently, he was principal in charge of structural design for the main parking garage at the new Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Repeatedly recognized for both professional excellence and leadership, he has served as president of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE); TSPE national director to the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE); governing board member of the National Institute of Certification in Engineering Technologies; and member of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, which he chaired in 1997. He has been named Engineer of the Year by the Travis Chapter of TSPE and Outstanding Businessman by the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

On the international level, Mr. Guerra worked closely with engineers from Mexico and Canada to develop a mutual recognition agreement under NAFTA. He was one of two NSPE representatives on a council of international practice assigned to implement NAFTA. Currently he is serving as vice president of the north region (U.S., Canada and Mexico) Pan American Union of Engineering Associations (UPADI).

He is a UT Austin Engineering Foundation Advisory Council Member.

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