Distinguished Engineering Graduates 2017

Eugene H. Dawson

Gene Dawson

B.S. CE 1957
Co-founder, Pape-Dawson Engineers Inc.

Eugene H. Dawson co-founded Pape-Dawson Engineers lnc. in 1965. The firm is now one of the largest and most respected civil engineering firms in Texas, with more than 450 employees in Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Fort Worth.

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Samuel G. Dawson

Sam Dawson

B.S. CE 1983
Chief Executive Officer, Pape-Dawson Engineers Inc.

Samuel G. Dawson is chief executive officer of Pape-Dawson Engineers Inc. Under Dawson’s guidance, the San Antonio-based civil engineering firm, which Dawson’s father co-founded in 1965, has grown into one of the largest and most respected firms in Texas.

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Edward S. Hyman

Ed Hyman

B.S. ME 1967
Chairman, Evercore ISI Group Inc.

Ed Hyman is chairman of Evercore ISI Group Inc., a global independent investment banking advisory firm. He also leads Evercore ISI’s economic research team. 

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Justine E. Johannes

Justine Johannes

M.S. ChE 1990, Ph.D. ChE 1994
Director of the Stockpile and Weapon Product Realization Center, Sandia National Laboratories

Justine Johannes serves as director of the Stockpile and Weapon Product Realization Center at Sandia National Laboratories, where she manages over $1 billion in support of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. 

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Eugene B. Shepherd

Gene Shepherd

B.S. PE 1981
Chief Executive Officer, ATX Energy Partners 

Gene Shepherd is a founder and the chief executive officer of ATX Energy Partners LLC. Prior to that, Shepherd was a founder and chief executive officer of Brigham Resources LLC from 2013 until its sale to Diamondback Energy Inc. in early 2017.