FLORIDA ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (FELI)
Transforming Leadership Opportunities into Reality
The Florida Engineering Leadership Institute (FELI) is a leadership program that puts training into practice. It was created to transition engineering professionals into community professionals and leaders within our societies, communities, and workplaces. Through its initial 10-month class, FELI enhances the leadership skills of its participants and sets out a clear pathway to put these skills into practice serving our profession and our communities. FELI also provides networking across the current and past classes, serving as an outreach group to business and community leaders.
FELI runs from November through August and consists of six sessions held in key cities throughout Florida. Each session focuses on a different aspect of leadership, ranging from the development of personal leadership skills to team building, through interactive sessions and first-hand accounts from experts in their respective fields.
If you are interested in learning more about how to apply, please contact Meredith Montgomery, Event Planner.
FELI Class of 2023 Members
The 2023 FELI class includes 40 professional engineers who are honored to build on the FELI Program legacy, accepting the challenge to transform from engineering leaders into community leaders and give back to communities across Florida.
Fathy Abdalla, Kisinger Campo & Associates
Erik Alcantara, AECOM
Juan Bolivar, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
Etienne Bourgeois, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Brandon Bruner, Moffatt & Nichol
Sandra Bucklew, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.
Orlando Castro, Hazen and Sawyer
Kellie Clark, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Aylin Costa Napoles, RS&H
Josenrique Cueto, Miami-Dade County DTPW
Jaime Deese, Keystone Civil, Inc.
Carlos Del Pino, CAP Government, Inc.
Grant Fichter, AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc.
Jason Flick, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
John Fowler, HNTB Corporation
Lisa Fruge, WSP USA, Inc.
Tim Garrett, HNTB Corporation
Steven Johnston, TLP Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Tammy Kreisle, Faller, Davis & Associates, Inc.
Tim Lattner, FDOT
Gregory Lehr, Chen Moore & Associates, Inc.
Alfred Lurigados, BCC Engineering, LLC
Ximena Pernett Medina, Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)
Joshua Midence, Asphalt Group, Inc. – De Moya Group
Anthony Nguyen, WGI, Inc.
Joshua Nolin, Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Jennifer Nunn, The Balmoral Group
Joshua Pedersen, Patel, Greene, and Associates, Inc.
Juan Prieto, Nova Consulting
Paola Riveros, R.J. Behar & Company, Inc.
Andrew Rodgers, WSP USA, Inc.
Joey Roselli, American Structurepoint, Inc.
Albert Salas, FDOT
Michael Shepard, FDOT
Kati Sherrard, FDOT
Kennedy Simmonds, Pevida Highway Designers (PHD)
Ami Singh, Scalar Consulting Group
Gregory Spelios, Pinnacle Consulting Enterprise, Inc.
Daniel Suarez, HDR Engineering, Inc.
Brent Wilkins, RS&H
40 Engineers Graduate From FELI Class of 2022
FELI recently saw 40 professional engineers graduate from its Class of 2022.
The new graduates hail from throughout Florida, and they participated in the 10-month program, with class sessions held in key cities throughout Florida.
As part of their leadership training, the Class of 2022 adopted two charitable programs – Sleep In Heavenly Peace, which helps ensure no child sleeps on the floor, and Feeding Florida, the food bank network of Florida.
All total, FELI students:
– Raised more than $66,000 for both charitable programs,
– Built about 100 bunk-beds for the Sleep In Heavenly Peace program, and
– Conducted bed builds in Tallahassee, Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami.
The FELI Class of 2022 graduation took place in conjunction with the FES and ACEC Florida Annual Conference.