2020-2021 AEG President

 William Godwin



William H. Godwin is a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and has been working as an independent geologic consultant since 2014 and as an on-call employee for several large geotechnical consulting firms. Mr. Godwin most recently has provided expertise on water storage and conveyance facilities including large diameter high pressure water pipelines, earthen embankment dams and concrete spillways in California. Prior to 2014 he was Vice President of Nuclear Services for Fugro/William Lettis Associates, responsible for nuclear Quality Assurance and project management on geologic/seismic licensing (COLA) of nine next generation nuclear power facilities in the US and overseas. Mr. Godwin had previously worked at Harding Lawson Associates/MACTEC (now WOOD E&IS) managing geotechnical studies for geologic hazards at schools and hospitals, dam and reservoirs, environmental RI/FS and soil and groundwater treatment and remediation. Mr. Godwin was also employed at Bechtel Corporation working as a geologist for a variety of large power plant, rail transit, tunnel and CERCLA and RCRA environmental projects across the US and overseas. He initially started his career conducting seismic exploration for Petty Ray Geophysical across the mid-continent area of the US.

Mr. Godwin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Redlands, in Southern California. He is a licensed Professional Geologist (PG) and .Certified Engineering Geologist (CEG) in California.

History with AEG
Mr. Godwin originally joined AEG in the early 1990s, becoming a full time member in 1998. In addition to serving on the Executive Council, he has had the following leadership roles: San Francisco Section: Section Chair (2010-2012), Vice Chair (2009) and Publications Chair (2001-2008). Operational Committees of AEG: Licensure Committee (2009-2011) with focus on resistance to the merging of the California Geology Board (BRGG) into the Engineers Board (BPELS). He was also secretary of the California Association of Profession Geologists (CAPG) established to defeat AB20-4x. Mr. Godwin has written letters and gave public testimony against dissolving licensure for Geophysicists in California and abolishment of the State Mining and Geology Board. He was also a member of the Advocacy Committee (2010-2012), and Student & Young Member Support Committee (2012). He has provided technical review of manuscripts for inclusion in the EEG joint publication with AEG and GSA. He was on Planning Committee as Field Course leader and Technical Sessions for the joint 2018 AEG/IAEG meeting in San Francisco.

Other Professional Involvement
ASCE Pipeline Crossing Committee (2007) and Trenchless Installation of Pipelines (TIPS) Committee (2009); Secretary, Monterey Bay Geological Society (2014-present). He has attended and presented papers at six consecutive IAEG Congress meetings since 1998. He also led a field trip and was Subject Matter Expert for the Council of Examiners at the 2018 Annual Mtg of ASBOG.

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