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Former Chief Of Engineers Todd Semonite Joins WSP USA Engineering Firm

Retired Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, former  commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has joined WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, as president of its federal programs business, the company announced January 19.

From the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, Semonite will lead a multi-disciplinary team that delivers engineering solutions for U.S. government agencies. The federal programs unit supports clients in facilities design, master planning, national security programs, logistics and emergency management, environmental services and overseas integrated development.

“I am grateful that Gen. Semonite has chosen to bring his expertise and years of knowledge working for the Army Corps of Engineers to WSP, and I look forward to working with him on our firm’s many complex federal projects,” said Lou Cornell, WSP USA CEO.

For the past four years, Semonite served as the 54th chief of Engineers and commanding general of the Corps, advising the secretary of the Army on general, combat and geospatial engineering; construction; real property; public infrastructure; and natural resources science and management. Semonite oversaw 36,000 civilian employees and 800 military personnel, and managed a $68 billion project portfolio. Semonite, a licensed professional engineer in Virginia and Vermont, earned multiple engineering awards for projects overseen during his time at the Corps.

“I am excited to move from one world-class organization—the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—to another world-class team, WSP Federal Programs,” Semonite said.