Rudy Simoneaux III, P.E., speaks to ASCE New Orleans Branch members on 12 December.

Karishma Desai, P.E., of Eustis Engineering presents Rudy Simoneaux III, P.E., with a token of appreciation from ASCE New Orleans Branch.

The ASCE New Orleans Branch hosted Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)'s Rudy Simoneaux III, P.E., for its 12 December luncheon at the Heritage Grill. Simoneaux presented methods for delivering sediment to the Barataria Basin wetlands. Karishma Desai, P.E., of Eustis Engineering is ASCE New Orleans Branch President.

In this presentation, Simoneaux spoke about the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project, for which Eustis Engineering will provide geotechnical design services.

With more than 10 years of experience in coastal and ecosystem restoration, Simoneaux currently holds the position of Engineering Division Manager for the CPRA, where he has worked since 2004. Throughout his career, he has been affiliated with some of the largest and most complex restoration projects ever implemented by the CPRA. He served as the Lead Designer and Engineer of Record for the Lake Hermitage Marsh Creation Project and as the Lead Project Engineer for the Cameron Parish Shoreline Restoration Project. He currently serves as the Deputy Program Manager for the Mid-Basin Sediment Diversion Program and as CPRA's Project Manager and Technical Lead for the development of the Expanded Small Scale Physical Model and Center for River Studies.

Simoneaux has been affiliated with governing bodies of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) since 2005. He was the 2012-2013 ASCE Baton Rouge Branch President and currently serves as the president-elect of the ASCE Louisiana Section Board. He is also a founding member and Past Chairman of the Louisiana Chapter of ASCE's Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI).