The Executive Council, consisting of the 6 Executive Board members plus 7 alumni who are not Directors, supports the PIAA by implementing policies of the International Board of Directors, providing guidance to and aiding the establishment of new alumni chapters or sections, providing oversight, advice and guidance for alumni engagement and communication efforts, career networking, and events.
The 7 non-Director seats on the Executive Council are selected by the President in consultation with the PIAA Executive Board from among the most active alumni and section/chapter leaders.
Executive Council Members
Executive Council Members
Brian Gill received a bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine in 1986, a Master of Science in Construction Management from Polytechnic University in 2011. He holds Professional Engineering Licenses in 4 states including California (with seismic principals) and is a licensed Land Surveyor. Mr. Gill joined the NYC Department of Transportation in 2006 as the Engineer-in-Charge overseeing and administering the reconstruction of the Manhattan Bridge. The current project of re-wrapping the main cables and replacement of all suspenders will complete in fall 2013. Prior to joining the NYCDOT, he had worked as a consultant for 20 years on design, construction and condition inspection of major bridge, highway and building projects which included numerous long span bridges. He is President of the Municipal Engineers of the City of New York, on the board of 3 non-profit societies and has been a mentor for the Brooklyn Technical High School senior design projects since 2005.
Alan Hyman is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovative businessman with over 20 years experience in Management Information System and Information Technology (MS/MOT). He started his college academics at Pratt Institute’s Electrical Engineering program via a full scholarship. The program at Pratt Institute closed and he was transferred to Polytechnic Institute as an undergraduate in Electrical Engineering (Minor in Computer Science). While attending university, he fully supported himself by working as a consultant at International Business Machines (IBM) on what would be their first Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Skills Database System. After graduation, Alan was hired into Chase Manhattan’s first developer technology training program where he managed and developed strategic internal applications and IT Architecture. He later moved in to Chase Manhattan’s first Internet applications development group. Upon leaving Chase Manhattan, Alan was hired as Directory of Technology at Software Technology Group (STG), where he created and led teams that developed data warehouses for the financial services industry. More than a decade ago he left STG to found TekPerts Technologies, Inc. a company that provides information technology and business consulting services to small and medium size companies and startups in various industries such as healthcare, finance, construction, nonprofit, and publishing.
Nikolai Wolfe is a proud alumnus of NYU-Poly, earning both a B.Sc. Civil Engineering in 2009 and a M.Sc. Civil Engineering: Urban Systems Engineering & Management in 2011. For Nikolai, the Polytechnic Institute of NYU represents more than a pioneering research university. It is a center of innovation whose comprehensive approach to learning and proven dedication to student development prepared him to successfully meet the challenges of our time.
During his undergraduate tenure, Nikolai played a central role in helping transform the culture of student activities on campus. Along with being a Senior Peer Counselor and Orientation Leader, Nikolai served three consecutive terms as President of the Programming Advisory Board. His continued involvement afforded Nikolai unique insight into the operations of multiple university departments and organizations. This perspective increased Nikolai’s sensitivity to the needs of the NYU-Poly community and allowed him to form lasting connections with its members. Nikolai continues his involvement in student activities as a mentor to new student leaders. As a graduate student, Nikolai benefited greatly from working with his international student peers and looks forward to similar opportunities as an alumnus.
Upon graduation, Nikolai became a Management Associate in Con Edison’s rigorous and highly selective eighteen-month leadership development program. Nikolai is now an Operating Supervisor in Manhattan Electric Construction’s Underground Department and remains committed to community service.
Henry Bertoni received his PhD in Electrophysics from NYU-Poly in 1967 and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1962.
Henry has also previously served on the PIAA Executive Council.
B. Jenny Chon is a consulting actuary with CSB Associates, Inc. Jenny is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and also an Enrolled Actuary. Jenny has over 20 years of experience in actuarial consulting for retirement benefit plans with consulting firms including The Wyatt Company and Mercer as well as with insurance companies, MassMutual and Samsung Life.
Jenny led and managed consulting services, primarily to defined benefit plan sponsors, with respect to plan design, funding, accounting, government reporting, and administration. Jenny supervised the preparation of individual benefit calculations, annual actuarial valuations and government reporting that included interpretation of plan provisions, regulations, and standards; review of actuarial assumptions, reconciliation of census and financial data, funding and accounting valuation results and reports, and cash flow analysis; and delivery of client communications.
In 2006 to 2008, Jenny was abroad at Samsung Life Insurance located in Seoul, Korea. Jenny served as an advisory general manager and actuary leading the newly formed Corporate Pension Consulting unit. She trained pension professionals and actuaries on technical as well non-technical aspects of retirement benefits consulting services that included plan design, funding, accounting (IAS 19), administration, and communication. She also reviewed actuarial valuations, and funding and accounting reports. Additionally, she led the responses to proposals for consulting services and education requests about local retirement benefits for foreign-affiliated companies operating in South Korea, bridging cultural and informational gaps between local and regional offices or headquarters.