The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, announced the selection of Dr. Edmond Russo Jr., as its new deputy district engineer for programs and project management – the highest attainable civilian position in the district.
“I’m honored to serve this district and provide leadership that will take delivery of our products and services to the next level of performance for our partners, customers and stakeholders,” said Russo.
In his new position, Russo will oversee concept to delivery of projects and services in an area spanning 50,000 square miles of the Texas coast from Louisiana to Mexico, encompassing 16 congressional districts (valued at approximately $350 million) to sustain navigation economics that are vital to the nation, while managing coastal risk reduction, ecosystem restoration, regulatory functions, emergency operations, military construction and international and interagency services mission areas.
“He is already working with the Galveston team to understand the district, the priorities and the challenges,” said Col. Richard Pannell, USACE Galveston District commander. “Edmond has fantastic credentials and will be able to pick up right where Pete left off as our deputy for Programs and Project Management. We look forward to him joining the team and I know he will continue to serve this organization well in his new role.”
Press Release, February 10, 2014