Naresh Kolli is a project manager at Geotest Engineering, Inc. Houston, Texas. He has over 14 years of experience in the civil, geotechnical and environmental fields and has worked on verity of projects with several public agencies and private clients. Naresh is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas and Louisiana. Naresh has been actively involved with ASIE activities since 2009 and a life member. Naresh also served on ASIE board at various capacities and past president. Naresh also actively involved with several other professional and social organizations including ASCE, ACEC, and FIS.
Raj Tanwani, P.E.
Raj Tanwani has over 30 years of experience in the field of planning, design, construction, and project management of public works projects. He has extensive experience in the design and construction management of large and complex public infrastructure projects, including several signature projects in the Greater Houston area. He has presented several papers at international conferences on trenchless technology and utility construction and has authored a manual on Trenchless Construction Methods and Equipment and is the recipient of ASCE’s John O. Bickel award for the best paper in Construction Engineering and Management. He actively participates in several organizations including ASIE and ASCE. He is Life Member and Past President of ASIE.
Chad Patel, P.E.
Chad Patel has Bachelor of Science from M. S. University, Vadodara, India and Master of Science from University of Houston. Chad has over 40 years of experience and currently works as Chief Technical Advisor for KBR. Chad currently serves ASIE as the Chair of the Advisory Council and has previously served as (2000), Secretary (2001), Professional Development Committee Chair (2009‐2011), Vice President (2011). Chad has also served the community as Program and Seminar Committee Chair: India’s Millennium celebration program (2001), Committee Chair for Indo‐American Earth Quake Relief fund Distribution committee (2001), Neighborhood Representative: Lake of Austin Parkway (Years 2005 – 2010), Vice President of Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (2011 – 2012), Telfair Neighborhood 18: (2011, 2012, 2016), Indo American Forum of Fort Bend: in the committee (2017) and Treasurer (2018 and 2019). Chad has also volunteered for March of dimes, Katrina relief –Neighbors to Neighbors program, 1000 Lights for Peace, MDA walk, Houston Area Women’s Center, Science Fair, Mathcount, Daya, IACCGH and Project Cure.
Showri, a resident of Sugar Land, has his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Osmania university, Hyderabad, India and has a Master’s degree in Water Resources from the University of Connecticut. He joined the City of Houston as a graduate engineer in 1978. He held several positions, including Senior Assistant Director for Water Engineering and Construction Division, and Deputy Director for Engineering, Construction and Real Estate Division.
Currently he is overseeing the planning, design and construction of large diameter water lines to serve the Northwest Houston, outside city limits. Showri has been very active socially and professionally. He held various positions in the Southeast chapter of American Water Works Association (AWWA). He was recently appointed by AWWA to be a member of the newly created AWWA India to assist the water treatment plant operators in India. He is also a very active member of American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) and held the positions of Vice President, Gala Committee Chair in 2014, Advisory Council Chair in 2016, Vice President in 2018 and President for the year 2019.
Raghavender Nednur, Managing Engineer in the Houston Public Works Department leads the Collection System Analysis Group of Wastewater Operations Branch. Mr. Nednur has over 26 years of experience with municipality and engineering consultants in civil/environmental engineering. He graduated from Osmania University with bachelor’s in civil engineering and from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a master’s in civil engineering and is a licensed engineer in the State of Texas. Mr. Nednur started as an Engineer with the City of Houston Wastewater Operations Branch in 2006. He currently manages two (2) groups with thirty (30) employees and is responsible for various planning and engineering aspects of wastewater collection system including the issuance of Work Orders to sanitary sewers preventive maintenance, inspection and rehabilitation, excursion tracking system, repeat sanitary sewers overflows analysis, Capital Improvement Projects creation and review.