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Pacific Alum Elected as President of the National Society of Professional Engineers

Oct 1, 2010
Sam Grossman
Sam Grossman, PE, F.NSPE Civil Engineering Class of '80

Sam Grossman, PE, F.NSPE, Civil Engineering Class of '80 has been drafted as President-Elect to lead the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). He will become President of NSPE in 2009.

Sam earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1980. He met and married his college sweetheart Nancy (Paracka) Grossman who completed her Pacific degree in Engineering Management in 1982. Together they built a consulting engineering firm, NPG Engineering, which specialized in power plant development and employed 15 engineers. In 2000 the firm was purchased by Calpine and Sam was made Director of Construction.

Today both Sam and Nancy work for Chevron Corporation. Sam is the Richmond Technology Center 2010/Renovations Program Manager in the Global Engineering & Construction Services Division and Nancy is a Project Manager in Chevron Energy Solutions.

Sam has a long history of mentoring future engineers which is part of the reason NSPE tapped him for their top leadership position. Sam manages to continue to give back to his profession through his many volunteer activities which he maintains in addition to his heavy workload at Chevron. He is the Chairman of the Board for the California Society of Professional Engineers Education Foundation (CSPEEF). His favorite project at CSPEEF is the Mathcounts program which promotes math as a problem-solving tool and has fostered many young students to enroll in college engineering courses.

Sam and Nancy recently hosted the entire 2008 class of Pacific Engineering and Computer Science students and their families at their home in Blackhawk Country Club. Nancy is an active member of the Pacific Alumni Society. Their son Sam Jr. is anxiously anticipating August 2008 when he will begin his own journey in engineering education.

To learn more about NSPE and CSPEEF and their Mathcounts program go to:

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