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Congratulations to the outstanding TSPE member's who were awarded Engineer of the Year at their chapter this year.


 Brazos Chapter

Timothy J. Lomax, Ph.D., P.E. 

Dr. Lomax has been extensively involved in urban mobility research for more than 35 years.  He developed, applied and evolved a methodology to assess areawide and corridor traffic congestion levels and congestion costs.  The Urban Mobility Report examines trends in U.S. urban area mobility and documents the effect of transportation investments.  A related pooled-fund research project supported by more than 15 state departments of transportation has developed several performance measures and analytical techniques to describe mobility to a wide range of audiences including transportation professionals, public policy decision-makers, the media and the public. 


Dr. Lomax has also been involved in developing and evaluating a wide range of mobility solutions, including high-occupancy vehicle facilities, and in improving decision-making processes and performance measurement.  He has also played a role in regional and statewide congestion analyses and in developing principles and performance measures to evaluate and communicate solution strategies.  He has been invited to make presentations on congestion, mobility, event management and performance measure issues to many groups including civic, business and university groups, agency leadership and state and local governments in the U.S.  He has testified before subcommittees of the U.S. and Texas House of Representatives and Senate on mobility issues.  He has appeared on national radio and television network news shows and many newspapers, radio and television stations in major cities.


Dr. Lomax is also the coordinator of gameday transportation at Texas A&M University.  A football stadium expansion to more than 100,000 seats and an emphasis on providing fans with better game weekend experiences means he is responsible for extensive coordination between game attendees, local business groups, local governments, athletic operations, marketing and transportation operations groups on campus and in the community. 

 Central Texas Chapter 

Jim Winton, P.E. 

Jim began his career in Waco in 1981, working as a draftsman for J.W. Bush Consulting Engineers, while still a student at Texas A&M. Upon graduation in 1984, he worked for Bush+Cross Engineers as an Engineer-in-Training and received his Professional Engineering license in 1990. In 1994, after the retirement of J.W. Bush, he became a partner in the firm Cross Winton Associates. In 2005, he obtained sole ownership of the company now known as Winton Engineering, Inc.

Jim has been a TSPE member since 1986 and has served in all Chapter offices. He has been the Central Texas State Director since 1996. Jim has served at the state level on the Membership Committee and is currently a PACE director.

Jim was the first engineer to be authorized by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners to practice Architecture. In 2012 he won the Distinguished Engineer of the Foundation Award for the Texas Engineering Foundation (TEF).  He is the first repeat winner of the EOY Award for the Central Texas Chapter, previously winning the award for the 1998-1999 year.

Jim is a lifelong resident of the Waco area, currently residing in Hewitt with his wife. Jim has two daughters, and two granddaughters. He is actively involved in community and professional organizations and projects.

Jim has been involved with numerous projects in the area, covering the public and private sectors. He has been part of various projects for the Cameron Park Zoo, including the new Sculpture Trail, for Mission Waco, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, and Waco Regional Airport. He has worked on school projects for Midway ISD, Lorena ISD, Decatur ISD, La Vega ISD, West ISD, and Troy ISD; for local businesses, such as Magnolia, Space X, Coca-Cola, the Dr. Pepper Museum, and several local car dealerships; and for local church building projects. He has been involved in many other projects and clients in the Central Texas area, besides those listed.

El Paso Chapter


Gil Mesa, P.E.

Gilbert G. Mesa, PE, is the Utility Manager for Fort Bliss Water Services Company, a subsidiary of American States Utility Services, Inc., where he manages the water and wastewater utility serving Fort Bliss, including the Main Cantonment, Biggs Army Airfield, East Bliss, and the training ranges of Doña Ana, McGregor, Shorad, Meyer and Oro Grande.  His responsibilities include overall management of engineering, operations, and administrative staff responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater systems; development and implementation of the utility’s capital improvement program; completion of annual renewal and replacement infrastructure projects; and oversight of internal and external construction contractors and engineering consultants.

Before managing Fort Bliss Water Services Company, Gilbert was the Executive Director of the Camino Real Regional Utility Authority, the water and wastewater utility for the City of Sunland Park and the unincorporated community of Santa Teresa, in Doña Ana County, New Mexico.  His responsibilities encompassed the overall management of the utility, including its operations, maintenance, and capital improvements programs.

Prior to utility management, Gilbert was Vice President of Land Development for IDI Gazeley (formerly Verde Realty), responsible for a land development project encompassing over 20,000 acres of industrial, commercial, and residential property in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.  In this position, he secured governmental approvals of land use master plans, zoning applications, and subdivision plats; oversaw the preparation of infrastructure and utility master plans; fostered public-private partnerships to finance and construct regional utility infrastructure; and administered over 18,000 acre-feet of groundwater rights.

Earlier in his career, Gilbert founded Mesa & Associates, Inc., an engineering consulting firm serving West Texas and Southern New Mexico.  The firm provided consulting services on water, wastewater, street, drainage, and land development projects.  Gilbert’s other engineering experience includes positions with the County of El Paso, TXDOT, NMDOT, and local engineering firms.

Gilbert serves or has served on the Board of Directors for the Santa Teresa Border Industrial Association, Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance, El Paso Holocaust Museum, and Coronado High School Band Boosters Association.  He is a member and past officer of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers - El Paso Chapter and the American Society of Civil Engineers - El Paso Branch; and is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Water Environment Federation.  He has also served as Trustee for St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

Gilbert graduated from Stanford University with BS and MS Degrees in Civil Engineering.  He has over 32-years of engineering experience and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and California.  He was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he grew up on a small family farm.  He is married to Barbara Mesa (his high school sweetheart) and together they have three children:  Emilio (a professional jazz saxophonist); Evan (a private pilot and flight instructor); and Estevan (a sophomore at Columbia University in New York).  During his free time, Gilbert is a pecan farmer in the Mesilla Valley and a saxophonist with the El Paso Jazz Unlimited Big Band.


Mailing Address

PO Box 2145
Austin, TX 78768-2145

Physical Address

1001 Congress Ave.
Suite 260
Austin, TX 78701


(512) 472-9286



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