Janet White named Engineering & Laboratory Services Division Chief

Media Contact: Peter Soeth, 303-445-3615, psoeth@usbr.gov

For Release: July 02, 2019

Janet White
Janet White
DENVER — The Bureau of Reclamation announced the selection of Janet White, P.E., as chief of Engineering and Laboratory Services Division for the Technical Service Center, which operates a world-class materials and hydraulic engineering laboratory in Denver, Colorado. White will start her new position on July 7, 2019.

“Ms. White has more than 27 years of experience as a concrete engineer and is considered a technical expert in the concrete industry, said Tom Luebke, director of the Technical Service Center. “She approaches her work, regardless of the role, by rolling up her sleeves, collaborating with others, and doing whatever it takes to ensure a task is done correctly.”

White joined Reclamation in 2011 as a civil engineer and has served as the manager of the Concrete, Geotechnical and Structural Laboratory for the past four years. During her tenure, she successfully led the multidisciplinary group that provides structural testing, concrete repair and specialized material testing for concrete, soils, and rock used for Reclamation structures.

As engineering and laboratory services division chief, White will lead the following groups: the Materials & Corrosion Laboratory, which provides expertise in engineering materials selection; the Hydraulic Investigations & Laboratory Services, which applies hydraulic modeling, analysis and field-testing expertise; and the Concrete, Geotechnical and Structural Laboratory, which provides expertise on engineering materials.

White has 19 years of private industry experience, including management positions in a ready-mixed concrete business and as president of a consulting business specializing in concrete. Professional achievements include becoming the first woman president of the Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association in 2002.

White earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado and has been a registered professional engineer in Colorado since 1998. She is an endurance athlete and has competed in ultra-marathons and a full Ironman triathlon.

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