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Brian Burnett to Speak at UNM Engineering Fall Graduation Ceremony

November 28, 2012

bburnett11-28-12 – Brian G. Burnett, P.E., President of Bohannan Huston, one of New Mexico’s largest engineering consulting firms, will be the keynote speaker at the UNM School of Engineering graduation ceremony on Saturday, December 15. The ceremony begins at 10:00 am and will be held at the Kiva Auditorium in the Albuquerque Convention Center.

The Convocation is the School's own ceremony specifically to honor graduates, in the presence of their family and friends. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend. Short remarks are given by the Dean and others, followed by the keynote speaker and student speakers.

Burnett received two degrees at UNM Engineering: a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1978 and a Master of Science in Hydrology and Water Resources in 1980.

Bohannan Huston, has been in business since 1959 and has over 180 employees in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Denver.

Throughout his career, Burnett has been responsible for both the technical and approval aspects of projects, developing the ability to work successfully with many diverse customers around New Mexico and regionally.

Burnett has served in a leadership position on a variety of professional organizations and community service groups. He is Past-President of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) – New Mexico Section, Associated Commerce and Industry, and the UNM Alumni Association. He currently serves as the Chair of the UNM Civil Engineering Department Advisory Board and is Vice-Chair of the Presbyterian Healthcare System Board of Directors.

Burnett has been recognized professionally with such awards as the Engineer of the Year Award from the State Section of the New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award of Excellence, the UNM Civil Engineering Department Distinguished Alumni Award, the UNM School of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award, and the UNM Alumni Association Zia Award.

Through his leadership roles, Burnett actively promotes New Mexico’s job growth, sound water policy, and infrastructure investments that benefit future generations of New Mexicans.