Hobbs, NM, July 20, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Debra Hicks, PE/PSI, Chief Executive Officer of Pettigrew & Associates, P.A., recently announced that two engineering team members completed the process, evaluation and examination to become Certified Floodplain Managers. Claudius Sanchez Czyzewska, EI and Jonathan Carey, EI received their certifications on July 1, 2014, increasing the total number of Certified Floodplain Managers at Pettigrew & Associates to four. In passing the CFM® exam, Mr. Sanchez Czyzewska and Mr. Carey proved their knowledge of floodplain management, including topics such as the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), community responsibilities, floodplain mapping, flood hazard mitigation and natural and beneficial functions. The primary goal of the New Mexico CFM® Program is to help reduce flood losses in the state of New Mexico and protect and enhance the natural resources and functions of its floodplains by improving the knowledge and abilities of floodplain managers in the United States.
"At Pettigrew & Associates we are committed to the health and safety of our community by helping reduce flood loss and devastation caused by flooding and to protect the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains," says Pettigrew & Associates CEO, Debra Hicks PE/PSI. "We are pleased to add Claudius and Jonathan to our list of Certified Floodplain Managers."
Claudius Sanchez Czyzewska, EI, returned to Pettigrew in 2013 after taking time off to complete his Master of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in foundations. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and is pursuing his professional engineering license. Mr. Sanchez Czyzewska lives in Hobbs, NM with his wife Erica and two-month old daughter Klaudia. Jonathan Carey, EI, first interned with Pettigrew during the summer of 2011 and joined Pettigrew & Associates in January 2013 full time. Mr. Carey holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University and is also pursuing his professional engineering license. Mr. Carey lives in Hobbs, NM with his wife Sarah.
About the Certified Floodplain Manager Program
The Association of State Floodplain Managers established the national program for professional certification of floodplain managers in 1998, following five years of research. The program recognizes continuing education and professional development that enhance the knowledge and performance of local, state, federal, and private-sector floodplain managers. For more information on the CFM program, visit www.floods.org.
For nearly 50 years, Pettigrew & Associates, P.A. has been a leader in fully integrated engineering, surveying, and materials engineering and testing, serving customers in New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and other states. A registered women-owned enterprise, Pettigrew & Associates is the only firm located in southeastern New Mexico with the unique capability to provide all facets of a civil design project in-house, including planning, preparation of funding applications, Right of Way services, geotechnical investigations, design and construction engineering, surveying, monumentation, and additional services such as construction management, inspection, materials testing, and staking.