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Governor Abbott Appoints Three To The Texas Board Of Professional Engineers

Friday, May 13, 2016  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment
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Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Albert Cheng and Cathy Norwood and reappointed Lamberto “Bobby” Ballí to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE) for terms set to expire September 26, 2021. The TBPE licenses qualified engineers and regulates the practice of professional engineering.

Albert Cheng of Houston is a public health analyst for Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services. Previously, he served as the manager of Voters for the Harris County Tax Assessor Collector & Voter Registrar and as deputy regional director for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. He is a former community advisory board member for The University of Texas Health Science Center for Clinical and Transitional Sciences. Cheng received a Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of Houston.

Cathy Norwood, PE of Midland is a senior consulting engineer for Hickman, McClaine & Associates, Inc. and holds a professional engineer license from the State of Texas. She is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and served as its past chairman for the Permian Basin Section Reservoir Study Group. Additionally, she was past chairman of the Midland Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers and former board member of the Midland Symphony Guild, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Leadership Midland. Norwood received a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from Texas Tech University.

Lamberto “Bobby” Ballí, PE of San Antonio is vice president and director of client services for CP&Y, Inc.  In his first term on the TBPE, he served as the License Committee chair and was recently elected as vice chair. He serves nationally on several committees for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying and on the Technical Committee of the International Civil Engineering Congress. He has 13 years of private sector engineering experience and 17 years of public sector experience, where he served as director of public works/city engineer for the cities of McAllen, South Padre Island and Brownsville. Additionally, he is a former state president of the American Public Works Association - Texas Chapter and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is also a past senior advisor of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers of San Antonio, past board member of Leadership Brownsville, Leadership McAllen and past board member and past disaster chair of the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. Ballí received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets.