BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Dr. Ben H. Chen, P.E., BCEE

Founder and Chairman

Peter M. Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP

President and CEO

Ray Monteleone

Board Member

John Zumwalt, P.E.

Board Member

Bill Thorp

Board Member

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As the President of the firm for over a decade, Mr. Moore has helped to grow our firm from three staff when he joined in 1999 to over 60 staff today. Mr. Moore has served in numerous leadership positions in engineering organizations, including President of the Broward Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society and he now serves as President of ACEC of Florida and the Region 5 Director for the American Society of Civil Engineers. He volunteers with numerous collegiate engineering programs, including UF, FAU and NSU, and works with youth programs at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science. Peter is a life member of Leadership Florida, the Florida Engineering Leadership Institute and Leadership Broward, where he is also a Past Chair of the Foundation. Mr. Moore also serves as a board member for Florida TaxWatch, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog for more than one third of a century which works to improve the productivity and accountability of Florida government. Mr. Moore served on the board of the Sailboat Bend Civic Association for several years beginning in 2006 where he used his job skills to assist the neighborhood with traffic calming and construction concerns. Mr. Moore received his Master of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida.

Ray Monteleone is President of Paladin Global Partners, a business management consulting firm, and Partner with Dannelly, Monteleone & Associates, a full-service CPA firm. Ray focuses on strategic management, problem solving, mergers & acquisitions, compensation consulting, growing companies, and senior executive mentoring for clients worldwide in industries such as healthcare, high tech, manufacturing, education, financial institutions and not-for-profit organizations.

John B. Zumwalt, III, P.E., is a Founding Principal at Crossroads Advisory. In this role, he provides leadership advice and counsel to engineering and business clients. He is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The PBSJ Corporation and its primary subsidiary company, Post Buckley Schuh & Jernigan, Inc. (PBSJ), a then nationwide consulting engineering company. Under his leadership, The PBSJ Corporation grew to be an $830-million-a-year and a 4,000-person company.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and was inducted into the URI Hall of Fame. He is a past President of both the Florida Engineering Society and the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (now ACEC-Florida)

William “Bill” Thorp has decades of experience as a Certified Public Accountant, eventually specializing in the financial management of the transportation industry.  He served as the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) as well as the  Assistant Secretary of Finance and Administration for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).  Mr. Thorp attended the City College of  New York from which he holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Arts degree. He also attended the University of South Florida. Mr. Thorp is married and has three grown children and four grandchildren all of which he is very proud. His hobbies include fishing, photography and silversmithing.  

Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE, is the founder of Chen Moore and Associates (formerly Chen and Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc.) and serves as Chairman of the Board for our firm’s Board of Directors, where he is responsible for the long-term planning for the firm's future. Dr. Chen has had a wonderful career, working on some of the most significant utility and neighborhood improvement projects in South Florida.  Dr. Chen has also had a long-standing history of being a leader in the community as an advocate for infrastructure needs throughout Florida, but also as a philanthropist throughout South Florida.  He has a served organizations in leadership positions of all types, including the Florida Engineering Society, Workforce One and on university advisory boards for Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University and St. Thomas University.  Dr. Chen received his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil and Sanitary Engineering from National Taiwan University before immigrating to the United States to obtain his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic University.

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