Advisory Board

The online Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management program is guided by a volunteer advisory board. Board members represent a cross section of the professional infrastructure community, including representatives from the public and private sectors.

The primary role of the advisory board is to connect students with organizations that offer educational experiences, training and employment in the critical infrastructure space. Advisory board members also suggest course content on emerging trends, assist with new student recruitment, host or advise students on capstone projects, and serve as a sounding board for job search strategies.

Joshua Boyce

Joshua Boyce is a cybersecurity crisis lead for Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise businesses. Previously, he served as global leader for Microsoft’s Mission Control Crisis Command Centers and as a crisis leader for Amazon’s Enterprise Business Continuity Management program. He’s also held a variety of other positions in the U.S. Air Force, law enforcement, security management, search-and-rescue, and at operations and command centers.

David Brown

David Brown is a business continuity lead at Consumers Energy. Previously, he worked as an IT disaster recovery professional at Seattle City Light. A former U.S. Marine and retired Air National Guardsman, Brown graduated from the MIPM program in 2014. He’s on the board of directors of Do1Thing, a nonprofit organization that promotes disaster preparedness.

Andrew Cleaves

Andrew Cleaves is a security operations center manager at Facebook.  Before that, he worked as a regional emergency coordinator at the General Services Administration (GSA) and as a business continuity manager and regional emergency coordinator at FEMA. He earned a M.S. in Strategic Planning for Critical Infrastructures at the University of Washington. 

Paul Fleming

Paul Fleming is manager of the climate Resiliency Group at Seattle Public Utilities and a consultant to the World Bank. He earned his MBA at the University of Washington.

Eric Holdeman

Eric Holdeman is a nationally known emergency manager and consultant. He has worked in emergency management at the federal, state and local government levels. He currently serves as director of the Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR). The CRDR is part of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER), a U.S.-Canadian organization designed to improve quality of life in the region while protecting the environment.  In 2007 Holdeman was recognized by Government Technology magazine as one of the top 25 people in the nation who “challenge convention, confront entrenched bureaucracy and promote innovation.” A prolific writer, he authors articles for professional journals and opinion pieces for newspapers, including the Washington Post. Holdeman is a senior fellow and contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine, where he writes a popular column on emergency management and homeland security called Disaster Zone.

Rich Krochalis

Rich Krochalis is a commissioner at the Seattle Design Commission. From 2002 to 2016 he was regional administrator for the Federal Transit Administration. Before that, he served as director of design, construction and land use for the City of Seattle for a decade. He currently serves on the UDP Professionals Council, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Northwest Advisory Board and Public Development and Infrastructure National Product Council. He is past president of Sustainable Seattle and the Washington City Planning Directors’ Association. A former career U.S. Navy officer, Krochalis earned a master’s degree at Harvard University in city and regional planning and a bachelor’s degree at Cornell University in environmental systems engineering.

Ron Leavell

Captain Ron Leavell has spent much of the past 15 years focused on homeland security and counterterrorism issues as a police commander for the Seattle Police Department. He has helped create and lead local and regional efforts to develop policies and strategies that work on the operational level, especially in a multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional, public/private sector environment. These programs addressed prevention, preparedness and response in several key areas, including critical infrastructure protection, emergency operations and management, and intelligence and information sharing, with the latter integrating national efforts to ensure privacy, civil liberties and civil rights protections. Leavell has served on advisory councils and boards for FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Counterterrorism Center and the Major Cities Chiefs Association. He earned a master’s degree at the Naval Postgraduate School for Homeland Defense and Security and a J.D. at Seattle University.

Steve Moddemeyer

Steve Moddemeyer is principal for planning, resilience and sustainability at CollinsWoerman, a Seattle-based architecture and planning firm. He has 25 years of experience in the planning and infrastructure management field, including 13 years as a senior policy adviser to utilities and land use planning departments for the City of Seattle. He is an appointed member of the National Academies of Sciences Roundtable on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events; a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Commission on Ecosystem Management Resilient Theme group; and an adviser to Evergreen College’s Center for Sustainable Infrastructure. Moddemeyer is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he was trained as a landscape architect and urban designer.

Rhys Roth

Rhys Roth is director of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure (CSI) at The Evergreen State College, which helps to bring innovation, new tools and sustainability excellence to infrastructure planning and investment in the Pacific Northwest. Rhys authored CSI’s influential inaugural report, Infrastructure Crisis, Sustainable Solutions, and the first “5 Big Goals for 2040” CSI report, Rewiring the Northwest’s Energy Infrastructure. Prior to founding CSI, Rhys cofounded and helped lead the nonprofit group Climate Solutions.

Erika Voss

Erika Voss is a global senior director at Oracle. Before that, she worked as global director of security and IP protection at Microsoft, global risk manager at Amazon, enterprise security and cloud consultant at CGI and disaster recovery administrator for Washington state. She has a Ph.D. in enterprise risk–cloud solutions from the University of the Rockies and a M.S. in cybersecurity and enterprise risk from Southwestern College.