Longtime board members Anthony J. Fiorillo, PE, SI, CGC, and William C. Bracken, PE, SI, CFM, have left the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. Mr. Fiorillo resigned in April; Mr. Bracken resigned in June.
Mr. Fiorillo was appointed to the Board in October 2012, and served as its chair in 2017. He is a Special Inspector of Threshold Buildings and a Certified General Contractor in Florida. In addition, he is also a licensed PE in Florida and multiple other states, as well as an LEED Accredited Professional. Mr. Fiorillo is the executive vice president of Engineering Consulting Services, and serves on the board of directors for its parent company, ECS Ltd. He is responsible for the operations management, including directing, planning, approving and implementing overall corporate services strategies and personnel management. Corporate Services includes human resources, legal, risk management, accounting, accounts payable, marketing, business development, information technology, training, and national accounts.
Mr. Fiorillo holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. He has served on many committees of the Florida Engineering Society, and is a graduate of the Florida Engineering Leadership Institute. He is a past president of the Central Florida Chapter of NAIOP (the Commercial Real Estate Development Association), and served on its national board of directors. He has also been an active member of the Central Florida Boys & Girls Club board of directors, Commercial Real Estate for Women, American Hotel and Lodging Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, Associated Builders and Contractors, and Associated General Contractors, among others.
Mr. Bracken was appointed to the Board in January 2012, and served as its chair in 2015 and 2016. He founded Bracken Engineering in Tampa in 1996, and served as its president and principal engineer for 22 years. He is currently executive vice president, national director of forensic engineering for J.S. Held. His career has centered on structural engineering, specializing in the fields of Codes, Fire Rescue, and Standards of Care, and his practice has encompassed design, analysis, research, publishing, instruction, and forensics.
Mr. Bracken is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida and multiple other states, a Special Inspector of Threshold Buildings, a Certified Floodplain Manager, and a Master Instructor for the International Code Council. He has published and presented on forensic engineering, structural rehabilitation, and the innovative use of current technology. In addition, he has worked closely with the University of South Florida, where he received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering, and serves on the College of Engineering’s Advisory Board. Mr. Bracken is a recognized Fellow within the Structural Engineering Institute and a Board Certified Diplomate of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. He has also been recognized by the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association and FEMA for his efforts in support of Urban Search and Rescue.
We wish to express our gratitude for the invaluable service Mr. Fiorillo and Mr. Bracken have provided by serving on the Board, and to their dedication to the engineering profession. We wish each continued success in their future endeavors. They will be missed.