Brian J. Leshko received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). He then went on to receive an accelerated master’s degree in structural engineering at the University of Connecticut and a second Master of Civil Engineering degree in Structural Dynamics from The Johns Hopkins University. Brian served in the United States Air Force as a design engineer, project manager, and Instructor of Civil Engineering at USAFA, among other roles. His military work included extensive travels throughout the world including a year in Greenland as a Civil Engineering Quality Assurance Evaluator. He has received multiple U.S. Air Force Commendation Medals.
Brian is a registered professional engineer in 16 states and is currently a Principal Professional Associate and Vice President at HDR, Inc., one of the leading engineering and design firms in the country. He is HDR’s Global Infrastructure Inspection and Management Program and Practice Leader. In 2013 he was named a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – a top honor bestowed by that organization. Brian was more recently inducted into the University of Connecticut’s Academy of Distinguished Engineers in 2017.