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Posted 2/14/2014

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ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA.  PIANC USA has recently welcomed two new officials to its U.S. National Commission. Major General John Peabody is the new president. Nicholas Pansic, P.E. is the newest appointed commissioner.

PIANC USA President MG John Peabody is the new Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, United States Army Corps of Engineers. MG Peabody entered the military in 1980, has led an extensive and decorated military career, and held many command positions, including that of the Pacific Ocean Division, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, Mississippi Valley Division and his former appointment as president of the Mississippi River Commission. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, the Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College with a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies. He also holds a Master’s of Public Administration from Harvard University and studied international relations and political sociology as an Olmsted Scholar at El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City. MG Peabody holds a Professional Engineer License from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Nicholas Pansic, PIANC USA’s newest appointed commissioner, is a Vice President in the Energy & Industry Operations of MWH Global, Inc. His 35-year career includes experience contributing to the planning, design and construction of major wet infrastructure programs worldwide. Mr. Pansic earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a registered professional engineer in Alaska, California, Illinois, Mississippi and New York.  He has authored numerous technical papers, and is active in several professional societies. In 2012, the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port, & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE) elected Mr. Pansic as a Diplomate in Navigation Engineering.

More about PIANC USA and the U.S. National Commission

The PIANC USA Commission is comprised of 11 members, including 3 ex-officio: Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), the USACE Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, and the Secretary, who is an employee of the USACE Institute for Water Resources. The other members include 3 elected and 5 appointed Commissioners.

The responsibilities of the U.S. National Commission are to manage the activities of PIANC in such a manner as will best advance the purposes of United States maritime and inland waterway interests and to promote the objectives of the U.S. Section PIANC in the United States.