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Meet Our Board Members

Steven Raisor, EIT , President-Elect
Sunrise Engineering
Andrew Moreno, PE, President
AZTEC

Andrew Moreno graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University in 2012. He has approximately 11 years of experience working in the engineering industry, the last five of which he has spent working at AZTEC Engineering Group where he is currently a Project Engineer. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Arizona and Indiana and has worked on projects in several states throughout the US. He has been an active member of YMF since his students days at ASU and served as the board Secretary, Vice-President, and President-Elect before his current position of President. In addition to board positions he has helped with the annual fundraising committees as well as the educational outreach committees which has visited several elementary schools to help promote interest in Science and Engineering. Outside of work and YMF Andrew spends his time rooting for the Green Bay Packers and annoying people with too many pictures of his English Bulldog.

Derek Smith, PE, Vice President
Gannett Fleming

Derek graduated from the University of Arizona in 2014 with his B.S. in Civil Engineering. He is currently a Project Engineer at Gannett Fleming with a total of five years of professional experience. At Gannett Fleming, Derek enjoys the opportunity to work on a wide array of projects and his experience includes traffic, roadway, and drainage design. He served from 2017 to 2019 as the YMF Community Service & K-12 Outreach Committee Chair. In his free time, Derek enjoys hiking, camping, playing music, and cheering on his favorite sports teams

Cynthia Alvarez, PE, President-Elect
Burgess & Niple

Cynthia graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2015 where she received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She works at Burgess & Niple, Inc. and has approximately four years of experience working on transportation projects with a focus on roadway design. Her involvement with ASCE began with the NAU Student Chapter where she served as a conference coordinator and treasurer during her time there. In the past she served as the Education (K-12) Outreach Chair and Secretary for YMF. As a member of YMF, Cynthia has actively participated in education, community outreach, and social events such as Future Cities, E-Week at the Science Center, and MATHCOUNTS. In addition, she served as part of the committee that plans the annual YMF fundraising event.

Andrew Moreno, P.E., Vice President
AZTEC
Andrew Moreno, P.E., Vice President
AZTEC
Ryan Brown, PE, Treasurer
Burgess & Niple

Ryan Brown is a structural engineer with approximately 4.5 years of experience in design, inspection, rating and evaluation of bridges. He has utilized Burgess & Niple’s pioneering adapted rock climbing techniques to safely access hundreds of bridges in multiple states. Bridge types include trusses, suspension, concrete box girder, concrete slab, prestressed multi-girder, steel multi-girder, steel two-girder, as well as tunnels. Ryan has been an active member of YMF since 2014 and has served as social chair in the past.  He is also an active member of the Bridge Technical Committee and serves as the treasurer for the University of Arizona Engineering Alumni Council. Ryan is not only passionate about engineering but enjoys giving back to the community through YMF charity events and other organizations. 

Parker Murphy, EIT, Secretary
Southwest Traffic Engineering

Parker Murphy is a Traffic Engineer-in-Training at Southwest Traffic Engineering (SWTE), where he has been since September 2017. Before starting at SWTE, he attended Oregon State University and graduated in June 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He has been a member of ASCE since 2013, starting with the Oregon State student chapter in his freshman year. As a student member, he actively participated with the student and professional outreach committee to bring working professionals into classrooms to present on interesting topics, offer guidance for young engineers, and provide opportunities for continued involvement in ASCE.

Since moving to the Phoenix Area and becoming an increasingly active member with the Phoenix YMF. His time in ASCE, at both the student and young professional levels, has provided indisputable evidence that the whole of ASCE and membership of the PBYMF offer a foundation suitable for continued success and education in the engineering world. Outside of the engineering world and YMF, he participates in competitive adult basketball leagues as well as volunteer coach youth basketball for City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation.