Steve Dunn selected as Mid-Atlantic Region’s Chief Engineer
Mid-Atlantic PBS has selected Steve Dunn as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chief Engineer in the Design and Construction Division. In this role, Dunn has responsibility to ensure that our projects and programs not only adhere to our national standards and their prescribed requirements, but are planned and completed in a way that is appropriate for long-term viability of these valuable and treasured buildings.
As a designated Professional Engineer, Dunn’s career spans over 30 years in both GSA and private industry. His experience includes engineering, research and development, project management, engineering management, and providing expert guidance on building systems. At GSA, Dunn has served in several roles throughout his career as a contracting officer’s representative, supervisor, project manager, and engineering subject matter expert.
Dunn was named 2022 PBS Engineer of the Year, based on his career of academics, distinguished engineering, and community outreach. With this award, Dunn was nominated for the National Society of Professional Engineers Federal Engineer of the Year Awards program, the only national awards program that solely recognizes engineers employed in the federal government. Dunn finished this competition as a top 10 finalist.
Dunn began his GSA career in 1990 after graduating from Drexel University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering. He later earned his doctorate in electrical engineering, with a specialty of diffractive optics, from the University of Central Florida.
Dunn says, “We have a huge opportunity to be creative in the sustainability world. We need to take advantage of that. Not only does this give us a chance to work on issues important to the world, but it is one which has financial support. Because of that we can look outside of the box for better solutions.”
This article is part of the Winter issue of the FOCUS newsletter. Please visit the Focus Newsletter page .