Meet the Board

SEI Board Members are elected on an annual basis in the beginning of fall (September/October). All SEI members are encouraged to write their name in to be on the ballot. There are no specific requirements to entering the ballot other than having a membership. Additional information (including board member position descriptions) can be found in the SEI Maryland Bylaws

If you would like to contact a specific board member, please email us at and address the email to whom you wish to speak with. We are always looking for ideas and other feedback to make SEI Maryland a successful National local chapter.

PRESIDENT - Mehedi Rashid, P.E., S.E.

Mehedi is a Senior Structural Engineer and Project Manager with Moffatt and Nichol (M&N) Engineers. He possesses over 16 years of structural engineering experience with a focus on structural analysis, design and construction support services for large scale/complex civil infrastructure projects that include port and marine structures, highway and light rail bridges, offshore wind turbine foundation systems, offshore structures, etc. Mr. Rashid serves as a voting member in various technical committees including Pile Design Committee and Pile Producers Committee for the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). He attained his Master of Science in Structural Engineering from South Dakota School of Mine & Tech (SDSM&T) and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Tech. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in ten different states and a Licensed Structural Engineer (SE) in the states of Washington, Illinois and Massachusetts.

VICE PRESIDENT – Ani Chatterjee, P.E., PMP

Ani is a structural engineer with more than fifteen years of experience in structural engineering in the area of bridge design, bridge rehabilitation, and design of structures related to transportation. He currently works at STV INC. in the role of Engineering Director and Project Manager in the Baltimore Office, and currently holds Professional Engineering Licenses from the states of MD, DE, VA, NJ and the District of Columbia. He has a M.S. degree in Structural Engineering from West Virginia University, and a MBA degree from University of Maryland and is also a certified project manager (PMP). He is also a member of the following organizations – ASCE, AISC, PMI. Ani is also a full member in the board of ASCE Leadership and Management Committee, and had held the Secretary position for MD-SEI from 2014 to 2016 .

SECRETARY – Yohannes Assefa, PE

Yohannes is the Chief of structural section in Baltimore District US Army Corps of Engineers. He was born in Ethiopia where he finished his high school diploma with distinctions. He attended the University of Bruno in Czech Republic with full scholarship where he received his Master’s Degree in Civil engineering. He started his carrier as a structural engineer in Prague Czech Rep in a fast paced and demanding environment before he moved to the USA in 1999. He gained significant experience in structural engineering in established different consulting firms in Ohio and Maryland. In 2007 Yohannes joined the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Yohannes is a natural leader with a can-do attitude and team player. In his free time, he likes to play soccer and he runs his own art company from his home.

TREASURER - Isaiah Sampson, EIT

Isaiah has been working as an entry-level structural engineer at Moffatt & Nichol since he graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2016 with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. His experience through Moffatt & Nichol is with marine structures, primarily construction or reconstruction of shipping terminals.

PAST PRESIDENT – Shuxian (Susanne) Wassenius, P.E

Susanne has been actively involved in SEI-MD for the past 6 years. She is the current President and was the past Vice President, Treasurer, and Activity Coordinator. Susanne is the Founder and President of Spyder Engineers, LLC. with 16 years of structural engineering experience. She attained her Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering from the University of Maryland. Susanne was the recipient of the Professional Women in Construction Rising Star Award that recognizes women for career achievement, excellence in job performance, leadership, and exceptional work on a notable project. Susanne is the Past President of Toastmasters and member of the ASCE.

Committee Leaders:

  • Meeting Coordination & Topic Research - Ramesh Venkatareddy, P.E.
  • Activities - Nicole Baer, P.E.
  • Sponsorship, Web & Technologies - Isaiah Sampson, EIT.