Ian Perez serves as Vice President and Geotechnical Engineering Manager for Raba Kistner, Inc.’s San Antonio and New Braunfels offices. Ian started his career with Raba Kistner in 2001 as an intern and with Raba Kistner’s support, earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Geotechnical engineering from Texas A&M University. After graduating, Ian moved to San Antonio where he earned his Professional Engineering License; started engaging in TSPE and ASCE; spoke to K-12 STEM students about becoming engineers; and mentored High School students for the O’Connor ISM program. Ian served on the TSPE Board for almost 10 years, was recognized as the Young Engineer of the Year in 2012, served as President in 2015; and currently serves as the Bexar Chapter’s State Director.
In 2012, Ian and his new bride Jocelyn moved to New Braunfels where he opened a new office for Raba Kistner to serve the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio. Ian quickly engaged in the New Braunfels community and served as President, as Chair, or in leadership positions in numerous civic and non-profit organizations and has led multiple successful local campaigns for school and city bonds and local officials. Ian was recognized as A Rising Star “40 under 40,” a Pillar in the Community, twice as a Rotarian of the Year, twice as a Chamber Chair of the Board recipient, and was selected to serve as a Klein Opa in the Wurstfest Association.
During his career with Raba Kistner, Ian has been involved in over 1,300 geotechnical projects in Texas. Some of the more iconic projects include the Convention Center Hotel, The Forum, The Rim, Westover Hills, the Comal County Jail, the Veramendi and Mayfair Master Planned Developments, the Toyota Plant, The Shops at La Cantera, UTSA Campus, USAA, the Pearl Redevelopment, SH-130, and every major highway in the region including IH-35, IH-37, Loop 410, Loop 1604, and IH-10. In his current role, Ian manages the geotechnical operations in the San Antonio and New Braunfels offices and is responsible for about 20 personnel include engineers, geologists, field and laboratory technicians, and administrative support.
Ian and Jocelyn have two children, Leila (8) and Nicholas (7). In the little free time they have, they enjoy traveling, working on house projects, hanging out at Wurstfest, and running around to all of the kids’ sporting events.
Bruna Spengler, P.E., CFM is a graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and from Texas A&M University with a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering - Water Resources.
Bruna is an Associate Vice President at Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. in the San Antonio office. She has 10 years of experience in residential and commercial land development projects. She has been responsible for the planning, designing, and permitting of numerous residential, commercial, utility extension, and roadway projects in Bexar, Medina, Comal and Kendall Counties. Bruna currently leads a team of 12 people and her favorite part of the profession is to work with her team to resolve problems. Her goal is to be a servant leader and to create opportunities for those, like her, decided to make San Antonio their home. Outside of engineering, Bruna enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf, and traveling, mostly to visit her relatives in Brazil, alongside her husband Eduardo and son Joaquin.
Bruna currently serves in the Texas Society of Professional Engineers Bexar Chapter Board, the San Antonio River Authority Utility Development Advisory Committee, and the South Texas Business Partnership Board.
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