Lieutenant General Todd Semonite (Retired), the former Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is President of WSP’s Federal Programs. He leads a multi-disciplinary team that delivers dynamic engineering solutions for U.S. government agencies, developing and delivering timely, cost-effective, and sustainable projects that protect national and natural resources. Federal Programs support clients in facilities design, master planning, national security programs, logistics and emergency management, environmental services, government and military, and overseas integrated development. Mr. Semonite attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he studied civil engineering. Over more than four decades as an engineer and officer in the U.S. Army, he oversaw hundreds of diverse infrastructure projects delivered under some of the world’s most challenging conditions. With a predominantly civilian staff, Mr. Semonite has long been driven to achieve team success through encouragement rather than orders. His experience in expediting complex infrastructure programs with such a team, both planned and in emergency response, has positioned him well to do the same for WSP in his leadership role. From 2016 to 2020, Mr. Semonite served as the 54th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the USACE. He advised the Secretary of the Army on general, combat, and geospatial engineering; construction, real property, and public infrastructure; and natural resources science and management. He oversaw 36,000 civilian employees and 800 military personnel and managed a $68 billion project portfolio.
Mr. Semonite and his wife, Connie, have four grown children and ten grandchildren and reside in Manassas, Virginia.