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Dr. Tom Witherspoon (MS ’79), vice president of The International Association of Foundation Drilling, recently published a book entitled Infrastructure: Evaluation, Maintenance and Repair. The book addresses five segments of the infrastructure that are in need of evaluation, maintenance and repair. It is written for engineers, contractors, public servants and officials, and students who will be given the job of providing evaluation, repair and maintenance specifications and designs to address the increasing infrastructure needs.
Angie Chen Button (MS '80) and Philip M. White (BS ’07) are running for office seeking to replace retiring Republican Fred Hill in District 112, an area that encompasses southern Richardson and northwestern Garland. Angie, a marketing executive at Texas Instruments, is the Republican Party candidate. Philip, a current UT Dallas graduate student, is the Libertarian Party candidate.
R. Carter Pate (MS ’03) is the new managing partner of the U.S. Advisory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. In this role, he will have day-to-day responsibility for the management of the firm’s U.S. Advisory Practice. He will also continue to serve as leader of the global and U.S. health industries group, a role he was appointed to in 2007, in which he oversees services across all health-related industries. Mr. Pate joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1994 and since 2004 has served as managing partner of the firm’s federal government practice.