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Thomas O'Brien, P.E.


Associate Vice President for Innovation Infrastructure and Resources

Professional Background:

CHA Consulting, Inc., Albany, NY 1983-2013
1400 employees in 55 domestic/international offices
  • Senior VP/ Shareholder - Group Manager – Building Systems (2011-2013)
  • Partner - Business Unit Manager/PM – Government and Institutions (2005-2011) 
  • Partner - Service Group Manager/PM – Building Systems (1992-2005)
Education and Certifications:
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Concentration in Structural Engineering, 1984
    Clarkson University – Potsdam, NY
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 1982
    Clarkson University – Potsdam, NY
  • NYS Licensed Professional Engineer, 1987
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in 17 additional states

Responsibilities at CNSE:

As Associate Vice President of Innovation Infrastructure and Resources, Mr. O’Brien is responsible for coordination, management and oversight of the planning, design, construction and operation of public private research, development, education, and commercialization facilities for CNSE at distributed locations.