Joe Brenner serves as Regional Practice Leader for marine and coastal engineering. He is leading the development and expansion of the strategic initiative and is responsible for business development, financial and operational management, and quality control.
With more than 25 years of oceanography experience, Joe has a distinguished military background, serving in numerous roles with the United States Navy. His responsibilities over the course of his career have included executing climate change and arctic road maps, studying sea level rise, evaluating naval facilities resiliency, and managing budget and funding for over $300 million of global weather and ocean systems programs.
Joe earned his bachelor’s degree in oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds master’s degrees in meteorology and oceanography, and in national security and strategic studies from the Naval Postgraduate School and Naval War College, respectively. He is active in a number of professional associations and community organizations including the American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, and the Navy League. Joe has developed curricula and taught courses on oceanography, thermodynamics, and meteorology as a military instructor for the United States Naval Academy’s Department of Oceanography.