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Mr. Bruce Schopp - 1982 BSE, Civil Engineering

President & CEO, Oates Associates, Inc.

Bruce Schopp is a licensed Professional Engineer and Structural Engineer who has been with Oates Associates in Collinsville, Illinois for 25 years. During his career at Oates Associates, he was named to the position of Chief Structural Engineer with responsibility for all structural engineering, and the firm's major transportation projects. Mr. Schopp was recently promoted to the position of President and Chief operating Officer. He now oversees all operations including project selection and management, technical production, quality assurance, technical/professional staff development, and client development.

Bruce has been active in the National Society of Professional Engineers for several years. He is currently State President of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, previously holding officer and committee chair positions including president of the St. Clair Chapter of ISPE. In addition to his involvement with ISPE, Bruce sits on the Advisory Board for the SIUE School of Engineering, and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Council of Engineering Companies. He is also involved in various community organizations, including his church, St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Freeburg, Illinois. He is also a member of the 2010 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame.

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