Raba Kistner, Inc. has announced that Yvonne Garcia Thomas, PE, has been promoted to Manager of Geotechnical Engineering for the Austin office. Having been employed with Raba Kistner since 2004, she will now be responsible for management of all geotechnical activities performed out of the Austin office, including management of personnel and geotechnical operations, department budgeting, scheduling and coordination of field operations. She will continue to work as a Project Manager on geotechnical engineering projects.
“Yvonne exhibits a positive and fantastic work ethic that is contagious to her peers and clients.” says Gabriel Ornelas, Jr., Vice President of Raba Kistner Consultant’s Austin office. “Her attention to client satisfaction and her pursuit to improving our services makes her a valuable member of our firm. With these attributes, we are pleased to promote her.”
Yvonne has served as a geotechnical engineering project manager for clients such as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT); the City of Austin and surrounding areas, including San Marcos, Temple, Killeen, and Waco; Pflugerville, Round Rock, Leander, Del Valle, Belton, Corsicana and San Angelo Independent School Districts; The University of Texas at Austin, Austin Community College, Texas State University, and Concordia University, among many other private and public clients.
Yvonne is a graduate of Texas A&M University-College Station, and is an active member of the Heart of Texas Chapter of the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS).