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Rizwan Siddiqui Picture

Rizwan A. Siddiqi, PE - Commissioner Maryland Higher Education Commission

Executive Vice President Water Systems Engineering - EBA Engineering, Inc.

Commissioner Siddiqi was appointed to serve on the Commission by Governor Martin O’Malley in June 2011 and was reappointed in June 2013 for another five year term. He joins the Commission with over 30 years of distinguished professional career and experience in engineering and educational industry. Mr. Siddiqi comes to the Commission with the distinction of having been previously appointed by Governor O’Malley in September 2008 to serve on the Maryland P-20 Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Task Force, charged to create a statewide STEM action plan aimed at insuring Maryland’s workforce of the future committing to a globally competitive research and development infrastructure to maintain Maryland’s competitive knowledge-based economy. Task Force was asked to develop an action plan and Commissioner Siddiqi served as a co-chair for the Workforce Work Group of the Task Force.

In his professional career, Commissioner Siddiqi is the President and Chief Executive Officer at EBA Engineering, Inc. (EBA), a reputed civil and environmental engineering firm in Maryland and is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Maryland and District of Columbia. As the Chief Exectuive Officer he is responsible to oversee corporate operations and business development of the firm. Additionally he has been actively involved in academic activities including teaching engineering courses and workforce development. Commissioner Siddiqi is NASSCO Certified Trainer of Pipeline and Manhole Assessment Certification Program (PACP/MACP). He has been involved in teaching and training activities for the last 20 years and is well respected by his colleagues and students. In the past he has developed and taught several customized engineering courses to train engineers at NASA, Northrop Grumman and various educational institutions.

In 2013, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman appointed Commissioner Siddiqi to serve as a member of the Howard County Environmental Sustainability Board. The Board assists in the implementation of the County's environmental agenda, providing both advice and review to the County Executive. He also served on a Task Force to advise Howard County Council about Zoning Regulations for Fueling Stations in the County.

Commissioner Siddiqi is working with several professional associations including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), American Water Works Association (AWWA), Water Environmental Foundation (WEF), National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) and National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for American Council of Engineering Companies/Metro Washington (ACEC/MW) and is also a recipient of its "Impact Award" in 2011 for his outstanding leadership qualities.

Commissioner Siddiqi is actively involved in community service and is currently serving as President of the United Maryland Muslim Council (UMMC) and was the Past President of the Howard County Muslim Council (HCMC) and Board member for Middle Eastern American Chamber of Commerce. He is also the President of Tehzibul Akhlaq Trust USA (TAT USA), a registered non-profit to support educational projects across the globe. Maryland Governor O'Malley awarded him "Distinguished Community Service Award" in 2013.

Mr. Siddiqi obtained his MS in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech. He lives in Ellicott City with his wife and three children.

 

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