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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 to fill an unexpired term from 2011. 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 a Partner and Executive Vice President 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. As a head of Water Systems Engineering Department at EBA, Commissioner Siddiqi is responsible for all operations of the department from marketing to design and production and client relations. Additionally he has been actively involved in academic activities including teaching engineering courses and workforce development in Maryland and was adjunct instructor at Anne Arundel and Baltimore County Community Colleges. He has been involved in teaching and training activities since last 20 years and is well respected by his colleagues and students. In the past he has developed and taught customized engineering courses to train engineers at NASA, Northrop Grumman and various educational institutions.

Commissioner Siddiqi is actively involved in several professional societies 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 a member of ASCE since 1985 and has served as ASCE-MD newsletter editor for 3 years (2002-2004) and earned “Outstanding Newsletter Award” from ASCE National in September 2005, for his newsletters quality based on a nationwide competition. He is also a recipient of “Outstanding Project Award 2003” from Maryland Society of Professional Engineers for one of his projects and “Impact Award 2011” from American Council of Engineering Companies/Metro Washington (ACEC/MW) for his outstanding leadership. He served as Chair, Programs Committee for American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE/MD), Chair, Baltimore City Liaison Committee for American Council of Engineering Companies/Maryland (ACEC/MD) and is currently Chair, Water Infrastructure Committee of the American Council of Engineering Companies/Metro Washington (ACEC/MW).
Commissioner Siddiqi is actively involved in community service and is currently serving as President of the Howard County Muslim Council and Vice President of the United Maryland Muslim Council and Board member for Middle Eastern American Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and earned his Master’s in Civil/Environmental Engineering. He lives in Ellicott City with his wife and three children.


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