Alumni Spotlight: Robert Conachey ’80


Robert Conachey, Class of 1980, has been working on special projects, some unrelated to his Webb education, for most of his career, and he enjoys every minute of it.  He attributes his success in working on these disparate activities to his natural curiosity along with a broad, well-rounded education at Webb. Read more…

Alumni Spotlight: Vicky Dlugokecki ’88


When asked what I do for a living, I say, “I help companies design and build ships.”  When asked what profession I am in, I answer, “I’m an engineer.”  I realize that these are very broad statements, but they both go back to my roots as a Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and engineering graduate.  Read more…

Webb Alumni Names Gannett Fleming Stockholder


Keith R. Mullins, P.E., was named a stockholder of Gannett Fleming. Based in the firm’s Philadelphia, Pa., office, Mullins serves as senior Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) manager in the firm’s Transportation Operations Practice.

With more than 14 years of experience, Mullins coordinates ITS planning, design, and construction support services. He is knowledgeable in the areas of ITS standards development, traffic and highway safety, and technical outreach and training. He manages all aspects of the ITS project delivery process and has led ITS design-build projects throughout the Northeast. Read more…

Alumni Spotlight: Bradley Golden ’99


Looking back at the years since I graduated from Webb, it’s hard to believe just how far I’ve gone, and also funny to think that I’ve ended up in almost the same place where my journey began.

I grew up a New Yorker, having been born in Manhattan, lived in Queens, gone to high school in the Bronx, and spent every possible moment on my family’s boat in Brooklyn. My apologies to fans of Staten Island, but I figure four out of five boroughs isn’t too bad. At the time boating was my life, and cruising the waters off New York and SCUBA diving on the shipwrecks beneath them, I always knew that I would be involved with ships and the sea. Webb was just the place to help me turn my passion into my career, and, despite what at times seemed like four long and hard years, not only was the experience worth it, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Read more…

Alumni Spotlight: John C. Hootman ’01


Twelve years ago when I was leaving Webb, I would have laughed if someone had told me I would be anything other than a naval ship concept designer for my career. Well, life has happened — as it does — and fantastic options have presented themselves. My course first diverged when I went into new construction ship design management by working on the LPD 17 Class.  It was an honor to work on the 9/11 ships (USS New York, USS Arlington, and USS Somerset) and to participate in full-scale shock trials.  We dealt with some tough technical issues directly impacting ships in the fleet and in construction.

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Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Bowles ’00


It’s been almost 13 years since I graduated from Webb.  Immediately following graduation I spent a year in England obtaining a master’s in marine engineering. Once complete, I returned to the US and took a position as a naval architect with Donald L. Blount & Associates (DLBA) in my home town of Hampton Roads, Virginia, as many of my classmates probably guessed I would. Read more…