Meet the Gomez and Sullivan Board of Directors

The new Leadership Team includes Michele Stottler (Chairperson), Mark Wamser (President/CEO), Damian Gomez (Treasurer), Tim Sullivan (Vice President of Operations), and Amanda Crandall (Director of Administration and Human Resources). Kirk Smith (Vice President and Director of Regulatory and Environmental Services) will serve as the Corporate Secretary and Secretary to the Board. 


Tim Sullivan has been promoted to Vice President of Operations where he will oversee Gomez and Sullivan’s various business lines and work closely with Mark in the day-to-day operations of the company. Amanda Crandall will be taking on a newly created role as Director of Administration and HR. Kirk Smith, who has worked his entire career with Gomez and Sullivan, will serve the company as the Corporate Secretary. Damian Gomez will continue to serve as Treasurer. These four individuals were chosen for their tireless commitment to excellence with clients and their ability to both lead and serve their fellow team at Gomez and Sullivan.


Jerry Gomez and Tom Sullivan, founders of Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, D.P.C., will be transitioning away from their corporate management roles. With their extensive knowledge and dedication to customer satisfaction, they remain an essential part of the team and will continue to work on projects and serve clients. Moreover, they will maintain their advisory positions to the Board, offering valuable guidance and support to the Leadership Team as they steer the company’s future.

Utica, NY – Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, D.P.C. is proud to announce its recently elected Board of Directors. Gomez and Sullivan’s seven-member board includes Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Board Tom Sullivan, President/CEO Jerry Gomez, Vice President/Secretary Mark Wamser, Vice President/Director of Engineering Michele Stottler, Vice President/Treasurer Damian Gomez, Vice President/Director of Business Development Tim Sullivan, and Director of Licensing and Environmental Kirk Smith. The Board of Directors brings more than 200 years of combined experience specializing in hydropower licensing and compliance, dam safety, engineering, environmental studies, and related services. The Board reports to the Shareholders and works to uphold the vision and mission of Gomez and Sullivan Engineers. 

Jerry Gomez, President/CEO commented: “The Shareholders have elected a strong Board of Directors.  This Board’s passion for their work and commitment to Gomez and Sullivan has served both our clients and company well. The group blends a long history of successfully managing the firm, with the vision to successfully carry it forward. I am proud to serve the company with this Board and look forward to the positive impacts of the Board to help make Gomez and Sullivan even better.” 

We are extremely pleased to announce the results of our Board elections,” shared Tom Sullivan, Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Board. Our seven-member Board continues to work collaboratively to prepare the company for the wonderful opportunities that the future holds. We want to thank our Board Members for their selfless dedication and hard work on behalf of all the team members at Gomez and Sullivan.  

Meet the Gomez and Sullivan board

Michele Stottler, P.E.

Chairperson of the Board

Ms. Stottler is the Chairperson of the Board. She also serves as a Vice President and the Director of Engineering at Gomez and Sullivan and a senior water resources engineer with over 30 years of experience. She has managed licensing or compliance activities for more than 25 hydroelectric projects, during which she has been responsible for both engineering and environmental analyses. She has led the engineering design and permitting of wetland restoration, stream restoration, and recreation projects. Her technical expertise includes hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, complex water quality monitoring, instream flow investigations, and stormwater management. Ms. Stottler also has extensive local, state, and federal permitting experience.

Mark Wamser, P.E.

President and CEO

Mr. Wamser is the President and CEO at Gomez and Sullivan. He also serves as a senior water resources engineer with over 30 years of experience in hydropower licensing, feasibility, fish passage, and dam removal and stream restoration projects. His technical background includes hydrologic investigations, hydraulic modeling, reservoir operations modeling, energy analyses, instream flow studies, and water quality monitoring. He has served as Project Manager for numerous FERC hydroelectric relicensing projects, as well as dam removal, water budgeting, watershed planning, water quality, and basin-wide modeling projects.

Damian Gomez, P.E., CFM

Water Resources Engineer

Mr. Gomez is a Vice President and the Treasurer at Gomez and Sullivan. He is a water resources engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager with over 15 years of experience focused primarily on dam and public safety, hydrology, and hydraulics. His expertise includes complex hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, GIS model development, flood inundation mapping, and dam stability analyses. Mr. Gomez serves a FERC-approved Independent Consultant for Part 12 dam safety inspections and has performed dam breach analyses for Inflow Design Flood studies as well as Probable Maximum Precipitation and Probable Maximum Flood studies for dams.

Tim Sullivan

VP of Operations

Mr. Sullivan is the Vice President of Operations and a FERC licensing, compliance, and implementation manager with over 20 years of professional experience. He has served as Project Manager, Deputy Project Manager, and Technical Lead for a number of regulatory assignments associated with both traditional and pumped storage hydroelectric projects in the northeast, mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and southeast. His technical background focuses on physical and environmental sciences including hydrology and hydraulics, geomorphology, geology and soils, technical writing, and GIS.

Amanda Crandall, P.E.

Director of Administration and Human Resources

Ms. Amanda Crandall, P.E. is the Director of Administration and Human Resources at Gomez and Sullivan. She is also the business development lead for our dam safety services. As a licensed civil engineer, Ms. Crandall’s technical experience includes performing dam safety inspections, preparing FERC Part 12 reports and state required engineering assessments, and development of Emergency Action Plans, Public Safety Plans, and Dam Safety Surveillance and Monitoring Plans. She has developed alternatives analyses and stability calculations for new and existing structures, and worked on projects in the design, bidding, and construction stages.

Special Advisors to the Gomez and Sullivan board

Tom Sullivan, P.E.

Senior Water Resources Engineer

Mr. Sullivan is a founding Principal and advisor to the board. He serves as the Principal-in-Charge of hydropower licensing, compliance, and development work for the company. He has been involved in licensing and compliance activities at hydroelectric projects for over 40 years. His technical background includes hydrology, hydraulics, and civil engineering. Mr. Sullivan was recognized as the recipient of the Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award, the hydropower industry’s most prestigious honor, by the National Hydropower Association in 2021.

Jerry Gomez, P.E.

Senior Civil Engineer

Mr. Gomez is a founding Principal and advisor to the board. He serves as the Principal-in-Charge of dam safety and flood studies for the company. His professional career has focused on the design and analysis of dams, hydroelectric, and water resources projects since 1975. He has served as the lead engineer or project manager for the design of nine new dams and has conducted the investigation or rehabilitative design of more than 50 existing dams and hydropower plants. As a FERC-approved Independent Consultant, Mr. Gomez has completed over 75 FERC Part 12 Safety Inspections and facilitated the Potential Failure Mode Analysis of more than 50 dams. He has also served on Boards of Consultants for the peer review of dam safety hydrologic and hydraulic studies and geotechnical programs.

Secretary to the Gomez and Sullivan board

Kirk Smith

Vice President and Director of Regulatory and Environmental Services

With over 25 years of experience in relicensing hydropower projects, Mr. Smith is a Vice President and Director of Regulatory and Environmental Services and Corporate Secretary and Secretary to the Board at Gomez and Sullivan. He has been involved with numerous licensing projects of conventional and pumped storage projects, and is responsible for licensing strategy, issue identification, study scoping and execution, preparation of license applications, National Environmental Policy Act documents, Section 7-Endangered Species Act consultation, state water quality certifications, and stakeholder settlement negotiations. With a strong background in hydrology and aquatic science, he has also performed a wide variety of licensing studies including instream flow studies, headwater benefit studies, energy analyses, water quality monitoring, hydrologic studies, and recreation inventories.