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Meet the Commissioners

photo of James MarinoJames Marino, P.E., D.CE
Taylor Engineering, Inc.

Mr. Marino currently serves as President of Taylor Engineering, Inc. Mr. Marino has more than 30 years of experience, including 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has served in an executive management role for a broad range of engineering projects, providing comprehensive staff and project management, development, and oversight for public works, coastal, port and harbor, transportation, and environmental projects. Mr. Marino earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1978 and a Master of Engineering degree in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering from the University of Florida in 1986. He is certified as a Diplomate in Coastal Engineering from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port, and Navigation Engineers and is a registered professional engineer in Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Louisiana. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College (1991). Mr. Marino is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) de Fleury Medal winner.

Executive leadership roles include serving as an officer in the USACE, in executive management for the Seminole County, Florida government, and as a senior executive in private practice. Mr. Marino managed a multi-million dollar research and development program while stationed at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Coastal Engineering Research Center. He served as Director of Public Works, U.S. Army, Japan and as Director of Public Works and Deputy County Manager for Seminole County, FL. He also served as Vice President of an 8,000-member multidisciplinary international consulting firm specializing in maritime planning, engineering, and management; Vice President of a 500-member international consulting firm specializing in coastal engineering, transportation design, port & harbor planning and engineering, and urban waterfront design; Chief Operating Officer of a multi-disciplined consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, management, and environmental compliance in the coastal zone; and Associate Vice President responsible for the strategic planning, development and integration of Federal Services projects within the southeast division of a 3,000-member architectural, engineering, and planning firm.

Additionally, Mr. Marino currently serves as a US Commissioner to PIANC, the Policy Chairman for the ASCE COPRI (Coasts, Oceans, Ports, & Rivers Institute), Director of the AIWA (Atlantic Intracoastal Waterways Association), and serves as a Director of the ASBPA (American Shores & Beach Preservation Association). Mr. Marino is also the facilitator for ASCE's nationwide Leadership Development course. He serves on the Board of Directors of the University of North Florida's (UNF) Taylor Engineering Research Institute.


revised 23 Apr 2015

Meet the Commissioners