The Board of Trustees is comprised of volunteer trustees with chairman, vice chairman, secretary and treasurer officer positions. Five core board members serve five-year terms and up to eight at-large trustees serve two-year terms. In addition, the president and treasurer of DFI serve as members of the Trust board during their terms at DFI. Emeritus and honorary trustees may be appointed as non-voting members of the board.

As part of their commitment to the Trust and its mission, all board members actively participate in fundraising by organizing events, spearheading annual drives, and leading other such efforts. In addition, all board members make personal financial contributions to the Trust.

Chair, Board of Trustees

Tracy Brettmann, P.E., D.GE, is executive vice president of A.H. Beck Foundation Company.

Brettmann has served on the DFI Educational Trust Board of Directors as a trustee, secretary and vice chair. He is a past president of DFI and a former chair of the DFI Augered Cast-in-Place Pile Committee.

He received his BSCE degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his master’s degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and has authored over 30 technical papers and numerous magazine articles. He is also a member of the Academy of Geo-Professionals, Geo-Institute of ASCE, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and ADSC – The International Association of Foundation Drilling.

Current Members

Chair:Tracy BrettmannA.H Beck Foundation Co., Inc.
Vice Chair:Rudolph FrizziLangan Engineering and Environmental Services
Treasurer:Gianfranco Di CiccoBauer Foundation Corp.
Secretary:Zoran CuranovicUnderpinning & Foundation Skanska, Inc.
 Matthew JanesIsherwood Associates
 Dan DragoneBAUER Equipment America
 Roger HealeyRichard Goettle, Inc.
 Bernard HertleinGEI Constultants
 Seth PearlmanMenard USA
 Mark J. RiceMcNeil, Silveira, Rice & Wiley
 Lars RichterAECON Foundations
 Helen RobinsonGEI Consultants
 Andrew C. VerityTerracon Consultants
Emeritus Trustees:M. Byrl WilliamsFoundation Constructors, Inc.
 David B. ColemanUnderpinning & Foundation Skanska, Inc.
 Richard ShortConsulting Geotechnical Engineer