Michael H. Wysockey, Ph.D., P.E., is the president of Thatcher Foundations, Inc., a specialty contractor working in design-build earth retention, pile driving, drilled foundations, and marine construction. Wysockey received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The Citadel, his master’s from MIT, and his doctorate in geotechnical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign – where he received Wilson and Peck fellowships. His publications range in focus from shore erosion, to the effect of local soil conditions on earthquake motions, to the capacity of deep foundations. A former chair of DFI’s Driven Pile Committee, he recently chaired the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings and the ASCE Geotechnical Group, Illinois Section. He is also a member of the ASCE, PDCA and ADSC.


Michael H. Wysockey, Ph.D, P.E.
Thatcher Foundations, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Vice President

Gianfranco Di Cicco
Bauer Foundation Corp.
Odessa, FL


James O. Johnson
Condon-Johnson & Associates Inc. Oakland, CA


J. Erik Loehr, Ph.D., P.E.
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO

Immediate Past President

Matthew Janes, M.B.A., P.Eng.
Isherwood Associates
Burnaby, BC, Canada

Other Trustees:
John A. AndersonSpecrete-IP Incorporated, Cleveland, OH
Paul Axtell, P.E., D.GEDan Brown & Associates, PC
Allen Cadden, P.E., D.GESchnabel Engineering, Chadds Ford, PA
Peter Faust, Dipl.-Ing.Malcolm Drilling, San Francisco CA
Conrad W. Felice, Ph.D., P.E.C.W. Felice, LLC, Bellevue, WA
Franz-Werner Gerressen, Dipl.-Ing.BAUER Maschinen GmbH, Schrobenhausen Germany
Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D., P.E.University of California, Irvine
Dan MacLean, P.Eng.Keller Foundations Ltd., Acton, ON
Matthew E. Meyer, P.E., D.GELangan Engineering & Environmental Services, Miami, FL
Lucky NagarajanGiken America Corporation, New York, NY
Morgan NeSmith, P.E.Berkel & Company Contractors, Inc., Austell, GA
Kwabena Ofori-Awuah, P.E., D.GE, ENV SPKoforia, Inc.
David Paul, P.E.Paul GeoTek Engineering, LLC, Arvada CO
Howard A. Perko, Ph.D., P.E.Magnum Piering Inc., Loveland, CO
Lori Simpson, P.E., G.E.Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Oakland, CA
Martin G. Taube, P.E., P.G.Menard Group USA, Carnegie, PA
Stefano ValagussaTREVIICOS Corporation, Charlestown, MA
Trustee Emeritus & International Director:
William F. LoftusWilliam F. Loftus Associates, Englewood Cliffs, NJ