2020-2022 NV State Board of Directors – Nevada Society of Professional Engineers and Foundation

State Immediate Past-President/Foundation ChairBrian Kalina, P.E.Brian Kalina, P.E.
Southwest Gas Corporation

Mr. Brian Kalina has more than 15 years of experience in construction and engineering responsibilities, 10 of which have been in the natural gas industry. Mr. Kalina has functioned as design engineer, project manager and supervising engineer for a variety of projects associated with natural gas distribution and transmission pipelines. He is currently a Technical Services Manager responsible for administering Southwest Gas Corporation's Southern Nevada Divisions operations and maintenance requirements associated with measurement and control, meter performance and large meter set installations, SCADA communications systems, cathodic protection systems, and the Davis Dam Compressor station to meet Federal (PHMSA) and State requirements. He is also the Company’s SNV Chair for college collaboration and outreach with the Southern Nevada School districts and colleges. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration, a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and is licensed by the Nevada State Board of Engineers as a Civil Engineer. Brian has served as President and Director/Programming for the Southern Nevada NSPE chapter, and as the NSPE-NV National Delegate and Western Pacific Region representative.

State President
Bob Thomsen, P.E.

State President-Elect/National Delegate
Martin Jensen, P.E.Martin Jensen, P.E.

State Vice President /Auditor
Robert Aytes, P.E.Robert Aytes, P.E.

State Treasurer
Michael Ross, PE.

State Secretary
Christian Herrera, P.E.
Christian Herrera, P.E.
Southwest Gas Corporation

Christian is a Distribution Engineer for Southwest Gas. He has worked on multiple capital projects throughout the company, such as the design and construction of interconnect sites, high pressure gas piping relocations, measurement and controls upgrades, and pipeline inspections. He earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Business Administration from UNLV. Before working for Southwest Gas, Christian worked for NV Energy, where he managed major steam turbine overhauls, steam cycle component inspections, and piping and machinery improvement projects.

STEM Outreach Chair and Trustee
Brook Demitropoulos, P.E.