Reis, Evan

Executive Director, US Resiliency Council. Evan Reis is a California Structural Engineer and Executive Director of the US Resiliency Council. He works with public and private organizations to promote resilience and improve the performance of our nation’s infrastructure in natural disasters. Evan graduated with this Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Structural Engineering from Stanford University in 1988. The following year he began a decade of helping the University recover from the Loma Prieta Earthquake, serving as the structural engineer for the seismic retrofit of several of Stanford’s most historic buildings. He has become a national leader in seismic risk management and performance based design, publishing more than 50 papers and articles on resilience, and presenting to groups of building stakeholders around the country. Evan co-founded the US Resiliency Council in 2011 as a way to educate building stakeholders and the public about the gap between the growing sustainability movement and true resilient design. The mission and vision of the USRC are to advocate for policy and incentives that promote resilience-based designs, in order to ensure a future where we not only have a low impact on the environment, the environment has a low impact on us.