Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineer

Billy M. Cooke
Billy M. Cooke, P.E.
Executive Vice President, Klotz Associates, Inc.

Billy M. Cooke, P.E. is the Executive Vice President for Klotz Associates, Inc., a full-service, consulting civil engineering firm based in Houston. He joined Klotz Associates in 1991 after 12-year tenure with a major consulting engineering firm.

Billy is responsible for marketing of Transportation services as well as, recruiting, staff development and training.  During his 31-year career as a civil engineer, Billy has worked on projects involving paving and drainage, flood control, water and wastewater, transportation, airports, traffic, and construction management for both public- and private-sector clients. Most recently, Billy has been involved in the development of major projects in support of the growth and expansion of Houston’s Bush, Hobby and Ellington Field airports, as well as the Port of Houston’s Bayport Container Yard.

Billy received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston in 1978. He is an active member of NSPE and TSPE. He sits as a member of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Mobility Advisory Committee and is a member of HGAC’s Technical Advisory Committee to the Transportation Policy Council. In January 2008, he was appointed to the Planning & Projects Committee of the Gulf Coast Rail District. In February of 2012, he was selected to serve as chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Transit Planning Committee.

Billy serves on the Civil & Environmental Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at UH, and is a member of the Engineering Alumni Association.  He sat on the EAA Board from 1999 to 2005, serving as president during the 2002-2003 year.

Billy and his wife, Marsha, have two sons, Brenden and Aaron, and one daughter, Meredith.