CEA Board Executives

2018 - 2019 CEA Executive Team

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Derek Ciezki, P.Eng., is a Partner with SMP Engineering and has over 18 years of experience in Electrical Engineering project design and delivery for Commercial, Institutional and Healthcare Facilities. Derek plays a lead role in Business Development across SMP’s four (4) offices in western Canada. His passion is developing relationships within the industry and understanding what clients truly need. After graduating from the University of Alberta in 2000 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Derek joined Stantec where he worked on a variety of complex and large scale projects while leading the Electrical Engineering Department. In addition to his consulting practice, Derek joined the CEA Board in 2016 and has served on various committees, including a role as Honorary member of the Consulting Architects of Alberta Board. 




Sean Snowden, P.Eng., is the Manager of Northern Alberta Urban Centres Transportation for WSP Canada. He received a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Co-op Program) from the University of Alberta in 1995. Sean has served in progressively responsible roles in the civil engineering consulting environment for more than 19 years, providing leadership and advice on design and construction projects and fostering excellent working relationships with clients, stakeholders, technical experts and sub-consultants in a partnered environment. Sean believes in leading by example, continuous improvement and providing exceptional customer service and client value. He has been a member of the CEA Transportation Committee since 2009, and is committed to a sustainable, united consulting engineering industry. 



Jillian Mitton, P. Eng., is a Principal and Senior Environmental Engineer at Golder Associates Ltd. She has had more than 23 years leading the design and management of remedial projects for sites both in the public and private sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is a graduate of the Master of Environmental Engineering program at the University of Alberta. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for the management and technical direction for major hydrogeological and contaminant investigations, large environmental spills and numerous remediation programs throughout Western Canada. She is a creative and analytical thinker who is able to translate business needs into solutions, create budget-driven project plans, and manage client expectations in delivering practical, measurable results. 


Immediate Past President

David Nagy, P.Eng., MBA, is the Manager of the Bridge Group with Associated Engineering Alberta Ltd. David’s enthusiasm and passion for engineering consulting is reinforced by the project work he continues to deliver throughout the province. David completed his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at McGill University and later completed his MBA at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. David believes great opportunities are created with trusting partnerships whether it is at an industry, community or project level and all partners must be able to see value in the collaboration. Lastly, David was the recipient of the 2014 Harold L. Morrison Rising Young Professional Award and the 2015 Allen D. Williams Scholarship Award; both awards recognized David’s dedication and commitment to the profession.



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