Elena Sossenkina, P.E. is a National Levees Practice Leader for HDR, an employee-owned global engineering firm of 10,000. With 20 years of professional engineering experience, Elena specializes in geotechnical engineering and risk-informed decision making for dams and levees. She is based in Denver, Colorado and works on projects around the world.
Ms. Sossenkina is leading the US Levee Safety Coalition, a group of six professional organizations dedicated to advancing levee safety in the United States that currently includes American Society of Civil Engineers, American Council of Engineering Companies, Association of State Dam Safety Officials, Deep Foundations Institute, National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies, and United States Society on Dams (USSD). In addition, Elena is a Chair of USSD Levee Committee and a vice Chair of ICOLD Technical Committee on Levees.