Brian Burnett, PE, F.ASCE

Industry Advisory Board Chair

Currently living in Albuquerque, NM


  • BS Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1978
  • MS Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1980



  • CEO Emeritus, Bohannan Huston, 2018 – Present


  • President/CEO, Bohannan Huston, 2003 – 2018
  • Other leadership roles, Bohannan Huston, 1986 – 1997

Professional Organizations

  • ASCE Albuquerque and New Mexico Chapters
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (NM)
  • UNM Civil Engineering Department Advisory Board
  • Governor’s Blue Ribbon Water Task Force
  • University of New Mexico Alumni Association
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services Board of Directors
  • Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce (15 years)
  • NSPE Albuquerque & New Mexico Chapters
  • Associated Commerce and Industry (NM)
  • UNM School of Engineering Alumni Council
  • Albuquerque Business Water Task Force
  • Formation Counseling Services
  • Leadership New Mexico Distinguished Leadership Award
  • NMSPE Engineer of the Year
  • UNM Civil Engineering Distinguish Alumni
  • UNM School of Engineering Distinguished Alumni
  • UNM Alumni Association Zia Award

Professional Registrations

  • Professional Engineer (NM)


  • Los Alamos, NM

Favorite Memory of NMSU

  • Working with so many great Aggie engineers!

Career Highlight

  • Being a part of so many significant engineering projects for New Mexico


  • Brian G. Burnett received his BSCE and MSCE from UNM. Brian worked for TX DOT, UNM Engineering, and Albuquerque before taking a position with Bohannan Huston, Inc. He recently retired from BHI as CEO Emeritus after 34 years in which he held numerous leadership positions. Brian led business development, planning, and leadership transition strategies. Brian participated in engineering, business, and community organizations.  He was involved in helping shape NM water policy and promoting the importance of infrastructure investments around the state.  Brian, and his wife, Celia, enjoy ministry work, taking care of grandchildren, and hot yoga.