Canton, MI – The University of Michigan’s Civil & Environmental Engineering Friends Association (CEEFA) recently elected local resident and business owner Jim Fausone as their Vice President. Fausone graduated from U of M with an engineering degree.
“It’s an honor to serve in this position where I have the opportunity to give back the University engineering community and help support current and future students,” said Fausone.
CEEFA provides a network for alumni, as well as a network of alumni for current students to tap into. The group sponsors scholarships and career mentorship programs for current students as well.
Fausone’s engineering background includes serving in the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and working in civil and environmental engineering fields. Eventually, he would become the president of a multi-million dollar industrial services, waste transportation and environmental contracting company. In addition, Fausone now serves as the Chair of the Detroit Board of Water Commissioners – soon to be the Great Lakes Water Authority.
Today, Fausone runs the Northville-based law firm of Fausone Bohn, LLP, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. And, Fausone also established a veteran’s practice, Legal Help For Veterans, PLLC, now one of the largest veterans law firms in the country.
Fausone said he hopes his multi-faceted background will help him in his new role. “It’s important to show students that there’s a lot you can do with an engineering degree, whether you’re working on hard technical problems or trying to become an entrepreneur. And the degree even comes in handy as a lawyer.”
Fausone lives in Canton, MI with his wife, Carol Ann, also a U of M graduate in the School of Nursing.