EBA President and CEO Rizwan Siddiqi Receives National ACEC Community Service Award
Rizwan Siddiqi, PE, President and CEO of EBA Engineering, Inc. (EBA), has received the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2023 Community Service Award. Siddiqi accepted the award during ACEC’s annual Fall Conference Awards Luncheon on October 17, 2023, in Austin, Texas.
Siddiqi has worked tirelessly to support his community, state, and profession and has held leadership positions for a variety of organizations. He is currently serving a 3-year term on the Maryland Transportation Commission. He is an inaugural member of DC Water’s Business Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, and he is also an Advisory Board member for the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of the District of Columbia.
Siddiqi has been an active ACEC/Metro Washington (ACEC/MW) member for more than a decade, serving as the group’s president from 2019 to 2020. He was also recently appointed to the national ACEC Planning Cabinet and ACEC Transportation Steering Committee.
In 2011, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley appointed Siddiqi as the Commissioner for the Maryland Higher Education Commission; he was reappointed by Governor Larry Hogan in June 2018 and served his term until December 2019. In 2008, he was appointed by Governor O’Malley to serve on the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Task Force to create a statewide plan to maintain Maryland’s competitive knowledge-based economy.
In 2013, recognizing his environmental stewardship, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman appointed Siddiqi to serve on the Environmental Sustainability Board. He was instrumental in implementing several countywide initiatives focused on enhanced sustainability to benefit current and future county residents. In 2015, he was appointed by Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman to serve as co-chair of the Howard County Energy Task Force.
He previously served on the board of directors of a nonprofit organization, Howard EcoWorks, that is responsible for youth development through environmental projects. He also currently serves as president of TAT USA, a nonprofit organization that supports educational projects across the globe.
As past president and current chair of the United Maryland Muslim Council, Siddiqi has helped enhance the quality of life for citizens through food drives, educational training programs, environmental cleanup projects, candidate forums, and interfaith activities.
In 2016, he served on the Commission to Modernize State Procurement, created by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to improve the state’s procurement process and increase efficiency. Siddiqi received a Community Service Award from Governor O’Malley in 2012 to recognize his leadership and service to the community.
To honor his substantial efforts to give back to his community and profession, Siddiqi also received the ACEC/Maryland (ACEC/MD) 2023 Community Service Award.
Siddiqi is a licensed professional engineer in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Virginia Tech and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan.