Jon A. Schmidt, 38
Associate structural engineer, director of antiterrorism services
Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, Mo.
BS, MS, The George Washington University
PE, SECB, BSCP
Expert on building designs that withstand terrorist attacks and other physical threats.
Specialist in evaluating physical security and antiterrorism force protection, blast effects analysis, and protective design of structural and non-structural components.
Overseeing efforts to develop standards and guidelines for facility security and blast resistance.
Project experience includes aviation, industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities for government, military, and private-sectors.
Editorial board chair, columnist, Structure magazine.
Member, Board of Directors, Building Security Council (BSC).
Vice chair, American Society of Civil Engineers' Codes & Standards Committee on Blast Protection of Buildings.
OFF THE CLOCK
Volunteer, Christ Lutheran Church, Overland Park, Kan.
Played violin, viola from the grades 4-12.