Dr. Georgette Hlepas is the Principal Geotechnical Engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). She leads the Geotechnical, Geology, and Materials Community of Practice and is the Headquarters Proponent for the Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring Community of Practice and Data Management Committee. She has 15 years of experience working as a geotechnical engineering on a variety of large civil works projects including dam, levees, confined disposal facilities, and navigation structures. She was the deputy lead engineer on Mosul Dam Emergency Grouting and Rehabilitation project in Iraq from 2016-2019 and has worked on several mega modification projects throughout the United States including Wolf Creek Dam, Amistad Dam, Bluestone Dam, Herbert Hoover Dike, and McCook Reservoir. Dr. Hlepas has focused much of her career on advancing the state-of-practice in project performance monitoring, has taught multiple courses and workshops, and has authored numerous papers. Dr. Hlepas is also the chairperson the US Society of Dams (USSD) Monitoring of Dams and Their Foundations Committee as well as a member of multiple professional organizations. She has a master’s degree in civil engineering from Columbia University in New York, a doctorate degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois.