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DFI President Gianfranco Di Cicco owns GDConsulting LLC, which he started in 2005 to provide contractual, strategy/business development, constructability and foundation technology services worldwide to owners, engineers, contractors, equipment/material manufactures, public and private organizations.

Prior to that, he participated in and directed major worldwide geofoundation projects with the Rodio Group in Italy, Iraq, Singapore and Brazil (from 1980−1989). Then, Di Cicco was sent to the U.S. to start a new operation for the Rodio Group as executive vice president.  In 1997, he joined Trevi Group as a senior area manager and then COO. Between 1989 and 2005, he was responsible for proposal study/preparation, supervision and direct management of challenging multi-million-dollar foundation projects for private and government agencies, including the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ Beaver Dam project and seepage and foundation rehabilitation for the Walter F. George Dam, as well as major geotechnical contracts for Boston’s Central Artery.  Most recently, from 2019 to 2023, he served as President & CEO at Bauer Foundations Corp, (BFC) responsible for the Bauer Group on all U.S. construction and financial operations expanding the company business from Florida to Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, and the Southeast of the United States.  While at BFC, in additional to multiple private projects in the Southeast of the US, he was responsible for the acquisition of major USACE projects at the Herbert Hoover Dam (FL), Teller Dam (CO), East St. Louis Levee (IL), Moose Creek Dam (AK), Natomas Reach A (CA) and at the Red Dog Mine for Teck Resources (AK).

Di Cicco joined the DFI Board of Trustees in 2010 and was elected to the Executive Committee in 2016, while actively participating in and co-creating several of DFI’s technical committees.


Gianfranco Di Cicco
GDConsulting, LLC
Tampa, FL

Vice President

James O. Johnson
Condon-Johnson & Associates Inc. Oakland, CA


J. Erik Loehr, Ph.D., P.E.
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO


Lori Simpson, P.E., G.E.
Oakland, CA

Immediate Past President

Michael H. Wysockey, Ph.D, P.E.
Thatcher Foundations, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Other Trustees:
John A. AndersonSpecrete-IP Incorporated, Cleveland, OH
Paul Axtell, P.E., D.GEDan Brown & Associates, PC
Allen Cadden, P.E., D.GESchnabel Engineering, Chadds Ford, PA
Peter Faust, Dipl.-Ing.Malcolm Drilling, San Francisco CA
Conrad W. Felice, Ph.D., P.E.C.W. Felice, LLC, Bellevue, WA
Franz-Werner Gerressen, Dipl.-Ing.BAUER Maschinen GmbH, Schrobenhausen Germany
Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D., P.E.University of California, Irvine
Dan MacLean, P.Eng.Keller Foundations Ltd., Acton, ON
Matthew E. Meyer, P.E., D.GELangan Engineering & Environmental Services, Miami, FL
Lucky NagarajanBauer Foundation Corp., Odessa, FL
Morgan NeSmith, P.E.Berkel & Company Contractors, Inc., Austell, GA
Kwabena Ofori-Awuah, P.E., D.GE, ENV SPKoforia, Inc., Baltimore, MD
David Paul, P.E.Paul GeoTek Engineering, LLC, Arvada CO
Howard A. Perko, Ph.D., P.E.Magnum Piering Inc., Loveland, CO
Martin G. Taube, P.E., P.G.Menard Group USA, Carnegie, PA
Stefano ValagussaTREVIICOS Corporation, Charlestown, MA
Trustee Emeritus & International Director:
William F. LoftusWilliam F. Loftus Associates, Englewood Cliffs, NJ