Steve Hirai became a member of the Friends’ Board in January 2012. Steve is a business development manager for Brown and Caldwell, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm. He is responsible for business development and for setting the strategy and implementation for successful performance and sustained growth.
Steve has managed and supported a variety of municipal water, wastewater, and energy projects in Southern California for over 25 years, and has been involved in research, design, and construction activities related to the treatment, storage, and conveyance of municipal water and wastewater. He is also knowledgeable about renewable energy projects, having designed multiple large-scale solar generation facilities and directed strategic energy management studies.
Steve is a professional civil engineer, having received his M.S. in Environmental Engineering from UCLA in 1993, and has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the same university in 1992.
Steve was raised in Westchester and fondly remembers playing in the Ballona Wetlands as a child. He now resides in Culver City, CA with his wife and two children.