Vicksburg, Miss…Ronald C. Goldman, director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Modeling, Mapping and Consequences (MMC) Production Center retired on June 27, 2014. Goldman has had an extraordinary 37 year career. He has been a leader, mentor and friend to many throughout the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Vicksburg District.
Goldman began his career with the District in 1977 when he went to work as a civil engineer in the hydraulics branch. He received his Professional Engineering License in 1981. In 1987 he was promoted to chief, water control management section and served in this capacity for more than nine years until he was reassigned as chief, hydrological engineering section.
Due to Goldman’s impeccable communication and knowledge management skills, his career took a detour in early 2000 to serve as the chief of the automation/communications branch. In 2002, Goldman returned to the engineering field when he was selected as chief of the hydraulics branch. In 2005, Goldman and his team made a tremendous impact on Hurricane Katrina Response and Recovery Operations by providing daily inundation mapping for the City of New Orleans. This allowed first responders to plan daily missions and the Louisiana National Guard to plan expansion of commodities distribution for the citizens in need.
In 2007 the Corps’ special assistant for dam and levee safety asked Goldman to build a virtual team to perform modeling, mapping and consequences assessments for Corps dams and levees. In 2011, Goldman was selected as the permanent director of the MMC Production Center.
He was selected as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer of the Year in 2012. This award was based upon Goldman’s engineering achievements relating to design, construction, environmental, research, contributions, innovations, successes and engineering leadership.
Goldman is married to Rita Dickinson Goldman of Carthage. They have two daughters, Heather Goldman Hood of Southaven, and Holly Goldman Porter of Vicksburg, and four grandchildren.
Release no. 14-057