Board Director/Chair, Building Committee

Joseph Debro

Transbay Engineering & Builders - Principal

Joseph Debro currently serves as the Building Committee Chair. Mr. Debro learned his initial engineering skills during his two years of service in the Army Corp. of Engineers. Following this service, he earned an AB degree in Bacteriology and an MS degree in Biochemistry at the University of California at Berkeley. He worked as a Bio-chemical Engineer at NASA in the environment of the first space capsule, tasked with designing systems to dispose of waste in space. Mr. Debro co-founded TransBay Engineering and worked as its first project manager. He co-founded the National Association of Minority Contractors and served as its first Executive Director. He was the Director of the state of California office of Small Business. He founded the first minority-owned surety company in the country, Builders Mutual Surety Company. He wrote the proposal for the Small Business Association (SBA) surety bond guarantee program and lobbied for its passage through Congress. Mr. Debro has arguably brought more minority trainees into the unions than anyone in Northern California.