Stephen Fine is a Senior Public Policy Advisor at Marlowe & Company, specializing in Corps of Engineers water resources planning and policies. Before retirement from federal service, he served as Chief of the Plan Formulation Branch for the Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District. Mr. Fine provides Marlowe & Company's clients with the benefit of over 32 years of water resources planning and policy experience. Mr. Fine was nationally recognized as an expert within the Corps on shore protection, navigation, flood control, and ecosystem restoration planning, and policy issues. Mr. Fine's experience and knowledge of the Corps planning process, technical studies required for these studies, and federal project policies has been acknowledged throughout the Corps, and has led to numerous successes in completing studies in a timely manner with favorable authorization of federal projects.
During Mr. Fine's career, he served as a Senior Project Engineer for the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, Senior Project Manager in the North Atlantic Division of the Corps, and in the New York District he served as Chief of New York, Vermont and Massachusetts Planning Section, Assistant Chief of the Passaic River Study Group, and Study/Project Manager on numerous studies. These included the Coney Island Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Study, Rockaway Beach Project, Westhampton Beach Project, Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point Study, Green Brook Flood Control Study, Bronx River Study, and other flood control and shore protection studies.
Since 1985, Mr. Fine continued his career in the Los Angeles District, where he led a staff of 35 interdisciplinary planners and other staff in completing numerous studies leading to federal projects covering southern California, Arizona, and the Las Vegas, Nevada area. Some of the major studies and projects include deepening and harbor expansion for the major commercial ports including Port of Los Angeles 2020 Project, Port of Long Beach 2020 Project, Port of Los Angeles Main Channel Deepening, Port Hueneme Harbor, and San Diego Harbor. Mr. Fine also led staff on numerous coastal studies including Coast of California Storm and Tidal Wave Studies for San Diego County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County, as well as studies for Imperial Beach, San Clemente, City of Oceanside, cities of Solana Beach and Encinitas, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, et al. He also has directed branch staff in completing flood control studies for Santa Paula Creek, Murrietta Creek, Rio de Flag, Mission Creek, and Whitewater River, as well as ecosystem restoration projects for Upper Newport Bay, Tres Rios, and several others.
Mr. Fine earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, New York in 1971.