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Joe Clifton Moseley P.E., Ph. D. Joe Clifton Moseley P.E., Ph. D., passed away on November 25, 2012 in Rockport, Texas, survived by his loving wife, Karen Hall Moseley, two son's, Lary Moseley, resident of Austin, TX and Chris Moseley of Dallas, TX; step-son Jim Hall, his wife Hannah and three adoring grandchildren; Jonathan, Kailee and Mila Hall, all of Fredericksburg, VA; all of whom miss their Grandpa Joe dearly. Dr. Moseley lived much of his adult life in Austin, Corpus Christi and Rockport TX. Ending a long and accomplished career, Dr. Moseley, enjoyed being thought of as "a regular Joe" to those who knew him; Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and was very well traveled. He especially enjoyed his many trips to Venice, Italy. Joe was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on October 21, 1944, growing up in nearby Joshua, TX where he graduated from high school in 1963; An alumnus of both Texas A&M University and the University of Texas; Joe went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from A&M in 1967 where he was a member of Iso Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, and the T-Association. Joe moved on to Austin where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health from UT in 1968 and began his professional career with the State of Texas as A Water Development Board Systems Engineer. In 1970 he was chosen to join the Governor's staff for Natural Resource Programs and in 1972 he was appointed by the Texas Legislature as Executive Director of the Texas Coastal & Marine council from 1972 to 1980 in what became a hallmark of his skill at undertaking multiple challenging projects simultaneously; it was also during this time that he earned his Doctorate in Civil Engineering from UT in 1973, where his "Implication of Alternative Public Policy Decisions Concerning Growth and Environment of Coastal Public Utilities" won 'Dissertation of the Year'. Joe went on to direct Texas' initial efforts to establish a comprehensive coastal resource management program and served as Deputy General Manager of the Texas Deep Water Port Authority from 1978 to 1980. In his Texas positions, Joe managed more than two dozen special studies for the Governor's office for the Texas Legislature on coastal Matters, including fisheries, marine transportation, tourism, insurance, building standards, disaster, planning, energy production, Mari culture, coastal processes and scientific research; he participated in numerous activities related to public policy formulation and implementation, including extensive involvement in Washington, D.C. serving on three national advisory committees on offshore petroleum and coastal management. At the Deep Water Port Authority, which was established to develop an offshore port facility jointly with the oil industry, Joe had overall responsibility for planning, design, and regulatory affairs that included obtaining Federal and state approval as well as the first two-tier tariff approved by FERC for a common carrier facility. Joe's extensive experience and knowledge is reflected in his authoring of "Port Development in Texas-Assessment of Economic, Institutional and Financial Features". Dr. Moseley moved into the private sector in 1980 as Manager of Business Development and Vice President of Engineering for the Goldstone Corporation; he later co-founded Shiner-Moseley and Associates, Consulting & Engineering, Inc. in Corpus Christi, TX in 1985; Joe was a Principal Partner in the firm until 2005 when HDR Engineering, Inc. acquired the firm; he then served as Senior Consultant for HDR until his retirement from there in 2009; Joe continued on as an independent consultant forming yet another company before becoming ill in 2010. Joe's professional achievements were far too numerous to list, but anyone who worked with him can attest to the scope and depth of his expertise in many diverse fields, especially in the coastal, environmental and transportation areas, port development, strategic planning, development of public participation/stakeholder involvement process, transportation infrastructure planning, policy analysis, funding strategies, implementation management for highways and marine transit systems. Representative of his efforts, Joe served as the agent for Federal and state permitting for coastal projects with a total value of more than @2 billion. Recognition of his capabilities came in many forms, including appointment by the Governor of Texas to the Initial Management Committee for the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program (now the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation, and was honored to be selected as the 2007 recipient of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association's 'Morrough P. O'Brien Award', the organization's highest honor, for his lifetime achievements in conservation and environmental stewardship. Joe's civic and community achievements are equally impressive; he served as Director of the Texas Chamber of Commerce and held leadership roles in numerous state and community organizations; chaired the Board of managers of Memorial Medical Center from 1991 to 1995. Adjunct Professor in the College of Science and Technology, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi Campus from 1991 to 2009. Joe will be missed but never forgotten, through his many accomplishments, friends and family who came to know and respect him over more than 40 years in public and private service. A special thank you to Capt. & Mrs. Tom Rodino of Bayview, TX, Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Hedrick, Jr. of Corpus Christi, TX, Mr. Raymond Butler of Port Lavaca and Ms. Cindy Bankes of Fulton, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made as donations to Texas Chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association. A private "Celebration of Life" to be held at a later date with relatives, close friends and associates to honor our beloved Joe. Arrangements Entrusted To Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. Rockport-Fulton, Texas 1-800-428-2922

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Nov. 27, 2012
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