We are very proud to announce to our friends and colleagues that Caecilia Gotama was honored
with the California State University Fullerton Vision & Visionaries Distinguished Alumni Award
From left to right: Dr. Willie J. Hagan, CSUF Interim President, Caecilia Gotama, Paul J. Carter, CSUF Alumni Association President.
The Vision & Visionaries Award was established in 1994 to recognized CSU, Fullerton’s most distinguished alumni for their professional
accomplishments, community service contributions and support to their alma mater. The Distinguished Alumni Award honors the
graduates who are making great strides within their field of interest.
We are proud to announce that Caecilia Gotama has been inducted into an elite group of well accomplished past honorees such as
Roger Kotch, CFO of In-N-Out Burger, Marc Cherry, Creator & Executive Producer of “Desperate Housewives”, Richard Davis, Chairman,
President & CEO of U.S. Bancorp, Michele Ruiz, News Anchor/Report for KNBC 4 TV News, David Hirz, President of Food 4 Less,
and Leon Wood, 1984 Olympian and NBA Referee, just to name a few.
Photo: Caecilia Gotama with student performers from CSUF, Department of Theater and Dance who created a special song and dance
performance dedicated to Caecilia Gotama based on the popular hit “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton.
As founder and name principal of Gotama Building Engineers, Inc., Caecilia brings a considerable background to the table with her
education and business associations. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from CSU Fullerton,
as well as a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, and is also a LEED Accredited Professional with specialty
credential on Building Design and Construction (BD+C).
Besides keeping busy with her professional duties, Caecilia is a willing patron to the education of children and interested adults throughout
Southern California. Caecilia is a Fellow and active member of ASME, where she serves as the Chair of the ECLIPSE Intern Program
(Early Career Leadership Intern Program to Serve Engineering). ECLIPSE is a global internship program that mentors young engineers
to advance their professional development and provide leadership training. In addition, she is a member of the USGBC LA Chapter where she
helped expand the Chapter presence by chairing the program committee for the local Long Beach branch.
Caecilia Gotama has dedicated her career to making a difference in the building industry and the community by engineering
innovative building systems with minimal impact our environment. She has led her team through many successful notable
projects such as the historic renovation of the Hollywood Bowl, the new USC John McKay Center, the renovation of Century Plaza Hotel,
the new Malibu Lumberyard Retail Conversion, and many more projects. She has a depth of practical experience that is enviable in this
era of specialized and niche-confined engineers. Her dependability and solutions-oriented practice have garnered her high regard
among her clients, enabling her to work on projects that continue to challenge and invigorate her.
Congratulations Caecilia Gotama and to all the 2012 Honorees!
From left to right: Jeffrey Van Harte – CFO of Focus Growth Team, Caecilia Gotama – Founder and Principal of GBE,
Becky Hamilton – Creator and producer of the documentary about surfer Bethany Hamilton, Dale Raoul – Actress who
appears on the HBO’s series “True Blood” along with her husband Raymond Thompson – Award winning Senior
Lighting Designer for popular show such as “The Young and the Restless”, Verne Wagner – CSUF 20-year Volunteer,
Tony Ortega – Editor-In-Chief of The Village Voice, and Randall Baumberger – President of Paramount Studio Group.