Kent Sasaki
Appointed by Governor Brown on February 4, 2014

Appointment Expiration:  January 1, 2022


Commissioner Sasaki, of Walnut Creek, is currently a Principal and a Board of Director with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE), a nationwide engineering/architectural/materials science firm. He is the Past President of the San Francisco Section of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).


Kent has more than 23 years of experience investigating structures in the U.S. and internationally. He has expertise in earthquake engineering and failure investigations. He performed the earthquake damage assessment of the Washington Monument for the National Park Service and the post-fire damage assessment of the MacArthur Maze for Caltrans. For the last 15 years, he has managed WJE’s Emeryville office. He has served as structural engineering expert on numerous claims.


Kent received a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1987 and a Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering in 1989 from U.C. Berkeley. He is a registered Civil and Structural Engineer in California. He previously served as Commissioner on the California Building Standards Commission from 2003 to 2006.


Kent is married with two teenage children. He lives in Walnut Creek, California and is a competitive runner and triathlete. He placed 15th overall in the 2012 Oakland Half Marathon with a time of 1:21:59.