Patricia Mutschler

USACESenior Advisor
USACE Liaison to the U.S. Coast Guard and Executive Secretariat for the Committee on the Marine Transportation System

Patricia Mutschler

Ms. Mutschler has worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for 25 years. She is an economist with a B.A. in economics and political science from Rutgers University and an M.S. in environmental planning and management from Johns Hopkins University. In her USACE career, she has worked in the Philadelphia and Baltimore Districts, serving as chief economist in Baltimore.

Ms. Mutschler spent three years at the Institute for Water Resources as a program manager for the Transportation Systems programs, facilitating data collection and analysis for the MTS.She has served in several capacities at USACE headquarters since 2002. Since 2006, she has been the USACE senior staff representative to the CMTS as well as the USACE Liaison to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). She has led interagency teams researching the better utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Tax and development of infrastructure investment decision support tools. She co-chaired a CMTS task team with the U.S. Coast Guard to develop a collection of best practices for preventing and managing breakaway vessels during heavy weather to minimize damage to impacted infrastructure.

As the USCG Liaison, Ms. Mutschler has coordinated three annual meetings of the USACE and USCG Senior leadership, the output from which includes memoranda of understanding to address improved coordination for aids to navigation, non-emergency debris removal, and USCG dredging requirements, as well as cross training of incoming Commanders.