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ASCE Elects New Officers 11.12.2003

Newly elected officers include the first woman president in the Society's 150-year history.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will install its newly elected officers, including the first woman president in the Society's 150-year history, on Nov. 15, 2003, during the annual business meeting at the Civil Engineering Conference and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn.

Patricia D. Galloway, P.E., F.ASCE, PMP, chief executive officer and president of The Nielsen-Wurster Group, Inc., in Princeton, N.J., will be installed as ASCE president. An internationally recognized leader in civil engineering and construction, Galloway has chaired various ASCE committees including membership, international activities and women in civil engineering.

William P. Henry, P.E., F.ASCE, marketing manager of Schaaf & Wheeler Consulting Civil Engineers in Seattle, Wash., was elected as the president-elect of ASCE. An expert in water resources planning and engineering, Henry has served as president of the San Francisco Section and director of District 11, which includes Section and Branches in Nevada, Utah and Arizona.

David G. Mongan, P.E., F.ASCE, president of Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani, LLC, a consulting firm with offices in Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Mechanicsburg, Pa., was elected as treasurer of ASCE. Mongan has held numerous positions within ASCE over the past 30 years, both locally and nationally, including chair of the state government relations committee and president of the Maryland Section.

2003-2004 Members of the Board

Vice Presidents

Zone I - William A. Welsh, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a retired professor from the Penn State Capital College School of Science, Engineering and Technology, part of the Pennsylvania State University system, will represent Sections and Branches in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Zone III - Robert B. Thorn, P.E., F.ASCE, partner in Finney & Turnipseed, Transportation & Civil Engineering, LLP in Topeka, Kan., will represent Sections and Branches in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and Mexico.


District 5 - Reza Darvishian, P.E., F.ASCE, a contractor with the U.S. Department of State Bureau Overseas Building Operation, will represent Sections and Branches in Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

District 7 - Richard W. Klein, P.E., M.ASCE, CEO of Alpha Associates, Inc. in Martinsburg, W.V., will represent Sections and Branches in West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

District 8 - Thomas Walther, P.E., F.ASCE, highway commissioner of Eau Claire County, Wis., will represent Sections and Branches in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois.

District 11 - Mark W. Woodson, P.E., F.ASCE, principal of Woodson Engineering and Surveying in Flagstaff, Ariz., will represent Sections and Branches in Nevada, Utah and Arizona.

District 12 - Gregory DiLoreto, P.E., F.ASCE, general manager and CEO of the Tualatin Valley Water District in Beaverton, Ore., will represent Sections and Branches in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Alaska and Oregon.

District 13 - Carl L. Blum, P.E., F.ASCE, former Los Angeles County Deputy Director of Public Works, will represent Sections and Branches in California and Hawaii.

District 16 - Stein Sture, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, professor of engineering and associate dean of research of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will represent Sections and Branches in South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Wyoming and Colorado.

Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 133,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2002.

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