- SPECIAL REPORTS
- THE MAGAZINE
Delegates elected Gene Dinkins, P.E., P.L.S., NCEES president-elect at the organization’s 90th annual meeting, held August 24–27 in Providence, Rhode Island. He will serve as president-elect for the 2011–12 term and as president the following year.
A resident of Columbia, South Carolina, Dinkins has been a member of the South Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors since 2004. He is a former board chair as well as a past NCEES treasurer and Southern Zone vice president.
Dinkins has almost 40 years of experience in land surveying and engineering. He is the president of Cox and Dinkins, Inc., a land surveying and civil engineering firm. He is a past chair of the Richland County (S.C.) Planning Commission and the City of Columbia (S.C.) Planning Commission and is active in professional and community affairs. He has also been a guest lecturer at the University of South Carolina’s School of Law and its College of Engineering, the South Carolina Bar Association, and numerous other business and educational seminars.
Dinkins holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University as well as a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of South Carolina.
A resident of Rochester, Pennsylvania, Widmer was a member of the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists from 1991 to June 2011. He previously served as NCEES Northeast Zone vice president and as the zone’s secretary-treasurer.
Widmer has been a licensed professional surveyor in Pennsylvania for over 25 years. He is the president of consulting firm Widmer Engineering Inc., based in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Geneva College in Beaver Falls.
Widmer is a member of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporation Loan Advisory Committee. He has previously served as Southwest Chapter director and state director of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors, director of the Beaver County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, and president of the Western Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania. He is also a former member of the board of directors for the Beaver County Association for the Blind and the advisory board for the Beaver County Salvation Army.
A resident of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Sack has been a member of the Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers since 1997. He has previously served as board chair and as NCEES Southern Zone assistant vice president.
Sack has been a licensed professional land surveyor in Oklahoma since 1981. He is an associate with the family-owned engineering and land surveying firm Sack and Associates, Inc., based in Tulsa. Sack is a member and past president of the Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors.