ASCE’s 2017 President-Elect will be Kristina L. Swallow, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, of Las Vegas, as chosen by a majority of Society members in a month-long officers election that closed June 1.
Swallow will be inducted at the Annual Business Meeting, Sept. 30, at the ASCE 2016 Convention in Portland, OR. She will spend her year as president-elect alongside 2017 President (and current President-elect) Norma Jean Mattei, the first pairing of women in the ASCE leadership roles in Society history. Swallow will then succeed to ASCE President in 2018.
“I’m just happy and excited to have this opportunity to represent our organization,” Swallow said. “Like I’ve said all along, I’m really hoping to help us get closer to having a seat at the table, where we’re helping and making the decisions that are shaping our communities. That’s what I’ve said the whole time and that’s still what I want to do – helping us get closer to that vision.
“It’s why I chose to be an engineer.”
Swallow is a program manager for the city of Las Vegas. She leads “a team of engineers responsible for delivering public works projects and planning the sanitary sewer collection system,” and other duties include “advising on bicycle and pedestrian-related infrastructure, representing the City, as needed, at the Nevada Legislature, participating in public meetings, and guiding public outreach policy,” as she explained to ASCE.
Active in the Society for more than two decades, Swallow serves as the new Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute’s first Board-appointed Governor and is a member of the Transportation Policy Committee. Among many past roles, she served as Region 8 Director from 2012-2015 and Region 8 Governor from 2005-2008.
Swallow earned the ASCE Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement in 2008, the ASCE Young Engineer of the Year Award for the Western Region in 2000, and the ASCE Young Engineer of the Year for Southern Nevada in 1998.
In her vision statement, Swallow emphasized how ASCE needs to continue taking a big-picture approach to achieving the tenets of Vision 2025: “To be leaders shaping public policy and our communities, we need to regain our position as technical advisers and key influencers. What will it take to achieve our vision and be the global leaders we aspire to? We need to be aligned in our purpose, work together, and change the conversation.”
Here is Swallow’s overview statement for her candidacy:
Other 2016 Election Results
New officers in each of the following ASCE Regions were elected to three-year terms.
Read the complete election results in the Tellers Report.
Region 2: John G. Casana, P.E., D.WRE, LEED AP, M.ASCE
Region 6: Nancy S. Cline, P.E., M.ASCE
Region 7: Marsia Geldert-Murphey, P.E., M.ASCE
Region 10: Brett C. Phillips, Ph.D., M.ASCE
Technical Region: Carol Ellinger Haddock, P.E., M.ASCE
Region 1: John C. Folts, P.E., M.ASCE
Theodore N. Green, P.E., M.ASCE
Region 2: William F. Brittle, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
Jack A. Raudenbush, P.E., M.ASCE
Region 3: Darren T. Olson, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE
Erin Woodson, P.E., M.ASCE
Region 4: William D. Dubois, P.E., M.ASCE
John W. Fleming, P.E., M.ASCE
Carol A. Stevens, P.E., F.ASCE
Region 5: Jeffrey J. Earhart, P.E., F.ASCE
Katherine McLeod Gurd, P.E., F.ASCE
Region 7: Scott T. Asher, P.E., M.ASCE
Erin M. Steever, P.E., M.ASCE
Region 8: Brent M. Borchers, P.E., M.ASCE
Lawrence M. Magura, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE
Region 9: Matthew G. Kennedy, P.E., T.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE
Thor A. Larsen, P.E., M.ASCE
Yes, change the term of the At-Large Director to three years