Mark W. Woodson, P.E., L.S., F.ASCE, has been declared the official nominee for the position of 2015 ASCE president-elect.
ASCE’s election, which will also include Region directors and Region governors, begins on June 15 and will close on August 13.
Woodson is president and owner of Flagstaff, Arizona–headquartered Woodson Engineering & Surveying, Inc., which he founded in 1994. From 2003 to 2006 he served as a member of ASCE’s Board of Direction, and he held the office of treasurer from 2007 to 2009. Woodson chaired the Strategic Planning Committee from 2009 to 2012. He currently sits on the Committee on Leadership and Management and the Transportation and Development Institute’s Board of Governors.
“ASCE has allowed me to make friends all over the world,” Woodson wrote in the official vision statement for his candidacy. “I’ve had the pleasure of serving at the branch, section, and national levels; at the technical level on the T&DI (Transportation & Development Institute) board; and as chair of strategic planning, working to keep ASCE’s primary strategies front-and-center while keeping important new initiatives on our radar.
“I’ve become a better engineer and leader because of my involvement with this incredible group of leaders, and now I’m ready to step up and lead ASCE as president-elect during this transformative time in our organization’s history.”
Actively involved in his community, Woodson is a member of Flagstaff’s city council, the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, and the state’s Board of Technical Registration’s Enforcement Advisory Committee. He was appointed by Arizona’s governor to the state’s Land Department–Urban Land Planning Oversight Committee. Woodson served as president of ASCE’s Arizona Section in 1991. The section honored him with its Arizona Civil Engineer Distinguished Service Award in 1994 and John C. Park Outstanding Engineering Award in 2002.
“There are three primary strategies we must continue to pursue going forward in order to sustain and expand ASCE’s impact across the globe,” wrote Woodson in his vision statement. “We must raise the bar for our profession; ensure our global infrastructure keeps pace with growth; and focus not only on the sustainability of our infrastructure, but the resiliency of it, too.
“Like many ASCE members, I’m hooked on the organization. I find this time of transformation and technology not only exciting, but necessary for our organization’s growth and sustainability. My passion for engineering and for ASCE’s place in the world grows stronger every year. I would be honored to serve you as president-elect and eventually president and I would continue working hard to accomplish great things for our members, our society, and our growing community of engineers around the globe.”
Details about this year’s election process are available at ASCE’s frequently asked questions page. Any questions regarding the election may be addressed to Patricia Jones, ASCE’s director of executive and board operations and special assistant to the executive director.