Thomas Smith III
Thomas Smith III

Tom Smith serves as the Society's executive director. A dedicated member of the American Society of Civil Engineers for more than 25 years and a civil engineer by training and education, Tom also holds a law degree. Before joining ASCE in 1997 as the association’s general counsel, he practiced law with a focus on land use issues.

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May 8, 2019

Infrastructure isn’t partisan, it’s personal. May 13-20, 2019, marks the seventh annual Infrastructure Week. We’re united around one message: America’s future will be shaped by the...
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April 16, 2019

Earth is the foundation upon which civil engineers build thriving communities, improving the quality of life for people everywhere. April 22 marks Earth Day, the world’s largest environmental...
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March 7, 2019

As civil engineers, you are uniquely qualified to lead Society’s infrastructure conversation – indeed, you know firsthand how infrastructure works. Civil engineers are at the forefront of a...
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February 7, 2019

One week out of the year we dedicate to celebrating our society’s unsung heroes – engineers. An engineer’s work affects everything we do, yet it’s often taken for granted. While we are...
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January 16, 2019

Students and young civil engineers are faced with many challenges, and they are constantly learning new things, meeting new people, and making decisions. It’s a bit like drinking from a firehose....
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December 13, 2018

ASCE is helping to prepare the engineering workforce of the 21st century. We’re doing this by helping every member matter more and making a bigger difference in their careers and lives. We...
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November 8, 2018

Our nation’s infrastructure suffers from a lack of funding, and this jeopardizes the safety of our communities. While civil engineers have the expertise and tools to address major challenges...
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October 18, 2018

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Engagement is invaluable among all our member groups, especially our...
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September 14, 2018

How does my unique background set me apart from others in the industry? What value does the industry place on my distinct knowledge, skills, and ideas? What areas of expertise are most rewarded in...
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August 15, 2018

Choosing the right membership association is like buying a car. You want to get the car that will take you where you want to go, with the most value for your money. And you want to choose the one...
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