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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Society News

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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Society News

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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Society News

July 18, 2018

Attending a professional conference provides you with unique learning experiences that can’t be found anywhere else. And what better way to keep up with advancements in our rapidly changing...
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Society News

June 7, 2018

As ASCE members, we love to compete. Competing gives us a platform to showcase our skills, hone our creativity, collaborate with others, and challenge ourselves outside of the classroom. We...
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Society News

May 10, 2018

“The future won't wait. Neither can we. It's time to build.” That’s the message conveyed by countless American businesses, workers, elected leaders, and others during Infrastructure Week...
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Society News

April 5, 2018

ASCE and the civil engineering profession have taken several important strides in advancing the profession, and we have many exciting opportunities on the horizon. Dream Big continues to inspire a...
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Society News

March 8, 2018

One of my favorite quotes is from President Theodore Roosevelt, during his speech “Citizenship in the Republic”: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man...
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Society News

February 8, 2018

“Engineers need to be the stars of innovative projects and practices, not the politicians.” This was an idea shared at a brainstorming session at the Multi-Region Leadership Conference in Omaha,...
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Society News

January 17, 2018

With members in 177 countries around the world, ASCE is continually working to expand opportunities for civil engineers globally and to connect our diverse and skilled membership around the world....
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Technical Notes

December 8, 2017

At the core of ASCE’s organizational goals is our continued quest to give you the value and support that you will need to excel in your civil engineering career. To make good on this pledge, we are...
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