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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December 2, 2016

Amid a contentious election season, one thing that the presidential candidates could agree on was the need for major infrastructure upgrades. President-Elect Trump has proposed financing up to $1...
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October 31, 2016

At the ASCE 2016 Convention, ASCE Industry Leaders Council members shared the successes of the inaugural ASCE Innovation Contest and used the momentum of the ASCE Grand Challenge dialogue to support...
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October 11, 2016

Beginning this November, ASCE members will see the return of ASCE News as a print edition in their mail along with Civil Engineering magazine. Ten times a year, this eight-page quick-read will...
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September 7, 2016

The public trusts civil engineers to protect their health, safety, and welfare. This special societal role requires integrity, trust, and excellence, which civil engineers demonstrate and maintain...
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August 4, 2016

Finding a job can be one of the most challenging tasks that a professional can face in their career. Don’t look past your Society when addressing this challenge. ASCE connects civil engineers with...
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June 30, 2016

We must close the infrastructure investment gap, not only to protect the safety and health of our nation and communities, but also to protect the finances of our nation’s families. ASCE released...
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June 6, 2016

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi Every person stands to benefit from...
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May 9, 2016

“Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.” — Jintao Hu The lack of diversity in our...
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April 1, 2016

“We each have the power to strengthen the fabric of our society and make the world a better place.” -President Barack Obama One of the pillars of ASCE is volunteerism. ASCE is led by...
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March 2, 2016

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen” –John F. Kennedy A top...
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