Kim Parker Brown, P.E., F.ASCE, an environmental engineer and program manager for the Environmental Restoration Division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Headquarters, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Brown is responsible at NAVFAC HQ for the development, oversight, and management of technical policy and guidance in the execution of environmental work for naval installations nationally. This work includes the remediation of hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste projects. She has worked in the governmental arena for 32 years, federal, state, and local. Prior to NAVFAC she served as an environmental project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and before that was a construction manager at the Fairfax County Dept. of Public Works (Virginia), a design engineer at the Rummel, Klepper & Kahl consulting firm, and a highway engineer for VDOT.
She began her career with ASCE, as an officer of her student chapter at Howard University. She served as president of the National Capital Section and was awarded both the Meritorious Service and Community Service Awards for her dedication to the civil engineering profession. She continues as an active member of the Scholarship Trust for the Section, and has also been quite active with ASCE at the national level, previously serving as a Region 2 Governor. In various capacities she has served ASCE’s committees on Leadership and Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability, Membership, Governmental Affairs, Publications, and Career Development.
Her awards are numerous, and include the National Society of Black Engineers Golden Torch Award for the Most Outstanding Woman in Technology, the Crystal Vision Award from the National Association of Women in Construction, and the Emerging Leader Award from USACE, among others. She is also a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Brown has co-authored a paper on environmental ecological restoration, contributed to over 40 technical Navy policy and guidance documents, and participated as both a speaker and moderator at various Navy conferences.
She is a registered professional engineer in the state of Virginia. She received her BSCE from Howard University and her M.S. in management from the University of Maryland.