David Widmer, P.L.S., began his term as 2014–15 NCEES president at the conclusion of the organization’s annual meeting, held August 20–23 in Seattle, Washington.
A resident of Rochester, Pennsylvania, Widmer was a member of the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists from 1991 to 2011 and is now an emeritus member. He is president of Widmer Engineering Inc., a consulting firm based in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He replaces outgoing president Patty Mamola, P.E., of Nevada, who will remain on the NCEES board of directors as immediate past president.
Also during the annual meeting, NCEES members elected Michael Conzett, P.E., of Nebraska president-elect for the 2014–15 term.
NCEES welcomed Christy VanBuskirk, P.E., of Iowa and Patrick Tami, P.L.S., of California to its board of directors as well. VanBuskirk and Tami will serve two-year terms as vice presidents of the Central Zone and Western Zone, respectively.
Rounding out the board of directors are three members serving the second year of their two-year terms: Gary Thompson, P.L.S., of North Carolina continues as treasurer; James Purcell, P.E., of New Jersey returns as Northeast Zone vice president; and Daniel Turner, Ph.D., P.E., P.L.S., of Alabama continues as Southern Zone vice president.
Detailed information about NCEES governance can be found here.