Mamola begins term as NCEES president
September 12, 2013
Patty Mamola, P.E., began her term as 2013–14 NCEES president at the conclusion of the organization’s annual meeting, held August 21–24 in San Antonio, Texas. She is the first woman to hold this position since the organization’s founding in 1920.
Mamola has been a member of the Nevada State Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors since 2006. A resident of Reno, Nevada, she is one of the founding principals of the professional engineering firm Bowling Mamola Group. She replaces outgoing president Gene Dinkins, P.E., P.L.S., of South Carolina, who will remain on the NCEES board of directors as immediate past president.
Also during the annual meeting, NCEES members elected David Widmer, P.L.S., of Pennsylvania president-elect for the 2013–14 term and Gary Thompson, P.L.S., of North Carolina treasurer for 2013–15.
NCEES welcomed James Purcell, P.E., of New Jersey and Daniel Turner, Ph.D., P.E., P.L.S., of Alabama to its board of directors as well. Purcell and Turner will serve two-year terms as vice presidents of the Northeast Zone and Southern Zone, respectively.
Rounding out the board of directors are two members serving the second year of their two-year terms: Michael Conzett, P.E., of Nebraska returns as Central Zone vice president, and Von Hill, P.S., of Utah continues as Western Zone vice president.
Detailed information about NCEES governance can be found here.