James Purcell, P.E., began his term as 2018–19 NCEES president at the conclusion of the organization’s annual meeting, held August 15–18 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A resident of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Purcell has been a member of the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors since 2005 and is a past board chair. He replaces outgoing president Patrick Tami, P.L.S., of California, who will remain on the NCEES board of directors as immediate past president.
Also during the annual meeting, NCEES members elected Dean Ringle, P.E., P.S., president-elect for the 2018–19 term.
NCEES welcomed Brian Robertson, P.E., of Colorado, and Marlon Vogt, P.E., of Iowa, to its board of directors as well. Robertson and Vogt will serve two-year terms as vice presidents of the Western Zone and Central Zone, respectively.
Rounding out the board of directors are three members serving the second year of their terms: Timothy Rickborn, P.E., of South Carolina, returns as treasurer for 2017–20; Christopher Knotts, P.E., of Louisiana, returns as Southern Zone vice president; and Paul Tyrell, P.E., P.L.S., of Massachusetts, continues as Northeast Zone vice president.
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2018-19 NCEES board of directors (PDF)
Jim Purcell, P.E. (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)
Dean Ringle, P.E., P.S. (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)
Brian Robertson, P.E. (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)
Marlon Vogt, P.E. (PDF) Photo (JPG)