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Randall (Randy) S. Over, P.E., F.ASCE - Vision Statement

Randall Randy S. Over 

Randall (Randy) S. Over, P.E., F.ASCE

Biographical Statement 

Responses to Interview Questions 

Podcast Interview 

Q&A with Committee on Younger Members 

Endorsements 

Vision Statement: 

As many of you may know, my service to ASCE has been an integral part of my professional and personal life for many years. I have been so enriched because of my engagement with ASCE – and will be forever grateful for opportunity to serve our organization. As I learned from my father and grandfather before him, service to the profession has meant accepting increasing responsibility when the opportunity is presented. With support from my family, employers and colleagues, I have been able to accept those opportunities – and to act as servant leader along the way.

While I personally sought out some ASCE opportunities, the truth is that ASCE members and staff found me, supported me, and mentored me. ASCE is a successful organization not by chance, but due to generations of dedicated members and staff who donated their time, talent and resources with a passion for our profession and for our members.

Each generation presents new challenges and new opportunities. Responding to the challenge of replacing, renewing, expanding, and maintaining aging infrastructure with sustainable solutions, is mission critical. I believe we also share in the responsibility to ensure that future Civil Engineers have appropriate education and experience to practice at the highest professional level. This requires engaged, dedicated and forward-thinking ASCE leadership at all levels of the organization.

ASCE has a long history of attracting and developing effective leadership and professional staff. The numerous rewards that Civil Engineers and ASCE members enjoy are the result of that effective leadership. As each generation of ASCE leaders passes the torch to their successors, we honor and safeguard opportunities for future Civil Engineers.

Today we stand at a unique point in the history of ASCE as the Baby-Boomer generation, the largest in our nation’s history, gives way to subsequent generations. This significant generational shift requires our steadfast focus on leadership, integrity, innovation and engagement if we are to preserve and grow our profession and the organization.

We must inspire our members to lead – and this will be the central theme of my presidential year. Together, we will attract, develop and retain the next generation of esteemed ASCE leadership.

To accomplish this, the following six themes will be highlighted throughout the year:

Communicate leadership opportunities and paths for service throughout the Society. One of the strengths of ASCE is the myriad of opportunities for service to the organization. In any given year, there are a substantial number of opportunities. We need to ensure members know where to find open opportunities.

Enhance and expand ASCE organizational leadership training. Current leadership training such as the Multi-Region Leadership Conferences (MRLC’s) and the Presidents & Governors Forums (PGF’s) provide the foundation for successful organizational leadership training for our Sections ad Branches.

Other programs to be developed in combination with current training would become the “ASCE Leadership University”, a collection of resources designed to further ASCE leadership and assure its continuity including resources for international sections.

Communicate Successful Organizational Best Practices. We have the responsibility to provide for the successful management of Society groups through the communication of best practices across the organization. This will ensure effective leadership succession, volunteer leader to volunteer leader.

Acknowledge member’s service to the organization using “What’s My ASCE Story” vignettes. This mechanism will attract members to volunteer and bring recognition to our many members that currently serve in leadership roles.

Strengthen programs that retain Civil Engineers as ASCE members as they advance through their professional career. This program starts with the transition from student member to associate member, and continues through the transition from member to life member.

Foster programs that attract and retain Life Members. As ASCE members of the Baby-Boomer generation become Life Members, they form a tremendous resource for continued ASCE service – particularly their ability to mentor new leaders.

ASCE’s three Strategic Initiatives - Infrastructure, Sustainability and “Raise the Bar” are about driving the agenda for our profession’s future. Clearly, developing the next generation of ASCE leadership is essential for the organization’s success – and its ability to add value to the marketplace in an increasingly interconnected world.

There is much ASCE can be proud of, however we must perpetually evolve and think forward. There is no guarantee that the current agenda will continue to be effective. I will incorporate the “Voice of the ASCE Member” and that of the profession in programming and policy-making to ensure our success.

I am excited about our future and passionate about our organization. I look forward to sharing my personal ASCE story with our membership, the profession and the broader community as President-elect and President.

Biographical Statement 

Responses to Interview Questions 

Podcast Interview 

Q&A with Committee on Younger Members 

Endorsements