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Leadership & Organization


View information on ASCE Leadership; Membership; Institutes; Regions, Sections and Branches; and the Foundation.  


ASCE is led by a 17-member Board of Direction. The 2010-2011 officers are:


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 Blaine D. Leonard 


Kathy J. Caldwell

Past President
Blaine D. Leonard

Andrew W. Herrmann

The Society's Executive Director, Patrick J. Natale, P.E., CAE, F.ASCE, leads the Society's 236 staff members. 


ASCE's membership is 140,000 as of October 2010. The Society is organized into nearly 400 local affiliates, which include 87 Sections, 158 Branches and 130 Younger Member Groups.

The Society serves approximately 14,000 international members, has Agreements of Cooperation with 72 engineering organizations in 59 countries, and supports 12 International Sections and 19 International Groups.


The Society has eight Institutes created to serve professionals working within specialized fields of civil engineering, including

Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) -- 8,334 members
Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) -- 3,944 members
Construction Institute (CI) -- 17,956 members
Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) -- 1,950 members
Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) -- 23,385 members
Geo-Institute (G-I) -- 10,754 members
Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) -- 21,008 members
Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) -- 15,479 members

Membership numbers accurate as of the publication date of the 2011 Official Register.

ASCE's Technical Activities Committee (TAC) has 10 Divisions and Councils, including

Aerospace Engineering
Cold Regions Engineering
Computing in Civil Engineering
Forensics Engineering
Lifeline Earthquake Engineering
Disaster Risk Management

Regions, Sections and Branches

ASCE's Sections and Branches allow civil engineers who live and/or work in the same community to network, exchange ideas, build leadership skills and create lifelong professional connections. Sections and Branches are continually looking for motivated volunteers.  

ASCE Foundation

To support the civil engineering profession, the ASCE Foundation has raised more than $23 million since it's founding in 1994. The Foundation's programs include an annual appeal, sponsorships, major gifts, capital campaigns and planned giving, and as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. To learn more about the ASCE Foundation, visit