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Committee on Younger Members

What does CYM do?

The Committee on Younger Members (CYM) was established by ASCE to encourage Younger Members (35 and under) to be involved in ASCE and help them grow in the profession. CYM does this by listening to Younger Members (YMs) and Younger Member Groups (YMGs); helping resolve concerns of YMs/YMGs; offering training programs for leadership and soft skills; publishing resources and a newsletter; and fostering interaction between YMs/YMGs and Section, Branches, Younger Member Councils, and Student Organizations.

CYM also helps plan events like the Younger Member Councils, assists YMGs as needed, and gives awards to Younger Members and the employers who support them. 

CYM is here to be a resource for all things related to Younger Members – check out the links to the left to see some of our many offerings.  If you are a Younger Member, CYM is here to represent YOU to the Society Board of Direction.

Learn more about the CYM Charge, Mission, Vision, and Goals.

Who is on CYM?

There are seven full members who fill geographic or task related positions including: Eastern Geographic Member, Central Geographic Member, Western Geographic Member, Coordination and International Member, Publications Member, Student Relations Member, and Programs Member.  These seven serve three year terms and are assisted by staff contact Leslie Payne and a varying number of Corresponding Members.

While Corresponding Members do not usually attend the face-to-face meetings CYM holds, they help with various projects like writing articles for the newsletter, distributing/collecting information to/from YMGs, helping YMGs work with Student Chapters, and serving as a resource for their fellow YMs.

Contact information can be found below; if you are not sure which Region you are in, see the Region map.   

 2014 Committee on Younger Members

When does CYM meet?

CYM generally has two face-to-face meetings each year, in the spring and fall.  Corresponding Members – or any Members of ASCE, for that matter – are welcome to attend. Conference calls are held the remaining months of the year. 

If you would like more information or have items for CYM to discuss at the next meeting, please email Leslie Payne

Can I join CYM?

Each year, at least two full members of CYM are replaced. To maintain committee continuity, new member applicants apply more than a year in advance of their three year term beginning (October 1, 2015).  Accepted members will serve as a Corresponding Member starting in October 2014.  New members to the committee for 2014 are the Western Geographic Member, Coordination and International Member and Publications Member. Member nomination forms will be available in Summer 2014.

Corresponding Members serve one-year, renewable terms. The number of positions varies, and the more, the merrier. Corresponding Member nomination forms will be available in Summer 2014.

If you have any questions, contact Leslie Payne or one of the CYM members listed below. 

How do I contact CYM?

(Find your Region)

Committee and Corresponding Members

Western Geographic Member (Regions 8 & 9)

Serge M. Haddad, P.E., M.ASCE, Chair
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
10105 Landseer Street 
Temple City, CA 91780
Phone: 213-367-8774 

Corresponding Members

 Natalie Owen, P.E., M. ASCE
4207 NW Grant Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone: 503-478-2830
 Kyle Anderson, P.E., M. ASCE
2077 Cypress Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805-544-0707 or 530-412-1737

Central Geographic Member (Regions 3, 6 & 7)

 Justin M. Arndt, P.E., M.ASCE, Past Chair
Kapur & Associates, Inc.  
7711 N. Port Washington Road 
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Work: 414-351-6668

Corresponding Member

Jesse D. Jefferson, P.E., M. ASCE
1580 Tabor Street
Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 715-891-2078

Eastern Geographic Member (Regions 3, 6 & 7)

Jeremy A. Chrzan, P.E., M. ASCE, Secretary 
Pennoni Associates, Inc.. 
3001 Market Street, Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Work: 215-254-7709

Corresponding Members

John D. Brew, P.E., M. ASCE
4024 Sleepy Hollow Way
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Phone: 615-770-8222
Janille Smith-Colin, P.E., M. ASCE
430 Lindbergh Drive, Unit M1
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 813-481-2786

Coordination and International Member

Megan Peal, P.E., M.ASCE
Wallace, Montgomery and Associates
110 West Road, Suite 300
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 617-406-9650

Corresponding Member

Xiaodong Zhang, P.E., P. Eng, M. ASCE
7121 Hart Lane, Apt 2103
Austin, TX 78731
Phone: 512-200-5246

Publications Member

K.C. Atkins, P.E., M.ASCE
1295 Northland Drive, Suite 200
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Phone: 651-365-8524

Corresponding Member

Lindsay M. Kaufmann, P.E. M. ASCE
Michael Baker
735 N. Water Street, Suite 1205
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-751-9984

Student Relations Member

Renee S. Whittenberger, P.E., M.ASCE
901 Portage Lakes Drive
Akron, OH 44319
Phone: 330-310-3349

Corresponding Member

James B. Radion, P.E. M.ASCE
Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Foster Plaza III, Suite 200
601 Holiday Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Phone: 412-922-5575

Programs Member

Kyle Twitchell, P.E., M.ASCE 
Robert Silman Associates
88 University Place 
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-620-7970 

Corresponding Members

Kelly Doyle, P.E., M. ASCE
2590 Apollo Way
Reno, NV 89503
Phone: 775-224-6030
Inna Tasmaly, EIT, A.M. ASCE
33301 9th, Suite 300
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: 206-431-2294

If you would like more information, or have items you would like us to discuss, e-mail Leslie Payne.