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Burress, F. Jay

Burress, F. Jay

F. Jay Burress, P.E., M.ASCE

Region 7 Director-Elect

Vision Statement

Biographical Statement


  • BA Zoology, University of Arkansas
  • BS Civil Engineering, University of Texas
  • MBA Finance, University of Kansas

Work Experience

  • Designing transportation projects for the past 24 years
  • Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. currently an Associate Principal, 1998-present

ASCE Involvement

  • University of Texas, Student Chapter President
  • Numerous Kansas City Section committees and Board positions
  • Kansas City Section President
  • ASCE Committee on Employment of Civil Engineers
  • ASCE Society-level Finance Committee
  • ASCE Section Website of the Year Selection Committee
  • One of the authors of ASCE Manual 103 “Guide to Hiring & Retaining Great Civil Engineers” \
  • ASCE Region 7 Governor representing the Kansas and Kansas City Sections, 2008-2012
  • ASCE Region 7 Vice-Chair, 2011-2012
  • Chairman of Volunteers, 139th ASCE Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2009

Other Volunteer Activities

  • Coaching youth sports
  • Finance committee, Stilwell United Methodist Church
  • APWA, including past Chairman, Project of the Year Selection committee


  • Married with 3 daughters
  • Lives in Stilwell, KS
  • Golf addiction

ASCE Elections

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