In July 2002, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Board of Direction appointed Patrick J. Natale as Executive Director, Chief Staff Officer, and Secretary—effective November 1, 2002.
In January 1999, the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)—a national organization of 60,000 members representing licensed engineers from all technical disciplines—appointed Mr. Natale as NSPE Executive Director. Prior to his NSPE appointment, Mr. Natale served as Vice President of the Society's Northeast Region. He also served five years as NSPE Treasurer and chaired both the Budget and Communications committees. In 1994 Mr. Natale led a massive reorganization effort that focused on increasing the value of membership within the National Society of Professional Engineers. In 1997 Mr. Natale received NSPE's Distinguished Service Award and in July 2000 NSPE named him Fellow Member. At the NSPE state level, Mr. Natale earned considerable experience in leadership positions of President, National Director and Practice Division Officer for the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers.
Prior to joining NSPE, Mr. Natale held numerous top-level management positions within the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) of New Jersey—including managing sales, marketing, strategic planning, and customer service. One noteworthy PSE&G assignment had Mr. Natale lead corporate efforts to develop an effective blueprint to deregulate the New Jersey energy marketplace.
While an integral part of the internal direction at both NSPE and PSE&G, Mr. Natale always found time for numerous volunteer leadership positions. Mr. Natale served as Chairman of the Goodwill Industries of New Jersey and he participated as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce. He participated as a member of the American Red Cross.
Mr. Natale holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Newark College of Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Mr. Natale has completed the Executive Management Program at Yale University, and he is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey. He is also a Certified Association Executive. Mr. Natale is a Past President of CESSE (2008-2009). He currently serves as a board member for ASAE, and was recently named to ASAE's 2011 Class of Fellows.