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Woodson, Mark W.

Woodson, Mark W.

Mark W. Woodson, P.E., L.S., D.WRE, F.ASCE

Biographical Statement


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Arizona, 1979
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Arizona, 1985
  • Registered Professional Engineer (Civil) – California and Arizona
  • Registered Land Surveyor – California and Arizona

Work Experience

  • Woodson Engineering and Surveying, Inc., President/CEO, 1994-Present
  • City of Flagstaff, AZ, City Engineer, 1985-1993
  • Northern Arizona University, Adjunct Faculty, 1992-1995
  • Town of Eagar, AZ, Town Engineer and Public Works Director, 1984-1985
  • Consulting Engineering Firms, Tucson, AZ, Designer to Project Management positions, 1977-1984
  • City of Phoenix and Pima County DOT, Drafting and Intern positions during college, 1971-1977

ASCE Involvement

  • Committee on Leadership and Management, 2012-Present
  • Governor, Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI), 2010-Present
  • Member, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)
  • Chair, ASCE Strategic Planning Committee, 2009-2012
  • Treasurer, ASCE, 2007-2009
    o Finance Committee, 2003-2009
    o Assistant Treasurer, 2005-2007
    o Audit Committee (Ad-hoc)
    o Retirement Committee
    o Investment Subcommittee
  • Director, District 11/Region 8, 2003-2006
    o Chair, Region 8 Formation Team
    o Chair, Region 8 Finance Committee
  • Committee on Government Affairs, 2003-2006
    o Chair, State Public Affairs Grants Committee, 2005-2006
  • Task Committee on Implementing the Competency Strategy 2, 2011-2012
  • Task Committee on Volunteer Expense Reimbursement, 2011
  • Task Committee on Review of Institute Operating Procedures, 2006-2007
  • Task Committee on Honorary Members, 2005-2006
  • Task Committee on CERF Reorganization, 2005-2006
  • Engineering Management at the Organizational Level, 1990-1994
  • Elected ASCE Fellow, 2002
  • John C. Park Outstanding Engineer Award, Arizona Section, 2002
  • Arizona Engineer Distinguished Service Award, Arizona Section, 1994
  • Northern Arizona University Practitioner Advisor, various times from 1988-2011
  • Arizona Section President, 1991
  • Northern Arizona Branch President, 1988
  • Southern Arizona Branch President, 1983

Other Volunteer Activities

  • Member (by appointment), Flagstaff City Council, 2012-Present
    o Member, Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization (FMPO)
    o Member, Arizona Rural Transportation Advisory Council (RTAC)
    o Vice-Chair, Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council (CPWAC)
    o Member, Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG)
  • Governor Appointee, State of Arizona Land Department, Urban Land Planning Oversight Committee, 2009-Present
  • Arizona State Board of Technical Registration Enforcement Advisory Committee, 1997-Present
  • Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, 1994-Present
  • Chair, Flagstaff Industrial Development Authority, 2009-2012
  • Vice-chair, City of Flagstaff Board of Adjustments, 2009-2012
  • University of Arizona, Civil Engineering Alumni Industry Council, 1990-present
  • Northern Arizona University, Civil Engineering Industrial Advisory Board, 1991-present
  • Board Member, Northern Arizona Builders Association, 1998-2003
  • Chair, Greater Flagstaff Economic Council (GFEC), 2002
  • Assistant Scout Master, Boy Scouts Troop 33, 1992-2000
  • Chair, Flagstaff Unified School District, Citizens Bond Advisory Committee, 1996-1998
  • Northern Arizona Branch President, American Public Works Association (APWA), 1994 \
  • President, Flagstaff Little League, 1994-1995; Volunteer, 1988-1995
  • Flagstaff Leadership Program, 1991


  • Married 33 years to Guadalupe (Lupe) E. Woodson, Registered Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner. Lupe is a Medical Provider and Clinical Manager at a Native American Urban Indian Health Center (NACA) in Flagstaff. Lupe is also active in the community by volunteering her time and serving on several nonprofit boards.
  • We have 4 children and 5 grandchildren:
    o Son John Woodson is married to Lisa, and they have one daughter, Adelyn. John is a Professional Structural Engineer in Tucson, AZ.
    o Son Robert Woodson is married to Shauna, and they have a daughter, Taylor Lynn, and son, Matt. Robert is a U.S. Army Infantry Captain stationed in Hawaii.
    o Daughter Anna Abeyta is married to Marcos, and they have a daughter, Cristiana. Anna is a Registered Nurse in New York City.
    o Daughter Katherine Mansker is married to Brian, and they have a daughter, Sophia. Kathy lives in Flagstaff, AZ, and is working on her master’s degree in Education.
  • Hobbies: Traveling, golfing, hiking, and spending time with my wife, kids and grandkids.

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