Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Reston, Va. ― Bernard M. Telatovich, P.E., vice president of civil engineering with Benchmark Civil Engineering Services, Inc., was recently elected as a governor of Region 2 of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Region 2, one of the Society’s ten regional governing boards, represents members from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. Telatovich began his term on Oct. 1, 2010.
Prior to becoming vice president with Benchmark Civil Engineering Services, Inc., Telatovich founded his own forensic engineering business, Consulting Services and Investigations, LLC, which provides forensic services throughout the country. He has also provided forensic engineering and civil engineering services for various consulting firms in Pennsylvania, and was a civil engineer providing transportation and land development services for engineering consulting firms in Florida. Telatovich also worked as an assistant county attorney in Florida for several years.
Within ASCE, Telatovich has served as president of the Lehigh Valley Section and volunteers at various primary and secondary schools providing engineering outreach, materials and resources to students. Earlier this year, he was recognized as an ASCE Outstanding Volunteer. In 2008, he received the Engineer of the Year award from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. He currently serves on the Academic Advisory Board for the Engineering Department at Lehigh Career Technical Institute and is a board member for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.
Telatovich received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University and his juris doctorate from the University of Florida. He is registered as a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New York and Florida, and is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and Florida. He is a resident of Bethlehem, Pa.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 144,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit www.asce.org.