Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Reston, Va. - Kathy J. Caldwell, P.E., president of Caldwell Cook & Associates, will serve as president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The oldest national engineering society, ASCE represents more than 144,000 civil engineers worldwide. Caldwell has served as president-elect since the fall of 2009 and will take office as president on Oct. 20, 2010 during the business meeting at ASCE’s Annual Civil Engineering Conference in Las Vegas.
Caldwell is president of Caldwell Cook & Associates in addition to her role as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida. Previously, she served as president of JEA Construction Engineering Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Jones Edmunds and Associates, Inc., where she also serviced as design engineer, project manager and division manager and vice president.
Within ASCE, Caldwell has served as chair of Region 5 Board of Governors and has been a member of the Board of Direction, Strategic Planning Committee and Executive Committee. She has also served as president of the Florida Section and the Gainesville Branch. She was awarded the Florida Section President’s Award in 2006 and 2008. Caldwell has been named Engineer of the Year by the Florida Section and the Gainesville Branch. In 2005, she was awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Tennessee Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Caldwell earned a bachelor’s degree with high honors in structural engineering and minored in construction engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is a resident of Gainesville, Fla.
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.