Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Group Names Interim Secretariat and Executive Director
enhance its efforts to unify the engineering profession for the future, the
American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) today announced two
leadership changes designed to increase its program capacity. The first is that
the role of secretariat for the organization will be transferred to the
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). As interim secretariat, ASCE will
provide staffing, management and administrative services to AAES, though the
organization’s bylaws, governance structure and membership will remain
has been focused on developing a strategic direction to guide the
organization’s future, with an emphasis on increasing our effectiveness and
fulfilling our mission to represent the collective voice of the U.S.
engineering profession,” said Dr. Reginald (Reggie) Vachon,
AAES chair. “We believe that the services and resources afforded through our
new secretariat will help us further develop our role in addressing the
pressing issues facing our global society.”
AAES also announced that Carol W.
Bowers, P.G., CAE—ASCE’s vice president for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems
Development and former director of the society’s Geo-Institute—has been
appointed to serve as AAES’s interim executive director.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to
contribute my association management experience to AAES, and look forward to
partnering with the AAES board and focusing on strategic management of the
organization,” said Bowers.
Through its 13 member organizations,
AAES works on behalf of more than 750,000 engineers of all disciplines. AAES programs such as the Engineering Workforce Commission,
membership in the World Federation of Engineering Organizations and the Union Panamericana de
Asociaciones de Ingenieros, collaborative
“Working Groups” and joint convocations with the National Academy of
Engineering have enabled the organization to identify emerging issues and
position the U.S. engineering community as a global leader.