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Young Engineer for Montgomery County Named New Face of Civil Engineering

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Tracy Withrow, 703-295-6326, twithrow@asce.org

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Reston, Va.—Clinton Camp, a 30-year-old director of facilities and county engineer for Montgomery County, Tenn., was recently named a New Face of Civil Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Camp was invited to the Society’s annual ASCE Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Gala, held March 22, 2012, at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va., to receive this honor. This premier black-tie event brought together the most recognizable names in civil engineering.

An integral part of ASCE’s 2012 National Engineers’ Week initiatives, the program promotes the achievements of young civil engineers by highlighting their contributions and impact on society.

Camp became the first director of facilities development and county engineer for Montgomery County—the fifth largest populated area in Tennessee. As a county engineer, Camp manages more than 500,000 square feet of county building space, oversees construction management of $8 million of highway and road projects and a staff of 16 people. Some notable projects under Camp’s direction include the $23 million Montgomery County Veterans Community Living Center, the renovation of a 25,000 square foot building and more than $4 million of park improvements. Meanwhile, Camp has worked to promote sustainable engineering practices, such as moving toward a paperless office and improving energy efficiency of his office building through renovations.

Outside of work, Camp has been an active member of the community through his participation on several local boards, professional organizations and through volunteer organizations such as Rebuilding Together.

Clint has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tennessee Technological University and a master’s degree in construction management from Vanderbilt University. He is a resident of Nashville, Tenn.

ASCE names 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering each year, some of whom were also submitted to the national New Faces of Engineering program run by the Engineers Week Foundation. This program includes representatives from the civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, industrial and manufacturing engineering professions. Selected New Faces profiles were featured in a USA Today ad during Engineers Week (Feb. 19-25) and were profiled on the National Engineers Week Web site at www.eweek.org, as well as at www.discoverengineering.org.

As an addition this year, ASCE recognized the tremendous strides that civil engineering students are making to improve the quality of life for all with its first annual New Faces of Civil Engineering - College Edition. Read more about this year’s college honorees at www.asce.org/Diversity/Diversity-Programs/New-Faces/New-Faces-College-Edition/2012-New-Faces-of-Civil-Engineering-College-Edition/.

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 140,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit www.asce.org.

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