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Vision Statement

The ASCE publication The Vision for Civil Engineering in 2025 states that civil engineers serve competently, collaboratively, and ethically as master builders of the built environment, stewards of the natural environment, innovators and integrators of ideas and technology, managers of risk, and leaders in discussions and decisions shaping public environmental and infrastructure policy.

One example of our leadership is the ASCE Report Card for America's Infrastructure which offers both evaluations of existing infrastructure and ideas on how to improve and fund infrastructure improvements. This receives good media exposure both upon release and as a reference for quantifying infrastructure investment. We disseminate information and are considered a trusted and valuable opinion in discussions. However, many times we are left out of the decisions shaping public policy.

It is incumbent on all of us to spread the word about the great things ASCE does, especially to those outside of our profession. We are all parts of a global organization striving to improve the public health, safety, and welfare and we must be part of the solutions. As ASCE Past President Blaine Leonard has stated concerning our involvement in these discussions and solutions: "If not me, who, and if not now, when?"

Read the Vision Statement


  • BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Wisconsin
  • Certified Construction Specifier, Construction Specifications Institute


  • Vice-President, McMahon Associates, Neenah, WI, 1987-present
  • City of Fond du Lac, WI, 1984-1987
  • Illinois Department of Transportation, Dixon, IL, 1980-1984


  • Chair, Committee on Engineering Management and Business Practices, 2001; Member, 1998-2002
  • Member, Engineering Management at the Project Level, 1993-1997
  • Principal Contributing Author, Joint Task Force on Sanitary Sewers, ASCE Manual No. 60 Gravity Sanitary Sewer Design and Construction
  • Wisconsin Section:
    • President, 2003; President-Elect, 2002; Vice President, 2001; Treasurer, 1996-1998, Director at Large, 1993-1994; Branch Director, 1992
    • Chair, Budget and Finance Committee, 2009-present; Membership Committee, 1993-1994; Management Committee, 1999; Newsletter Committee, 2001; Yearbook Committee, 2002; Jury of Judges, 2004; Past Presidents Council, 2005
  • Wisconsin Section Spring Technical Conference Committee and Annual Meeting Committee
  • Report Card on Wisconsin's Infrastructure, 2003 and 2007
  • Key Contact
  • Fox River Valley Branch: President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer


  • Grand Chute Kiwanis, 2011-present
  • Westfest Community Family Celebration, 2010-present
  • St. Mary Parish Council and Facilities Management Committee


  • Wife: Elizabeth (Liz), married 34 years
  • Daughter: Rachel Adler (husband Joel Adler), Boston MA
  • Daughter: Kate Sutter, Roseville MN
  • Grandchildren: Benjamin and Noah Adler