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AARON M. FRITS, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE

REGION 7 GOVERNOR OFFICIAL NOMINEE

Vision Statement

ASCE has placed emphasis on many different initiatives, from Infrastructure to Sustainability to Raise the Bar. During my first term as Governor, I endeavored to do my part to educate those not familiar with these issues and engage our policy makers in dialogue about all three. However, if elected to a second term, my goal is to increase the engagement with the students in the region, furthering the Society's effort with student transition. I have been actively involved in adding a third student chapter in the state of Kansas, and I have seen firsthand the benefits that students bring to our Society's ranks. They offer new ideas and seek out the challenges civil engineering poses in today's world. Showing them the benefits of continuing their involvement with ASCE is the key to growing our membership not only in numbers, but in the quality of our members. It is crucial that we assist these current students as they leave academia and join us in the workplace, for they will become the face of ASCE as future leaders of our organization.


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EDUCATION

  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 2003
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Kansas, 2008

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Project Manager, Bureau of Road Design, Kansas Department of Transportation, 2007-present
  • Road Designer, Bureau of Road Design, Kansas Department of Transportation, 2003-2007
  • Panel Member, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Project 03-102: Design Guidance for Intersection Auxiliary Lanes
  • Panel Member, National Cooperative Highway Research Program 03-105: Design Guidance for Interchange Loop Ramps
  • Envision Sustainability Professional, 2013-Present

ASCE INVOLVEMENT

  • Region 7 Governor (Kansas & Kansas City), 2012-Present
  • Key Contact Committee Member, 2012-present
  • Legislative Fly-In Attendee, 2013, 2014
  • Practitioner Advisor, Benedictine College, 2013-present
  • Kansas Section President, 2009-2010
  • Kansas Section President Elect, 2008-2009
  • Kansas Section Younger Member Group President, 2007-2008
  • Kansas Section Younger Member Group President-Elect, 2006-2007
  • Egg Drop Coordinator, Kansas Section YMG, 2007-2011

OTHER VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

  • Future City Great Plains Region Judging Coordinator, 2008-present

PERSONAL

  • Married to my wonderful wife Brianna for 10 years, who is a Clinical Social Worker at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Topeka, KS
  • Son Nolan, age 7, and daughter Olivia, age 4