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      Woodson Installed as 2016 President of American Society of Civil Engineers

      October 27, 2015

      RESTON, Va. - Mark W. Woodson, P.E., L.S., F.ASCE, assumed the presidency of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Oct. 13, 2015, at the society's annual convention in New York City, New York.

      The president and owner of Woodson Engineering & Surveying, Inc. in Flagstaff, Arizona, Woodson began his 35-plus-year involvement with ASCE as a college student at the University of Arizona. 

      He has held a number of leadership positions in ASCE, serving as the society's treasurer, a district and region director, and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee.  Woodson also served as president of ASCE's Arizona section, and was honored by his colleagues for his dedicated service with the Arizona Civil Engineer Distinguished Service Award in 1994 and John C. Park Outstanding Engineering Award in 2002.  

      "I am truly humbled and honored to be named president of this great organization," said Woodson upon his installation.  He cited expanding membership value and the growth of international membership as two of his main priorities as president. "ASCE has a tremendous brand. It's my hope that if we improve the things we do for our current members, we'll attract other civil engineers to join us and become members not only in this country but around the globe," said Woodson. 

      Currently, Woodson sits on the board of directors for both the Engineers Without Borders-USA and the American Association of Engineering Societies.  He was also appointed by the Governor to the Arizona Land Department Land Planning Committee and recently served as a Flagstaff City Council member.  

      Prior to founding Woodson Engineering & Surveying in 1994, Woodson was the city engineer for Flagstaff, Arizona.  While in that position, he worked on the development of the award-winning Flagstaff Urban Trail System and modern Sign Code.  He also served as an adjunct faculty at Northern Arizona University.

      Woodson holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA from the University of Arizona.  

      He is married to his college sweetheart, Guadalupe (Lupe).  They have four children and eight grandchildren.    

      Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. For more information, visitwww.asce.org/newsroomand follow us on Twitter, @ ASCETweets and @ ASCEGovRel .

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