Elected Region 7 Governor

Portrait of Ben Ware - Man in blue jacket smiling at camera 
Vision statement

Throughout my career and involvement in the ASCE, I have been an advocate for advancing our profession and nurturing young engineers. My strong background in pre-college outreach programs demonstrates my commitment to fostering interest in civil engineering from an early age. If elected as region governor, I plan to leverage my 12 years of experience to enhance student engagement within our region. This focus on students is crucial for the future of ASCE and the continued growth of our profession. As a passionate advocate, I understand that student engagement is not only about attracting young minds to the field but also about nurturing and developing them throughout their careers. By emphasizing this aspect, I contribute significantly to the long-term success of civil engineering.

Biographical statement


  • University of Kansas, Master of Civil Engineering, 2016
  • Iowa State University, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2009

Certification and licenses

  • P.E., Missouri Board for Professional Engineers, 2024 – Present
  • P.E., Kansas Board of Technical Professionals, 2014 – Present

Work experience

  • George Bulter Associates (GBA), Senior Engineer, 2023 – Present
  • Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), Lead Designer, 2010 – 2023

ASCE involvement

Local level

  • Kansas Section Past President, 2019-2021
  • Kansas Section President, 2018
  • Kansas Section YMG Past President, 2017
  • Kansas Section YMG President 2016
  • Kansas Section YMG Secretary 2015
  • Kansas Section YMG Social Chair 2014
  • Kansas Section YMG Outreach Chair 2012-2013

Other volunteer activities

  • Great Plains Future City Competition Assistant Coordinator, 2020-Present
  • Great Plains Future City Competition Judge Coordinator, 2017-2020
  • Great Plains Future City Competition Logistics Chair, 2012-2016