Elected Region 5 Governor

Portrait of Christopher Humphreys - a man wearing a suit with a red tie smiles at the camera

Vision statement

ASCE’s recently approved strategic plan renews the organization’s Vision, Mission and Commitment. While centered on the membership, profession and the public, the plan defines strategic shifts and objectives that apply to all three of these stakeholders and aligns well with Region 5 Goals to Inspire Members, Create Excitement and Promote Excellence in Civil Engineering. I believe Region 5 should promote the many resources ASCE provides to the members at all career levels but particularly at the student chapter and younger member levels so that they become aware of the many resources and learn early on how valuable they can be to their personal success as a civil engineer. The ASCE Mentor Match program is just one of the many valuable resources that can promote all three Region 5 Goals to young engineers and students. We should also promote the career guidance and growth as well as the professional and technical continuing education opportunities that ASCE provides. Continuing education and life-long learning resources such as the ASCE Library, seminars, online training, technical sessions, courses and certificate programs are just a few resources we should promote to all of our members.

Biographical statement


  • BS Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1980

Certification and licenses

  • Professional Engineer, Louisiana and Mississippi

Work experience

  • Director of Engineering for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East, Engineering, Operations and Maintenance of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System on the east bank of the Mississippi River in Orleans, Jefferson and St Bernard Parishes, 2019-present
  • Executive Vice President, Professional Service Industries, Inc., responsible for financial performance, profitable growth, technical quality, sales, vision and strategy for over 550 engineers, technicians and administrative personnel in over 50 profit centers throughout six states producing annual gross revenue in excess of $70M, 2002-2019

ASCE involvement

Society level

  • Active member since 1994
  • ASCE National Concrete Canoe Judge, 2016-2017

Local level

  • Louisiana Section President, 2015-2016
  • New Orleans Branch President, 2003-2004
  • ASCE Regional Concrete Canoe Judge, Deep South Region, 2019
  • ASCE New Orleans Branch Geotechnical Committee, 2003-present
  • ASCE Report Card for Louisiana’s Infrastructure Levees Committee Chair, 2012 and 2017; Member, Executive Committee, 2022

Other volunteer activities

  • Mentor, ENCE 4340/5340, Foundation Engineering, 2013-present
  • St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Men’s ACTS Retreat Team, 2019-present


  • ASCE New Orleans Branch Outstanding Civil Engineer, 2012