Region 3 Governor Official Nominee

Portrait of Craig Bursch - a man wearing a blue shirt smiles at the camera

Vision statement

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a wonderful and vibrant organization. I am proud to have been an active member for nearly 3 decades, beginning as a student member at the University of Minnesota in the early 1990s. I am seeking re-election to the Region 3 Board of Governors in 2023. My Vision for Region 3 will involve my support for the Society and its members in the following areas:

  • Public Policy Advocacy – ASCE should remain the leading voice on infrastructure public policy at the local, state, and federal levels, with the general public and elected officials all across the political spectrum.
  • Networking – ASCE Region 3 should continue to connect professionals across the Region at events such as the Region Assembly.
  • Engagement – Every Region 3 local unit and their members should be engaged and active in ASCE and their community.

I am asking for your help and your vote so that I can continue to advocate for these issues at the Region Level. Thank you.

Biographical statement


  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota (U of M)
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix

Certification and licenses

  • Professional Engineer in the following states: IN, MI, MN, ND, NE, NJ, and WI

Work experience

  • TKDA, 2018-present
  • Meyer Borgman Johnson, 1999-2018
  • M3 Engineering and Technology, 1995-1999

ASCE involvement

Society level

  • Region 3 Board of Governors, 2020-2023
  • ASCE National Legislative Fly-in (9 times)
  • ASCE 7-16 Code Committee, corresponding member, 2013-2016

Local level

  • ASCE Minnesota Statewide Report Card
    • Duluth Area Media Release Event Chair, 2022
    • Ports Chapter Author, 2018
  • ASCE Twin Ports Area Report Card Chair, 2018
  • ASCE Duluth Section Board
    • Member, 2008-2013
    • President, 2011-2012
    • GR Chair, 2013-2020
  • ASCE Student Practitioner Advisor
    • University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), 2009-2011
    • U of M, 2004-2005
  • ASCE Minnesota Section YMG
    • Board, 2001-2005
    • President, 2004-2005

Other volunteer activities

  • ACEC-MN, Guest Lecturer, Fundamentals of Engineering Series, 2006-2016
  • UMD Guest Lecturer “Intro to Civil Engineering” class, 2014-2018
  • U of M Capstone Design class mentor, 2004-2005


  • Named Fellow of ASCE, June 2019


  • Modern Steel Construction, “Structuring Science,” August 2007