Region 4 Governor Official Nominee

Portrait of David F. Meadows

Vision statement

I am a Life Member of ASCE and have served in the WV Section and Huntington Branch leadership positions. I currently serve as a Region 4 Governor, the Practitioner Advisor for the Student Chapter at Marshall University and what seems like the perpetual treasurer for the Huntington Branch. Shortly after graduating from college I did not continue my membership since I did not recognize the benefits that I could have received from ASCE. My vision is to make sure we have a better awareness of what ASCE can do for each member.

During the last several years, even before the pandemic, the Society has been experiencing a decrease in the involvement from young members as well as older members. ASCE is not alone with this issue, as it is occurring with numerous organizations. To change this direction we must make a renewed effort to promote our benefits starting with the Student Chapters and then by reaching out to others in our profession. We must also work to reactivate our inactive members to take advantage of their experience. As a Regional Governor I will work diligently towards changing this trend.

Biographical statement

Education

  • BS, Civil Engineering, West Virginia Institute of Technology, 1974
  • MS, General Engineering, West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, 1981
  • M, Geotechnical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1987

Certification and licenses

  • Professional Engineer/Professional Surveyor – WV

Work experience

  • Chief Technical Officer/Regional Manager, Triad Engineering, Inc., 2013-2020
  • Retired USACE, 2013
  • Chief, H&H and Technical Support Division, LRD DSPC and DSMMCE, 2012-2013
  • Chief, Engineering and Construction Division, 2008-2010
  • Chief, Water Resources Engineering Branch, 2005-2012
  • Chief, Environmental and Remediation Section, 1994-2005
  • Owner, Meadows Engineering & Surveying, 1996-present
  • Chief, Soils and HTRW Section, 1991-1994
  • Chief, Civil Design Section, 1989-1991
  • Geotechnical Engineer, 1984-1989
  • Hydraulic Engineer, 1975-1978
  • General Engineer, HUD, 1975, 1978-1984

ASCE involvement

Society-level

  • Member, Task Committee on Geographic Assessment of Programs and Support, 2021-2022

Local-level

  • Region 4 Governor, 2019-2022
  • Past President, Treasurer, Huntington Branch
  • Vice President, President, Past President WV Section
  • Representative, District 6 Council
  • Survey Judge, Virginia’s Conference
  • Practitioner Advisor, Marshall University Student Chapter
  • Co-Chair, WV Infrastructure Report Card

Other volunteer activities

  • SAME, Fellow
  • WV Society of Professional Surveyors
  • WVUIT Civil Engineering Advisory Board
  • Marshall University Engineering Advisory Board
  • Engineers Club of Huntington
  • Putnam Career & Technical Center Advisory Council
  • Putnam County Chamber of Commerce BoD
  • ACEC WV

Awards

  • WV ASCE Civil Engineer of the Year, 2006, 2020
  • WV ASCE Roy D. Koch Award, 2017