Elected Region 7 Governor

Portrait of Elizabeth Staten

Vision statement

As a Region 7 Governor candidate, my focus is to improve communication between local membership and Society. This will include bringing lessons learned from the Society and Region 7 to our local Branches, Sections and Student Chapters. I want to help facilitate the local Branches and Sections in developing new leaders in our engineering community and ASCE. Volunteering for ASCE can make an engineer into a leader in their own community and provide opportunities for career growth. I will encourage these leaders to promote a professional view of Civil Engineering. I will continue working with our legislators in promoting infrastructure funding locally, statewide and nationally, and bring new young engineers in the process. I look forward to the opportunity to serve my Branch, my Section, and my Region.

Biographical statement


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1999

Certification and licenses

  • Professional Engineer Colorado, 2004-2023
  • Professional Engineer New Mexico, 2016-2023
  • Colorado Transportation Erosion Control Supervisor (TECS), 2014-2022

Work experience

  • HDR, Transportation Hydraulics Business Class Director and Civil Practice Lead for Colorado Springs, 2007-present
  • URS, Transportation Drainage Professional Engineer, 2004-2007; Transportation Design Intern/EIT, 1998-2004

ASCE involvement


  • Region 7 Governor, 2019-present
    • oNewsletter Chair, 2019-2020
    • Treasurer, 2020-present
  • Corresponding Member, Leadership Training Committee, 2018-2019
  • Attendee, Legislative Fly-In
  • ASCE Member, 1999-present


  • Colorado Section
    • Chair, Colorado Section Reorganization, 2016-2017
    • Member, Government Affairs Committee
  • Southern Colorado Branch Board
    • Past President, 2016-2017
    • President, 2015-2016
    • Vice President, 2014-2015
    • Treasurer, 2011-2014
    • Program Chair, 2009-2011
  • Member, Southern Colorado Branch Government Affairs Committee
  • Legislative Drive-In Attendee
  • St. Louis Branch Leader Attendee, MRLC, 2013
  • Younger Member Vice President Attendee, MRLC, 2008

Other volunteer activities

  • Creek Cleanup of Monument Creek for the City of Colorado Springs


  • ACEC Pine Creek Engineering Excellence Award for a channel restoration project, 2020