Elected Region 3 Governor

Portrait of Jennifer Schaff - a woman with brown hair, glasses, and a multicolored shirt smiles at the camera

Vision statement

I plan to focus my attention on member engagement in ASCE activities, continuing to work toward making the report card effort a focal point for discussion in the region and fostering an environment for a more diverse membership. I will continue efforts to educate the public and government/policy leaders on infrastructure needs, expanding the audience that knows ASCE as the report card people. Increasing diversity in our membership is a challenge that I’m struggling to navigate.

I started asking colleagues in other industries about their efforts and successes. I recently learned about a method where international teams learn to appreciate team diversity when volunteers share a unique custom or a holiday celebration through a monthly webinar series. This appears to be a way to also improve industry climate toward a more diverse workforce. I hope to share this idea and others while working with the Region 3 Board to heighten our influence in the region both to our membership, our industry, and our government leaders.

Biographical statement


  • Civil Engineering Master’s Degree, Michigan Technological University, 1998
  • BS Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1997

Certification and licenses

  • Wisconsin Professional Engineer /li>

Work experience

  • Technical Resource Engineer, County Materials Corporation, 2016-present
  • Project Manager, McMahon Associates, WI, 2001-2016
  • Project Engineer, Robert E. Lee & Associates, WI, 1999-2000
  • Project Engineer, HNTB, WI, 1998-1999

ASCE involvement

Society level

  • Speaker, PGF, 2022
  • Member, Key Contact, 2018-present
  • Attendee, Legislative Fly-In, 2018, 2020, 2022
  • Member, Geo-institute, 1999-present

Local level

  • Wisconsin Section
    • Past-President, 2022-2023
    • President, 2021-2022
    • President-Elect, 2020-2021
    • Co-chair, Report Card Committee, 2019-2020
    • Secretary, 2017-2020
    • Director at Large, 2017-2015
    • Chair, Membership Committee, 2015
  • Student Member, Michigan Tech University Student Chapter, 1995-1998

Other volunteer activities

  • Chair, Marketing Committee, American Concrete Pipe Association, 2022
  • Panelist, NCHRP Project, Rewrite of the AASHTO Drainage Manual, 2021-2024
  • Vice Chair, Technical Committee, American Concrete Pipe Association, 2020-present
  • Live Interview with Craig Thompson, Wisconsin DOT Secretary, on Wisconsin Infrastructure – Wisconsin Public Radio, Kate Archer Kent Show, 2022
  • Live Interview, Wisconsin Public Radio, Central Time with Rob Ferrett, 2020
  • Interview, Wisconsin Earns C Grade on Infrastructure Report Card by Elizabeth Dohms-Harter, 2020