Region 4 Governor Official Nominee

Portrait of Jennifer L. Sharkey

Vision statement

My vision to assist with advancing the civil engineering industry is to continue the leadership and management development of young engineers. Our charge as an industry is to transform the engineer of tomorrow to be technically sound while providing guidance to our local, state, and federal officials on public policy that protects the health and welfare of our country. I believe ASCE provides the organizational structure, outreach, and support to encourage the next generation to be engaged and well-rounded in their professional careers.

Biographical statement

Education

  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Tri-State (Trine) University
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Purdue University
  • M.B.A., Ball State University

Certification and licenses

  • Licensed professional engineer and certified public manager

Work experience

  • Purdue University, Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), Lead Research Engineer, 2021-present
  • Steuben County Government, County Engineer, 2013-2021
  • A&Z Engineering, LLC, Design Engineer, 2009-2013

ASCE involvement

Society-level

  • Governor, Region 4, 2019-present
  • Member, Public Policy Committee, 2019-2020
  • Member, Key Contact Committee, 2016-2019
  • Participant, ASCE Legislative Fly-In

Local-level

  • Advocacy Captain, 2017-present
  • President, Indiana Section, 2017-2018
  • President, Northeast Indiana Branch

Other volunteer activities

  • ASCE Practitioner Advisor, Trine University
  • Member, Indiana Association of County Highway Engineers and Supervisors (IACHES)
  • Member, Association of Indiana Counties (AIC)
  • Member, INDOT-LPA Collaboration Committee
  • Member, Senator Braun’s Transportation Advisory Council
  • Chair, Poka-Bache Regional Trail Coalition
  • Assistant Coach, Trine University Women’s Soccer

Awards

  • Outstanding County Engineer of the Year, 2016
  • Twenty Millennials Making a Difference Award, 2016