Elected Region 3 Governor

Portrait of John C. Lazzara

Vision statement

Society is at a critical juncture with an aging and deteriorating infrastructure system. Our engineering industry faces challenges with the declining number of professional practitioners and rising college tuition costs. However, we see on a daily basis the significant contributions civil engineers make to the safety, health, and welfare of the public. Infrastructure funding needs have been recognized and now it’s up to our ASCE members to lead the way to developing the future. My Vision is for all ASCE members to become connected and aware of the mutual resources we share to help us in our chosen professional careers.

I have been fortunate to serve one term as a Region 3 Governor and I am committed to promoting ASCE’s membership benefits and supporting the activities of the Sections and Branches in a second term as a Region 3 Governor. I have enjoyed building lasting relationships through ASCE committee events and I look forward to mentoring other future leaders of the Society and the civil engineering profession. Sharing best practices and spreading our knowledge builds an enormous advantage to ensuring our collective success in enhancing everyone’s overall quality of life.

Biographical statement


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Iowa, 1988

Certification and licenses

  • Registered Professional Engineer: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin
  • ENV SP – ISI certified Envision Sustainability Professional, 2013-present

Work experience

  • Stanley Consultants, Inc., Transportation Market Leader, 2020-present
  • HDR Engineering, Inc., Vice President/Transportation Business Group Manager for IL/IN Area, Chicago, IL, 1989-2020

ASCE involvement


  • Region 3 Governor, 2019-2022
  • Task Committee on Geographic Assessment of Programs and Support, 2021-present


  • ASCE IL Section
    • Executive Board, 2014-2018
    • President, 2016-2017
    • Director, 2012-2014
    • Sustainability Committee, 2010–2021
    • Infrastructure Report Card Committee, 2014, 2018, 2022
  • Future Cities Competition, Thomas Middle School Volunteer Engineer, ten years, special awards judge

Other volunteer activities

  • Knights of Columbus, participate in charitable events
  • Young at Heart Senior Pet Rescue, volunteer engineer for animal rescue shelter performing site development design and permitting tasks