Region 8 Governor Official Nominee

Portrait of Jose Aguilar. Photo of a brown haired man wearing a pale blue shirt smiling at the camera.

Vision statement

ASCE has granted me so many opportunities throughout my career. From providing scholarships through our local groups to help me get through school, to offering networking opportunities that landed me my first internship. I truly believe I am where I am today thanks to ASCE. I have a lot to owe to ASCE and I am beyond excited to continue to give back to ASCE by running to serve as Region 8 Governor. Just as ASCE has given me many opportunities, I want to be able to provide those opportunities within our Region.

My vision is to serve our sections, branches, technical institutes, younger member groups, and student chapters to be successful in their goals. Each one of these groups play a crucial role within our society, and I have been able to witness the impact firsthand by serving in my previous roles. I may be biased but I strongly believe our Region 8 is the best (#Region8isgreat!) and my hope is to continue the success we have seen. I look forward to the opportunity to serve with our amazing leaders who inspire me every day and make our Society a home for all our members.

Biographical statement


  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Arizona, 2014

Certification and licenses

  • Professional Engineer in Arizona, 2018-present
  • UAS Part 107 License, 2017-present
  • Envision Sustainability Professional, 2013-present

Work experience

  • WSP, Lead Consultant, Civil Engineer, 2019-present
  • Psomas, Civil Engineer, 2014-2019
  • Psomas, Transportation Intern, 2013-2014

ASCE involvement

Society level

  • Member, Board Strategic Advisory Council (BSAC) Subcommittee, 2022
  • Chair, Committee on Younger Members, 2020-2021; Past Chair, 2021-2022; Member, 2017-2020
  • ASCE Legislative Fly-In State Lead and Attendee

Local level

  • Lead, ASCE ASHE State Conference Committee
  • Lead, ASCE Arizona State Infrastructure Report Card
  • ASCE Arizona Section
    • President, Past President, President-Elect, and Vice President
  • ASCE Southern Arizona Branch YMF
    • President, Past President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary
  • ASCE University of Arizona Student Chapter, Practitioner Advisor and Student President

Other volunteer activities

  • Volunteer, United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
  • Lead, WSP Company-wide Charitable Matching Funds
  • Lead Judge, University of Arizona Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)


  • ASCE Southern Arizona Young Engineering of the Year, 2020
  • ASCE Arizona Section Civil Engineer Distinguished Service Award, 2020
  • ASCE New Face of Civil Engineering, 2019
  • ASCE Arizona Section President’s Award, 2019
  • ASCE Arizona Section Tonopah Award, 2017