Elected Region 3 Governor

Portrait of Michael D. Pniewski

Vision statement

Value – A simple word that has several definitions. No matter how defined, individuals will invest in something—an idea, an individual, or an organization—if they value it.

I have been blessed to have mentors who showed me how being an active member in ASCE enhances one’s personal and professional life by way of the countless opportunities available. No matter what stage in your career you are in, ASCE provides opportunities for you to enhance your own professional development or to help develop others during their own life journey.

My vision as governor is to inform our members on the value they get from their membership. Whether it’s involvement in advocacy, leadership development, mentoring, education, technical advancement, or one of the other countless volunteer opportunities to advance the profession, as a Region 3 Governor I intend to show those who are both members of this great organization and those who are not the value they will get to their personal and professional development from being an active member. I look forward to the opportunity to serve the members of Region 3 as a Governor.

Biographical statement


  • BSE Civil Engineering, University of Michigan
  • MSE Civil Engineering, University of Michigan
  • BS Land Surveying, Michigan Technological University
  • MBA, Bowling Green State University

Certification and licenses

  • Professional Engineer: California, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Texas
  • Professional Surveyor: California, Ohio
  • Project Management Professional

Work experience

  • Present Employment
    • Lucas County Engineer, Lucas County, Ohio
    • Adjunct Faculty, University of Toledo
  • Past Employment
    • Chief Deputy Engineer, Lucas County Engineer’s Office
    • Program Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • Project Manager, Cardno WRG
    • Project Manager, Metco Services
    • Staff/Senior Engineer, SME

ASCE involvement


  • Chair, Committee on Student Members
  • Member, Committee on Concrete Canoe Competitions
  • Member, UESI Surveying Education Committee
  • Member, Government Engineers Council


  • Officer and Past President, Toledo Section
  • Officer and President, Ohio Council of Local Sections
  • Faculty Advisor, University of Toledo Student Chapter
  • Chair, Roads Committee, Ohio Infrastructure Report Card

Other volunteer activities

  • Member, Lucas County Plan Commission
  • Director, APWA, NW Ohio Chapter
  • Director, NSPE, Toledo Chapter
  • Chair, Ohio EPA Maumee AOC Advisory Council
  • Director, County Engineers Association of Ohio
  • ABET Program Evaluator


  • ASCE Toledo Section Engineer of the Year
  • Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service
  • Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service