Elected Region 10 Governor

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Vision statement

My commitment is centered on shaping a promising future for civil engineering, particularly by strengthening connections among Latin American nations and the world. I envision Region 10 as a key player in advancing civil engineering and best practices and actively participating in the global exchange of significant developments. Civil engineering profoundly influences the world, and it is our responsibility to contribute enthusiastically, fostering collaboration and sharing knowledge among countries, enriching our collective expertise, and enabling effective global problem-solving. Promoting significant developments taking place in all corners of the world, we can contribute to building a better world for everyone, and it is our duty to amplify their importance and impact. My vision aligns with the core principles of ASCE, emphasizing collaboration, knowledge sharing, global impact and reflecting the commitment to the betterment of civil engineering both regionally and worldwide.

Biographical statement


  • Advanced Studies in Strategic Management and Leadership, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, 2021
  • Master of Science in Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, 1986

Certification and licenses

  • Professional Engineer, Colombia

Work experience

  • Tafur Marín Ingeniería Estructural S.A.S.,Co-founder and Partner, 2012-Present
  • Independent Consultant,1999-2012
  • Creaciones y Diseños Ltd., Senior Engineer 2001-2004
  • Diseños Estructurales Ltd.,Co-founder and Partner, 1989-1999
  • Proyectos y Diseños Ltd.,Junior Engineer, 1985-1986

ASCE involvement

Society level

  • R10 Board of Governors, Appointed Governor, Oct 2021-Sept 2024
  • History and Heritage Committee Corresponding Member, Oct 2023-Sept 2024
  • Cacep Committee Corresponding Member, Oct 2023-Sept 2024
  • MOSAIC Committee Full Member, Oct 2022-Sept 2024
  • ASCE Strategy Task Committee Member, 2023
  • MOSIAC Committee - Corresponding Member, Oct 2021-Sept 2022

Local level

  • ASCE India Section International Conference Organizing Committee, 2023
  • Colombia Section President, 2020-2021
  • Colombia Section Vice-President, 2019-2020
  • Colombia Section Board Member, 2015-2019
  • ASCE Practitioner Advisor