ASCE 2024 President

Portrait of Marsia Geldert-Murphey

Marsia Geldert-Murphey is one of two regional directors for Lochmueller Group, a 270-person Midwestern consulting firm, where she is responsible for the operations of their offices in the states of Missouri and Illinois. She has three decades of diverse, increasingly responsible, multi-disciplinary technical and leadership experience, both for private and public entities. Marsia’s history includes the founding of two consulting engineering firms and a construction business.

An ASCE member since 1990, when she joined as a student chapter member, Marsia is the current chair of the Public Policy and Practice Committee. She served on the ASCE Board of Direction from 2016-2019 as the Region 7 director. Her extensive ASCE activities include service on several Society-level committees such as program and finance, leader training, and diversity and women, as well as serving as a mentor. She also led the St. Louis Section as president in 2006.Marsia earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at South Dakota State University and her master’s degree in civil engineering with a focus on geotechnical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. She remains actively involved with both universities. She is currently serving on the Selection Committee for the new dean of the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering, and she is a member of the Civil Engineering Academy at Missouri S&T. Marsia is a licensed professional engineer in several states and is a fellow in ASCE.