EWRI is an institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and is governed by a board of eight EWRI members.

The Governing Board provides for the technical, educational, and professional needs of EWRI members by setting the strategic direction for the Institute. The Board is also responsible for ensuring that the institute operates in accordance to ASCE & EWRI Bylaws.

Governing Board

  • President: Marjorie E. Bedessem, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
  • President-Elect:  Shirley Clark, P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, M.ASCE
  • Vice President: Jennifer Sloan Ziegler, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE 
  • Past-President:  Holly Piza, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE
  • Treasurer: Ryan Winston, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
  • Technical Coordination ExCom Representative: Walter Grayman, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE(Ret.), F.EWRI, M.ASCE
  • Member Services ExCom Representative: Lily S. Baldwin, P.E., M.ASCE
  • ASCE Presidential Appointee: Rachel McCaffery, A.M.ASCE
  • ASCE Staff, Secretary: Brian Parsons, ENV SP, M.ASCE

Governing Board Councils/Committees and Chairs

  • Finance Committee: Ryan Winston, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
  • Nominations & Elections Committee:  Holly Piza, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE
  • Past Presidents Committee: Holly Piza, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE
  • Governing Documents Committee: Jennifer Sloan Ziegler, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
  • EWRI Fellow Review Committee:  Holly Piza, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE
  • EWRI Awards Committee: Anastasia E. M. Chirnside, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
  • Congress Steering Committee: Paul Bizier, P.E., D.WRE, BCEE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE
  • Leadership and Council Weekend Organizing Committee: Jennifer Sloan Ziegler, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

View the EWRI Organizational Structure (PDF)