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

The UESI Strategic Plan details each goal and includes strategies. Download a copy UESI Strategic Plan (PDF).

View UESI's Organization Chart (PDF)


UESI Board of Governors


Row 1 (l to r) Steve Kramer, P.E., F. ASCE; President Elect, UESI Graham Bell, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE, FNACE, President, UESI; John Campbell, P.E., SR/WA, M. ASCE, Past President, UESI Row 2 (l to r) Jarred Jones, P.E., MBA, M. ASCE, Younger Member; Lawrence Arcand, P.Eng., M. ASCE, Treasurer, UESI; Sam Ariaratnam, Ph.D., P.E., NAC, F.ASCE; Dan Gillins, Ph.D., PLS, M. ASCE; Row 3 (l to r) Michael Dennis, Ph.D., P.E., R.L.S.F. , M. ASCE; Mo Najafi, P.E., F. ASCE; Jeff Heidrick, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP; Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP, ASCE BOD Representative

Governing Board

  • President: Graham Edgar Carlsen Bell, P.E., M.ASCE
  • President-elect: Steven Robert Kramer, P.E., F.ASCE
  • Past President: John Patrick Campbell, P.E., M.ASCE


  • Lawrence Arcand, P.Eng, M.ASCE
  • Samuel T. Ariaratnam, Ph.D., P.E., NAC, F.ASCE
  • Michael Dennis, Ph.D., P.E., R.L.S, M.ASCE
  • Daniel Gillins, Ph.D., P.L.S, M.ASCE
  • Jeff W. Heidrick, P.E, M.ASCE
  • Jarred R. Jones, P.E., A.M.ASCE (Younger Member)
  • Peter Michael Moore, P.E., F.ASCE
  • Mohammad Najafi, P.E., F.ASCE

ASCE staff

  • Diane Swecker, M.ASCE, UESI Director
  • Susan La Fiandra Reid, Aff.M.ASCE, UESI Manager
  • Cristina Charron, UESI Senior Conferences and Meetings Manager


UESI activities are organized in four active divisions.

Pipeline: Advance pipeline engineering, relative to transmission of liquids gases or solids by pipelines.

Utility Risk Management: Provide leadership related to utility investigations, coordination, design, and data management and security.

Surveying and Geomatics: Provide leadership for the acquisition and management of spatial data, encourage the advancement of geomatics and professional development.

Utility Asset Management: Advance and disseminate knowledge related to the holistic life-cycle asset management of utility infrastructure.