Jesse L. Beaver, P.E., F.ASCE, a leader in the field of underground utility engineering, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Beaver is currently a principal, division head, and director of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Engineering. He has contributed to the field through his expertise in soil-structure interaction with buried structures, structural materials, and bridge construction.

He serves with several professional organizations, including as the chair of the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee AFB70 on Culverts, Buried Bridges, and Hydraulic Structures; chair of ASTM Committee F17.65 on Plastic Pipes for Land Drainage; voting member of ASTM Committee A05 on Corrugated Metal Pipes for Land Drainage; voting member of AWWA Committee on Polyolefin Pressure Pipes; voting member of ACI Committee 345 on Concrete Bridge Construction; and instructor for the ASCE Seminar on Design of Buried Pipes.

Beaver is a registered professional engineer in 26 U.S. States and six Canadian Provinces and a veteran of the United States Army.