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John C. Folts, P.E., M.ASCE

2020–2023 Region 1 Director

Vision Statement

My vision is to strengthen the communication between the ASCE Board of Direction and the Sections, Branches, Younger Members and Students of Region 1; to promote the Society's vision by helping our Civil Engineering leaders of today build a better quality of life for our world; and to inspire increased mentoring of our younger members and students to help advance the profession of Civil Engineering.


  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1993

Work Experience

  • CHA, Senior Geotechnical Engineer responsible for managing public and private Geotechnical Engineering Projects, 2009-2010
  • Keystone Retaining Wall Systems, Inc., Technical Wall Specialist responsible for training regional managers, sales personnel and engineers on design and installation of retaining walls, 2007-2009
  • C.T. Male Associates, Senior Geotechnical Engineer responsible for managing public and private geotechnical engineering projects, 2002-2007
  • Professional Services Industries, Inc., Senior Geotechnical Engineer in charge of all geotechnical engineering and materials testing projects for Schenectady, NY office, 2001-2002
  • Vernon Hoffman, PE, Geotechnical Engineer responsible for geotechnical analyses, 1994-2001

ASCE Involvement


  • Region 1 Governor, 2013-2019
  • Attendee, Region 1 Spring and Fall Assemblies, 2013-2019
  • Attendee, ASCE Multi-Regional Leadership Conferences, 2007, 2013-2019
  • Attendee, Legislative Fly-In, 2019


  • Mohawk-Hudson Section, member since 1994
    • President, 2008-2009
    • President-elect, 2007-2008
    • Vice President, 2006-2007
    • Past President, 2009-2011
    • Geotechnical Chairperson, 2002-2003 and 2005-2006

Other Volunteer Activities

  • Past Youth Soccer and Softball Coach


  • ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Meritorious Service Award