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Craig W. Bursch, P.E., F.ASCE

2020–2023 Region 3 Governor

Vision Statement

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a wonderful and vibrant organization. I am proud to have been an active member for nearly three decades, beginning as a student member at the University of Minnesota in the early 1990s.

I feel ASCE works best when active in the following areas:

  • Advocacy. Our organization is the leading voice on infrastructure policy at the local, state and federal levels. We need to push and encourage ASCE members to be proactively engaged with elected officials at all levels of government.
  • Generational Interaction. There is nothing better than watching civil engineering students interacting with practicing engineers and our Life members at ASCE events. The exchange of stories and viewpoints brings something positive to all involved. These interactions need to be fostered at every opportunity.
  • Simplifying life for practicing engineers. I will pursue policies that bring value to the rank-and-file membership and make their lives easier.

I am asking for your help and your vote so I can continue to advocate for these issues at the Region Level.


Education

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1996
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix, 2006
  • Graduate Studies, University of Arizona and Arizona State University

Work Experience

  • TKDA, 2018-present
  • Meyer Borgman Johnson, 1999-2018
  • M3 Engineering and Technology, 1995-1999

ASCE Involvement

Society-level

  • Elected ASCE Fellow, 2019
  • Participated in the ASCE Legislative Fly-in eight times
  • Corresponding Member, ASCE 7-16 Code Committee, 2013-present

Local-Level

  • Ports Chapter Author, ASCE Minnesota Statewide Report Card, 2018
  • Chair, Twin Ports Area Report Card, 2018
  • ASCE Duluth Section Board
    • Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, President-elect, President, Past President, 2008-2013
    • Chair, Government Relations, 2013-present
  • ASCE Student Practitioner Advisor
    • University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), 2009-2011
    • University of Minnesota (U of M), 2004-2005
  • ASCE Minnesota Section Younger Member Group
    • President, 2004-2005
    • Board Member, 2001-2005

Other Volunteer Activities

  • Board Member, Duluth Chamber of Commerce, 2017-2020
  • Guest Lecturer, "Fundamentals of Engineering" Series, ACEC-MN, 2006-2016
  • Guest Lecturer, "Intro to Civil Engineering", UMD, 2014-2018
  • Class Mentor, U of M Capstone Design, 2004-2005
  • Stewardship Committee, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (LCGS), 2016-2019
  • Leadership Team, LCGS, 2008-2010