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Therese R. Kline, P.E., F.ASCE

2020-2023 Region 3 Governor

Vision Statement

As the face and the voice of Civil Engineering and Infrastructure it is my duty to educate non-engineers and engineers alike, in a manner that they can understand, the importance of safe, functional and innovative infrastructure with attention paid compassionately and complete understanding of the environmental fragility of the world. I am not local, I am global; and my vision must encompass more than my city, my state or my country.

I've been an ASCE member since college days and have been a promoter and attendee of all we do: Steel Bridge in the day, Concrete Canoe, Branch, Section and Region events and education, philanthropy, and fun. I'm a member of three ASCE Institutes: UESI, SEI and Geo. I was a board member for our 2017 Michigan Report Card.

Recruiting for ASCE occurs every day at work, volunteering with Scouts and college student events, and at the TRAC program. I give back because of the positive impact ASCE has had on my career.


Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, 2001
  • General Associates, Lansing Community College, 1998

Work Experience

  • Michigan Department of Transportation, 1996-1997, 2002-present
  • DLZ, Michigan, 1999-2002
  • EESG, 1997-1998

ASCE Involvement

Society-level

  • Region 3 Governor, 2017-present
  • Member, MOSAIC, 2019-present
  • Member, Program and Finance Committee, 2017-2019
  • Attended 5 MRLC Events
  • Participant, ASCE Fly-In, 2012

Local-Level

  • Lansing Jackson Branch
    • Director, 2010-present
    • Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President, Past President, 2007-2011
    • Scholarship Committee, 2014-2015
    • Newsletter Editor, 2007-2010
  • Michigan Section
    • Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President-Elect, President, Past President, 2011-2017
    • Award Selection Committee, 2011-2017
    • Member, Michigan ASCE Report Card Committee, 2017-2019
  • Local Representative for UESI, 2014-present
  • Judge, Steel Bridge, 2008-2012

Other Volunteer Activities

  • TRAC Program Volunteer, 2014, 2016-present
  • MI Earth Science Teachers Association STEM, 2016
  • Appointed, Michigan Trails Equine Trail Advisor, Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trail Advisory Council, 2010-present
  • Chairperson, Michigan Horse Council, 2009-2014
  • Board Member, Michigan Equine Partnership, 2007-2012

Awards

  • Michigan Distinguished Service Award, 2016
  • Michigan DOT Simply Super Service Award, 2015
  • Michigan Teamwork Coin, Good Governance Awards, 2014
  • Michigan Horse Council Volunteer of the Year, 2012
  • Conrad Award, MSU, 2002, 2001
  • Chi Epsilon, Michigan State University
  • Della Cummings Scholarship, 1995-2001