Kristina Swallow and David Garber Recognized for Service on UESI Board of Governors
Kristina Swallow, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE and David Garber, P.E., F.ASCE were recognized during the
Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute's (UESI) Board of Governors
meeting weekend in Kansas City, for their service on the Board as inaugural governors. The UESI Board meeting was held on July 15 in Kansas City, prior to the start of the
2016 Pipelines Conference
. Both Kristina and David served as appointed governors.
Ms. Swallow is currently a program manager for the City of Las Vegas and she was recently elected as national ASCE President-Elect for 2016-2017. Kristina has been active in ASCE for more than two decades, serving as a member of ASCE's Transportation Policy Committee. Among many past roles, she served as Region 8 Director, Region 8 Governor, Educational Activities Committee Chairman, and on ASCE's 150th Anniversary Steering Committee. Locally, Kristina served as president of the Younger Member Forum, Las Vegas Branch, and Nevada Section and chaired the Nevada State Infrastructure Report Card Committee.
David has over four decades of civil engineering and land surveying experience and is president of Garber-Chilton Engineers & Land Surveyors- a full service civil engineering and land surveying firm located in LaGrange, Kentucky. David directs business development, engineering design, land surveying and structural analysis. David serves as an expert witness in litigation cases involving construction, drainage and boundary disputes. David also, acting as chief-of- surveys, directed numerous boundary, topographic and control surveys as well as field surveys required in litigation. David served as president of both the Kentucky Section of ASCE and Louisville Branch of ASCE.
Kristina stated on UESI's first year of operations:
"The new Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute is a great organization that is bringing together elements of our industry that are often overlooked but critical for all projects and often for our quality of life. I'm excited to see how the UESI will bring these aspects of our profession together to reduce risk and improve the quality of our projects and our communities."
"It has been a pleasure serving on the UESI Board for the past year. During the two years forming the Institute, I met a lot of new people and made many new friends. It was a lot of work but it seems that everything came out well in the end. I am sure that UESI will continue to grow and become one of the best Institutes in ASCE.
The members are made up of a very diverse group. They contain engineering and land surveying practitioners, academia, local, state and federal employees and material suppliers. I will continue to be involved as the Surveying & Geomatics Division Chair and look forward to continued interaction with all the great friends I have made, including all the staff support."
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Kristina and David with UESI President Randy Hill. Photos by Frank Kim, UESI.