Members vote Lehman as ASCE 2022 president-elect


Maria C. Lehman has been elected as the Society’s 2022 president-elect by a majority of Society members voting in the ASCE 2021 election.

Lehman, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, has nearly four decades of multidisciplinary experience in transportation and facilities engineering, including her current position as the director of U.S. infrastructure for GHD, leadership roles at Parsons, and terms as chief operations officer and interim executive director for the New York State Thruway Authority.

“It’s an honor to represent ASCE and the civil engineering profession as the Society president,” Lehman said. “And I look forward to the challenge.”

Her presidential role will mark her fifth stint on the ASCE Board of Direction – she currently serves as the board’s treasurer; and was assistant treasurer, 2018-2020; Zone 1 vice president, 2001-2003; and District 1 director, 1993-1996.

Also a member of ASCE’s Industry Leaders Council, Lehman’s many past ASCE commitments include three years on the Environmental and Water Resources Institute board of governors, serving a second term on the Committee on America’s Infrastructure, a variety of other Society-level committees, and five years of officer service to the Buffalo Section.

“I’ve made a lifelong commitment to ASCE and been involved in a lot of things over a lot of time,” Lehman said. “So I feel I have an interesting voice to add – to be able to right some of the wrongs in the profession right now and really set us up to be the leaders that we’re meant to be.”

Lehman’s Society title now is president-elect-elect until she assumes the role of president-elect during the Society’s annual business meeting as part of the ASCE 2021 Convention in October. A year later, she will take the Society reins as president for 2023.

“I consider this a three-and-a-half-year-long job,” Lehman said. “I’ll give myself this week off, but we start Monday.”

Elsewhere on the ballot, a constitutional amendment that would grant student members voting rights narrowly failed to pass. The amendment received 66.5% votes in favor, 33.5% against, but requires two-thirds approval from voting members to pass.

Complete ASCE 2021 election results:

Technical Region Director

Daniel F. Becker, M.ASCE

Region 1 Governors

Craig F. Ruyle, P.E., M.ASCE

Beth Ann Smith, P.E., BCEE, M.ASCE

Region 2 Governor

Patrick J. Sullivan Jr., P.E., M.ASCE

Region 3 Director

Kenneth R. Mika, P.E., M.ASCE

Region 3 Governor

Jesse D. Jefferson, P.E., PTOE, M.ASCE

Region 4 Director

Findlay G. Edwards, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, BCEE, F.ASCE

Region 4 Governors

Colette Easter, P.E., M.ASCE

Maneesh Krishnan, P.E., M.ASCE

Region 5 Governors

Robert L. Jackson, P.E., M.ASCE

Bradley M. Williams, P.E., M.ASCE

Region 6 Governors

Sonya Leigh Cooper, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

Lawrence D. Goldberg, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE   

Region 7 Governors

Molly K. Bennett, A.M.ASCE

Jennifer Jacka-Taylor, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE

Region 8 Director

Lawrence M. Magura, P.E., D.WRE(Ret.), F.ASCE

Region 8 Governors

Virginia J. Groeschel, A.M.ASCE

Robert B. Turner, P.E., F.ASCE

Region 9 Governor

Patricia “Tricia” McColl, P.E., M.ASCE

Region 10 Governors

Kamal Laksiri, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE

Saliu A. Lawal, C.Eng, M.ASCE

Learn more about the election.

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  1. Hi Ben,

    Please, share my regards to Maria, I am wishing all the best for this challenge as the new president of the society.


  2. Thanks for information on the ASCE Election Result! I am happy the result is as expected. I wish Maria Lehman, Daniel Becker and others a successful, fruitful and well deserved tenure!


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