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Washington, DC—The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)—the voice of America’s engineering industry—is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has elected five new members to its Executive Committee, with terms beginning later this year at the 2022 ACEC Annual Convention and Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C.

Jay Wolverton, PE, Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for CHA Consulting, Inc., in Atlanta, will be the 2022-2023 Chair-elect and will lead the organization in the 2023-2024 administrative year. At CHA, Wolverton provides strategic oversight and direction for market leaders, business development, and corporate marketing, with a focus on the significant growth anticipated for the company. He has more than 35 years of engineering and leadership experience and is a licensed Professional Engineer in 32 states.

Newly elected to two-year terms as vice chairs are:

Thomas Cascino, PE, is a Vice President in AECOM’s transportation business line with over 34 years of progressive management experience including federal, state, and local government service prior to joining AECOM. He served on the ACEC New York Executive Committee for seven years and as Statewide Chair from 2019-2020.

Ralph Guida, IV, PLS, is President and Founder of Guida Surveying, Inc. in Irvine, CA. He has been involved in ACEC at the state and national level for more than 17 years, having served as Chapter President, State President, Steering Committee Member and Chair of the Coalition of Professional Surveyors (COPS), National Political Action Committee member for California, and now State Vice Chair.

Daniel Larson, PE, is the CEO of American Engineering Testing, Inc (AET), headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. AET is a 100% employee-owned, multi-disciplined engineering firm serving clients nationwide and around the world from 18 offices in the Midwest and West. He is a Past President, National Director, and ACEC/PAC champion of ACEC-Minnesota, and his firm is a founding member of ACEC’s Geoprofessional Coalition.

Janice Marsters, PE, PhD, is a Senior Principal at Haley & Aldrich, Inc. and manages the firm’s Hawai‘i/Pacific operations. She has been active in ACEC’s Risk Management Committee for many years, including three years as Chair. Dr. Marsters has served as Board Member, President, and twice as National Director for ACEC Hawai‘i, and spearheaded their legislative activities for more than 20 years.

“ACEC’s strength lies in our membership,” said ACEC President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr. “Our volunteer leaders on the Executive Committee are committed to advancing the engineering industry on Capitol Hill and to the public at large.”

ACEC New Jersey Executive Director Joe Fiordaliso will serve as the National Association of Engineering Council Executives (NAECE) representative to the 2022-2023 Executive Committee.

The new officers will join Chair-Elect W. Art Barrett, II, Senior Vice President of Gannett Fleming, Inc. in Baltimore, MD; Gary Hartong, President of The Wooten Company in Raleigh, NC; John Rathke, Vice President and Principal at Mead & Hunt, Inc. in WI; Melvin Williams, VP/Senior Client Development Manager at Terracon in Charleston, SC; and ACEC President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr on the 2022-2023 Executive Committee.


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December 20, 2021

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