Robert A. Hochevar, PE ASHE National President 2015-2016 AmericAn Society of HigHwAy engineerS OFFICERS 2015 -2016 Robert Hochevar, PE, President Larry Ridlen, PE, First Vice President Greg Dutton, PE, Second Vice President Samir Mody, PE, Past President Charles L. Flowe, PE, Secretary Frank O’Hare, PE/PS, Treasurer Three-Year Directors (Region) Stan Harris, PE, Great Lakes Region Roger B. Carriker, PE, Mid-Atlantic Region Brian A. Krul, PE, Northeast Region Two-Year Directors (Region) David A. Greenwood, PE, Mid-Atlantic Region Michael Hurtt, PE, Northeast Region Brad Winkler, PE, Southeast Region One-Year Directors (Region) Alice Hammond, PE, Northeast Region Leigh Lilla, PE, Southeast Region Tom Bolte, P.E. Great Lakes Region New Sections Contact Perry Schweiss, PE, Northeast Tim Matthews, Southeast President’s Assistant (Appointed) Shirley Stuttler Public Relations Contact Amanda R.C. Schumacher scanner Tammy Farrell, Editor TNT GRAPhiCs I am honored and excited to be your 57th National President of the American Society of Highway Engineers. I would not be in this prestigious position without the accomplishments and support provided by the many ASHE Officers, Directors and members whom I have been associated with and all those who have come before me. The gavel was passed to me at the conclusion of our National Conference in Baltimore by President Sam Mody. I am humbled to be given the responsibility to lead this great Society forward on the heels of such an outstanding President. Sam’s efforts and leadership have been tremendous while he served as our National President through all his many travels, presentations, meetings, recognitions and initiatives during his tenure. From the entire ASHE organization, we thank you, Sam! This is an exciting time to be part of ASHE with so much happening. There are many new initiatives underway as a result of the leadership and vision of Sam Mody and other Past Presidents. Larry Ridlen, National First Vice President, and I have been part of these initiatives, and we look forward to carrying them through. So my message this year is a hearty Let’s Keep the Momentum Going! Several of the initiatives that the National Board and National Committees will be carrying through or finalizing this year include: – Implement the newly formed Finance subcommittee strategies and goals under the Budget/Audit Committee. – Update the National Constitution to comply with the recently updated National By-Laws and other governing documents. – Continue to express the ASHE membership’s position concerning the necessity of an adequately funded transportation system on all levels of government. – Utilize the newly created public relations materials, such as display banners, brochures, flyers, videos and social media updates, to get the message out concerning the benefits of being an ASHE member. – Chartering of the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, Section and continued efforts to charter new Sections in areas of Denver, CO; Hartford, CT; and Beaumont, TX. – Foster relationships with our partnering societies International Erosion Control Association, National Association of County Engineers, National Association of Women in Construction and Society for Marketing Professional Services and other affiliate organizations on the local, regional and national levels. – Utilize the newly created ASHE Cloud site for data storage by our local, Regional and National Officers, Directors and Committee Members. – Update our National website to be more user-friendly and beneficial as an informational forum and resource for our members, potential members and others. This includes updating and relocating the Operations Manual documents on the website in an easy-to-find and use format. – Provide a digital scanner that will be fully interactive with features including a customized toolbar, auto-linking urls and email addresses, page thumbnails, search capabilities and media insertions such as video, audio, slide shows and animation. – Provide additional guidance and support for Sections to establish Student Chapters. – Continue to strengthen the Regions by providing additional authority and purpose. (continued on page 15) American Society of Highway Engineers 3 MISSION Provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable highway system through education, innovation and fellowship. NATIONAl HEADqUARTERS 65 Beacon Hill Henderson, NC 27537 (919) 909-2987 email@example.com www.ashe.pro The scanner is published quarterly by the American Society of Highway Engineers. Statements of fact and opinion are the responsibility of the authors alone and do not imply an opinion on the part of the officers or the members of ASHE. © 2015 ASHE.