My name is Bobbie Shields and I was recently appointed to serve as a Region 4 Governor to fill the unexpired term of R.D. Odell. As some of you may know, R.D. passed away on June 13, 2019. He was a dedicated ASCE member and his contributions will be missed.
I graduated from North Carolina State University in 1975 with a BS in Civil Engineering and afterwards earned a master’s degree in engineering from the University of South Carolina. My forty-four-year career has touched on most of the subdisciplines under the civil engineering umbrella.
I joined ASCE in the mid-seventies and have been active since that time having served as the president of the NC Southern Branch and as a member of various ASCE national committees. I recently served as chairman of ASCE’s Committee on Advancing the Profession and currently serve on the Committee on Licensure and the Committee on Forensic Investigations.
In 2016, NC Governor Pat McCrorey, appointed me to serve on the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. As a Board member, I can better appreciate the importance of professional licensure and the vital role ASCE plays in the professional advancement of civil engineers. In my role as a Region 4 Governor, I will be serving as a connection from the Section and Branches to the National Board of Direction through Region 4 Director Bob Cagle. Region 4 is made up of eight sections, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Arkansas, Kentucky and Indiana.
I look forward to working with each of you and would appreciate your ideas about advancing the civil engineering profession.
You can review ASCE National’s Board of Direction at their website.