2023-2024 Dayton ASCE Board of Directors
President, Alisha Burcham, P.E.
Agency: 88th Civil Engineering Group, WPAFB
Alisha Burcham, P.E., is the Facilities Asset Management Planning Engineer for the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Alisha graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of CIncinnati and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio. She was previously the City Engineer for the City of Moraine, Staff Engineer for the City of Centerville, and also worked as a design engineer for 2LMN. Alisha is responsible for all long range strategic planning for facilities for WPAFB and has significant experience in project management, roadway design, drainage, and grant acquisition.
President-Elect/Vice President, Ryan Chalfant, P.E., MBA
Agency: CESO Inc.
Ryan Chalfant, P.E., is a Lead Project Engineer working with CESO Inc. since his graduation from the University of Cincinnati with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Business Administration. Mr. Chalfant's technical experience is focused on roadway and drainage design. Outside of his technical experiences, he is heavily involved with outreach to local universities to help invest in students and their understanding of being an engineer.
Treasurer, David Swanson, P.E.
Agency: City of Centerville
Mr. Swanson is the Assistant City Engineer for the City of Centerville and have been in this role since February 2021. His previous 6 years were spent with the Montgomery County Environmental Services where he worked in the engineering planning group. Most of his past experience is with water and sanitary sewer systems and he is now working more on roadways and storm sewer systems. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton and a native to the Chicago area. He lives in downtown Dayton with his wife Allison and their cat. He became involved with ASCE to become more familiar with civil engineers and their work across the region, in addition to helping promote the profession.
Newsletter Editor, Mackenzie Booth
University: Cedarville University
Mackenzie Booth is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cedarville University. She graduated from LeTourneau University with a BS in Civil Engineering, and then from Purdue University with an MS in Environmental and Ecological Engineering. Her areas of study are water and wastewater engineering. Mackenzie currently serves as the faculty advisor for the Cedarville University student chapter of ASCE.
Secretary, Max Paton
Agency: LJB, Inc.
Phone: (937) 259-5022
Max Paton is a project manager in the Site/Civil department at LJB, Inc. Max has been with LJB for 3 years. Previously Max has worked at Woolpert and spent about 7 years working for various consultants in the Columbus Area. Max has experience in single family, multi-family, and commercial site design. He has worked extensively in utility design, site grading and stormwater management. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton and currently lives in Springboro with his wife Stephanie, daughter Violet, and their dog Rosie. Max joined ASCE to become more involved in the local civil engineering community and to get more exposure to public infrastructure projects.
Young Member Group Co-Chair, Chris Kuzma, P.E.
Agency: City of Oakwood
Chris Kuzma graduated from the University of Toledo in 2016 with a Bachelor in Science in Civil Engineering. He worked previously with CESO Inc. before moving to South Carolina, with his family to work as a Project Design Coordinator for Seamon Whiteside & Associates. In 2020, a newborn son and a worldwide pandemic brought the Kuzma family back to southwest Ohio where Chris is currently the City Staff Engineer for the City of Oakwood. Chris' experience includes: Site and drainage design, stormwater modeling, and water system modeling. Alongside his engineering experience, Chris brings a love for mentoring and teaching and is excited to bring these passions to his role as the Young Member Group Chair.
Past-President 2022-202, Danielle Ermis, P.E., CPESC
Agency: Barrett Paving Materials, Inc.
Ms. Ermis is an Estimator/Project Administrator for Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. in Franklin, Ohio. Danielle graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio. She has worked primarily in the Heavy/Highway Construction industry, with estimating and project management experience for projects throughout Southwest Ohio. She works closely with local municipal/government agencies, as well as the Ohio Department of Transportation to successfully complete roadway projects ranging from asphalt resurfacing to full reconstruction. In addition, she has been involved in both management and quality control roles for multiple projects at the Dayton International Airport over the past ten years.
Past-President 2021-2022, Mike Zink, P.E.
Agency: City of Kettering
Mr. Zink graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Mike worked in the private sector in both Virginia and Ohio with a wide range of experience designing residential, commercial, industrial, and educational developments. Mike's responsibilities were to lead the design process for various jobs from preliminary planning thru final construction documents. Some of the more interesting projects he recently worked on are GE Episcenter in Dayton and Top Golf in West Chester. However, he recently shifted to the public sector and is working on transportation projects for the City of Kettering.
Past-President 2020-2021, Donald Chase, Ph.D, P.E.
University: University of Dayton
Don is a Full time faculty member with the University of Dayton Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Don received his Ph.D., Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1993, his M.S., Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1989, and his B.S., Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1985.
Past-President 2019-2020, Sam Morton, P.E.
Firm: The Kleingers Group
Mr. Morton is a Project Manager at The Kleingers Group, working with their Transportation and Infrastructure Group out of the West Chester Office. Sam graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio. Sam has more than 9 years of experience in transportation design including rural and urban roadway design, roadway reconstruction and widening, intersection improvements including roundabouts, bikeways/shared-use paths, storm sewer and BMP design, maintenance of traffic, and utility coordination. He is currently managing transportation projects for various agencies and municipalities all over Ohio.
Past-President 2018-2019, Christopher Ryan, M.S.C.E, P.E.
Firm: Bowser-Morner, Inc.
Mr. Ryan is a Geotechnical Engineer for Bowser-Morner, Inc.’s Dayton, Ohio office. Chris graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a specialty in Geotechnical Engineering. Chris is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio. As a geotechnical engineer, he has been responsible for numerous subsurface investigations for transportation projects and commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential developments. Chris’s responsibilities include specifying testing programs, evaluating tests performed, and preparing reports for various projects. His additional areas of experience include dam break analyses and hydraulic and hydrologic modeling.
Past-President 2017-2018, Stephanie Goff, P.E., P.S., MBA
Agency: Greene County Engineer
Stephanie Ann Goff, P.E., P.S. is the Greene County Engineer and has 27+ years of experience in county and municipal government including roadway, bridge, drainage, water/sewer, development and construction. Stephanie was sworn in as County Engineer in August 2019. Stephanie received a BS in Civil Engineering, Structural and Construction, from the University of Cincinnati in 1995 and her MBA in Management from Wright State University in 2002. Stephanie started her career with the Logan County Engineer’s office. After 12 years, she left county government and entered municipal government as City Engineer for the City of Fairborn followed by Village Administrator for the Village of Jackson Center where she oversaw and managed daily operations of a village (water, sewer, wastewater, electric, streets, parks, development, budgeting, etc). She returned to county government as a Senior Engineer/Project Manager for the Montgomery County Engineer's Office, then made the transition to Greene County in 2019.