Organization Chart of Section Leadership


Alison Graves, P.E.

Civil Design, Inc.
C: (314) 881-5470 [email protected]

Chris Toenjes, P.E.
Roeslein & Associates, Inc.
C: (618) 301-7309
[email protected]

Melantha Norton, P.E.
Nestle Purina North America.
C: (800) 225-2270
[email protected]

Melissa Rettig
Hg Consult, Inc.
C: (314) 758-5292
[email protected]

Past President
John Weiland. P.E.
Wade Trim
C: (636) 399-2588 [email protected]

Director of Professional and Technical Development
Tony Roth, P.E.
Geotechnology, Inc.
C: (314) 997-7440  [email protected]

Director of Administration
Shari Cunningham, P.E.              
SCI Engineering, Inc. 

C: (636) 757-1029 [email protected]




ASCE St. Louis Section

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4359 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108


Committee Chairs

Department of Professional & Technical Development – Tony Roth

     Government & Public Relations Chair:  Dennis Boll, P.E., Geotechnology, (314) 997-7440, [email protected]

     Membership Champion:  W. Lyle Simonton, Subsurface Constructors, (314) 421-2460 (x101), [email protected]

     Pre-College Outreach: Ben Ruether, Keller - North America, (314) 802-2920, [email protected]

     Student Involvement ChairJeffrey B. Smith, P.E. HNTB Corporation, (314) 241-2808, [email protected]

     Sustainability Committee Chair: Kandi Spraggs, P.E. WSP, (314) 206-4209, [email protected]

     Younger Member Chair:  Alicia Padilla, Special Inspections & Design, (608) 577-2953, [email protected]

Speciality Institutes Chairs

Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI): VACANT

Coasts, Oceans Ports & Rivers Institute (COPRI): VACANT

Construction Institute (CI)Anne Werner, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, (618) 650-5191, [email protected]

Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI):  Meg Zuercher, USACE, (847) 219-5407, [email protected]

Geo-Institute (GI): Xiaomin You, WSP, (314) 206-4354, [email protected]   

Structural Engineering Institute (SEI): Lowell Seaton, Veterans Canteen Service, [email protected]

Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI):  Brian Rensing, CBB, (314) 878-6644 (x9569), [email protected]


Director of Administration – Shari Cunningham

      Annual Dinner ChairJordan Pettibone, PE, Horner & Shifrin, (618) 622-6830, [email protected]

      Awards Chair: Ronaldo Luna, Ph.D. [email protected], Saint Louis University, (314) 977-8372              

           Co-Chair: Nichole Witushynsky, WSP[email protected]

      Communications Chair Brenan Pool, The Engenuity, (217) 204-2808, [email protected]

      Diversity & Inclusion: Kelly Sextro, F.E., Civil Design, Inc., (314) 880-4437, [email protected]

      Fundraising ChairVACANT

      History & Heritage ChairJeffrey L. Fouse, P.E., F.ASCE, Reitz & Jens, Inc, (314) 569-3866, [email protected]

      Life Member Chair:  Gene Rovak, (314) 303-3211 [email protected]

      Programs Chair:  Stephen Noeth, Volkert, (618) 345-8918, [email protected]

      Scholarships: John Weiland, Past-President

      Website Manager: Jeffrey B. Smith, HNTB Corporation, (314) 241-2808, [email protected]

Faculty Advisors

      Missouri S&T
      Joel Burken, Ph.D. P.E., BCEE
      Curators' Distinguished Professor and Chair
      Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
      O: (573) 341-4465 
      [email protected]

      Saint Louis University
      Jalil Kianfar, Ph.D., P.E., PTOE, RSP
      Associate Professor
      School of Science and Engineering
      O: (314) 977-8271
      [email protected]

      Southern Illinois University Carbondale
      Ajay Kalra, Ph.D., P.E.
      Associate Professor
      School of Civil, Environmental & Infrastructure Engineering
      O: (618) 453-7008
      [email protected]  

      Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
      Alaaeldin (Alaa) Elsisi, Ph.D.
      Assistant Professor
      Department of Civil Engineering
      O: (618) 650-2533
      [email protected]

      University of Missouri
      Sarah Orton, Ph.D., P.E.
      Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
      Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
      O: (573) 884-5089
      [email protected]


St. Louis Section Members on ASCE Committees

Past Presidents