Elected Officers






Nate's HeadshotNathaniel Robison, PE
Organization: E&L Civil Engineering
Phone: (253) 691-0492
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Nate Robison is a life long Tacoma area native. After receiving an Associates of Sciences from Tacoma Community College he completed is Bachelor's in civil engineering at Washington State University (Go Cougs!). Nate Robison currently works as an structural consultant working on a wide variety of jobs. Nate's favorite projects to work on are structural glass and stainless steel applications. Nate has a four year old son with his wife Maddy. He enjoys taking his son Josh golfing and to explore the Puget Sound in his small boat.  An Eagle scout, Nate developed a love and appreciation for the outdoors at a young age. An engineer at heart, Nate enjoys solving complex problems and creating new solutions. 


Past President

Tom Szymoniak, PE

Organization: Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Phone: (253) 268-6756

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Tom currently works at the Department of Natural Resources in Olympia as a Design Engineer in the Forest Roads Program. He received Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering and Forest Engineering at Oregon State University. After working as a soils engineer and finding his passion in soil mechanics and materials, Tom went back to Oregon State University where he obtained a Master of Science Degree in Geotechnical/Civil Engineering. Tom completed civil and environmental projects acting in roles as the project designer and project manager. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineers without Borders, American Public Works Association, and the Construction Managers Association of America. His areas of interest include sustainable design, water resources, slope stability, and materials. Tom is an active sailor, canoeist, runner, bicyclist, and outdoorsman. In 2004, he cycled across the US in the achievement of a lifelong dream. He is an eternal optimist with a strong commitment to environmental education and sustainable practices.














Committee Chairs

Community Outreach Committee Chair
R. Michael Hale, PE
Organization: Tacoma Community College
Phone: (253) 377-8221

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Michael grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and lived in Chicago before moving to the Pacific Northwest. He has lived in the Tacoma area for over 30 years. Michael recently retired from service as a project manager for the City of Tacoma’s Environmental Services Department after over 23 years. Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee and his Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from our very own St. Martin’s University. Michael has been a Member of ASCE for so many years that he has, in his own words, “lost count.” Michael has served the Tacoma-Olympia Section in many capacities over the years, including multiple terms in multiple offices. Michael has a passion for helping young engineers succeed and grow in to professionals and competent leaders for the next generation. Michael enjoys smooth jazz during long car rides between Tacoma and Olympia for ASCE functions. In his free time, Michael teaches martial arts, enjoys helping with his church, and spends sunny afternoons tending to his extensive rose garden. Michael is an expert in deer-resistant gardening tactics.