August 21, 2019

The candidates for the 2019-2022 At-Large Trustee are Ruth Ayn Hocker, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE and Sufian A. Khondker, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE. The deadline for voting is September 16.

At-Large Trustee Nominees

ruth-hocker-web3.jpgRuth Ayn Hocker, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE is the Stormwater Program Manager for the City of Lancaster, PA. She holds a bachelor degree in civil engineering technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. She has a broad multi-disciplinary background including transportation design, low impact development, sustainable stormwater management design, stormwater management program development and municipal green infrastructure implementation. Ruth has over ten years of water resource experience encompassing state regulation, regional watershed planning, consulting, and international design. She currently oversees the operations of Lancaster City’s Stormwater, Sustainability, and Wastewater Collections Programs. To view full Bio.

Ruth's statement of service
"I am pleased to be considered as one of the candidates for the AAWRE Board of Trustees. I have been an ASCE member for several years and am currently very active in several councils within the Environmental Water Resources Institute, including the Municipal Water Infrastructure Council as Chair and several other councils. I offer a unique perspective that encompasses research, private consulting, municipal implementation, and some international design accrued over more than a decade of water resources engineering and am proud to have the distinction of Diplomate. I am excited to help advance AAWRE’s goals and objectives, increase programming, and promote the benefit of Diplomate certification to qualified engineers in all roles across the globe. If selected, I would be very honored to serve on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers."

sufian.jpgSufian A. Khondker, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE is the Senior Vice President and National Technology Director for ARCADIS. With over 50 years of experience and technical leadership in hydraulics, flood mitigation/resiliency engineering, infrastructure, transit, power engineering and geotechnical engineering of complex water resources and infrastructure projects, he is currently leading ARCADIS in New York and around the world. Dr. Khondker is serving as a panelist for Voice of America (VOA) on water issues in Southeast Asia. He founded and served as the 1st President of the American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers and Architects (AABEA) New York Chapter, a non‐profit organization to assimilate expatriate Bangladeshi Engineers into the mainstream. He served as the President of Bangladesh‐American Public Affairs Front (BAPAF) and Chairman Board of Trustees for Long Island Muslim Society (LIMS). He eceived Certificate of Merit from the New York State Assembly for outstanding Community Service. He is currently serving as an ADVISOR to the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) for review and design of the 1st Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh. To view full Bio.

Sufian’s statement of service
"If given the opportunity, I would love to advance AAWRE’s goals and objectives, particularly enhancing the practice of water resources engineering and encouraging life‐long learning and continued professional development. As a presenter and moderator, I participated in all eight ASCE/EWRI conferences on International Perspective of Water Resources and Environment (IPWE) held in various developing countries since 2006. In addition, I served as Technical Reviewer for the Journal of Hydraulics; Member, Task Committee on Bridge Scour and organized and chaired a session on Farakka Barrage at the National Conference of Hydraulic Engineering."