February 3, 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on some important AAWRE news and upcoming activities.  First, it is my great pleasure to announce that the following individuals have just been certified as our newest group of Diplomates:

Paul A. Bizier
Florin Braileanu
Kumar S. Gali
John S. Gulliver
Ruth A. Hocker
Christopher D. Jones
John W. Labadi
Songheng Li
Edward A. McBean
George Chan Modini
Jennifer A. Nunn
Siva Sangameswaran
Mohamed H. Tarifi


Second, as you may be aware, the next EWRI Congress will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California on May 21st-25th.  AAWRE will be having an induction ceremony for the new Diplomates on the evening of Monday, May 22nd as well as Ethics and Expert Witness Training sessions during the conference.  In addition, AAWRE Panel Exams will be held on Sunday, May 21st.  We hope that you’ll be able to join us for some or all of the events as well as stop by the AAWRE booth in the exhibit hall to meet the AAWRE staff, Brian Sien, CEC Senior Manager and Deb Connor, CEC Administrator.  You can find out more about the Congress and register here: http://www.ewricongress.org/.

I would also like to let you know that the 2017 D.WRE renewal notices were sent out by Deb Connor via email in December.  If you didn’t receive your notice (please also check spam folder), or have any questions, please contact Deb Connor ([email protected]).  The fee is $125and AAWRE will require 20 PDH hours for renewal.  Please submit your renewal form online as soon as possible.  The online form can be found here: https://secure.asce.org/ebusiness/default.aspx?TabId=229&ProductId=186181148.

Finally, I would like to let you know that AAWRE will be doing another webinar later this spring on a topic that is still to be determined.  If there is a topic that you are particularly interested in for a webinar, please send our Marketing Committee Chairman Jim Barton a message via our AAWRE LinkedIn page.  In the meantime, please be watching for an announcement soon about this webinar.


Deborah H. Lee, PE, PH, D.WRE, M.ASCE
2017 AAWRE President