November 6, 2013

At AAWRE’s fall Board of Trustees meeting on October 26 in Philadelphia, Jerry Webb, P.E., D.WRE was confirmed as the 2014 AAWRE President-Elect and Lizette Chevalier, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, BCEE, F.ASCE, Roger Kilgore, P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, and Joe Manous, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE as new At-Large Trustees for 2013-2016. Dr. Chevalier, Mr. Kilgore and Dr. Manous will fill the board seats being vacated by out-going Past-President William Espey, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE and At-Large Trustees Debra H. Lee, P.E., D.WRE and Michael A. Ports, P.E., BCEE, D.NE, D.WRE, F.ASCE. Jerry extended his current term on the Board for an additional three years as President-Elect, as he completed his final year of a 3-year term as Trustee. AAWRE also welcomes Ann Bowles as its new Public Trustee, as Kenneth Goodwin leaves the Public seat after seven years of vital service to AAWRE. Each new member will serve on the Board for a 3-year term ending in September 2016.


Jerry WebbJerry W. Webb, P.E., D.WREHydrology, Hydraulics & Coastal Community of Practice Leader, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Culloden, WV; Washington, DC

Mr. Jerry Webb, P.E., P.H., D.WRE, M.ASCE is the Hydrology, Hydraulics & Coastal Practice Leader at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, D.C. Jerry represents USACE in international and national forums as the Corps highest authority in areas of hydrologic engineering and also serves as Watershed Team Leader within the Headquarters, Engineering and Construction Division, Water Resources Branch. He was designated as Department of Defense representative on the National Dam Safety Review Board. Jerry is a Founding Inaugural class AAWRE Diplomate since 2005 and has served on the AAWRE Admissions committee since beginning. Jerry is an active ASCE/ EWRI Committee member and he earned his MS in Civil Engineering at Colorado State University.

At-Large Trustees  

LizetteChevalier.jpgLizette Chevalier, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, BCEE, F.ASCE Professor, College of Engineering, Southern Illinois University Carbondale - IL

Professor Lizette Chevalier has over twenty years of experience in higher education, with a career that has demonstrated marked achievements in research, scholarship, service and administration. Her teaching, research and service interests are aligned with national and global issues in water resources engineering, environmental engineering, and engineering education. Specifically, her focus is on the fate and transport of contaminants, numerical methods in engineering, groundwater hydrology and the integration of technology enhanced engineering education. Lizette has published over forty peer-reviewed papers and the venues represented by these publications are wide ranging, and include Environmental Engineering Science, the proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Computer Applications in Engineering Education and Advances in Environmental Research. Her research and scholarly activities are supported through grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education, the Engineering Information Foundation, and the USDA/Illinois Groundwater Consortium. 

roger-kilgore.jpgRoger T. Kilgore, P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCEPrincipal, Kilgore Consulting and Management – Denver, CO

Mr. Roger Kilgore is the founder and principal of Kilgore Consulting in Denver, Colorado, with many years of experience in the water resources engineering. Roger’s experience includes work for the National Academy of Engineering, where Roger was the principal investigator of a 3-year research and development effort; Culvert Design for Aquatic Organism Passage for the Federal Highway Administration, where Mr. Kilgore was the principal investigator and lead author of a multi-disciplinary team of hydraulic engineers, sediment transport engineers, and fishery biologists to develop a methodology to design culvert crossings to accommodate passage of fish and other aquatic organisms. Roger’s professional societies work includes American Society of Civil Engineers (Member, Colorado Section Legislative Committee; Reviewer, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering), Water Environment Federation, American Water Resources Association, Transportation Research Board (Member AFB60 Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Water Quality Committee; Chair, Hydrology Subcommittee), and Colorado Association of State Floodplain Managers. Roger is a founding Diplomate of AAWRE since 2006.

MANOUS-Joe.jpgJoe D. Manous, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCEGroup Leader, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources – Alexandria, VA

Dr. Joe Manous is the current Group Manager and Future Directions Team Leader at the Institute for Water Resources (IWR) USACE and Acting Assistant for Water Policy, Office of the Assistance Secretary of the Army (Civil Works). Dr. Manous was recipient of honors such as ASCE Government Civil Engineer of the Year in 2012; The Infrastructure Security Partnership, Annual Award for Distinguished Leadership in Critical Infrastructure Resilience, 2010 Public Sector Award Recipient; and ASCE Professional Practice, Ethics, and Leadership Award, Recipient 2010. Joe’s professional societies service includes Chair of Board of Directors of National Institute of Engineering Ethics at Texas Tech University, Chair of National Committee on College Outreach of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), ASCE’s Technologist Credentialing Task Committee Member, Past-Chair of ASCE’s Post-Hurricane Katrina Critical Infrastructure Guidance Task Committee, and Past-Chair of ASCE’s Committee on Professional Practice.

Public Trustee

Ann BowlesDirector, Environmental Accreditation Programs, American National Standard Institute (ANSI) – Washington, DC

Ann is the current Director of Environmental Accreditation Programs at the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) in Washington, DC, where she is responsible for the development, launch and management of accreditation programs for greenhouse gas (GHG) and energy improvement validation and verification bodies. Prior to her work at ANSI, Ann worked in the U.S.  Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) professional accreditation (LEED AP) program from 2002-2007, where she managed the development, administration and promotion of the LEED Professional Accreditation (LEED AP) program for LEED practitioners. During her tenure at USGBC, the program grew from inception to certify over forty thousand professionals in 5 years. Ann’s professional volunteer work includes serving as board member to Northern Arizona University Master of Science in Climate Science and Solutions program, United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Accreditation Panel and UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). She is a graduate of University of Florida and received a Master of Science in Environmental Management from Duke University.