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Officer Descriptions for FY 19 Openings
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President Elect 

The President Elect will serve on the Board of Direction and the Executive Committee and submit written reports concerning activities of Committees for which the officer has coordination responsibilities. The President Elect will also Serve on the Office/Personnel and Budget/Finance Committees while advising and monitoring the activities of the Membership, Publications, and Section Meetings Planning Committees. Another key President Elect Responsibility includes scheduling and planning any leadership training activities to be conducted by the Texas Section.

 

Vice President for Educational Affairs Elect

The Vice President for Educational Affairs (VP Ed) Elect will serve on the Executive Committee and the Board of Direction and submit written reports concerning activities of Committees for which the officer has coordination responsibilities. Throughout the year, the VP Ed Elect must also advise, monitor, and coordinate the activities of the following committees: Continuing Professional and Career Development Committee, Engineering Education Committee, and Student Activities Committee.

 

Vice President for Professional Affairs Elect

The Vice President for Professional Affairs (VP Professional) Elect will serve on the Executive Committee and the Board of Direction and submit written reports concerning activities of Committees for which the officer has coordination responsibilities. Additionally, the VP of Professional Affairs Elect will promote and coordinate professional information and professional functions of civil engineering within the Texas Section. The VP Professional Elect is responsible for cooperating with and assisting Section and Branch Officers in development of professional programs for the advancement of the profession of civil engineering. The VP for Professional Affairs Elect must also prepare articles for publication in the Texas Civil Engineer for the purpose of summarizing the current activities of the committees under the Vice President-Professional.

 

The VP Professional Elect is responsible for coordinating the activities of the following committees: Committee on Public Relations and Professional Image, Committee on Engineering Management and Business Practices, Committee on Government Affairs, Task Committee on Government and Public Affairs Grant Applications, and the Task Committee on Residential Foundations Oversight.

 

Vice President for Technical Affairs Elect 

The Vice President for Technical Affairs (VP Tech) Elect will serve on the Executive Committee and the Board of Direction and submit written reports concerning activities of Institutes and Committees for which the officer has coordination responsibilities. In addition, the VP Tech promotes, disseminates, and coordinate technical information for the advancement of the members in civil engineering disciplines within the Texas Section. 

 

Throughout the year, the VP Tech will coordinate Texas Section technical activities with those of the Society, promote the placement of Texas Section members on Society Institutes, and encourage Texas Section members to submit articles for presentation at CECON and other Texas Section publications. The VP Tech is also responsible for liaison between assigned committees, Institutes and Technical Groups and the Board of Direction.

 

Directors at Large (two positions)

There are two available First Year Directors at Large positions for members younger than 35 years of age. The Directors at Large should attend all Board Meetings. One First Year Director at Large will be assigned to assist the President and one will be assigned to assist the President Elect. Both First Year Directors at Large serve on the Publications Committee to provide assistance to the committee chair in publishing the Texas Civil Engineer.

 

Treasurer

The Treasurer serves on the Board of Direction and the Executive Committee for a two-year term, functioning as the chief financial advisor for the Texas Section, and as such, shall oversee the budget process, Section investments, reserve funds, operating funds, and provide long-term financial planning. The Treasurer’s serves as the Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee. Working with the Budget and Finance Committee, the Treasurer provides an annual budget proposal to the Board of Direction. They also report to the Executive Committee and the Board of Direction about the financial status of the Texas Section including the status of cash/reserve accounts and investment funds. Other key Treasurer responsibilities include arranging and cooperating in outside audits as directed by the Board of Direction, overseeing the investment program through the Budget and Finance Committee, and providing financial consultation with the trustees of the Hawley and Porter Memorial Funds.

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