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Staff

ASCE Texas Section Staff

Did you know ASCE Texas Section has three full-time staff members? Jenni, Lindsay, and Mike are available to assist members via phone, email, or in-person at the ASCE Texas Section office in Austin (yes, ASCE Texas Section has an office too!) See below for contact information and to learn more about each staff member’s role.

 

  • Lindsay A. O’Leary PE, CAE, LEED AP
    Lindsay A. O’Leary PE, CAE, LEED AP
    Executive Director
    Phone: (512) 593-8155
  • Mike Sosa
    Mike Sosa
    Operations Specialist
    Phone: (512) 910-2702
  • Jenni Peters
    Jenni Peters
    Communications Specialist
    Phone: (512) 910-2272

 

 

Lindsay A. O’Leary PE, CAE, LEED AP
Executive Director

Lindsay O’Leary is the Executive Director of ASCE Texas Section. In this full-time role she is devoted to the advancement of the civil engineering profession, the leadership of the Section, and growing the membership of the Section’s 15 Branches. She regularly works with the Section’s Board of Direction and Executive Committee to implement the strategic plan and ensure the Section continues to be one of the most active sections of ASCE.

Lindsay’s responsibilities include:

More About Lindsay

Lindsay previously worked in the fields of civil and environmental engineering for 10 years, providing a comprehensive range of consulting services to private and public sector clients. She has worked for Geosyntec Consultants (Austin, Texas) and MSCW, Inc. (Orlando, Florida). Her experience includes: waste containment facility design, permitting, and performance evaluation for various waste streams; water resources and mixed-use land development engineering; environmental compliance monitoring; environmental site assessments; oil and gas litigation; and health and safety implementation. She is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, a Certified Association Executive, and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Some of her favorite projects have included the preparation of storm water pollution prevention plans for industrial facilities, the development of groundwater monitoring plans for waste containment facilities, assisting graduate students with the collection of landfill data using T-Rex (a truck that simulates earthquake waves – operated by [email protected]) in order to evaluate the dynamic properties of municipal solid waste, and collecting groundwater samples at various Superfund sites.

Lindsay previously volunteered for ASCE’s Austin Branch and Younger Member Forum, holding several positions from 2011 to 2015. She is passionate about STEM education and continues to attend pre-college and college outreach events whenever possible. She currently serves on the External Advisory Committee for the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin.

Lindsay holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

She has been married to her husband Kevin since 2009 and enjoys cooking, gardening, practicing yoga, running, swimming, and, when vacation time allows, snowboarding.

She Florida native but has come to love and appreciate all that is Texas. Big Bend National Park tops her vacation list and you can often find her swimming in Barton Springs pool. In addition to ASCE, she is a member of the Austin Cactus and Succulent Society.

Mike Sosa
Operations Specialist

Mike’s responsibilities include:

More about Mike

Mike Sosa joined ASCE Texas Section as the Data Coordinator in June of 2017. He is very detail-oriented and has experience working with member-driven associations. He enjoys interacting with members of the Section and helping them benefit from the Section’s resources.

Prior to joining ASCE Texas Section, he spent time working as an executive assistant for companies located in Columbus, OH and San Diego, CA. He is a 2010 graduate of the College of Business at Ohio University with a B.S. in Sport Administration. Before that, he was raised in sunny San Diego and spent the vast majority of his free time on a baseball field or at the beach.

Shortly before joining the team at the Section Office, Mike relocated to Austin from Columbus, OH with his girlfriend, Keah, and their adorable Pitbull/Lab puppy, Nollie. Since moving to Austin, they have expanded the family by adopting a two-year old Australian Cattle Dog named Ziggy.

Outside of work he enjoys finding new places around town to try unique craft beer, catching a baseball or football game on the weekend, exploring local parks and trails with his dogs, and playing slow-pitch softball or a round of golf on a nice Sunday afternoon.

Mike is also an avid fan of the San Diego Padres, San Diego Chargers (he knows they moved, but he refuses to acknowledge the change), New York Yankees, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team.

Jenni Peters
Communications Specialist

Jenni’s Responsibilities Include:

More About Jenni

Before joining the ASCE Texas Section team, Jenni has worked with associations for over 6 years and before that, in the for-profit world for over 15 years focusing on marketing, sponsorship, and event promotion in mostly the telecommunications industry and dabbled in personalized license plates (MyPlates.com). Fulfilling a goal set in college to return to community service, her career led her back to her alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin where she began her work with non-profits/associations, coordinating membership for an international higher education trade association, then most recently, managing marketing, membership, and communications for a state pharmacy society.

“I look forward to getting to know the ASCE Texas members, colleagues in the industry, and helping to grow our community. The daily work of our members is inspiring, and I am humbled to be a small part in helping them build a better quality life for our communities.”

Jenni graduated with a BS in Sociology and Communications from UT Austin and is working on her CAE (Certified Association Executive) designation. She also “earned her ears” completing two semesters in the Disney College Program.

She is a native Texan, growing up in the Houston area as a Houston Astros fan and will remain a Houston Oilers fan (you cannot beat a baby blue oil rig!). As a Texas Ex Life Member, she will forever bleed orange. Jenni is also a life member of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service organization. Jenni, her husband Jonny, and their daughter June (the JPs as they call themselves) are avid Disney fans and try to vacation at either Land or World at least once a year.