Professional Land Surveyors Widmer and Thompson Elected to NCEES Board of Directors

David Widmer elected NCEES president-elect
Delegates elected David Widmer, P.L.S., NCEES president-elect at the organization’s 92nd annual meeting, held August 21–24 in San Antonio, Texas. He will serve as president-elect for the 2013–14 term and as president the following year.

A resident of Rochester, Pennsylvania, Widmer was a member of the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists from 1991 to 2011 and is now an emeritus member. He previously served as NCEES treasurer and Northeast Zone vice president.

Widmer has been a licensed professional surveyor in Pennsylvania for more than 28 years. He is the president of consulting firm Widmer Engineering Inc., based in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Geneva College in Beaver Falls.

Widmer has served as Southwest Chapter director and state director of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors, director of the Beaver County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, and president of the Western Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporation Loan Advisory Committee and a former member of the board of directors for the Beaver County Association for the Blind and the advisory board for the Beaver County Salvation Army.

Gary Thompson elected treasurer of NCEES
NCEES delegates elected Gary Thompson, P.L.S., treasurer for the 2013–15 term at the organization’s 92nd annual meeting, held August 21–24 in San Antonio, Texas.

A resident of Clayton, North Carolina, Thompson has been a member of the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying since 2004 and currently serves as board chair. His service to NCEES includes chairing its Committee on Examinations for Professional Surveyors and Committee on Examination Policy and Procedures.

Thompson has been a licensed professional surveyor in North Carolina since 1980. He is chief of the North Carolina Geodetic Survey and chair of the North Carolina Boundary Commission. He is a member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee as well as a past president of the National Society of Professional Surveyors and the North Carolina Society of Surveyors. Thompson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina–Charlotte, receiving his bachelor’s degree in engineering technology.

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying is a nonprofit organization made up of engineering and surveying licensing boards from all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since its founding in 1920, NCEES has been committed to advancing licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the American public. NCEES helps its member licensing boards carry out their duties to regulate the professions of engineering and surveying. It develops best-practice models for state licensure laws and regulations and promotes uniformity among the states. It develops and administers the exams used for engineering and surveying licensure throughout the country. It also provides services to help licensed engineers and surveyors practice their professions in other U.S. states and territories. For more information, please visit