David H. Widmer, P.L.S., accepted the position of NCEES president at the conclusion of the organization’s 93rd annual meeting, held August 20–23 in Seattle, Washington. Having completed a one-year term as president-elect, he will now serve as president for 2014–15.
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 is a past NCEES treasurer and Northeast Zone vice president.
Widmer has been a licensed professional surveyor in Pennsylvania for almost 30 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 former member of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporation Loan Advisory Committee, the board of directors for the Beaver County Association for the Blind, and the advisory board for the Beaver County Salvation Army.
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 and territories. 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 U.S. 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 ncees.org.