Pick their brains in an informal mentoring session, and gain career insights. Anne M. Ellis, P.E., FACI, F.ASCE, and John Cleary, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE have agreed to answer your questions in an Ask Me Anything thread. We have asked the leaders to keep their answers concise. This thread will be open June 9 - 12. The leaders will reply to all questions by Monday, June 15.
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Anne M. Ellis, P.E., FACI, F.ASCE
Executive Director, Charles Pankow Foundation
Anne began her career as a structural engineer in a 4 person-office and worked her way to executive level positions at a 100,000 employee, $18 billion fully integrated infrastructure company operating in 154 countries. Recognized in the field of concrete, Anne served as 90th president of the American Concrete Institute. The author of numerous articles and coauthor of the “Concrete Design and Construction” section of the Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers, Fifth Edition, Ms. Ellis is a frequent keynote speaker on topics impacting the AEC industry including globalization, technology, innovation and workforce development.
Executive Committee Immediate Past Chair, Structural Engineering Institute Global Activities Division; Board Member, Structural Engineering Institute Futures Fund; Board Treasurer, National Institute of Building Sciences; Board Member, Challenger Center; Advisory Board Member, Carbon Upcycling, UCLA ; Judge, ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition in 2004, 2005, and 2012; Federal Advisory Committee Appointee by five different U.S. cabinet secretaries (2004-2018)
Family, exercise, travel
John Cleary, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Associate Professor, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
10 years’ experience in academic teaching, advising, research, and consulting with a focus on post-disaster evaluations, forensic investigations, construction vibrations, wave loads on bridge decks, instrumentation and testing, concrete materials, and structural analysis and design.
SEI Board of Governors, SEI Student Initiatives Committee (Chair), SEI Task Committee: SEI Video Library, SEI Local Activities Division Executive Committee (past-chair), SEI Mobile Branch (Chair), ASCE Mobile Branch (past-president)
Fishing, college football (I do live in the south after all), watching the Browns lose, playing princesses and lost puppies with my little girls, and staying up late rocking my infant son.