The focus of my position deals with the ASCE Board of Direction, Executive Committee and governance. Since assuming this role nearly 10 years ago, I have gained experience in the operation of a non-profit Board -- preparing agendas and minutes, managing a national election that utilizes 10-40 different election ballots, preparing detailed schedules for Presidential Officers, overseeing the committee appointment process for Board, Society and Constituent Committees, preparing amendments to the Society's governing documents, and overall interaction with volunteers and staff. I also oversee the work of 5 staff people and manage departmental budgets of several million dollars. One of the highlights of my career has been the creation and implentation of a black tie gala for 500 people to celebrate the civil engineering profession and its leaders. The gala continues today and is considered the premier event in the engineering industry.