ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section - Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence

President-Elect Candidates

Election Ballot, Note: Needs to be mailed or emailed in no later than May 11th.

Samantha Beaulac, I.E., A.M.ASCE 

Samantha graduated from RPI in December 2011 with a BS and ME in Civil Engineering, and concentrations in structural and geotechnical engineering.  For three summers, she interned with CHA in Albany, NY in the Transportation Construction group, moving to the General Structures group part time while completing her graduate degree.  She now works full time in the General Structures group as an Engineer 1 on projects including steel lattice towers, cogeneration facilities and dams.  Samantha is a certified Intern Engineer in New York.  

Samantha is extremely passionate about structural engineering and is excited to take a more active role in the ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section after being a member of RPI’s student chapter since 2007.  As a new member of the local Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) chapter, Samantha has already been able to organize a site visit to the new SUNY Nanotech facility currently under construction, and will be running for a board position in the upcoming SEI elections.

As President-Elect, Samantha’s primary goal is to promote participation in all ASCE related events.  Her plan is to encourage new memberships, promote the activities of the Younger Member Committee and the local technical groups and institutes, and develop a mentor program to connect new members with industry professionals in order to promote the sharing of knowledge and experiences between ASCE members.  Samantha plans to pursue leadership roles within ASCE at the national level in the future. 

Jenny Moon Lippmann, P.E., M.ASCE 

Jenny is a Project Engineer at McDonald Engineering, P.C. in Schenectady, specializing in stormwater and potable water systems for local municipalities. She has been at McDonald Engineering for nine years, since graduating from Union College in 2003 with a BS in Civil Engineering and a BA for studies in Japanese.  

Jenny began her involvement in ASCE as a sophomore at Union, taking on board positions of the Student Chapter including Secretary, Vice-President and President. After graduating and becoming employed in the Capital Region, Jenny looked to continue her involvement in ASCE and was appointed the Mohawk-Hudson Section Younger Member Chairperson in 2004.  She held this position until 2008, when she was voted onto the Board as Secretary, where she has served for the past four years. As Younger Member Chairperson, Jenny organized the annual Toys for Tots event, as well as other recreational events for members. She has consistently attended Student Chapter events at RPI, and has judged the Mead Competition at the Annual Student Conference at West Point and RPI. She has also volunteered as a moderator for the Capital Region’s Celebration of Engineer’s Week and as a reviewer of student scholarship applications.  She believes strongly in encouraging and guiding students to achieve their goals in the civil engineering discipline and sharing her passion for the profession, not only through her work in ASCE but also as the Director of the EDGE Program at Union College aimed at high school girls to help them realize their career potential in the fields of science and engineering.

Jenny’s goals for the Mohawk-Hudson Chapter are to expand upon our ever-growing student outreach opportunities, as well as valuable continuing education events for working professionals and building upon the great resources ASCE has to offer for members. Jenny resides in Scotia with her husband and young son.

Vice President Candidate

Dave W. Emerich, P.E., M.ASCE

Dave is currently the Section Manager of CHA’s Rail Design group in their Albany office.  He started his career with CHA in 2000 after graduating from RIT with a BS in Civil Engineering Technology.  Prior to becoming the Section Manger of the Rail Design Group at CHA, Dave was a project engineer within CHA’s Transportation group for 10 years working on a multitude of highway design projects throughout the northeast.  Some of his most notable projects that he has had the opportunity to be involved with while at CHA are the Bennington Bypass in VT, the Batchellerville Bridge replacement project in Edinburg, NY, The Crown Point bridge replacement project in Crown Point, NY and is currently part of the design team working on the high speed rail projects right here in the Capitol Region. 

David is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of NY and PA.  He has been involved with ASCE since 1997 with the student chapters at both HVCC and RIT where he regularly participated/competed with each schools steel bridge design teams at the annual student competitions.  During his time spent with the student chapters he quickly realized the importance of ASCE and the need to help promote the field of civil engineering.  After attending several events early in his career, Dave decided to join the Mohawk – Hudson Section in 2007 as the sections treasurer which he held until 2011.  In 2011 Dave stepped up to the position of Vice President in which he is currently seeking re-election for that position. 

David’s goals for the next year as Vice President are to continue to help promote and grow the Section’s student scholarship and outreach programs.  Dave is committed to help promote the field of Civil Engineering and its importance to future members and the younger members throughout the ASCE Mohawk – Hudson Section.  David currently resides in the Town of Charlton in Saratoga County with his wife and three children.

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