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Officer Training


ASHE National has released the Section/Region Officer Training program, presented in October, 2020, for viewing.  Intended for Section and Region officers, the presentation will assist these individuals in understanding their roles and their relationship to National.  If you have any questions or comments on this documentation, please contact the Chair of the Operations and Oversight Committee, Stan Harris. View the presentation

Officer Training2020-10-28T14:02:37-04:00

ASHE is coming to Austin!


This is your chance to become a charter member of ASHE's newest forming Section in Austin, Texas!  Joining Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin will become the third section to be chartered in the Lone Star State. The American Society of Highway Engineers, founded in 1958 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, provides a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system through education, innovation and fellowship.   ASHE offers to members: An opportunity to be a part of a community which promotes the highway industry on a local, regional, and National level, A vast [...]

ASHE is coming to Austin!2020-07-30T16:06:34-04:00

ASHE 2020 Student Conference


The ASHE National Student Chapters Committee is pleased to announce the 2020 Student Conference will be a virtual conference, to be held on September 25, 2020 and sponsored by the Mercer County (NJ) College Student Chapter. This annual event, open to all members and student affiliates, is an opportunity for students at colleges and universities, and members near colleges and universities, to become familiar with ASHE and to interact with fellow students and professionals in highway engineering and related fields. For more details see our fact sheet.  To register, go to our registration page.  Registration is free.

ASHE 2020 Student Conference2020-10-28T14:06:01-04:00

ASHE Introduces Business Strategies Webinar Series


Elevate Your Business Strategies ASHE continues its Business Strategies Webinar Series with six new webinars between July 14 and December 8. ASHE’s webinar series is designed to address virtual meeting challenges, approach business development with a fresh perspective, and help prioritize client relationships. These free webinars are hosted by ASHE and presented by Elevate Marketing Advisors as a service to members. More information (pdf)

ASHE Introduces Business Strategies Webinar Series2020-10-28T14:05:24-04:00

Amanda Schumacher Receives President’s Award


The President’s Award is given at the National President’s discretion to an individual the President wants to recognize, and is someone who has helped the president with his or her accomplishments during the year.  It has been awarded almost every year since 1978. Michael Hurtt, PE, ASHE National President, presented the award during a virtual meeting in May and noted Amanda’s ‘exceptional efforts.’ Amanda has served as ASHE National’s PR Chair since 2014 and was awarded to recognize her accomplishments of increasing brand exposure and furthering the mission of the organization on a National scale. Throughout the past year, her efforts [...]

Amanda Schumacher Receives President’s Award2020-06-08T11:04:52-04:00

ASHE Introduces 2020 – 2021 National Directors


ASHE is proud to announce the installation of the 2020 – 2021 National Board. A fully volunteer-run organization, ASHE takes great pride in the tremendous leadership displayed by this Board and appreciates all that they do for the organization and for the industry. The future of the ASHE is bright and will continue to serve as the transportation industry’s premier networking organization while promoting a safe, efficient transportation system through education, innovation and fellowship. New members of the National Board are: Representing the Great Lakes Region - Jim Shea (Lake Erie Section) Representing the Mid-Atlantic Region - Michael Bywaletz (Carolina Piedmont [...]

ASHE Introduces 2020 – 2021 National Directors2020-05-29T13:27:29-04:00

ASHE Announces 2020 – 2021 Reorganization


Beginning on June 1, 2020, ASHE will have a new Southwest Region. ASHE has been growing in the South and Southwest, with new sections in Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. These sections are joining an established section in Phoenix to form the new Southwest Region and add additional resources and geographic organization nationwide. Said Mike Hurtt, outgoing National President and champion of the new region, “ASHE has been growing steadily for the last several years, with much of that growth in Texas and Phoenix, and these sections deserve representation on our board of directors.” Nicole Cao, PE, also a member of the [...]

ASHE Announces 2020 – 2021 Reorganization2020-05-29T13:17:27-04:00

2020 National Conference Cancelled


Due to concerns about public health related to the current Coronavirus pandemic and restrictions expected to continue into the summer, the 2020 ASHE National Conference is cancelled. However, the National Board has decided to award the ASHE 2024 National Conference to the Carolina Triangle Section, allowing that section to use the preparation and efforts they have made to host a conference in Raleigh four years hence. The National Board hopes that members and others associated with our industries remain healthy and productive during these troubling times.

2020 National Conference Cancelled2021-01-23T17:16:22-05:00