New AAES Vice Chair and Board Member Start Terms in January

January 6, 2017

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Lynn Badgley


The American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) board of directors Nov, 3, 2016 elected Randy Over, P.E., current AAES board member and 2014 ASCE president, to assume the position of vice chair beginning January 1, 2017. He will serve for a one-year term. Over is an Ohio Department of Transportation District 12 Construction Engineer Emeritus.

The AAES general assembly also elected J. Robert Sims, 2014-2015 ASME president and eminent fellow at Becht Engineering Co., Inc., to the AAES Board of Directors for a three-year term, also beginning January 1.

“AAES wishes to express its gratitude for the exceptional service of outgoing board member James Melsa, Ph.D.,” said Alyse Stofer, 2016-2017 AAES Chair. “Jim leaves the board after six years of service, including serving as chair in 2015.”

AAES is a multidisciplinary organization of engineering societies dedicated to advancing the engineering profession’s impact on the public good. AAES’ mission is “to serve as one voice for the U.S. engineering profession.” For more information on AAES, please visit