Longtime NSPE Member Appointed West Virginia Secretary of Commerce

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

NSPE and the West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers extended their sincerest congratulations to longtime NSPE and WVSPE member H. Wood “Woody” Thrasher on his appointment as West Virginia’s secretary of commerce. NSPE President Kodi Jean Verhalen, P.E., Esq., F.NSPE, and WVSPE President David Weaver, P.E., noted that “The PE license demonstrates an engineer’s commitment to the highest standards of engineering practice and ethical conduct and shows that the individual has the proper education, experience, and qualifications to provide vital engineering services to the public…. [Thrasher’s] appointment as Secretary of Commerce for the great state of West Virginia has delivered this assurance to the citizens of the state. Further, the important role and responsibilities of this office clearly call for a leader who has proven qualifications attained only through a PE license.” NSPE and WVSPE look forward to working with Secretary Thrasher to champion the PE license and protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

See the full letter of congratulations.