National Engineering Society Names New President

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Stacey A. Ober
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Monday, July 20, 2015

The National Society of Professional Engineers installed Tim Austin, P.E., F.NSPE, as president for the 2015-16 year at the Society’s annual meeting in Seattle. Austin is a professional engineer with the firm of Kaw Valley Engineering, Inc. His diverse work experience has provided him with a unique perspective of the engineering and construction industries and he has been an experienced and accomplished manager in both the public and private sectors.

Austin has been and continues to be active in a number of professional and community organizations. Currently, he is the secretary for the Engineer's Foundation of Kansas. He is a past president of the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers and a past board member of the NSPE. He is a past board member of the Wichita Area Builders Association and currently serves on both the legislative and developers committees. Austin is also the immediate past chairman of the Wichita Art and Design Council and a past chairman of the Wichita Airport Advisory Board. He served on the founding committee of the Greater Wichita Area Economic Development Coalition and is a past member of the Board of Trustees for Aldersgate United Methodist Church

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The National Society of Professional Engineers is a member-centric, nimble, future-focused and responsive organization, serving as the recognized voice and advocate of licensed Professional Engineers. Through education, licensure advocacy, leadership training, multidisciplinary networking, and outreach, NSPE enhances the image of its members and their ability to ethically and professionally practice engineering. Founded in 1934, NSPE serves more than 35,000 members and the public through 52 state and territorial societies and over 400 chapters. For more information, please visit

EDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution photos of Austin and the installation ceremony are available in digital format.