Eleven outstanding professional engineers have been named to the 2019 class of Fellow members by the National Society of Professional Engineers. The Fellow membership grade honors those active NSPE members who have demonstrated exemplary and devoted service to their profession, the Society, and their community. Requirements for the designation include holding at least one elected office at any level and active involvement at the national level. This prestigious designation has been awarded to just over one percent of all NSPE members since the award was established in 2000.
“The professional engineers selected as Fellows in 2019 represent the very best in the engineering profession,” said chairwomen of the executive committee of the Council of Fellows Amy Barrett, PE, F.NSPE. “Their selfless involvement in state and local activities inspires pride in our profession and displays a level of dedication in which the public can be proud to put its trust in professional engineers. On behalf of the executive committee, I am honored to welcome them as Fellows.”
NSPE state and territorial societies can nominate one person for each 500 voting members on their rolls per year. Nominations are also open to NSPE interest groups, chartered affinity groups, and the Board of Directors. Since its establishment in 2000, slightly more than one percent of all NSPE members have advanced to this highest volunteer membership rank. The 2019 NSPE Fellows include the following (in alphabetical order):
Kristen Crumpton, P.E. (Ky.)
Loren Day., P.E. (Ohio)
Rick Ensz, P.E. (Kan.)
John Ho, P.E. (Texas)
Philip Melville, P.E. Ph.D. (Va.)
Benjamin Railsback, P.E. (Colo.)
Craig Sisco, P.E. (Nev.)
Gary Strack, P.E. (Mo.)
Steve Strong, P.E. (Ga.)
Rudi Sherbansky, P.E. (PEC)
Laura Pellizzi, P.E. (N.Y. & PEC)
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 31,000 members and the public through 52 state and territorial societies and over 400 chapters. For more information, please visit www.nspe.org.