January 3, 2019
After 41 years in the engineering field – most recently as director of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) – John Segna, P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE, is retiring.
Segna has been with ASCE for 20 years and notes that his greatest accomplishment was helping to create UESI. Though this is a full retirement, Segna said he plans to continue volunteering with ASCE. He also plans to volunteer with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. (ABET), Habitat for Humanity. And he is looking forward to helping to take care of his 5-month-old grandson.
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His retirement, effective Dec. 18, coincides with Diane B. Swecker, stepping into the director role at UESI from ASCE’s Geo-Institute where she has spent the last two years as its senior technical manager.
Swecker holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in civil engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, and has more than 20 years of engineering experience in both the private and public sectors.
Segna offered up one piece of advice for his successor, “I told Diane that I built the foundation, she now needs to build the house. Grow membership and get the word out that UESI exists.”
UESI offers professionals working within the utility, pipeline engineering, and surveying/geomatics communities the opportunity to network with others and shape the future of the industry by participating in technical activities, conferences, and the development of internationally recognized standards.
Source – UESI