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Kelley Named ASCE VT Engineer of the Year

Shawn Kelley

Shawn Kelley

Windsor, VT – Shawn P. Kelley, Ph.D., P.E. Senior Associate with GeoDesign Inc. in Windsor, VT, has been named the Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Vermont Section. Mr. Kelley accepted the award at the ASCE Vermont Section annual meeting on May 25 in Burlington, VT.

A firm shareholder and director who started with the firm in June 2004, Mr. Kelley oversees a variety of engineering projects, including foundation engineering design, slope stability analysis and repair, construction observation services, and geotechnical instrumentation. He also manages the geotechnical soil testing laboratory in the Windsor office.

Mr. Kelley has served on the Board of the Directors for the Vermont Section of ASCE for several years, including a two-year term as President from 2007-2009.  He also served as ASCE Region 1 Governor representing civil engineers from New England, New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico.  He currently serves as a member on the ASCE national Leadership Training Committee, as well as a corresponding member of the ASCE the Raise the Bar Committee. Mr. Kelley is also active with the state member organization (MO) of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in Vermont.  He serves as the ACEC/VT chairman for the State Legislative Committee.

In 2007, Mr. Kelley was recognized as the Young Engineer of the Year by ASCE Vermont Section and in 2012, Mr. Kelley was recognized as an Outstanding Junior Alumni by the University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s College of Engineering. Kelley holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in civil engineering from UMass, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Vermont.

As a volunteer, Mr. Kelley is active in his home town of Hartford, VT.  He serves as a Conservation Commissioner and volunteers with COVER, a home repair service for local folks in need. He also sits on the board of directors for the Stony Creek Condo Association.

The VT ASCE Engineer of the Year Award strives to promote the accomplishments of engineers by highlighting their engineering contributions and the resulting impact on society. The program is designed to enhance and improve the image of engineering by recognizing diverse and talented engineers, thereby portraying engineering as an exciting profession open to everyone.