December 2015


Carol W. Bowers, a Certified Association Executive, Professional Geologist, and Envision™ Sustainability Professional, is the Managing Director, Member Communities Division, for the American Society of Civil Engineers.  The Division supports the ASCE Member Communities Committee which is responsible for member support, engagement, and communication.  The Member Communities Committee provides support and oversight to the Society’s Geographic Units, as well as oversight to three constituent committees: Leadership Training Committee, Committee on Younger Members, and Committee on Student members.

Previously, she was the interim Executive Director for the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES), providing association management experience by partnering with the AAES Board of Directors on strategic management of the organization.  Concurrently, Ms. Bowers served as the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Vice President for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems Development. In that capacity, she was responsible for managing the creation of a rating system for civil infrastructures and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, an organization founded by ASCE, the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

Prior to those positions, she was the Director of the Geo-Institute (G-I) of ASCE, a specialty organization within ASCE comprising 11,000 geo-professionals including geotechnical engineers, geologists, and earth scientists.  She has been with ASCE, headquartered in Reston, VA, since January 1997.  She credits her success with ASCE to her opportunity to work with the amazingly dedicated ASCE members, and particularly those of the G-I.

Ms. Bowers previously worked in environmental consulting in the Washington, DC area for 10 years.   Preceding her environmental career, she worked in petroleum exploration for 5 years in New Orleans, LA.