August 22, 2019

Theresa Engler, the AGP Board of Trustees' Public Member and Executive Director of the Deep Foundations Instittue (DFI) has been named Outstanding Association Executive by the New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE).  The Award is a recognition of a current executive who has significantly contributed to the advancement of the association management profession as a key leader in a philanthropic, professional or trade organization.  It also meens they've demonstrated outstanding achievement in advancing the mission of the organization.

DFI President Matthew Janes, P.Eng., said "Under Theresa's leadership, DFI is recognized worldwide for actively promoting the advancement of the deep foundations industry.  Working in collaboration with the DFI board, Theresa has spearheaded significant growth at the organization, including strategic increases in members, technical committees, educational events, publications and regional chapters."

Engler has been with DFI for 25 years and has been the executive director since 2006.  She also serves as the executive director of the DFI Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI.  She is actively involved in the deep foundations industry, serving on the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and The Moles, a fraternal organization of the heavy construction industry.  She is also a member fo the American Society of Association Executives as well as its New Jersey and New York Chapters.