Meet Kimberly K. Cornett, PE, CFM, F.ASCE (Source: ASCE Texas Section)
By Civil + Structural Engineer Staff
The ASCE Texas Section Board of Direction members were asked to fill out a questionnaire so that the Section’s members might get to know them a little better on a personal level. These are President Elect Kimberly Cornett’s answers.
When did you first get involved with ASCE at any level (student chapter, local branch, section)?
My journey started simply enough. I was introduced to ASCE while working on my master’s degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio. As a graduate research assistant, the students invited me for “Free Pizza.” I had a fun time and ended up coming back. I learned a lot through the student chapter. I continued to be involved as a young professional with the San Antonio branch and began serving in a board capacity in 2002 as the treasurer. That brings me to the present moment, where I am excited to serve as the Texas Section President Elect.
How has ASCE helped you in your career?
ASCE has allowed me to build a network and develop relationships with colleagues. Those colleagues have shared technical knowledge and provided me with new opportunities at various times in my career. ASCE has provided continuing education and leadership skills that have helped me develop both professionally and personally. To me, ASCE is like family. I can honestly say that my “ASCE family” has provided me with support on more than one occasion to help keep me going.