Chris Lesher Named Engineer of the Year by M-H Section of ASCE

April 29 2010

Ryan-Biggs Associates, P.C., a consulting firm specializing in structural engineering in Clifton Park, NY, announced today that Christopher A. Lesher, P.E., a Senior Associate with the firm, was named Engineer of the Year by the Mohawk-Hudson Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (M-H ASCE).

With the firm since 1990, Chris provides structural engineering design and management for medical, educational, cultural, and municipal projects.  He is professionally licensed in New York State and is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.  His project experience includes the expansion of St. Peter's Hospital (Albany, NY), renovations to Albany County Courthouse (Albany, NY), and the new Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga (Ticonderoga, NY). 

Chris is actively involved in the M-H ASCE.  He was recently named Vice President of the section.  He also currently serves as the Golf Committee Chairman and the Structural Technical Group (STG) Chairman.  As STG Chairman, he leads a dedicated group of fellow structural engineers in group discussions on engineering topics and planning of the group's continuing education sessions and student outreach activities.  He also chairs the committee for the planning and implementation of the Model Bridge Competition for high school students.  The competition takes place during the Capital Region's Annual Engineers Week Celebration.  He is also a member of the Engineers Week Executive Committee.

Chris was recognized by the M-H ASCE for making outstanding contributions to the organization by means of educational and engineering achievements, professional society activities, technical society activities, and displayed continuing competence.

About the Mohawk-Hudson Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers

The Mohawk-Hudson Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers was established in 1983.  The mission of the organization is to provide essential value to its members, their careers, their partners, and the public.  ASCE facilitates the advancement of technology, encourages and provides the tools for lifelong learning, promotes professionalism and the profession, develops and supports civil engineer leaders, and advocates infrastructure and environmental stewardship. 

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