Robin A. Kemper, PE, LEED AP, F.SEI, F.ASCE

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Robin A. Kemper, PE, LEED AP, F.SEI, F.ASCE and ASCE President-elect has over thirty-five years of diverse and extensive structural engineering experience in design, analysis, and forensics, focused mainly on buildings. Robin currently is a Risk Engineer with Zurich North America. She works for both the Professional Liability and Construction Properties Risk Engineering Groups providing technical support to construction project policies, developing best practices, and investigating losses on construction projects. Robin has a passion for Engineering Ethics and since 2011, in her spare time, Robin has given over 20 presentations to various engineering groups.

Robin is a licensed Professional Engineer in six jurisdictions, and a Fellow of both ASCE and the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute. She has been active in ASCE since college, was President of both the Central Jersey Branch and the New Jersey Section of ASCE, and was District 1/Region 1 Director on the Society Board of Directors. Robin also served on the Board of Direction of Engineers Without Borders, and the Civil Engineering Industrial Advisory Board of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, her alma mater. She is currently a member of the Civil Engineering Industrial Advisory Boards for Rutgers University and the College of New Jersey.

Robin has been recognized for her service to ASCE throughout her career. Her most recent recognitions are the 2013 William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award (a National award), and the 2015 ASCE New Jersey Section Civil Engineer of the Year.

Robin loves to travel, seaside vacations, and her family. She and Chris have been married for 37 years; they have two wonderful daughters and two great son-in-laws, and Robin loves playing with the newest member of the family, grandson Jonah.

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2017 Infrastructure Report Card: Findings and Recommendations for the Future

In 2017, ASCE released its quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card, which assessed 16 categories of infrastructure. The 2017 grades revealed the U.S. has made some incremental progress toward restoring the nation’s infrastructure, but not enough. As in 2013, America’s cumulative GPA is once again a D+. Robin Kemper, ASCE 2018 President, will provide an overview of the 2017 Report Card’s findings, the economic implications of underinvestment, and ASCE’s solutions to raise the grades. She will also discuss progress in the U.S. that has been made since the 2017 Report Card was released.