RESTON, VA. — Andrew W. Herrmann, P.E., SECB, F.ASCE, was sworn in as the 143rd president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) during their recent annual convention in Memphis, Tenn. A principle with the engineering firm Hardesty & Hanover, LLP, based in New York City, Herrmann is based in Pittsburgh.

As president of ASCE, Herrmann serves as the society’s main spokesperson, appearing numerous times on national television news programs, and has testified multiple times before Congressional Committees. He also was featured on the History Channel documentary “The Crumbling of America.”

Herrmann most recently served as chairman of the Committee for the 2009 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure which rates this country’s 15 identifiable infrastructure systems. He also served on the advisory council for the 2003 and 2005 Report Cards. In addition, he was the lead spokesperson for the Society’s most recent report, “Failure to Act, The Economic Impact of Current Investment Trends in Surface Transportation Infrastructure,” the first of its kind report that applied a price tag on the country’s surface transportation system if nothing is done to improve it.

During his years with ASCE, Herrmann has served as president of the New York City Metropolitan Section, chair of the Technical Administrative Committee on Bridges, and a director for ASCE’s Region 1.

Along with numerous other volunteer efforts, Herrmann has served as director of St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Center for Children and is an active member of the Structural Engineers Association of New York and Engineer’s Without Borders.

Herrmann received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Valparaiso University, Indiana, and his master’s degree from the Polytechnic Institute of New York.

Herrmann is a registered engineer in 29 states and Ontario.