Leshko Joins Distinguished Group of ASCE Fellows

(July 11, 2013) - Brian Leshko, HDR's Bridges & Structures inspection, management and operations program leader, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Fellow status is attained through professional accomplishments, and application and election by the Membership Application Review Committee. Fewer than five percent of ASCE members receive this prestigious honor. Fellows are practitioners, educators, mentors and leaders with distinguished careers that have contributed significantly to the civil engineering profession. The accomplishments of Fellows have left their marks on their communities, society and future engineering professionals.

In 2012, Leshko was named an Inaugural Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), a group of 20,000 structural engineers within ASCE. He established the first SEI local chapter in the U.S. in Pittsburgh, is a charter member of the 17-year-old SEI and has been involved with ASCE since 1985.

Leshko has held numerous leadership roles with both organizations, including 2013 Structures Congress local planning committee co-chairman; editorial board member for STRUCTURE magazine; treasurer for the National SEI Board of Governors; Pittsburgh Section of ASCE Board of Directors; and bridge inspection, management and rehabilitation committee member.

Leshko holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Science degree in structural engineering from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural dynamics from The Johns Hopkins University. Following seven years of active duty as a U.S. Air Force civil engineering officer, he has devoted the last 21 years of his career to bridge engineering and inspection. He is a National Bridge Inspection Standards-certified bridge safety inspector and has extensive rope access and structure climbing experience inspecting large and complex structures.

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