Bryan Bross named ACEC-IA Board President

Bryan Bross, PE, RG | ACEC-IA Board President 2020 - 2021
Bryan Bross, PE, RG | ACEC-IA Board President 2020 - 2021

Bryan Bross, PE, RG, has been named the incoming President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa (ACEC-IA) for the 2021-2022 Board of Directors.

Bross, who has been on the board since 2015 and served as the Secretary / Treasurer for 2020-2021, formally accepted the role in August. As President of the board, he will promote industry-specific legislation, deliver ethics education for member firms, and encourage greater member engagement with the ACEC Political Action Committee.

“Former President Herbert Hoover, a successful mining engineer from Iowa said, ‘Engineering is the profession of creation and of construction, of stimulation of human effort and accomplishment,’” said Bross. “I look forward to serving as ACEC-IA President to promote the engineering profession to the next generation much like Herbert Hoover tried to accomplish at the dawn of the twentieth century.”

Having worked with Klingner for over 27 years, Bross is a leader in the field of geological and environmental engineering and has been instrumental on well over 100 complex projects for a number of high-profile clients. Outside of the firm, Bross is a member of the Association of Engineering Geologists, Society of American Military Engineers, Iowa Groundwater Association, Vice Chairperson for the Burlington Area YMCA, and the 2021 – 2022 Council Chairperson for the Lions Clubs of Iowa. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri; a Registered Geologist in Illinois and Missouri; and is an Iowa Certified Groundwater Professional, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Geotechnics from Missouri University of Science & Technology.

ACEC-IA has represented engineers, architects, land surveyors, and other specialists since 1956. Their mission is to “provide leadership to advance the business interests of [their] member firms,” through government advocacy, political action, and business education.