Mike Klingner has been elected a Fellow in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Klingner will be recognized at the 2020 Fall Conference, October 28 – 30.
Election to the College of Fellows is a national honor that recognizes engineering leaders both within ACEC and their communities for their service, leadership, and personal commitment to the consulting engineering profession. The College of Fellows was established to “enhance the image of the [engineering] profession by undertaking activities including recognition programs, outreach through scholarship, and unique educational opportunities.” Klingner was nominated by his peers and evaluated on his service, engineering contributions, and professional experience before being selected by the ACEC Fellows Committee.
“I am quite honored to be named a Fellow,” said Klingner. “ACEC provides continual technical, business, and professional education, as well as legislative research to improve our nation’s infrastructure and quality of life. I look forward to continue my service to both ACEC and the profession.”
Klingner has been the firm president of Klingner & Associates, P.C. since 2000. In his 43 years with the firm, Klingner has gained experience in a number of engineering fields, including drainage and flood control, environmental, recreation, water and wastewater, site planning, Geographic Information Systems, and renewable energy. Klingner has also presented flood control issues at numerous Congressional and Senate hearings in Washington, D.C., and was instrumental in the development of a comprehensive plan to address flood control improvements as recommended by the Mississippi River Commission in 2008. He is past President of ACEC-Illinois, and he currently serves as Vice Chair of the ACEC National Business Insurance Trust; a past member of the Illinois Science Advisory Committee of the Illinois River Coordinating Council; a member and past president of the Western Chapter Illinois Society of Professional Engineers; and Chairman of the Upper Mississippi, Illinois, and Missouri Rivers Association (UMIMRA). Klingner holds a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Wisconsin – Madison; a Bachelor of Science in Civil engineering from University of Missouri – Columbia; and is licensed in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, and Michigan.