Welcome! The Central Iowa ASCE Younger Member Group is an organization of young professionals in the Civil Engineering field in central Iowa. Meetings and outings include technical presentations, site tours, and social gatherings. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to find out the latest information and current events!
President: Blake Peterson, P.E.
Blake is a civil engineer with Shive-Hattery, Inc. in West Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State University in 2015 with a BS in civil engineering. His professional experience includes design and construction observation for site and water resources projects. He has project experience in the government, education, and commercial sectors. In his free time, Blake enjoys fishing and biking.
Vice President: Jordan Denman, P.E.
Jordan is a Senior Project Engineer for Calhoun-Burns & Associates, Inc. in West Des Moines, IA. He earned his B.S. in 2011 from Iowa State University in Civil Engineering, shortly after receiving his B.S. in Community and Regional Planning in 2009. Throughout his time with the company, he has been involved in the design of new bridge/culvert construction and bridge rehabilitation projects. Jordan is a nationally certified bridge inspector and is thoroughly involved in the evaluation of in-service structures as well as structural load rating analyses. In his free time, Jordan enjoys working outdoors on his acreage, upland bird hunting with his two German shorthaired pointers and spending quality time with his wife and son.
Treasurer: Paul Speed, P.E.
Paul is a civil engineer with LT Leon Associates in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from Iowa State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Paul earned his professional license in 2018 and has experience with a variety of water resources projects including stormwater modeling, hydrology/hydraulics design, and streambank stabilization. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, following his favorite sports teams, and golfing.
Secretary: Brian Weiner, E.I.
Brian is a Staff Geotechnical Engineer with Terracon Consultants, Inc. He graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2013. In 2016 he graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering. Brian’s professional experience includes analyses for shallow and deep foundation design. Pavement thickness design, slope stability and seepage analysis for earthen dams and slope remediation. He also has experience performing QA/QC testing for reinforced concrete, foundation excavations, and placement of fill. In his free time, he enjoys video games, walking the local trails, and relaxing at home with his family and pets.
Social Chair: Kyle Lawson, E.I.
Kyle is a Civil Engineer with Shive-Hattery in West Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in civil engineering in 2015. Kyle’s professional experience has focused on site layout design, grading and stormwater analysis for site development projects throughout Iowa. In his free time, Kyle enjoys going to Iowa State games, biking and traveling.
Social Media Chair: Mitchell Holtzman, P.E.
is a civil engineer with Kirkham Michael in Urbandale, Iowa. He earned his B.S.
in civil engineering from Iowa State University in 2012, and his M.S. in civil
engineering from Iowa State University in 2015 with an emphasis on
transportation engineering. Mitchell earned his professional license in 2020
and has experience in road and parking lot design, drainage, and traffic
engineering. In his free time, he enjoys playing and coaching volleyball and spending
time with his friends and pets.
Past President: Tyler Anderson, P.E.
Tyler is a Project Civil Engineer for Olsson in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Civil Engineering in 2011 and is a licensed professional engineer in Iowa. Tyler’s professional engineering experience has focused on residential and commercial developments and municipal roadway and utility expansion projects. In his free time, Tyler enjoys spending time at the lake with family boating and camping. He also enjoys biking, golfing and spending time with his son and daughter’s activities.