LANE CRIDER OF McGOODWIN, WILLIAMS & YATES, INC. SERVES AS 2013 PRESIDENT OF THE ARKANSAS SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
For ASPE to thrive – in fact for it to survive – it must create a different model that meets the needs of young engineers. Every meeting and every activity must have a purpose to advance members professional and at the same time and advance the profession
Fayetteville, AR. – Lane Crider, P.E., LEED AP, of McGoodwin, Williams & Yates, Inc. (MWY) of Fayetteville, serving as 2013-14 president of the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers (ASPE).Crider took over as this year’s ASPE president in mid-summer and already it has been an active year as the organization seeks new ways to involve young engineers.
“For ASPE to thrive – in fact for it to survive – it must create a different model that meets the needs of young engineers. Every meeting and every activity must have a purpose to advance members professional and at the same time and advance the profession,” said Crider in a recent article for Arkansas Professional Engineer journal.
Meeting this challenge is one of the primary focuses for Crider as he serves the organization. “ASPE is a great organization that needs to be modified, not overhauled,” Crider said. Crider is working with members of the organization and with young engineers, both starting out and those still working toward their degrees, to revamp membership activities and to bolster the support system that the organization provides professional engineers in Arkansas.
Having started with MWY in 1989 as an intern, and then as a full-time engineer upon graduating in 1992 from the University of Arkansas, Crider now serves the as a vice-president for MWY. As well, Crider has been actively involved as an alumnus for the UA College of Civil Engineering throughout his career, including advisory roles for Senior Design classes, Northwest District Chapter of the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers, a supporter of the student chapter of ASPE/NSPE and Engineering Week activities. He served previously on the UA Greek Housing Advisory Council, as a graduate advisor for the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha from 1994 to 2000, and as president of Monticello Corporation (Housing Corporation for Alpha Zeta Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha) from 1994 to 2006 as well as serving as a Board Member of Monticello Corporation from 1994 to present.
For more than 60 years the firm of McGoodwin Williams & Yates has been a pioneer in providing cutting-edge engineering and architectural services primarily for municipalities. Specializing in water and wastewater treatment, MWY has played a direct role in the sustained growth of many Arkansas cities, including the development of the Beaver Water District.
Contact: Rebecca Wood, McGoodwin Williams & Yates 479-443-3404 Fayetteville, AR