NYSSPE Erie/Niagara Chapter Breaks Attendance Record for E-Week

The Erie-Niagara Chapter of the NYSSPE recently broke another attendance record with its most heavily attended chapter event ever.   Two hundred five (205) engineers, vendors, and speakers attended a four track 7 PDH seminar series as part of the final day of the region’s Engineers Week Celebration. The seminar series was held on February 26th at Grapevine Banquets in Depew, New York and 25 seminars were offered to attendees, including a seminar over the lunch hour, with keynote speaker Sarah Piecuch, CWB who presented on Cost Effective Engineering Techniques for Environmental Benefit.  Included in the 205 attendees were thirteen new NYSSPE members who took advantage of the Chapter’s new member promotion.

electrical track attendees

In the evening, there was a separate dinner banquet where the chapter annual awards were presented.  The chapter awarded the following honorees:


Engineer of the Year, member Kevin R. Drozynski, PE, customer facilities engineer with National Grid;
Engineering Manager of the Year, member Joseph S. Frandina, PE, director of construction management for the Buffalo Bills;
Young Engineer of the Year, member Rosaleen B. Nogle, PE, an associate engineer with the Buffalo Sewer Authority;
Engineering Educator of the Year, Andrew S. Whitaker, Ph.D., PE professor and chair in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo;
Basinski-Wohler Distinguished Service, member Richard J. Kotecki, PE, retired engineer from the NYSDOT and immediate past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers Buffalo Chapter;
Citizen of the Year, Thomas P. Dee, president of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. [Read more…]

The New York State Society of Professional Engineers Hires a New Executive Director

Anthony Fasano, PE

Anthony Fasano, PE

The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) is proud to announce the hiring of Anthony Fasano, P.E. as our new Executive Director.  Anthony, a civil engineer by background and a long time member of the Society, left his engineering career years ago to lead a successful executive coaching and training firm.  Since that time, he has helped countless engineers and engineering organizations in the areas of career and business growth and development utilizing his coaching and speaking skills as well as his online marketing expertise.  Anthony holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College and Columbia University respectively and received his executive coaching certificate from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

The NYSSPE is confident that Anthony’s leadership abilities coupled with his unique blend of skills give him the tools to build our association into one of the countries leading engineering associations.