WithersRavenel employees take leadership positions with NCSE board

WithersRavenel employees take leadership positions with NCSE board

Two members of the WithersRavenel utilities team were recently named to the North Carolina Society of Engineers (NCSE) Board.

J.D. Freeman, PE, LEED AP, and Elisa Rehak, EIT, will both have two-year terms on the NCSE board. Freeman will be serving as District II Director, while Rehak will be Second Vice President.

“We both hope to encourage more of our peers to become members of the society while also increasing the diversity of members,” Rehak said. “We would also like to interact more with local universities and help facilitate student engagement in the Society.” Among their responsibilities in the roles will be representing NCSE members, serving as a liaison between local clubs and the state board, providing leadership, organizing events, and enhancing communications.

Founded in 1918, the NCSE is a nonprofit organization that strives to promote and support the interests of the engineering profession while upholding the highest ethical standards.

Freeman and Rehak are also both members of NCSE’s Scholarship Committee, of which Freeman is the chair. Their main task on this committee involves the prestigious Ronald C. Harrell Scholarship. They encourage students to apply for the scholarship, then assess the applications, and eventually choose the annual recipient. Their modernization of the process led to a five-fold increase in the number of applicants.

WithersRavenel congratulates J.D. and Elisa for taking on these responsibilities. Are you interested in joining NCSE or becoming a member in one of its local clubs? You can reach J.D. or Elisa at jfreeman@withersravenel.com or erehak@withersravenel.com. For more information on NCSE, visit https://www.ncsocietyofengineers.org.