Welcome to the ASHE Central Ohio Section website.

Our Mission

About Us

ASHE Central Ohio has nearly 200 members that represent greater Columbus corporations, government agencies, associations, and educational institutions serving the highway industry.

Our section’s mission is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable highway system through education, innovation and fellowship.

Our section encourages communication and cooperation among all segments of the highway industry; facilitating the ethics, leadership, and career growth of our members.

Through this site, transportation professionals can network with others, share information, and register for events ASHE offers.

To learn more about ASHE Central Ohio, take a look through our Section History

President’s Message

In May, the Central Ohio Section of ASHE chose me as President. It is hard to believe that my term as president is more than halfway over.  I have served on the board for 4 years now and this has been an exciting step for me to lead the section. I am honored to follow in the footsteps of so many inspiring ASHE leaders that have advanced the section to where it is today. We have a very strong board and I am fortunate to not only have one past president, but three past presidents on our current board.

I am originally from Tiffin, Ohio… yes Tiffany from Tiffin. My career in engineering began at the University of Toledo where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2006. After obtaining my degree, I accepted a position with an engineering consulting firm and moved to Columbus. It’s hard to believe that was 12 years ago and the journeys I have made along the way. I have been married for almost 10 years to my husband Scott, and we have two boys, Evan (7) and Rowan (5).

My term as president started out this summer by meeting with twelve of our past presidents. At the meeting, I received some valuable input from our past leaders and I expressed what my goals were as the current president and what I hoped to accomplish during my term.   Thanks to past leadership, we have been able to establish a solid foundation of what makes our local chapter successful. Over the past few years we have been looking at ways to improve our existing programs as well as add new benefits and programs to the membership. My goal as president was to maintain our current structure of events and strengthen it. Now that I have transitioned to the public sector, I wanted to get more chapter involvement from the public sector. A suggestion that was given at the past presidents meeting was to provide more benefits to our chapter, such as more technical sessions in which attendees can earn CPU’s. This past fall, we were able to partner with the City of Columbus and provide a technical session on the City of Columbus’s Traffic Signal Manual. In addition to this technical seminar, I look forward to providing another technical session opportunity before my term is over. Another goal of mine, that has been an on-going goal of the past presidents, is to strengthen ASHE’s relationship with The Ohio State University.  This began when a scholarship fund was started a few years ago. I would like to further engage the students and make a connection between the University/faculty and our industry.  As a further step in this direction, the chapter exploring the idea of adding a board position to act as the liaison between the chapter and The Ohio State University and oversee the now yearly scholarship fundraising event. This would benefit both the students and ASHE by identifying students with an interest in the transportation industry and providing them growth and mentorship opportunities.

I’m proud of the work our board has carried out thus far this year. At the end of 2017, we held our 2nd Annual ASHE Scholarship Dinner at Scioto Audubon. The organizing committee did a fantastic job, so many personal hours were dedicated to making this a success.   We are proud to announce that both corporate and private donations from last year’s Scholarship dinner afforded us the funding to increase our scholarships from two to three scholarships in 2017 and we have committed to providing a third scholarship to the Ohio State University for 2018 as well. Thanks to everyone who participated in the event!

I want to thank everyone who volunteered their time or money to our section last year. Our board is comprised of an amazing team and I want to thank them for volunteering their time to serve on the board.  I cannot stress how thankful I am for our Board Members and the time and dedication that they put towards our organization.  With their dedication, we continue to provide our membership with quality programs and events. Thank you for providing me the opportunity to lead this organization, I will do my best to continue to strengthen our section and ensure that ASHE continues to provide valuable benefits to its membership.  I look forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming events and look forward to hearing any input you may have about what you would like to see ASHE achieve this year. Please reach out to one of our board members if you are interested in getting more involved with the chapter. Additionally, as we approach National Engineers Week, I encourage all of our members to reach out to younger engineers, who are just entering the engineering field and have them accompany you to one of our upcoming events.

-Tiffany Elchert

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ASHE Central Ohio
P.O. Box 88
Worthington, Ohio 43085-0088

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