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Gerald (Jerry) Buckwalter
Chief Innovation Officer of ASCE - United States of America
Jerry Buckwalter is the Chief Innovation Officer of ASCE. In that role, he helps to shape the strategic direction of the association and the civil engineering profession. Jerry has been a member of the ASCE Industry Leaders Council from 2006 to the present. He also directs a forward-leaning strategic project called Future World Vision where ASCE is creating a virtual and interactive computer model to assess potential built environments 50 years into the future. With over 35 years of experience, Jerry came to ASCE from Northrop Grumman, where he most recently served as Director of Corporate Strategy. He was a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council for four years reporting to the White House from 2008 to 2012. Jerry earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Monmouth University and completed advanced coursework at George Washington University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he has been teaching strategy at the University of Chicago for eight years.