The selection committee of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has identified Dr. Danielle D. Kleinhans, P.E. as the 12th President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute effective November 27th, 2017. She will oversee daily operations as well as steward the Institute through future advancements within the industry.
“Of the candidates interviewed for this position, Danielle’s leadership skills, familiarity with the Institute’s mission and membership, and the numerous technical committees on which she has served, were key in the selection process”, says Pete Diggs, past Chairman of the Board of Directors and de facto head of the selection committee. “We are confident in our appointment of Danielle.”
In 2011, Kleinhans began at CRSI as a staff structural/bridge engineer before assuming the Managing Director role of the Epoxy Interest Group (EIG). During that time, she was selected as a 2015 recipient of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Young Member Award for Professional Achievement. She was selected “for contributions to the design and use of concrete in bridges, serving as a liaison with concrete industry institutes, and for her service on ACI technical committees.”
Danielle brings 15 years of experience in structural engineering and bridge design. She has held positions at the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) and the CTLGroup; and began her career at Modjeski and Masters, Inc. She received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and her master’s degree and PhD in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.