About WSPE

The Washington Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE), established in 1937, is a professional association representing the interests of engineers from all fields of practice.

WSPE includes among its membership:

  • Licensed Professional Engineers
  • Licensed Structural Engineers
  • Licensed Land Surveyors
  • Engineer Interns
  • Graduate Engineers
  • Engineering Students

The primary objective of the Society is to advance and promote the public welfare. In this connection, WSPE is quite active in the legislative process and government affairs. WSPE devotes hundreds of hours in giving testimony before legislative committees and governmental rule-making agencies on a vast array of subjects dealing with such areas as construction, environment, licensing, public health, and transportation.

We also work closely with Washington engineering schools to promote academic achievement and licensing. The Society conducts the national MATHCOUNTS program which is a unique coaching and competition program for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in Washington. This program reaches over 500 schools and thousands of mathematically gifted children. The Society offers many other member benefits.

State Board of Directors

PresidentDimitri Siaterlis, PE
President-ElectBarbara Philipp, PE, PhD
VP WestRoger Hutchison, PE
VP EastJeff Dagle, PE
Past PresidentBeth Fifield Hodgson, PE, F.NSPE
NSPE HOD RepresentativeSteven Collins, PE, PhD
TreasurerLeonard Byrne, PE
PEPP RepresentativeKen McGowan, PE, F.NSPE
Professional Engineers in Industry (PEI) RepresentativeThomas Smailus, PhD, PE

Several Ways You Can Get Involved!

  • National organization – Get involved with governance of NSPE. Let us know you are interested, and we’ll send you a list of committees and activities.
  • State Society – When WSPE speaks, lawmakers are attentive. WSPE protects the rights and practice of engineering in Washington, effectively influences legislation and regulation in the state, offers members a constantly expanding program of professional development, creates forums for meeting with other engineers of high integrity to share experiences and contacts and provides statewide recognition for outstanding work and volunteer contributions.
  • Chapters – Your local chapter may have a link right on this website. Chapter Links.
  • Interest Groups – There are five different interest groups for professional engineers. For information on interest groups, check for information on the NSPE website.
  • Cyberspace – No borders, no boundaries. Participate in listserves, pursue committee work on the web, reach out with questions or comments … have your opinion heard.