The ACI Foundation announced new Trustees and the re-election of an existing Trustee to its Board. The Trustees re-elected Keith E. Kesner, FACI, and elected new Trustee David A. Lange, FACI. New ACI Vice President Scott M. Anderson, FACI, also joins the Trustees as part of his new role. The ACI Foundation is honored to have these outstanding individuals continue its work. They join Chair Jeffrey Coleman, Khaled Awad, Robert Frosch, Freddrick Grubbe, Maria Juenger, Brett McMahon and William Rushing on the ACI Foundation Board of Trustees.

Kesner is a project director with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger in New York. He is currently leading project teams in the evaluation of existing structures and leading Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s new location in Philadelphia.

Kesner is a structural engineer with over 25 years of professional experience. His specialties include evaluation of existing structures, nondestructive testing, corrosion evaluation and repair/rehabilitation design. Kesner has received numerous awards for his contribution to the engineering profession, including the 2023 ACI Henry C. Turner Medal, the 2021 ACI Henry Kennedy Award and the 2020 ACI Delmar L. Bloem Award for contributions to the development of building codes for existing structures. He was previously awarded the ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement and co-awarded the ACI Construction Practice Award.

An active participant in industry organizations, Kesner is a fellow of the American Concrete Institute and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the International Concrete Repair Institute. He has authored or co-authored over 125 publications and presentations on a variety of structural engineering topics. He is a licensed professional engineer and structural engineer in several states. He received his doctorate and Master of Science degrees from Cornell University and his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Connecticut.

Lange is professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, Illinois. He also holds an appointment as adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska. He joined the faculty at UIUC in 1992 and served as associate department head for CEE from 2004 to 2010.

He was director of the Center of Excellence for Airport Technology for 15 years and developed an effective partnership with the Chicago Department of Aviation and the O’Hare International Airport. Lange is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society. He received a J. William Fulbright Scholar Award in 2013, which supported a six-month collaboration at VTT in Finland.

A longtime ACI member, Lange served as ACI President in 2018-2019. His other past positions at ACI include chair of the ACI Technical Activities Committee, the Publications Committee and the Board Outlook 2030 Task Group. He currently is a member of ACI Committees 236 (Material Science of Concrete), 237 (Self-Consolidating Concrete), 241 (Nanotechnology of Concrete) and 544 (Fiber-Reinforced Concrete). Lange received the ACI Wason Medal for Most Meritorious Paper in 2003, 2018 and 2020.

Lange received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana; his Master of Business Administration degree from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas; and his doctorate degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, in 1981, 1984 and 1991, respectively.

Anderson is vice president and general manager of Keystone Structural Concrete, a turnkey concrete contractor in Houston. Keystone is a division of the Stewart Builders group of companies, which performs all types of concrete construction in the Houston, San Antonio and Austin, Texas, markets. At Keystone, he has overseen elevated formed concrete construction since 1999.

Anderson serves on Joint ACI-ASCC Committees 117 (Tolerances) and 134 (Concrete Constructability), as well as ACI Committee E703 (Concrete Construction Practices). He previously served on the ACI Board of Direction, the ACI Financial Advisory Committee and the ACI Construction Liaison Committee.

Anderson has been active in the American Society of Concrete Contractors since 2003. He has served on its Board of Directors since 2007 and was elected president for 2015-2016. He was also chair of the ASCC Education and Training Committee from 2011-2014. During his tenure as chair, the committee produced a video detailing the basics of concrete finishing that has been widely used by ASCC members. He continues to be active at ASCC as a past president.

Anderson currently serves on the ASCC Finance Committee and Company Certification Committee and is president of the ASCC Education, Research and Development Foundation. Concrete Construction named him one of 2018’s “Most Influential People” in the concrete industry, in part for his leadership at ASCC.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, and his Master of Science degree for graduate studies researching properties of concrete at The University of Texas at Austin in Austin. Anderson is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.

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