Mailing Address: PO Box 426, Chattanooga, TN 37401

Email: [email protected]


2023-2024 Chattanooga Branch Officers


President | Caroline Meacham | E.I.T.

CarolineMFirm:  Sargent & Lundy

Caroline graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a minor in Spanish Language. While at UTC she held the Secretary and Vice President positions with the ASCE Student Chapter. She enjoyed organizing meetings, site tours, volunteer opportunities, and maintained the chapter's social media. She also participated in the 2018 and 2019 ASCE Southeastern Competitions which involved the design and fabrication of a concrete canoe and many other teamwork competitions. 

After graduating, Caroline began working at TDOT as a Transportation Project Specialist working in roadway design. After 2 years at TDOT, Caroline has switched career paths and now works as at Sargent & Lundy in Transmission Line Design. 

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and being outside.


Vice President | Stephen Brady | P.E.     --

Firm:  Ragan Smith

Stephen Brady attended UT Chattanooga, graduating with a BS in Civil Engineering, participating in the ASCE student regional competitions and received the Tennessee Road builders Association Scholarship. After graduating, he worked the ASCE competition as a judge when UTC hosted and has been an ASCE member for more than a decade.  Previously, he spent 10 years as an engineer at March Adams Consulting during which he became a licensed professional engineer.

He has participated in fly-ins, actively seeking to persuade Representatives of the need for infrastructure funding, based on the results of the Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. He is also an ASCE key contact, sharing infrastructure related legislation with local members, and the information about how to contact this areas Senators and Representatives.

Stephen also enjoys his time teaching and playing chess and is involved with the Chattanooga Chess Club. He has been instructing kids in chess for the past 13 years where they have won multiple awards at the regional, state and national level of scholastic chess.


Treasurer | Nate Medford | P.E.nate

Firm:  Hazen and Sawyer

Nate is a registered professional engineer and a licensed biological wastewater treatment plant operator. He works for Hazen and Sawyer and has over twelve years of experience as a consulting engineer and operator for water and wastewater utilities. He recently moved to Chattanooga, where he and his wife are about to welcome their first child to the family. They are looking forward to bringing their little one along on family hiking, sailing, and other outdoor adventures.




Past President | Justin Bolender | P.E.  
Firm:  Jacobs

Justin studied at the University of Kentucky where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering in 2005.  He started his career with Quest Engineers in Cincinnati, OH and moved to Chattanooga to work for HDR in 2011.  He currently serves as the Water Sector Lead for HDR’s Chattanooga office where he and his team provide planning, engineering, and construction phase services for drinking water, clean water and stormwater utility owners.  Justin is a registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee. 

In addition to serving as the ASCE branch treasurer, he is in involved with other organizations including the Clean Water Professionals of KY and TN, American Water Works Association, and the Water Professionals Conference Leadership Academy.

Outside the workplace, Justin can be found enjoying the outdoors with his wife and two sons. 


Chattanooga Development Symposium Director | Maria Price | P.E.    

Firm: City of Chattanooga

Maria is a registered Professional Engineer in TN & VA with a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.   She has a diverse background in transmission engineering, environmental & construction activities, utility project management, multi-discipline project management and code enforcement.  Maria has employment history with TVA, TDOT, several private firms and currently utilizes her talents for the City of Chattanooga as the City's first female Assistant City Engineer for Public Works.  She was named ASCE TN Section Government Engineer of the Year in 2017, received 2020 EWeek People to People Award, is on the Southeast Stormwater Association board and is the Chair of the Tennessee ASCE Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI).  She is the Creator & Director of the Chattanooga Development Symposium.

Besides her involvement in ASCE, she is Troop Leader of two Junior troops for the Girl Scout Council of Southern Appalachians, formerly Charity Director for ConNooga and is involved in the Chattanooga Alumni Chapter of Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority.

When not working or involved in charity work, she spends time with her husband, 2 daughters & Australian Cattle Dog.  She enjoys board games, off-roading, muscle cars, cooking and geeking out about stormwater and landfills.


Chattanooga Branch Committee Chairs

Please reach out if you're interested in holding a committee chair position!

Membership Committee Chair | Chris Frishcosy
Communication Chair | Ian Ammerall
Young Member Committee Chair | Max Cange | P.E.
Nominating Committee Chair | Wes MacDonald | P.E.  
Scholarship Committee Chair | James Kapsho | P.E.  

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