For NSPE, a new race is underway.
On July 5 in Washington, DC, the NSPE
House of Delegates approved a new strategic plan that refocuses the organization
while remaining committed to the values
set 80 years ago by Society Founder David
“The strategic plan will enable our
organization to continually improve the
alignment of our efforts so that we focus
on programs, services, and volunteer opportunities that make us unique in the engineering community and thereby make NSPE
membership more and more attractive to all
professional engineers,” says NSPE President Harve Hnatiuk, P.E., F.NSPE.
The new strategic plan, which has its
roots in the association management book
Race for Relevance, emphasizes that NSPE
“is a single, integrated system of autonomous but closely coordinated parts: state,
national, and local.” The plan continues
the Society’s dedication to serving licensed
professional engineers, engineer interns,
and those who aspire to become licensed.
To help fulfill NSPE’s mission, the plan
also includes six strategy areas adopted
by the board of directors: member value,
advocacy, content, collaboration, member
engagement, and professional and leadership development.
In 2012, President Dan Wittliff, P.E.,
F.NSPE, began a top-to-bottom review of
the organization’s programs. Nearly 100
members from 41 states were divided into
seven task forces and contributed about
3,000 hours of time.
Their efforts were guided by Race for
Relevance, written by association consultants Harrison Coerver and Mary Byers.
The book details the challenges faced by
today’s associations—such as increased
value expectations, increased generational
differences, increased competition, and the
technology explosion—and provides advice
on the changes necessary to adapt.
Read NSPE’s Strategic Plan at www.nspe.
NSPE Sets Course With New Strategic Plan
At the 2014 NSPE Annual
Meeting in July, the Society
installed Harve Hnatiuk,
P.E., F.NSPE, as its president for the 2014–15 term.
Hnatiuk has been a member of the Society
since 1980 and has held many leadership
positions throughout that time. He’s served
on the Executive Committee, the Board of
Directors, and the House of Delegates. He’s
chaired the Dues and Billing Standardization
Task Force, the Critical Infrastructure and
Homeland Security Task Force, the 2013 and
2014 Conference Task Forces, and he served
as vice chair of the Legislative and Govern-
ment Affairs Committee. In recognition for
his years of service, Hnatiuk was named a
Fellow of the Society in 2005.
The PE has also worked as point person
on the Society’s Race for Relevance initiative, coordinating the work of seven task
forces alongside Tim Austin, P.E., F.NSPE,
the current NSPE president-elect. Regionally, he was president of the Pennsylvania
Society of Professional Engineers (2006–07)
as well as the Valley Forge chapter. PSPE
named him Engineer of the Year in 2009.
Professionally, Hnatiuk works as vice
president of Maida Engineering Inc., a
multidiscipline firm based in Philadelphia
that serves electrical, industrial, commercial, and HVAC clients all over the world.
He earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania
in 1974, and he received the school’s Alumni
Award of Merit in 2012. Prior to Maida Engineering, which he joined in 1979, Hnatiuk
worked with the Philadelphia Electric Co.
as a transmission and distribution engineer.
The newly elected president is a member
of the American Radio Relay League and
has been a licensed amateur radio operator
since the age of 13. He is also a member
of IEEE, the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia, and the Thoroughbred Owners and
Read Hnatiuk’s article on p. 34.
Longtime NSPE Leader Named President
NSPE is a member-centric, nimble, future-focused, and responsive
organization serving as
the recognized voice
and advocate of licensed
NSPE, in partnership with
the State Societies, is the
organization of licensed
(PEs) and Engineer
NSPE, in partnership
with the State Societies,
Serves as the
authoritative expert in
licensure, ethics, and
and assists individuals
in becoming licensed;
Protects and enhances
the value of licensure
and the opportunities
for the licensed
1. Protection of the
public health, safety,
and welfare above all
2. Ethical and competent
practice of engineering
3. Innovation through the
of math, science, and
4. The PE license as the
highest standard of
5. Continuous learning
for professional growth
6. Growth in the
number of licensed
7. Teamwork, unity, and
fellowship of all PEs
across all disciplines
8. Commitment to the
future of the licensed