The selection committee of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has named Danielle D. Kleinhans, Ph.D., P.E. as the 12th president and CEO of the institute. In this role, 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”, said Pete Diggs, past chairman of the board of directors. “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.

Danielle brings 15 years of experience in structural engineering and bridge design, having held positions at the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) and the CTL Group. She received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and her master’s degree and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

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