DOTD Chief Engineer named president of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 8:41:13 AM
Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s Chief Engineer, Christopher Knotts, P.E., has been appointed as the president of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). This nonprofit organization is made up of engineering and surveying licensing boards that regulates the professions of engineering and surveying.

Knotts, who previously served as the NCEES president-elect, will serve a one-year term as president for 2020-2021. He has been a licensed professional engineer for more than 35 years, of which more than 20 years are in state service. Prior to his role as Chief Engineer, he held the position of Chief of Public Works and Water Resources for DOTD.

“Chris’s vast expertise and extensive knowledge in the field of engineering is a great asset to this department and will surely be the same in his new role at NCEES,” said DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. “I am proud of the work he has accomplished as Chief Engineer and look forward to what he will bring in his new role as president.”

Knotts is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a member of the Louisiana Engineering Society, and currently serves on the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. Additionally, he was previously a past president for the Louisiana Engineering Society of Baton Rouge and recently completed his term as state president. He has held numerous positions within NCEES and served on a number of committees and is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a past president of the Baton Rouge branch and the Louisiana section of ASCE.