Theresa Engler, executive director of Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), has been named a board member of the Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP), an elite group comprised of about 275 Diplomates, Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE), who have gone through many years of training and experience to become eligible for Board Certification.
Engler (formerly Rappaport) has been the executive director of DFI since 2006 and served as the assistant director from 1998 to 2006. She has spearheaded significant growth at DFI – tripling the membership base; expanding technical committees; and adding educational events, publications and regional chapters in Europe, India and the Middle East. Before DFI, she worked for the National Timber Piling Council.
Engler will serve as the public member on the AGP Board – a position reserved for someone who represents the best interest of the general public but is not a Diplomate, nor is qualified to become a Diplomate. She succeeds Walt Marlowe and Scot Litke as former public members and is also the first female AGP Board member.
She attended Fairfield University and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives as well as its New Jersey and New York Chapters and a member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).