The first female president in APEGGA's history is being honoured outside
the organization for her accomplishments as an influential Albertan. Past
President Sue Evison, P.Eng., is on Venture Magazine's list of Alberta's
50 Most Influential People, in the July/August edition on newsstands now,
the magazine has confirmed.
Ms Evison, a senior geotechnical engineer and manager of marketing for
Klohn Crippen Consultants Ltd., handed over the reins earlier this year
to President Dale Miller, P.Eng. It's her work with APEGGA that has earned
her a spot on the list, said Ruth Kelly, publisher and editor of Venture.
"Sue was selected not only because she's a role model for women in
technical and engineering professions, but also because she was leader
of the largest professional association in Alberta. The engineers and
geoscientists represent all areas of the province, geographically, and
most sectors of industry in Alberta require them, from oil and gas to
construction to infrastructure, all of which are fundamental to Alberta's
continued growth," said Ms Kelly.
Ms Evison has played numerous leadership roles in her association, serving
as a councillor from 1996 to 1999, first vice-president and then president.
She has also chaired and served on the Publications and Editorial Advisory
Committee and the Member Relations Committee, and has served on the Investigative
Committee, the Convention Planning Committee and the Nominating Committee.
The native of New Zealand and present-day Calgary resident has also given
her time to the Canadian Geotechnical Society, the Consulting Engineers
of Alberta, the Tunnelling Association of Canada, the North American Society
of Trenchless Technology, the Canadian Dam Association and other groups.
Sports take up a lot of Ms Evison's spare time. An avid skier and golfer,
she is a former member of the New Zealand junior golf team and former
national junior women's title holder.