The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) board of directors recently elected Brian G. Burnett, PE, as an ASCE fellow.

Burnett earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UNM’s Department of Civil Engineering.

Fewer than 3.5 percent of ASCE members are fellows. ASCE represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation's oldest engineering society.

Burnett is president/CEO of Bohannan Huston Inc., a civil engineering, spatial data, and advanced technologies company based in Albuquerque.

Burnett began his career at Bohannan Huston as a design engineer. Some of his recognitions include the Leadership New Mexico Distinguished Leadership Award, NMSPE Engineer of the Year, UNM Civil Engineering and School of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award, UNM Alumni Association Zia Award, and the ACEC National Community Service Award. Burnett is a graduate of the Leadership Albuquerque and Leadership New Mexico programs. He also is the chair of the UNM School of Engineering Alumni Advisory Council.