Thursday, July 2, 2015
American Wood Council’s Education Director elected the first female president- Michelle Kam-Biron, who begins her tenure as president of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) today, serving for the 2015-16 term. Notably, she is the first female president of SEAOSC since its founding in 1929.
As AWC’s director of education, she is working to expand continuing education resources for architects, engineers and building officials. She has over 20 years of experience managing and designing a wide range of projects and serving as a California Division of State Architect contract plan reviewer.
“It’s certainly not surprising that SEAOSC recognizes the leadership skills that Michelle consistently demonstrates and provides for AWC,” said AWC Vice President of Technology Transfer John “Buddy” Showalter. “We are pleased to share her talents and skills with such a respected organization.”
Kam-Biron is a licensed structural engineer and received her bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is a certified Earthquake Disaster Assessment volunteer and the member of the International Code Council. She also serves on the National Council of Structural Engineers Association Basic Wood Education Committee and the American Society of Civil Engineers- Structural Engineering Institute Wood Education Committee.