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DFI Executive Director Receives Outstanding Association Executive Award: Theresa Engler to Be Recognized at the New York Society of Association Executives’ Synergy Awards 

March 27, 2019, Hawthorne N.J.:

Theresa Engler, executive director of Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), has been named Outstanding Association Executive by the New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE). The award is being presented at the NYSAE Synergy Awards Luncheon on April 17 in New York City. 

The Outstanding Association Executive Award recognizes a current executive who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the association management profession as a key leader in a philanthropic, professional or trade organization and has demonstrated outstanding achievement in advancing the mission of that organization. 

“Under Theresa’s leadership, DFI is recognized worldwide for actively promoting the advancement of the deep foundations industry,” says DFI President Matthew Janes, M.B.A., P.Eng., of Isherwood Associates. “Working in collaboration with the DFI board, Theresa has spearheaded significant growth at the organization including strategic increases in members, technical committees, educational events, publications and regional chapters.” 

Engler has been with DFI for 25 years and has been the executive director since 2006. She also serves as the executive director of the DFI Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI. She is actively involved in the deep foundations industry, serving on the Academy of Geo-Professionals Board of Trustees and as a member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and The Moles, a fraternal organization of the heavy construction industry. She is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives as well as its New Jersey and New York Chapters.

Contact: Theresa Engler, Executive Director, (973) 423-4030, tengler@dfi.org

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,500 members worldwide.
Theresa Engler, executive director of Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)


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