ALEXANDRIA, VA (December 20, 2006) –The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) announced today that Walter T. Marlowe, P.E., CAE, has been selected as the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of CSI.Marlowe accepted the position Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006 at CSI’s offices in Alexandria , Va. Institute President Edd Soenke, FCSI, CCS, AIA , Former Institute President Gary Betts, FCSI, CCS, AIA , and Institute Treasurer Michael Davis, FCSI, CDT were present to welcome the new director.
A Search Task Team of respected CSI members, led by Ross Spiegel, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, LEED AP, worked closely with Korn/Ferry International to develop the specifications for the kind of executive to lead CSI forward.CSI President, Edd Soenke said, “It was an inspiring process, and I know we have the right person for the job.Walt is a perfect fit and his engineering background will serve CSI well.”The CSI Board of Directors made its selection during its November 2006 Board Meeting in Denver , Colorado following a nationwide search by Korn/Ferry.
Marlowe has 16 years experience and demonstrated increasing responsibility in association management.He served in a variety of staff leadership roles at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).His positions included Director of Professional Practice, International Activities and Technical Activities.
Prior to joining CSI, Marlowe was the Executive Director of Building Security Council (BSC). Led by the ASCE Architectural Engineering Institute, BSC focuses on improving public safety by advancing building security. BSC administers and maintains a voluntary rating system that enables building owners to evaluate and improve the security of their facilities.
Asked why he was drawn to the opportunity of helming CSI, Marlowe stated, “There is such potential for members, staff and CSI partners to build a truly collaborative, growing and innovative organization.The mission of CSI is increasingly important as the construction industry becomes more multi-disciplinary, interdependent, and technology driven.”
A licensed professional engineer in New Jersey , Marlowe practiced structural engineering earlier in his career with the consulting firms DeLeuw, Cather & Co. and The RBA Group.
Marlowe is an alumnus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken , NJ where he earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree. He also holds a masters degree in Business Administration from the George Washington University in Washington , D.C . He attained the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives in 2003.