Representative Dean Arp was presented with the 2013 Legislator of the Year Award by the Professional Engineers of North Carolina. This award represents only the second time in the association’s history that a North Carolina state legislator has been recognized for their exemplary support and contribution to the engineering profession. Pictured above is Representative Arp with Betsy Bailey, the Society’s Executive Director, and pictured below is Representative Arp with Gus Simmons, PE. Mr. Simmons was the Society’s president at the time.
The Professional Engineers of North Carolina is a professional association of over 1,800 individuals including Professional Engineers, engineering interns, engineering graduates, and engineering students in nine local chapters and five university engineering programs. PENC is a state society of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Members represent all technical disciplines and all practice areas including construction, education, industry, government, and private practice.