During the Board’s May 9, 2017 meeting, Shelly Duquette, PE, SE, was elected to serve as the Board President, effective July 1, 2017. Chris Aldridge, RPP was elected to serve as the Board’s Vice President. The nominations were held because the previous Board President and Vice President’s biennial term ended in June.
Presently in her second term, Duquette joined the Board during the summer of 2013. She has served on the Examinations and Qualifications Committee, Professional Practices Committee, the Joint Compliance Committee with the Oregon Board of Geologist Examiners, and the Digital Signatures Task Force.
She is currently a structural plan reviewer with the City of Portland and has been responsible for reviewing structures and structural components permitted within the City of Portland and Multnomah County to ensure conformance with governing building codes for over 13 years. Prior to joining the City of Portland, Duquette was a structural engineer in the private sector for 8 years, worked for state agencies and provided construction support.
Duquette earned her undergraduate engineering degree from the University of Washington and Masters of Science degree from Portland State University with a structural emphasis. Duquette is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Oregon and has volunteered as a grader for the Washington III structural examination. She also serves as a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Exam Committee.
Aldridge joined the Board in July of 2016. He previously served as the Committee Chair for the Professional Practices Committee and the Photogrammetric and Remote Sensing Task Force. Aldridge also participated on the Examinations and Qualifications Committee, External Relations Committee, Rules and Regulations Committee, and the Customer Service and Communications Standards Task Force.
He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, and holds a Certificate of Proficiency in cartography. Aldridge is an Oregon Registered Professional Photogrammetrist, a Surveyor Photogrammetrist in Virginia, and a Certified Photogrammetrist through the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
In his 30 plus years as a professional photogrammetrist he has developed expertise in aerial and terrestrial photogrammetry, light detection and ranging, flight and control planning, image processing, aerial triangulation, stereo compilation, orthophoto generation, and more. Aldridge’s current position as the President and founder of AirView Mapping, LLC has provided him with the opportunity to apply his skills in the application of photogrammetry and sUAS applications for mapping.