Joseph M. Biedenbach Distinguished Service Award 2017


Greg has a long history as a member of the Continuing Professional Development Division. He has served on the board for the division, most recently as treasurer. He has served as treasurer for 15 years from 2002-2017. He also oversaw the operation of the CPD listserv, a valuable tool to keep CPD members informed and engaged.

Greg should be counted as among the giants of CPD. He was always willing to assist the division however possible from serving as treasurer to serving as program chair to assisting with a-v equipment at conferences.

He was always welcoming to newcomers, willing to help answer their questions or just be a colleague to join a dinner group. His warmth and laughter has allowed newcomers to the field to believe they have a role to play in starting their contributions to the field of continuing professional development of engineers.

As colleagues noted;

“When I met Greg at CIEC in 2007 in New Orleans, his enthusiasm for continuing engineering education was evident.  As the newbie of the group, only four months into running a continuing engineering education program, Greg unselfishly shared his knowledge and expertise with me, encouraging and guiding me.  When I had a question and needed advice, he was always there as my resource”.

“In true Biedenbach fashion, Greg both challenged and empowered me to be involved in this division. I’ve been proud to serve with him over the past 15 years.”

What was evident throughout the nomination text was that Greg has served with distinction, passion, professionalism and has inspired others to step up and serve.