Terry Neimeyer, P.E.

2020 Meritorious Service to the Civil Engineering Profession

Terry F. Neimeyer, PE, FACEC, BCEE, FASCE began his career in 1977 with KCI, was named their President and Chief Operating Officer in 1995, became Chief Executive officer in March 1999, and Chairman of the Board in December 2000. Mr. Neimeyer served in technical leadership roles during his early years at KCI. After becoming a project manager in the environmental engineering field in Baltimore, he headed KCI’s Delaware Office and later managed the firm’s 14 regional offices. Mr. Neimeyer was then promoted to senior and executive vice president and head of KCI’s Civil Engineering Group. Later while president, Terry expanded KCI’s engineering presence in the Southeast and helped launch KCI Construction Services, LLC. As a principal, Mr. Neimeyer oversaw multiple highway, bridge and water/wastewater projects. These projects included managing the design of the Zebra Mussel Protection facilities for Baltimore’s three major drinking water sources serving the entire Baltimore region (over 2 million people). He also served as project manager for the design and construction of the award-winning Inland Bays Regional Wastewater Facility for Sussex County, DE. The system serves 5,000 homes located in 18 communities along the environmentally sensitive Rehoboth and Indian River Bays.

Mr. Neimeyer graduated with honors from the University of Delaware with a Civil Engineering degree in 1977 and has served on the school’s Engineering College Advisory Board. In 2004, he was selected to the Alumni Wall of Fame, and in 2000, he was selected as the Civil Engineering Alumnus of the Year. Mr. Neimeyer earned a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering form the Johns Hopkins University in 1980 and a Master’s Degree in Business

Administration from Wilmington College in 1985. He currently serves on the JHU National Advisory Council for the Whiting School of Engineering.

Mr. Neimeyer has held leadership roles in both ASCE and ACEC. He is a past president of the Delaware Section of the ASCE and a Past-President of the ACEC MD. He is a Fellow of both ACEC/MD and National ACEC. He is currently a member of the MD Section of ASCE, the Maryland Association of Engineers, the County Engineer’s Association of Maryland, the Water Environment Federation, the Engineering Society of Baltimore (ESB), and Tau Beta Pi (national honorary engineering fraternity). 

In 2001, the ASCE MD Section named Mr. Neimeyer Civil Engineer of the year, and in 2002, the ESB named him Engineer of the Year. On the national level, Terry served as president for the Design Professionals Risk Control Group of XL Design Professional, Inc., and is past chair of ACEC’s Design Professional Coalition. He was ACEC National Treasurer in 2007-2009 and Chairman from 2011-2012. Terry is a GSA Design Excellence Peer Reviewer, serves on the board

of the MD Transportation Builders and Materials Association, and is past chairman and a founding board member of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. He also served as a Trustee and past Chairman of the ACEC Retirement Trust that manages assets for 401K plans for over 300 firms. Terry recently completed a term as At Large Director on ASCE’s National Board of Directors and is past Chairman of ASCE’s Industry Leaders Council. He has attained Fellow status with ASCE and has served on numerous national and region committees. He also served on the board of the US Chamber of Commerce where he chaired the Corporate Leadership Advisory Council of mid-cap companies. As a professional engineer registered in 7 states, Mr. Neimeyer coauthored two technical training manuals for the National Asphalt Paving Association. He has also published various technical papers over the years.

In addition to his many other accomplishments, Mr. Neimeyer continues to contribute to ASCE both locally in and nationwide. In 2019, he spoke on leadership at the Regional Multi-Region Leadership Conference and presented a similar topic for a Maryland Section later that year where he motivated many students getting ready to join the ranks of professionals. He is a former Chairman of ASCE’s Industry Leaders Council and remains a valued member of this group. He has also served on the following ASCE committees: Members Community Committee, Committee on Sustainability subcommittee on Standards and Protocols, Committee on Sustainability Conference Fundraising Sub-Committee, Board Strategic Advisory Committee, Fundraising Sub-Committee for National Conference, Task Committee on Revenue Growth.

In addition to his service to the Civil Engineering community, Terry has lent his expertise to his community by serving on many local Boards and committees including: Past chairman of both the Maryland and Baltimore County Chambers of Commerce, A past-president of the Maryland Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the UMBC Industrial Advisory Board and the Business Advisory Committee of Dundalk High School in Baltimore County, and the United Way of Central Maryland. Terry has also served on two legislative appointed panels in Maryland.