The ballot for the 2019 election of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute Executive Committee Members is now available. In accordance with the Operating Procedures, candidates who receive the most votes will be elected to the executive committee.

Currently there are three open seats.  Please vote for one candidate per vacant seat for a total of three candidates.  Write-in candidates are permitted.

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Ballots must be submitted by Midnight Eastern Time, on May 4, 2019 to be counted in the 2019 election.

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Julie Lowrey, P.E.Julie Lowrey, P.E.

Julie Lowrey, P.E. is a Project Manager for Zabik Turner Engineering based out of Winter Garden, Florida, specializing in exterior cold-formed framing design. She has eight years of previous experience in the residential and commercial roof and floor truss industry, specializing in cold-formed steel truss member and connection design. Julie has been active in the CFSEI since 2005 and has served as a member of Executive Committee for the past two years. She has also served as CFSEI Florida Chapter President (2012), Vice President (2011), and Secretary (2007 – 2011). She authored CFSEI Technical Note TN F501-11 “Cold-Formed Steel Truss to Bearing Connections” and is currently co-authoring a CFSEI Technical Note on exterior CFS curtain wall design and movement enabling hardware. Julie is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Florida, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida.

Daniel Stadig, P.E. Daniel Stadig, P.E.

Daniel Stadig, P.E. is an Associate at The Leffler Group Consulting Structural Engineers in Colorado.  His experience with CFS extends over 10 years, managing design of CFS on 30+ structures in CO each year.

His CFS project experience ranges from mid-rise load bearing systems and highly loaded custom component configurations, to complex BIM coordination and interior support of specialty items.
Daniel has design experience in all structural systems including cast in place concrete, precast concrete, structural steel, timber, masonry, blast resistant design, and is currently focused on CFS component design, as his love for the intricate nature of its problem solving grows.

He holds a B.S. from Marquette University, and will complete his M.S. this May at Mississippi State University, where he studied Blast Resistant Structural Design under researchers at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). 

Kirsten Zeydel, S.E. Kirsten Zeydel, S.E.

Kirsten Zeydel is a registered structural engineer in California with over seventeen years of structural engineering design and management experience. She is the Structural Engineering Manager for Digital Building Components in Phoenix, AZ and a Structural Consultant for S.K. Ghosh Associates Inc. in Palatine, IL. She also spent 15 years as a Senior Project Engineer for a medium size structural design firm in Southern California.

Still based out of Southern California, Kirsten specializes in cold-formed steel design, detailing, and constructability. She has led over 200 projects including an 800,000 sq ft project of multi-story CFS load bearing dorm buildings and the CFS non-load bearing interior and exterior framing for a 550,000 sq ft hospital. Kirsten thrives on challenging projects and has successfully overseen many projects through the rigorous California Hospital approval process. Kirsten has also given many in person presentations and web seminars on various cold-formed steel topics to engineers, architects, owners, and contractors.

In addition to her extensive experience with cold-formed steel, Kirsten has experience designing with other building materials including concrete, steel, and masonry which lead to her involvement with Dr. Ghosh at S.K. Ghosh Associates. Dr. Ghosh and Kirsten’s most recent project together was providing all day seminars all over California on the changes in the new 2016 California Building Code.

Kirsten is a member of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute where she has served as a member of Executive Committee for the past two years.

Kirsten is also a proud wife and mother of two who firmly believes that being a mom has made her a better engineer.