Matt Shergalis Promoted to NSBA Northeast Regional Director

Matt Shergalis, PE, has been promoted to northeast regional director for NSBA. He replaces Bill McEleney, who recently retired from NSBA/AISC after 30 years of service. For the last four years, McEleney also served as NSBA’s managing director, helping guide the organization prior to the appointment of Danielle Kleinhans, PE, PhD, as managing director.

Shergalis has served NSBA for the past three years as its marketing manager. He now assumes responsibilities for the northeast territory, which include fostering relationships between the steel industry and the design community, promoting the use of steel in bridge construction and providing technical assistance to engineers to ensure efficient and economical steel bridge construction.

“I am excited about these changes,” said Kleinhans, “and confident in Matt’s ability to continue Bill’s efforts with the stakeholders in the northeast to ensure that steel remains the material of choice in a region with such a rich steel bridge history.”

Prior to joining NSBA, Shergalis worked as a structural staff engineer for TLF Engineers, Inc., in Indianapolis, where he was responsible for designing various projects, including an office building expansion, a university athletic facility expansion and renovation and customized platform systems for commercial applications. He also recently received his MBA from Butler University in Indianapolis. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Trine University in Angola, Ind.

With Shergalis’ appointment, NSBA representatives’ regions have shifted slightly. To find your regional director, visit