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Emerging Leader

The ACEC/MN Emerging Leader Award was developed to recognize an ACEC/MN member still in the early stages of their career who has already contributed significantly to the association. 

The Emerging Leader Award was presented to Ricky Kirchner of BKBM Engineers. He dedicates many hours of his time to the association. Ricky is passionate about inspiring youth to consider the field of engineering by actively participating in presentations to middle and high school students during the ACEC/MN Engineering Explorer Post and Engineer’s Week. He also mentors students from the Explorer Post and new employees at his firm. Ricky is a past scholarship recipient of ACEC/MN who is driven to make a difference.


Ricky Kirchner (left) receveing the 2017 Emerging Leader Award from Dan Murphy

Emerging Leader Award Recipients

2013 - Jonathan Wacker
2014 - Bridget Osborn
2015 - Tim Lamkin, Jr.
2016 - Jake Turgeon
2017 - Ricky Kirchner