Engineering for your state, your community, your life.


Join a committee and make the most of your membership in ACEC/MN.

As a committee member you will:

  • Build your skill base
  • Hone your leadership skills
  • Choose your level of commitment
  • Network with talented and diverse group of colleagues
  • Work with other organizations that enhance your skills including Toastmasters, AIA, CASE, etc.

If you are interested, please download and complete form here.

Awards Committee

Chair: Kristine Cassidy

Assists the ACEC/MN staff with the planning, communication and execution of the Engineering Excellence Awards Competition including banquet logistics, selection of judges, entry reviews, etc.

Board of Registration Liaison

Chair: Dave Oxley

Maintains relationship with State Board of Registration and review board actions and provide feedback.

Minnesota Structural Engineers Association (MNSEA)

Chair: Kim Deibel
American Engineering Testing, Inc.

Provides a forum to improve the quality and practice of structural engineering. Provides an effective means of educating clients, building officials, the legal profession and others regarding our responsibilities and inherent liabilities on projects.


Program Committees

Chair: Melissa Langowski

Selects topics and plans monthly continuing education programs; liaison with technical schools and colleges and universities in Minnesota.


Emerging Professionals Committee

Chair: Bridget Osborn
HR Green, Inc.

Plan events for younger members to encourage involvement in ACEC/MN activities and develop professional skills. Activities include social, educational and outreach events.

Energy Initiatives Committee

Chair: Open

This committee represents, advocates and supports members and clients around energy and energy infrastructure issues.

Ethical Practices & Professional Conduct Committee

Reviews, investigates and makes recommendations regarding ethical practices of engineers and firms.

Finance Committee

Chair: Paul Martens
SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Identifies and develops programs, materials and services related to the Finance (Accounting, Banking, Tax) and Risk Management (Insurance, Public/Regulatory) areas that are focused on member needs, best practices and relevant issues.


Human Resources Committee

Chair: Kristi Spindler

Discuss HR best practices and issues of concern to member firms. The forum includes both internal discussions and outside speakers. Discuss office practices policies, employee-management relationships and standards of performance.

Legislative Committee

Chair: Mark Jaster
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Determines ACEC/MN legislative positions and activities with input and direction from the Board of Directors and lobbyist. Maintains a proactive position with the state legislature on appropriate issues.

Membership Committee

Chair: Avo Toghramadjian
Isthmus Engineering, Inc.

Recruit new members, review membership applications and develop membership retention programs. Also works with ACEC/MN staff on member communication.

Public Relations Committee

Chair: Jody Elam-Foote

Develop topic ideas and content for client newsletter Framework, coordinate external media relations’ efforts and handle all outreach activities.

Procurement Committee

Chair: Dave Oxley

Promotes QBS and other relevant procurement practices to state, county, and local government and client groups.

Scholarship Committee

Chair: David Knaeble
Pierce Pini & Associates

Coordinates ACEC/MN scholarship program, generates fundraising efforts, develops selection criteria, conducts interviews and awards scholarships.


Scholarship Golf Committee

Chair: Derek Newbauer
Kimley-Horn & Associates

Assists the ACEC/MN staff with the planning, communication and execution of the scholarship golf tournament including format, sponsors, budget, etc.

Stormwater Committee

Della Young
Burns & McDonnell

Addresses issues facing firms in the stormwater field. Maintain contacts with the MPCA and other organizaations involved in the field.


Transportation Committee

Chair: Randy Geerdes
SRF Consulting Group

Develops positions on transportation issues, maintains liaisons with public agencies and monitors transportation activities.

Water Resources Committee

Chair: Larry Van Hout
Widseth Smith Nolting & Associates

Addresses issues facing firms in the water and wastewater field. Maintain contacts with agencies including the MPCA and Department of Health.