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 contact the ACEC/MN office.
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.
Business Practices Committee (Finance & HR)
Chair: Jamie DeWitte
SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Discusses HR best practices and issues of concern to member firms as well as Identifies and develops programs, materials, and services related to Finance (Accounting, Banking, Tax). The committee includes internal discussions and outside speakers, office practices policies, employee-management, standards of performance.
Emerging Professionals Committee
Plans events for younger members to encourage involvement in ACEC/MN activities and develop professional skills. Activities include social, educational and outreach events.
Energy & Natural Resources Committee
Chair: Bill Forsmark
Barr Engineering Co.
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.
Chair: Larry Kramka
Houston Engineering, Inc.
Identify the environmental challenges that face our industry, provide timely information to members, assist lobbying efforts of ACEC, and work to better focus public entities on performance, consistency, and compatibility.
Chair: Mike Mohs
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.
Chair: Pat McGraw
Recruits new members, reviews membership applications and develops membership retention programs. Also works with ACEC/MN staff on member communication.
Minnesota Structural Engineers Association (MNSEA)
Chair: Doug Woolf
The Opus Group
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.
Public Relations Committee
Chair: Shannon Burfeind
Alliant Engineering, Inc.
Develops topic ideas and content for client newsletter Framework, coordinates external media relations’ efforts, and handles all outreach activities.
Promotes QBS and other relevant procurement practices to state, county, and local government and client groups.
Risk Management Committee
Chair: Kathleen John
Meyer Borgman Johnson
Focuses on the financial, legal, operational, and IT aspects of risk management. We anticipate the most benefit for this committee to come from the following areas of the ACEC/MN membership; VP Finance, Operations Managers, Senior Project Managers, Contract Administrators, attorneys (affiliate and firm), IT managers, etc.
Chair: Mark Hodowanic
HIWAY Federal Credit Union
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.
Addresses issues facing firms in the stormwater field. Maintain contacts with the MPCA and other organizations involved in the field.
Chair: Kevin Cullen
Develops positions on transportation issues, maintains liaisons with public agencies and monitors transportation activities.
Building Engineering and Construction Conference Planning
Chair: Dave Oxley
Conference purpose is to provide additional value to members in the mechanical, electrical, and structural vertical construction markets. Planning committee will focus on educational offerings, a social event to improve services, and networking with potential clients and member firms.
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.
Workforce Development Committee
Chair: Jon Wacker
HGA Architects and Engineers
The Workforce Development Committee aims to positively impact the number of students pursuing engineering degrees and engage, retain, and cultivate an increasingly diverse membership within the organization.