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.
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.
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
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: 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.
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.
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.
Chair: Dave Oxley
Promotes QBS and other relevant procurement practices to state, county, and local government and client groups.
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.
Burns & McDonnell
Addresses issues facing firms in the stormwater field. Maintain contacts with the MPCA and other organizaations involved in the field.
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.