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.
Building Engineering and Construction Conference Planning
Chair: Rick Lucio
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.
Business Practices Committee (Finance & HR)
Chair: Jamie DeWitte
SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Vice Chair: Doug Luick
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Vice Chair: Tom Losey
BOULAY, CPA & Advisors
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
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: Bill Meyer
Hanson Professional Services, 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: Jim Manning
Gausman & Moore
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.
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: Mustafa Igdelioglu
Barr Engineering Co.
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.
MNSEA Young Member Group
Chair: Eric McElrath
Mattson McDonald Young
Hosts seminars, site visits, and social events to encourage professional networking and assist young structural engineers with the transition from college into the industry.
Public Relations Committee
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: Ben Holbrook
Braun Intertec Corporation
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
Vice Chair: Ben Lucas
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: Michelle Julius
Vice Chair: John Crawford
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.
Workforce Development Committee
Co-Chair: Ricky Kirchner
Co-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.