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 in joining a committee, please use this form to let us know and we will add you to the roster - members receive update emails and invitations to committee meetings.
Board Liaison: Jack Corkle
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.
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.
Co-Chair: Mike Molitor
Co-Chair: Justin Konen
Isthmus Engineering, Inc.
To create a forum for the exchange of best practices within and across CADD applications, provide a voice to consultants as customers of CADD software and collaborate with agencies to develop, support, and promote strategies for the adoption of consistent standards.
Chair: Riley Dvorak
This multidisciplinary hub provides professionals in the early stages of their career access to skills development, political advocacy, and outreach opportunities in a social setting.
Chair: Ryan Vraa
Burns & McDonnell
Board Liaison: Bill Forsmark
Barr Engineering, Co.
The goal of this committee is to represent interests in the power, mining, and petroleum industries in Minnesota, and the efficient, safe, responsible, and economic generation and transmission of energy as well as exploration, extraction, transportation, and beneficiation of natural resources in MN.
Reviews, investigates and makes recommendations regarding ethical practices of engineers and firms.
Chair: Spencer Cronin
Burns & McDonnell
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 & Board Liaison: Jason Meyer
Stanley Consultants, 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: Kristen Jacobs
Board Liaison: Jeff Ostrom
Plans and implements the overall marketing and communications strategies for ACEC/MN, both internally to members, and externally to the general public, and promotes the contributions of consulting engineers and the ACEC/MN brand. Partners with other committees to plan and execute promotional or marketing activities, when needed.
Chair: Justin Saterbak
MNSEA represents structural engineering firms throughout Minnesota and provides a forum for their engineers to improve the practice of structural engineering by offering education, networking, training and advocacy opportunities. MNSEA maintains YMG and SEER subcommittees.
Chair: Jeff Ostrom
Promotes QBS and other relevant procurement practices to state, county, and local government and client groups.
Chair: Shawn Goetz
Hanson Professional Services, Inc.
Vice Chair: Kathleen John
Meyer Borgman Johnson
Board Liaison: David Ott
Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.
Committee provides a meaningful resource and forum for decision makers at member firms and affiliates to be informed at a deeper level regarding issues or areas presenting the greatest risk to firms. Alongside the information presented, there is the benefit and opportunity for dialogue regarding best practices and risk mitigation efforts employed by those senior leaders interested and attending. Committee engagement supports member firms’ wise decision making and effective management of key areas of business risk. Suggested attendees: CEO, operations officers, legal counsel, IT directors, technical and innovation officers, etc.
Chair: Bridget Osborn
HR Green, Inc.
Board Liaison: Lisa Breuer
Committee members develop scholarship award criteria and distribute dedicated funds generated by ACEC/MN scholarship fundraisers. Scholarship applicants are interviewed and selected recipients are assigned to mentors from the committee.
Board Liaison: Keith Jacobson
The primary mission of the scholarship committee is to plan a successful annual golf tournament that maximizes proceeds raised for the scholarship fund. The committee works with ACEC/MN staff to plan and manage the golf tournament.
Addresses issues facing firms in the stormwater field. Maintain contacts with the MPCA and other organizations involved in the field.
Chair: Kevin D. Vazquez
Benham, a Haskell Company
SEER leads the exploration and enlightenment of the structural engineer’s role in responding to emergency situations for damage to our built environment.
Chair: Corey Bergman
Vice-Chair: Matt Jensen
Board Liaison: Ismael Martinez-Ortiz
IMO Consulting Group
Develops positions on transportation issues, maintains liaisons with public agencies and monitors transportation activities.
Co-Chair: Ricky Kirchner
Co-Chair: Jon Wacker
HGA Architects and Engineers
Board Liaison: Brett Burfeind
Alliant Engineering, Inc
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.