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President’s Award

The ACEC/MN President's Award is presented by the Board of Directors to an individual employed by an ACEC member firm who has made a significant contribution to the association and has been a valuable asset to the consulting engineering profession over the past year. This could include regular or ad hoc committee activity; attendance at the awards banquet, monthly meetings and seminars; promoting ACEC/MN to the public and/or acting in the interests of ACEC/MN; or other activities. Current members of the ACEC/MN Board of Directors are not eligible for this award.

This year’s President’s Award was presented to Jon Wacker of HGA Architects and Engineers (pictured on left with ACEC/MN President, Dan Larson). This award is presented by the board of directors to an individual, employed by an ACEC member firm, who has made a significant contribution to the association in the past year.

Jon is a dedicated, active member of ACEC Minnesota. He regularly attends and participates in association activities, such as seminars and leadership training. He has helped coordinate the ACEC Discover Engineering program since its inception 12 years ago, which provides high school students with an up-close look at the various disciplines of engineering, while encouraging them to pursue careers in the profession. He has been instrumental in the creation and growth of the Workforce Development Committee.


Dan Larson presenting Jon Wacker with the 2019 President's Award

President's Award Recipients

1991   Bob Rosene – Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik  & Associates
1991   Dag Knudsen – Dag I. Knudsen & Associates
1992   John Berner – Berner Engineering Testing
1993   Jim Keller – Gausman & Moore
1994   Bob DeGroot – STS Consultants
1995   Stephanie (Cross) Young – Mattson/Macdonald
1996   Lisa (Lee) Breuer – Barr Engineering
1997   Doug Wolfangle
1998   Dwight Benoy – INSPEC
1999   Ken Adolf – Schoell & Madson
2000   Wally Ouse – Cain Ouse Associates
2001   Doug Differt – URS Corporation
2002   Doug Cooley – Michaud Cooley Erickson
2003   Cameron Kruse – Braun Intertec
2004   Richard Sobiech – TKDA

2005   Terry Swor – American Engineering Testing
2006   Doug Weiszhaar – WSB & Associates, Inc.
2007   Matt Ruble – Braun Intertec Corporation
2008   Lyndsey Alm - Environmental Resources Management
2009   Douglas Tholo - Howard R. Green Company
2010   Ted Field, TKDA
2011   Randy Geerdes, SRF Consulting
2012   Bret Farmer, TKDA
2013   Patrick Hughes, Parsons Brinckerhoff
2014   Mark Bloomquist, Holly Newman, and Eric Heiberg
2015   Gene Sieve, Burns & McDonnell Engineers-Consultants
2016   Jody Elam-Foote, Northern Technologies, LLC
2017   Greg McCool, Ericksen Roed & Associates, Inc.
2018   Kim Deibel, American Engineering Testing, Inc.
2019   Jon Wacker, HGA