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