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September 2012
In This Issue
SAME Summer Camps
KC Professional Recognized
SAME hosts Mayor
Civil PE Prep Couses
SAME briefs CGCS
UMKC Convocation
CGSC/Awards Social
Purpose of Readiness Exercises
Post Elections
Treasurer's Report
VP-Annual Sponsors Dinner
Investment Committee News
July Luncheon Photos
Quick Links


Upcoming Events

Sixth Annual Sporting Clay Challenge 

2 p.m.,

Thursday, Oct. 11, Powder Creek Shooting Park, Lenexa, Kan.


October Luncheon

11:30 a.m.,

Thursday, Oct. 25, Location:TBD


November Luncheon

11:30 a.m.,

Thursday, Nov. 15, Location:TBD 


5th Annual Industry Day

Feb. 25-27,

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center 

Annual Sponsors 2012
Black & Veatch
Burns & McDonnell
Cabrera Services
JE Dunn
Louis Berger
Mark One
Poole Fire Protection
Wilson & Company
Yaeger Architects
HofmannDear Greater Kansas City Post Members:


Greetings to you all! The past few months have been a very busy-yet very rewarding-time for our Post. Recently we had two high profile events in the same week. On Sept. 10,we were fortunate to have Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James as our guest speaker at our monthly luncheon. We expected a large turnout for this event and our Sustaining Members, engineering community and SAME supporters certainly did not disappoint! This great event showcased the importance of our local engineering community, their critical role, and our ability to work together to benefit our community and Nation. Likewise, from a strategic perspective, it allowed us to demonstrate the importance of SAME and our overall mission. Special thanks to Mayor James for taking time out of his very busy schedule to attend. Likewise, thanks to Bill Yord for continuing to coordinate these events. Well done!


Two days later we hosted our annual Vice President's-Annual Sponsors Dinner with the Kansas City Zoo serving as a superb backdrop. Our intent was to showcase the efforts of our Annual Sponsors and their critical role in our Post and SAME in general. Our coordinators did a superb job in achieving their goal. I am also happy to report that I did not get "one of those calls" from the zoo management ... miraculously, everyone stayed clear of the Polar Bear area!


In addition to these events, a variety of other efforts have taken place in the past quarter. Many of these have associated articles this quarter and I invite you to read about these significant activities. Colonel (Retired) Don Curtis and Merrill Watt were instrumental in fine-tuning the Endowment Fund. Their efforts have greatly enhanced the long-term financial viability of our Post. Our link with the "M-Military" in SAME has never been stronger. The July social at Boulevard Brewery with Command and General Staff College staff and students/families as well as the U.S. Army Engineer School was a smashing success (thanks, Melissa Kelley!). The next day GKC Post VP Matt Metcalf and other Post members, as well as the Kansas City District, participated in the CGSC Orientation Week activities. Jason Davis remains engaged in assisting the Post in Emergency Management Streamer requirements, a noteworthy effort. Finally, our Post participated in UMKC's Open House, thereby strengthening ties with Dean Kevin Truman and his staff. These are just a few of the "behind the scenes" things going on and I apologize for not having the space to thank every single person/group for their continued EXCEPTIONAL effort for the Post.


As we look to the near future, planning has already started for our annual February Industry Day activities. Likewise, the Sixth Annual Sporting Clay Challenge fundraiser for the Education and Mentoring Fund is set for Thursday, Oct. 11. My recommendation is that some of you get out and practice prior to this event. We'll see who the true marksmen/women are that day! Finally, our annual Strategic Planning Meeting is currently scheduled for November. Please pay attention to the emails/information that is distributed for details on all of these events.


I am extremely fortunate to be your President. Thanks again for the tremendous efforts associated with the Greater Kansas City Post!




Colonel Tony Hofmann, PMP

Post President, Greater Kansas City Post




SAME Summer Camps Provide Hands-On Opportunity

By Jason Meyers, P.E.


The 2012 SAME summer camps were a great success this year. The Greater Kansas City Post sponsored three local high school students that were all accepted by SAME national to attend the summer camps. The Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy all sponsor a one week camp. The following students were selected to attend the summer camps this year. Brennan Miller attended the Navy Camp, Brent Johnson attended the Marine Camp and Thomas Prinslow was selected to attend the Air Force Camp.


These engineering camps are designed for High School students who excel in math, science and technical courses and are interested in pursuing engineering in college. These camps are high energy, hands-on events for students from across the country and around the world. . These exciting week-long camps take place during the summer months in a variety of settings-centered on a military base in the colorful Colorado Rockies, the beautiful Southern California Coast, or the historic Mississippi Valley. The only bad news this year was that the Air Force camp was cancelled as a result of the forest fires in and around the Academy.  


The camps are led by a professional staff of engineers from both private industry and the military services. This year I had the opportunity to serve for a fifth year as a mentor at the Navy Camp. The week long camp included the Seabee Olympics competition, Ultimate Frisbee tournament, trips to the beach, dinner outing to In & Out Burger, pizza & a movie night, and numerous cookouts and local tours. The camp's signature engineering activity gives students the chance to work in teams to design and build cardboard boats, and then race them in the base pool. We also designed concrete beam and Popsicle stick bridges which were tested/loaded/broken on the last day of competition.


Industry Internship Program 

The GKC Post Proudly offers an Industry Internship between CGSC Engineer Officers and GKC Post Sustaining Members. For additional information regarding this pilot program please see the GKC Post Website or the Friday E-Blast Communication. Those interested must RSVP a spot to Merrill Watt by November 15, [email protected] or 816.739.1493.

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Kansas City Professional recognized as the United States Army's Small Business Specialist of the Year
Contributed by USACE Public Affairs Office


Arthur Saulsberry of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Kansas City District is the recipient of the United States Army's fiscal year 2011 Small Business Specialist of the Year Award. He was presented with this prestigious award in Washington, DC by Tracey L. Pinson with the Secretary of the Army's Office of Small Business Programs. Saulsberry was selected from more than 200 Army Small Business Specialists around the country.


Saulsberry manages the Office of Small Business Programs for the Kansas City District, USACE. On behalf of the District Commander Saulsberry maintains liaison with other key staff and operating elements within the district, Northwestern Division and other federal agencies. He serves as the district's small business advocate in regards to regulatory requirements and the development of contracting opportunities for all types of small and disadvantaged businesses.


Saulsberry has served as the Kansas City District's Deputy of Small Business for 16 years. Throughout his tenure he has consistently demonstrated selfless service, professionalism, integrity and exceptional contracting knowledge by executing the district's Small Business Program. He was instrumental in fiscal year 2011 in leading the district in awarding more than $325 million dollars to small business firms, which equaled 58 percent of the District's total program awards of $564 million. The Kansas City District ranked No. 8 out of all USACE district's in awards to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses.


A Federal Procurement Data System report shows that of the $325 million executed in FY 11, $117 million was awarded to small businesses in the state of Missouri and $30.5 million for the state of Kansas totaling $147.5 million for small businesses in these two states.


Saulsberry is a USACE Small Business Advisor on the National Society of American Military Engineers Small Business Planning Committee and the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board Small Business Committee. A native of Memphis, Tenn., he holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.


Save the Date ... 

Industry Day 

Feb. 25th-27th, 2012 

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

SAME Industry Day
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SAME Hosts Kansas City Mayor in Joint Luncheon

By William Yord, P.E. 


On September 10, 2010 the KC SAME Post hosted a joint lunch with APWA, KSPE  Eastern Chapter, MSPE Western Chapter and the SMPS Chapter. Our combined group hosted the Honora ble Mayor Sly James, who spoke on the challenges of the Kansas City area regarding infrastructure, the overflow control program, street maintenance and parks. The Mayor also spoke of the opportunities to address these issues with the $500M sewer bond and the simplification of the motor vehicle, Trafficway maintenance and park and boulevard tax with the replacement of the � cent sales tax to be used for park maintenance and street maintenance.


The most poignant point the Mayor expressed was his concern for education within Kansas City. The Mayor indicated that approximately 19 percent of the children in the Kansas City public schools do not learn how to read by third grade at the third grade level. The mayor explained that up until third grade children "...learn to read, and after third grade they read to learn."   He then expressed another startling statistic that approximately 34 percent of the children that do not learn how to read by third grade end up in prison. The Mayor then engaged our audience in a program that his office has started called Turn the Page KC. Turn the Page is a volunteer program where people can schedule time to help children learn how to read. Anyone can offer assistance to these children and the schools they attend. He told us that as educated people, we would be a great group to help these kids.


Information can be found regarding Turn the Page KC on the Mayor's website and clicking on City Officials, and then Mayor Sly James. Margaret Hansbrough is the KCMO Turn the Page liaison in the Mayor's office.  Her email address is [email protected].  Or you can call her at 513-6580.


The Mayor was so excited about the meeting that he posted a tweet and a short section on his Facebook page:

"Thank you to the Society of American Military Engineers Greater Kansas City Post for hosting me yesterday at their monthly luncheon. That group absolutely understands the importance of the city's infrastructure needs and it's always great to be in the company of our local heroes."


Heartfelt thanks go to Joni Wickham, the Mayor's head speech writer that was instrumental in arranging Mayor James to share this time with our organizations.


Civil PE Review Course Provides Prep, Opportunity for Professional Development

By Jason Meyers, P.E.


The Third Annual UMKC Civil PE Review Course kicked off Sept. 6. This year 28 students are taking the live six week course, which is taught by an expert faculty of licensed professors and working engineers. 


Within the technical class sessions, students will have the opportunity to take advantage of four in-depth studies in the areas of Structures, Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Water Resources and Environmental. The course is specially designed to help engineers prepare by segmenting the exam into digestible components and delivering the key points likely to be covered in the exam. 


The Greater Kansas City SAME Post has been a proud sponsor for that last two years of the program. The Post again offered five $300 scholarships for members. Other professional organizations supporting the course include ASCE, APWA, and KSPE. Classes are located at Burns & McDonnell, which is a sustaining member of our post.


This review course provides excellent value for those studying for the test and also for engineers trying to complete their professional development hours. Those who attend all 12 technical sessions can earn up to 36 PDHs, which is enough for more than two years' requirements at only $22/PDH. For more information of this class please visit the review UMKC website.

Louis Berger


SAME Briefs CGCS on Society's Benefits

By Matt Metcalf, P.E.

Major Rachel A. Honderd, PMP, Deputy Commander, Kansas City District, United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and SAME Greater Kansas City Post Vice President Matt Metcalf, who is a PE and Director of Federal Programs for Tepa, LLC, gave presentations to more than 45 incoming Engineer Officers from Class 13-01 at the Fort Leavenworth Command and General Staff College (CGSC) on July 27.


Maj. Honderd discussed the District's missions of local and nationwide impact along with potential career opportunities in a USACE district. Maj. Honderd also presented an overview of how the Kansas City District addressed two simultaneous natural disasters with the 2011 Missouri River flooding and the Joplin tornado response.


Metcalf discussed the benefits of SAME membership and described the many activities and events undertaken by the GKC Post, which the national SAME designated a Distinguished Post in 2011. GKC Post Members Al Osborne and Melissa Kelley also briefed the group on their experiences with SAME and highlighted how active involvement in the organization has helped benefit their careers.   Melissa noted that all CGSC students are welcome to participate in Post activities throughout the year when available. 

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SAME Represented at UMKC Convocation

By Matt Metcalf, P.E.

Matt Metcalf, Greater Kansas City Post Vice President, and Samantha Baker, UMKC Student Chapter President, represented the Society at the Convocation for incoming students to the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of Missouri-Kansas City on Aug. 19. The event also included representatives from other professional societies and organizations including EWB, ASCE, ASME, Student Council, MSPE/NSPE, ACM, NSBE, ACI, DBIA, IEEE, SWE, Robotics, Honor Societies, and SIFE. Metcalf and Baker visited with students and encouraged them to join the Student Chapter and shared with them the mission of the Society and the benefits of becoming a Student Member.  More than 15 new students joined the Chapter during the event.

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Awards Presents, CGSC greeted by GKC Post and BG Peter "Duke" DeLuca at Social

By Merrill Watt

The Greater Kansas City Post SAME welcomed more than 45 Engineer Majors from Fort Leavenworth Command and General Staff (CGSC) class 13-01 to Kansas City on July 26. This event highlighted an on-going effort to improve the military - academia - industry goals of the Army Engineer Regiment at the end of an exciting week of Engineer training highlighting continuing professional education. BG Peter A. DeLuca, Commandant of the U.S Army Engineer School, addressed the group encouraging them to improve their engineer skills during CGSC by obtaining career credentials such Project Management Professional (PMP), or Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) while networking with professional engineer organizations.


More than 120 people attended the event where CGSC students and SAME members were able to enjoy outstanding Kansas City BBQ at refreshments at the Kansas City Boulevard Brewery while the Kansas City's skyline and World War I Liberty Memorial served as the backdrop for this event. GKC Post Vice President Matt L. Metcalf, PE, emceed the festivities.


School of Computing and Engineering, UMKC Dean Dr. Kevin Z. Truman discussed continuing professional education and advanced degree opportunities that the CGSC students could pursue while attending the course focusing on evening educational opportunities. Dr. Truman, SCE, and GKC Post have teamed to offer continuing education via Industry Day, SAME Regional and monthly meetings and a six week PE refresher course. For information about the new PMP preparation course and others contact SCE Dir. of Continuing Education, Christina Davis ([email protected]). Dr. Truman recognized the SAME Student Chapter in SCE as active with field trips through Corps of Engineers dam and hydroelectric plant and Lock and Dam projects.


LTC Kevin R. Casey, CGSC instructor at Ft Leavenworth introduced the class profile: 49 Army Engineers, 3 Navy Seabees, and 2 Air Force Engineers in class 13-01. Ninety percent of these officers have had two or more combat tours; 22 percent have just returned from a deployment in the last six months; and more than 80 percent had not yet experienced downtown Kansas City prior to this event.


As a friendly welcome to Kansas City, Post Director, Melissa Kelley surprised the crowd with a door prize drawing to close the reception. Something for everyone and plenty winners: KC Chiefs tickets; shopping gift cards to the Kansas City Plaza shops, with the raffle proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.       


The Purpose of Readiness Exercises

By Jason Davis, P.E.


When asked to write a short article to discuss the who, what, when, and where of readiness exercises I thought back to all the training exercises and sand drills I completed throughout my 19 year military career and how this would apply.


What: A readiness exercise boiled down is simply a plan. I recently completed the Engineer Captain Career Course at Ft. Leonard Wood. A large portion of this training was devoted to the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP). If you are familiar with the military then you will likely understand the process and appreciate the thought that goes into the final product in the form of orders directing and synchronizing who does what, when, and where. You may not realize that you have performed a readiness exercise in your own personal life. Think about the last time you planned a vacation and the synchronizing of people, logistics, and what if scenarios that could spoil the fun. Just ask my wife about the itinerary I created for our honeymoon. The itinerary had every day planned out almost to the hour. Needless to say she planned the next vacation which was much more relaxed.


Why: The next thing you learn after spending great effort on different courses of action during the MDMP is that the plan only survives first contact (i.e. things change that you did not anticipate or plan for). This is where readiness exercises show their value by giving leaders the opportunity to practice their critical thinking skills to react to changing scenarios. You can only plan for a limited amount of scenarios. However, by practicing in the form of readiness exercises everyone from the top to the bottom has an opportunity to participate and make mistakes. This leads us to a key reason why we perform readiness exercises. It is simple. When lives are on the line, we cannot risk making mistakes due to lack of preparation. One of the drivers for performing readiness exercises is the fear of the unknown. We counter this fear through preparation. We are all human and make mistakes. We also learn from mistakes.


Who: Everyone has a purpose and role in the readiness exercise. Whether in a leadership or follower role, everyone is needed to successfully execute the plan. Within the readiness exercise everyone should know what their role is and how they fit in. One of the great benefits about the readiness exercise is that everyone gets to practice their role, work out the kinks, then re-fit and re-tool for the next exercise or for the real event.


When and Where: In the Army there is a saying that you train to standard and not to time. This means you keep training until everyone from top to bottom knows their role, is synchronized with the plan, and can execute as a whole unit. The successfulness of the readiness exercise will determine the frequency and schedule of the next exercise. Readiness exercises can be conducted anywhere. During deployments, we sometimes conducted rehearsals with nothing more than sand, rocks, and string.

In conclusion, a readiness exercise is nothing more than having a plan and practicing the plan. What you put into the readiness exercise will determine the outcome during the real event. The amount of preparation and effort will determine whether your practice will make perfect or your practice will make permanent.

Yaeger Architecture 

Election Results for Post Officers and Directors

By Tom Kirkwood, P.E.


Each September the Greater Kansas City Post holds an election for officers and directors to begin service the following year. The process starts much earlier in the year when the Nominating Committee begins its deliberations. The committee determines the positions to be filled in accordance with the Post bylaws, and considers a broad perspective of potential nominees. Suggestions from the membership are taken into account as well as maintaining a balance among private and public sectors, and meeting streamer objectives. The slate of nominees is submitted to the Board of Directors for approval, and ballots are published to the membership for voting. This year's Nominating Committee consists of John Brake, Tom Kirkwood and Tom Poer. The officers and directors elected September 12 and their terms are:

  • President ('13) - Matt Metcalf (Tepa, LLC)
  • Vice President ('13) - Amy Ewy (USACE)
  • Secretary ('13-'14) - Amy Lines (Kleinfelder)
  • Director ('13-'15)  - Garrett Cross (HNTB)
  • Director ('13-'15) - Matt Turner (Yeager Architecture)
  • Director ('13-'15) - Bill Yord (Louis Berger)


These Post leaders will take office on January 1, 2013, to join the continuing members of the Board of Directors.



Treasurer's Report


January-August 2012


Income: $140,265                                            


Net Income: $43,233                 




Greater Kansas City Post VP-Annual Sponsors Dinner

By Matt Metcalf, P.E.


More than 70 guests attended this year's VP-Annual Sponsors Dinner held on Sept. 13 at the Kansas City Zoo's Polar Bear Passage. The evening event included dinner, drinks and networking, as well as a Keeper Talk with Kansas City's most famous bear, Nikita. Additionally, a raffle was held to support the Wounded Warrior Program.

The year's VP-Annual Sponsors Dinner raised more than $5,000, which will help fund the Greater Kansas City Post's Education and Mentoring program. The Post's Education and Mentoring program contributes to the development of future design and construction professionals.   


This year's event was held in appreciation of the GKC Post's Annual Sponsors whose generous financial contributions have played a key role in helping the Post support countless programs and initiatives and attain its strongest financial position in the 80 year history Post. The 2012 GKC Post Annual Sponsors include: Affinis, Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell, Cabrera Services, Coastal, HDR, HNTB, J.E. Dunn, The Louis Berger Group, Mark One Electric, Poole Fire Protection, SAIC, Terracon, Wilson & Company, and Yaeger Architects.


A special thanks, as well, to the VP Dinner Planning Committee for their hard work and dedication to making the event a success. The committee includes:Amy Lines (Kleinfelder), Melissa Kelley (Shafer, Kline & Warren) and Ann Ewy, PMP (USACE, Kansas City District).  




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Investment Committee News SAME GKC Education and Mentoring Endowment (EME)

By Merrill Watt


Our Greater Kansas City Post Education and Mentoring Endowment Investment Committee met on July 13 to:


  1. Review the status of current investments.
  2. Evaluate prospective investment options for $155,000 the Post Board of Directors approved for depositing into EM Endowment investments.
  3. Perform a best practices outreach to learn about recently available investment vehicles in the market place that may be desirable and consistent with the EME Investment Policy.  
  4. Assess the balance among the asset classes within the portfolio per the Investment Policy and prepare a strategy, plan, and schedule to rebalance the portfolio, if advisable. This type of review should be done at least once a year.
  5. Create a recommended course of action and submit it to the EME Board of Directors for Consideration, discussion and action at their Aug. 10 quarterly Board meeting.


Attending the meeting were EME Investment Committee members identified in the EME Investment Policy. Also, attending was Greg Sherf our account executive at Merrill Lynch, our master account custodian.


Donald R. Curtis, Jr., P.E., F. SAME assumed the EME Investment Committee Chair from Dave Howe, P.E., F.SAME who completed his two year term in Dec 11. Curtis' term as Chair of the Council of Fellows will be for two years. As such, Curtis serves as Chair of the EME Investment Committee and the EME Operations and Supervisory Committee for a two year term. Jerry Adams, F.SAME, serves as Vice Chair of the Council of Fellows and will follow Curtis as Chair of the EME committees for a two year term.

  1. Curtis asked Sherf for comments and the status of the EME's current investments. Sherf presented an information packet with financial information data about each of the investment accounts, the type of asset class in it, its value, and its present percent of the total investment compared to the EME investment policy guidelines.
  2. Prospective investment options were discussed for the $155,000 +/- the Post Board approved Post Treasurer Al Osborne to deposit into EME. These options focused on themes and asset classes we do not now have in the portfolio, though are authorized in the EME Investment Policy. Master Limited Partnerships and Private Equity positions were discussed. Private Equity issues still require a much larger amount of capital than we have. Also, the option of scaling up the amount of capital in existing investment instruments was addressed.
  3. Sherf reported on the best practices outreach we requested to learn about available high quality investment vehicles that are consistent with the EME Investment Policy. One high quality vehicle had recently become available for the scale of capital we have. It offers the broad diversification across many asset classes included in the EME Investment Policy. It is a blend of Equities and Fixed Income (60 percent Equities and 40 percent Fixed Income). Named the High Quality & Dividend Yield Stock and Tactical Mutual Fund, this vehicle possesses desirable risk/return/diversification characteristics.      
  4. Rebalancing the portfolio is an investment best practice that should be done once a year. This is achieved by applying cash held in the portfolio and incoming new cash into current and to be acquired asset classes. Usually, the percent value range cited in EME Investment Policy is reached without selling invested shares. Spreading the risk of market value fluctuation over time is important. This is achieved using tranches and the amount of funds in each tranche. The number of tranches and dollar amount in each results from calculations and judgment. For our situation, the rebalancing assessment involved a strategy to transition into the High Quality & Dividend Fund using a planned seven month schedule and one tranche per month.
  5. The recommended course of action with rebalancing was submitted in writing to the EME Board of Directors. Also, a draft copy of the Letter of Instruction was included for their familiarization and review. The Letter of Instruction and a copy of the regularly scheduled EME meeting minutes are required before Merrill Lynch may implement any transaction. The EME Board of Directors unanimously passed the recommended course of action at their 10 August 12 quarterly Board meeting.


The EME Board Meeting minutes and Letter of Instruction have been forwarded to Merrill Lynch.


professional engineers

President                                   COL Anthony Hofmann, USACE

Vice President                             Matt Metcalf, Tug Hill Construction

Secretary                                  Jackie Hacker, HDR, Inc.

Treasurer                                   Al Osborne, A/E/C consultant

Immediate Past President              Chris Prinslow, USACE


Board of Directors

Larry Myers, USACE

Rex Ostrander, USACE

Amy Lines, Kleinfelder

Dave Howe, Black & Veatch

Rob Rastorfer, HNTB Corporation

Brent Ferguson, JE Dunn

Rich McCollum, HDR

Jason Meyers, Burns & McDonnell

Melissa Kelley, SKW, Inc.




Rob Rastorfer

Education & Mentoring/Summer Camps

Ted Hartsig

Education & Mentoring/College Outreach

Neeli Langdon

Education & Mentoring/PE Refresher Course

Jason Meyers

Education & Mentoring/Scholarships

Rob Rastorfer

Individual Memberships

Ron McCutcheon


Doug Dreiling


Tom Kirkwood

Assistant Programs and Meetings

Clif Rope


Bill Yord

Small Business

Arthur Saulsberry

Strategic Planning

Matt Metcalf

Student Chapter (UMKC)

Christy Cooper

Young Members

Amy McCurdy



Assistant Treasurer

Garrett Cross


Tom Poer


Amy Lines


Mandy Shields

Council of Fellows

Dave Howe

E&M Endowment

Dave Howe

Fort Riley Field Chapter

Scott Randle

Whiteman AFB Field Chapter

Christopher Prinslow


Tom Poer

Joint Engineering Council (JEC)

Joseph T. Davis

Post Chaplain

Larry Myers

Readiness & Homeland Security

Jason Davis

Council of Fellows & E&M Investment

COL Don Curtis (retired)

Senior Advisor

Jerry Adams

Senior Advisor

John Brake COL (Ret)

Senior Advisor

Merrill Watt





Greater Kansas City Post July Luncheon 

July Luncheon


Topic: Maj.-Gen. Godrey Weitzel - The Engineer Who Captured Richmond!   

Speaker: William (Bill) Quatman, FAIA, DBIA 




Ecology & Environment 


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Once your check is received your ad will begin in the following issue.
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Sustaining Members

AECOM � Affinis Corp. � AMEC � ARCADIS/Malcolm Pirnie � Arrowhead Contracting, Inc. � ASSET Group � Barr Engineering Co. � Bay West, Inc. � Bhate Environmental Associates, Inc. � Bibb Engineers  � Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp. � BMK Corporation, Inc. � Brown and Caldwell  � Burns & McDonnell � Cabrera Services, Inc. � Caedmon Construction & Electrical Co., LLC � CAPE � CDM Smith � CH2MHILL � Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. � Coastal Environmental Group, Inc. � Conti Federal Services, Inc. � Continental Mapping Consultants, Inc. � CSI General Contractors  � CTI and Associates, Inc. � Cyntergy AEC � DLR Group � EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. � Eaton Corporation � ECC � Ecology & Environment, Inc. � EMR, Inc. � Foth � FutureNet Group, Inc. � Geotechnical Services, Inc. � GLMV Architecture, Inc. � Greenhorne & O'Mara � Greenleaf Construction Co., Inc. � H.W. Lochner, Inc. � Hanson Professional Service Inc. � HDR � Health Facilities Group, LLC  � HMN Architects � HNTB � Horner & Shifrin Inc. � HydroGeoLogic Inc. � Jackie Hacker & Associates � JMD Enterprises, LLC � Kaw Valley Engineering � Kennedy/Jenks Consultants � Key Construction � Kleinfelder � LMG Construction Services LLC � Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc. (LATA) � Mark One Electric Co., Inc. � Mason & Hanger � Massman Construction Co. � McCownGordon Construction, LLC � McTech Corporation � ME Group, Inc. � Mead & Hunt, Inc. � Midland Surveying, Inc. � MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc. � Multivista-Kansas City � MW Builders � Olsson Associates � P/Strada, LLC � Parsons � Patti Banks Associates � Poole Fire Protection, Inc. � Professional Environmental Engineers Inc. � Professional Services Industries, Inc. � Project Management Services Inc. � Remediation Services, Inc. � Rosemann & Assoc. PC � S. M. Stoller, Corp. � S.M. Wilson & Co � Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. � Science Applications International Corp. � SCS Engineers � Sealaska Constructors � Seneca Companies, Inc. � Sevenson Environmental Services Inc. � Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. � SHE � Siemens Industries, Inc. � SKE International  � Smith & Boucher, Inc. � Smith Seckman Reid Inc. � Soil- Tek of Mid America, LLC � Spica Consulting � Stanley Consultants Inc. � Stantec, Inc. � Strategic Value Solutions, Inc. � T.S.I. Engineering, Inc. � Tepa, LLC � Terracon Consultants, Inc. � TerranearPMC, LLC � Tetra Tech, Inc. � The Louis Berger Group, Inc. � The Ross Group Construction Corp. � The Shaw Group, Inc. � The Walsh Group  � Tidewater, Inc. � Tompkins Architects � TranSystems � Tri-State Engineering � URS Corporation � Walbridge � Walton Construction-a CORE Company, LLC � Wilson & Company, Inc. � Woolpert, Inc. � Xylem Inc.