TSPE Dallas Chapter Newsletter
May 2014

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May TSPE Dallas Chapter Meeting



Thursday, May 8th, 2014  



Maggiano's Little Italy  

205 Northpark Center Dallas, TX 75225 

11:30 - 11:55 am - Registration   

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch/Speaker 


 Click Here to Make a Reservation


(Online registrations will close on Tuesday, May 6th at 5 p.m.)
**We will have a special raffle for those who PRE-PAY online!!**



"Regional Drought Management Plan Efforts"




Jo M. (Jody) Puckett, P.E.   

Director - City of Dallas Water Utilities



About the Speaker: 

Ms. Puckett began her career as a design engineer with the City of Dallas in January of 1982 in the Water Department and within the Water Department worked her way up to the position of Deputy Director of Planning. Ms. Puckett subsequently served as Director of the Office of Financial Services for two years and the Director of Sanitation for six years.


Ms Puckett returned to the Water Department in 2005 as the Director of Dallas Water Utilities. The City of Dallas Water Utilities is a not-for-profit regional water and wastewater utility of the City of Dallas providing water and wastewater services to approximately 2.2 million people in Dallas and 27 nearby communities with an annual budget of approximately $595 million in addition to an annual capital improvement budget of $297 million.


Ms. Puckett's currently serves as the Vice-chair of the Region C Water Planning Group. In addition to her service on the Region C Water Planning Group, she serves on the Board of the Water Research Foundation. The City of Dallas has funded several reservoirs in both the Sabine and Neches River Basins comprising approximately 62% of Dallas contracted water supply.


Ms. Puckett holds an MBA from the University of Dallas and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. Ms. Puckett is also a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Cost for the Lunch: 

The cost for this lunch is $25 for members$30 for non-members, and $20 for public agency officials.  For reservations made after the preceding Monday (May 5th), the cost for lunch will be $30 for members, $35 for non-members, and $25 for public agency officials.  Please make any cancellations at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.  If you RSVP and you do not cancel in time, you will be charged for the meal, because TSPE has to pay for all the meals we RSVP for.

TSPE Dallas Chapter Election for 2014-2015 Board  

Based on the Nomination Committee recommendation, we presented the proposed slate of officers at the April TSPE Dallas Luncheon and asked for nominations from the floor. There were no new nominations.


The Final Ballot may be downloaded by clicking here:  FINAL BALLOT 


We ask that you e-mail your completed Ballot to Jessica Baker, P.E. at JBaker@halff.com by Tuesday, May 6, 2014.


The Chapter will also have paper Ballots available at the May meeting. Those will need to be completed prior to the beginning of the meeting and turned in.


The Dallas Chapter appreciates and values participation by all its Members in the process to elect our next leaders.


The following Members have been nominated for the 2014-2015 Board by the Nominations Committee:


TSPE Dallas Chapter 2014-2015 Slate of Officers:


Caleb Thornhill, P.E.


Terry Preuninger, P.E.

Vice President:

Monica Kent, P.E.


Ignacio Herrera, P.E.


Jenny LaFoy, P.E.

Past President:

Joe Garcia, P.E.

State Director:

Jack Young,P.E.
(2nd year of 2-year term)

Alt. State Director:

Marc Sandhu, P.E.

Chapter Director:

Miles Bullion, E.I.T.
(2nd yr of 2-yr term)

Chapter Director:

Adrianna Vandercook, P.E.
(2nd yr of 2-yr term)

Chapter Director:

Brad Bernhard, P.E.
(1st yr of 2-yr term)

Chapter Director:

Ardi Dushi, P.E.
(1st yr of 2-yr term)

Chapter Director:

Jake Lesue, P.E.
(1st yr of 2-yr term)

President's Message


Fellow members,


I hope you can all join us in our upcoming May meeting. Ms. Jody Puckett, P.E. the Director of City of Dallas Water Utilities will be giving us a presentation on Regional Drought Management Plan Efforts


Our May luncheon meeting will be on Thursday May 8, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, at Maggiano's Little Italy Northpark Center. Join us for an informative luncheon.


If you have questions about how you can be become involved with our TSPE Dallas Chapter, please email me at jmgarcia@apiaxxi.com or contact me at (214) 237-1196. You can also log on to our web page www.dallastspe.com for additional details on upcoming events.


We are also on Facebook (TSPE-Dallas Chapter, https://www.facebook.com/TSPEdallas )



Event Photos & Info


 Click the image above
 to see photos from past events and to find information about upcoming events on the TSPE Dallas Chapter Facebook page. 



May 8, 2014




Joe Garcia, PE


President Elect

Caleb Thornhill, PE


Vice President

Terry Preuninger, PE


Past President

Jessica Baker, PE



Monica Kent, PE



Jenny LaFoy, PE 


State Director

Jack Young, PE


Alt. State Director

Brad Bernhard, PE


Chapter Director
Ignacio Herrera, PE 


Chapter Director

Adriana Vandercook, PE


Chapter Director

Miles Bullion, EIT 


Chapter Director

Marc Sandhu, PE


Chapter Director

Jake Lesue, PE



















For comments or suggestions please contact:
Sasan Daneshvar, P.E.