TSPE Dallas Chapter Newsletter
October 2014



TSPE Dallas Chapter meeting rates for public agencies is now only $10 (excluding December Meeting). Applicable to any member of a City, State, County, School or any other public agency. If you have any questions contact Caleb Thornhill at calebt@plano.gov









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October TSPE Dallas Chapter Meeting



Thursday, October 9th, 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, October 7th at 5 p.m.)
**We will have a special raffle for those who PRE-PAY online!!**



State of Transportation in the Region 


Tom Shelton, P.E., A.I.C.P.
Senior Program Manager
North Central Texas Council of Governments 


About the Speaker:

Mr. Shelton is Senior Program Manager leading the new Streamlined Project Delivery Team at the North Central Texas Council of Governments. Tom has over 31 years in a wide range of transportation planning and design projects, including large-scale, multidiscipline rail and transit projects, including rail and transit system planning and design, including serving as Project Director or Project Manager on a number of regionally-significant assignments. His specific project experience ranges from multi-county regional transportation plans, engineering and cost analyses, to serving as Project Manager for final design of rail and transit improvement projects.   Some of his more notable projects include the Cotton Belt Innovative Finance Initiative, Tower 55 Rail Improvement project, Dallas Streetcar TIGER project, Rail North Texas Regional Rail Corridor Studies, D/FW International Airport transit access project, and multiple DART corridors extensions.

Mr. Shelton received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Southern Methodist University and is a Professional Engineer in Texas. He is proudly married to his wife, Kay, and has a son, Jacob, and daughter, Sara.


Cost for the Lunch:

The cost for this lunch is $25 for members, $30 for non-members, and $10 for public agency officials. For reservations made after the preceding Monday (October 6th), the cost for lunch will be $30 for members, $35 for non-members, and $15 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.

President's Message


Dear Members,


 As we enter into Fall season (finally), this is the time of year we start getting busy.  School has cranked back up for the kids, holiday season is upon us, and the North Texas economy continues to thrive.  Both a good/bad position for us working professionals.  Bad that we now have to start thinking of traveling plans for the holidays.  Whose house are we going to for Thanksgiving/Christmas?  What's little Johnny want to be for Halloween?  Where did 2014 go?  Don't fret, there are still three more months to go.  Being busy does have its advantages.  Having work is good.  Work stimulates the body and mind.  There hasn't been a day I've come to work where I didn't learn something new.  This can sometimes be stressful, it's also a good thing.  But it continues to make me think and educate.  


Speaking of educating, Engineer of the year and Young Engineer of the Year applications are on our website here: http://www.dallastspe.com/awards-nominations.shtml
Please consider submitting nominations - DEADLINE for nominations is Monday, November 24, 2014.

If you have questions about how you can be become involved with our TSPE Dallas Chapter, please email me at calebt@plano.gov. 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 )



Caleb Thornhill, PE, ENV SP

TSPE Dallas Chapter President 2014-2015


3rd Annual TSPE Dallas Chapter Sporting Clay Tournament

October 30, 2014 

Registration begins at 11:30am (lunch not provided)
Tournament Starts at 1:00pm
Dinner and Awards will follow tournament play
Dallas Gun Club
3601 S Stemmons Fwy
Lewisville, TX 75067
No Gun, No Problem! Beginners and First Timers Welcome! 


To all Texas EITs and Future Professional Engineers:



PE Application Webinar

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

12:00 Noon, CDT



The Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE) has scheduled its first ever PE Application Webinar. We will cover all the ins and outs of the PE licensure process, details on the PE application, info about the PE exam, and what to do after you pass the exam and get your license. 


The speakers will be Lance Kinney, P.E., Executive Director, and David Howell, P.E., Deputy Executive Director, and there is no better way to get up-to-date information about the application process and the PE exam than from the TBPE itself. 

Since it is a webinar, you can log in and view the live presentation from anywhere - work, home, or in a group with your engineering friends. And the best part is the webinar is FREE! 

Sign up TODAY as space is limited to the first 1,000 registrants.

See you online!

Lance Kinney, P.E.
Executive Director
Texas Board of Professional Engineers 

Event Photos & Info


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



October 9, 2014




Caleb Thornhill, PE



Terry Preuninger, PE


Vice President

Monica Kent, PE


Past President

Joe Garcia, PE 



Ignacio Herrera, PE



Jenny LaFoy, PE 


State Director

Jack Young, PE


Alt. State Director

Marc Sandhu, PE


Chapter Director
Miles Bullion, EIT


Chapter Director

Adriana Vandercook, PE


Chapter Director

Brad Bernhard, PE  


Chapter Director

Ardita Dushi, PE


Chapter Director

Jake Lesue, PE




















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