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Winter Newsletter
December 2013
In This Issue
GKC Post Supports SBC
Annual Sporting Clays Event
Wounded Warrior Transition Support Committee Update
Emerging Leaders Alliance
Training With Industry (TWI) Expands for 2014
Tepa, LLC Receives Small Business Award
2014 GKC Post Officers
Events In Review
Jackie Hacker - Member Spotlight
New Members
Quick Links


Upcoming Events


GKC Post Meeting

January 6th

Brio's on the Plaza


CGSC Social

January 23

J.W Crancer's


KC Industry Day

March 31-April 2



Matt Metcalf

Dear Greater Kansas City Post Members,


Over the past year it has been a privilege to serve as the President of the Greater Kansas City Post, Society of Military Engineers.   I would like to begin by thanking the Post Officers - Ann Ewy, Al Osborne and Amy Lines for their expert counsel and support throughout the year.   I would also like to recognize the Post's Board Members, Council of Fellows, Committee Chairs and Committee Members for your outstanding dedication and commitment to the Society.   Finally, a special thanks to our Annual Sponsors, Sustaining Member and Individual Members for their continued robust support for the Post and helping us accomplish our mission.  The combined efforts of all of these dedicated volunteers has helped distinguish the Greater Kansas City Post as one of the top Posts in the country and contributed to Kansas City being selected to serve as the host for the 2018 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC).


The accomplishments of the Post over the past twelve months are truly remarkable.   The following is a snapshot of some of the notable achievements over the past year:

  • Under the Leadership of Chris Prinslow and a team of dedicated volunteers, the Post held its 5th Annual Industry Day.   Over 350 people from 35 states attended the event.
  • The Post coordinated with LTC Kevin Casey to host three socials with the Engineer Officers from the Command and General Staff College and the Post was honored to have MG Semonite and BG DeLuca attend one of the events.
  • Melissa Kelley and Kyle Marlay hosted a Young Members/Fellows event.
  • Ann Ewy hosted the Annual VP Dinner and Awards Ceremony.
  • Clif Rope and his Programs Committee hosted 9 outstanding luncheons which included joint meetings with APWA, ASCE and KSPE & MSPE and a three part series on the Battle of Westport that featured a field trip to the battlefield.   Matt Turner and Taylor Cook managed registration and Katie Summy generated the flyers for all of the meetings.
  • The Post co-hosted two luncheons with the Fort Riley Field Chapter and one with the Whiteman AFB Field Chapter.
  • Amy McCurdy organized a community service event to prepare a meal for the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Jason Meyers and Andy Mashek teamed up again this year with UMKC to offer the PE Refresher Course.   The Post provided three $400 tuition assistance scholarships in support of the program.
  • Amy McCurdy hosted a Small Business Workshop at Burns and McDonnell and had over 50 people in attendance.
  • Rob Rastorfer conducted the annual Post Audit.
  • Melissa Kelley overhauled the Post Awards Program and prepared the certificates for over 30 recipients.
  • Bill Yord, Kyle Marlay, Amy McCurdy and Merrill Watt supported the Post's K-12 program by serving as judges for the 62nd Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair.
  • Amy Lines and Amy McCurdy represented the Post at the Post Leaders Workshop in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Ann Ewy and Neeli Langdon hosted multiple Student Chapter meetings at UMKC.
  • Jackie Hacker served as the Chair of the Membership Committee and reached out personally to each new member to welcome them to the Post.
  • Jacob Oldham represented the UMKC Student Chapter at the Student Leaders Workshop in Phoenix, AZ.
  • The Post presented a $5,000 check to UMKC in support of ongoing initiatives between the Post and the University.
  • Jerry Adams served as the Chair of the Council of Fellows.
  • Jason Sweet served as the Chair of the Communications Committee and oversaw the Post's website, newsletter and the weekly e-blast with support from Andrea Cekovsky.
  • Katie Summy volunteered to take over the publication of the newsletter mid-way through the year.
  • Chris Prinslow led the Nominating Committee and outlined the succession strategy for the coming years.
  • Amy McCurdy served as the Chair of the Annual Sponsors Program, growing the number of participant firms to 18.
  • Merrill Watt led 4 Endowment Board Meetings and continued to play a key leadership role with the endowment which grew to over $660,000 in 2013.  The Board voted unanimously to rename the endowment to the Merrill Watt Education and Mentoring Endowment (MWEME).
  • Ann Ewy hosted the 7th Annual Sporting Clays Challenge event.
  • The Post continued to support the Engineering Camps and sponsored Kyle Marlay to serve as a mentor and Laurel Sherman and Cameron Gutierrez as participants.  Ted Hartsig played a key role in coordinating the Post's support for the program.
  • Bill Yord overhauled the Post's scholarship program and awarded four $1000 scholarships.
  • Merrill Watt, Steve Iverson and Al Osborne collaborated on the development of the "WIO" report that sets forth the financial guidance for the Post's Merrill Watt Education and Mentoring Endowment (MWEME).
  • Jason Davis led the Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security Committee and sponsored the Missouri SEMA SAVE workshop and conducted the Post's Annual Readiness Exercise.
  • Ann Ewy led an ad-hoc committee to do the first comprehensive review of the Post's by-laws since 2008.
  • Rich McCollum represented the Post at multiple Joint Engineer Council meetings throughout the year.
  • Ann Ewy and Melissa Kelley led a team of dedicated volunteers to support HQ with the National Small Business Conference in Kansas City.
  • Jason Sweet and Matt Turner started an initiative to create a Student Chapter at Kansas State University in 2014.
  • Merrill Watt and LTC Casey developed and implemented the Training With Industry program for CGSC Engineer Officers.  Col. Anthony Hofmann, Brent Ferguson, and Steve Mitts helped facilitate the program for USACE, JE Dunn and Black & Veatch respectively.
  • Mark Loes stood up the Post's Wounded Warrior Committee and spearheaded programs to provide tickets to soldiers at Fort Riley and sponsorships for them to attend the National Small Business Conference.

In addition to the Post's accomplishments, the following firms and individuals were recognized this year:

  • Amy Lines was appointed to the National Board of Direction.
  • Jackie Hacker was appointed as Assistant Regional Vice President for the Missouri River Region.
  • Larry Meyers was appointed as the Fellows Representative for the Missouri River Region.
  • Ann Ewy was selected to attend the Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference.
  • Al Osborne was awarded the Regional Vice President's Medal for serving as the Post Treasurer for the past 3 years.
  • Sustaining Member Firm, Kleinfelder, won the Seymour S. Greenfield Sustaining Member Award for eminent contributions to SAME.  
  • Sustaining Member Firm, Tepa, was awarded the SAME Small Business Award.

It is an honor to be turning over the Presidency to Ann Ewy.  Ann's enthusiasm, commitment and dedication to the Post over the past ten years is unmatched.  With Ann and her team of Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairs, there is no doubt that the Post will have another outstanding year in 2014.

Thank you for a great 2013 and for your involvement and dedication to the GKC Post and SAME!


Very Respectfully,


Matt Metcalf, PE

Post President, Greater Kansas City Post 
Annual Sponsors for 2014
There is still time to sign up to be an Annual Sponsor!  
Contact Amy McCurdy for details.    
Burns & McDonnell
Ecology and Environment
J.E. Dunn
Poole Fire Protection
SM Wilson
Yaeger Architects
News from the Post
The Greater Kansas City Post Plays Support Role in the Small Business Conference 

by Ann Ewy, P.M.P., SAME GKC Post Vice-President 


SAME HQ hosted another successful Small Business Conference 19-21 November.  Bringing the event to Kansas City in 2013 proved to be a smart move as the Greater Kansas City Post stepped up in their usual fashion to support the event at the highest level.  Upon learning that the event would be held in KC, the Post leadership reached out to HQ to see how they could help.  The SBC is a HQ sponsored event with traditionally no formal involvement from the local Post.  In true Kansas City style, everyone pitched in to make things the best! 


The Post worked with HQ all through the late summer and fall and took the lead on providing a total of 77 volunteers for the conference which were critical to the success of the SBC.  For those of you that attended the event you likely saw folks in Greater Kansas City Post volunteer t-shirts.  Those folks gave their time to support the conference and deserve a big round of applause.  Volunteer opportunities included Session Monitors, Registration Desk, and Human Arrows to name a few. The volunteers supported both the SBC and the Veterans Job Fair from start to finish.


Also a big thank you to Cindy Lincicome to stepped up at the last minute to be the Volunteer Coordinator  


The GKC Post also had a booth promoting Post events and membership, as well as providing some entertainment, in the form of beloved KC Chiefs mascot, KC Wolf at Tuesday night's Ice Breaker event.


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Another Successful Clay Shooting Event
by Ann Ewy, P.M.P., SAME GKC Post Vice-President  

Seven successful years.  That's how long the Greater Kansas City Post has hosted their annual Sporting Clays Challenge.  This year's event took place 03 October and was held at Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, KS.  The event is always a sell-out and limited to 12 5-person teams due to the course size restrictions.  This year we had many more individual registrations than in the past, which allowed for even more networking.  Despite being 3 days into the federal government shutdown and having a stormy morning, the event was another success.  Thank you to those teams that were able to make it out this year despite those obstacles.  And for those that couldn't...we hope to see you next year!  


Congratulations to the SKW winning team!

The event included a 12-station, 50 round sporting clays course followed by a BBQ dinner. Proceeds from the event have historically gone to fund our Education and Mentoring, from which the Post provides academic scholarships, engineering summer camp scholarships, PE refreshers, and many more activities that all support our SAME mission.  Thank you for your support of this great event!  

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Wounded Warrior Transition Support Committee      
by Mark Loes and Jackie Hacker, Committee Co-Chairs
In 2013, SAME HQ added a requirement related to supporting wounded warriors for the Relationships and Recognition Streamer. In response to this requirement, Post President Matt Metcalf appointed an adhoc committee to address this new requirement so that the Post could achieve Distinguished Post recognition.  Ms. Jackie Hacker of HDR and Mr. Mark Loes of Kleinfelder volunteered to be co-chairs of this new committee.  The mission was to fulfill the streamer requirement and research possibilities to develop a program with the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Riley.


The Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) at Fort Riley takes in wounded or ill soldiers from across the Army to provide medical treatments and time to heal with the goal that the soldier would either carry on with their military career or to seek employment in the private sector.  The WTB is supported by the Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) operated by the Garrison with Ms. Sally Sowell as Director. Ms. Sowell spoke at our 2013 Industry Day about her program.   The Committee co-chairs have worked with Ms. Sowell for several months discussing how GKC Post might best be able to provide service to the WTB.



The first goal was met by relying on the strength and support of the Sustaining and Individual members of the Post.  We asked for donations from our members to sponsor soldiers to attend events.  Through these efforts, we sent 8 soldiers to the Chiefs-Packers game, 20 soldiers to the Royals-Rangers game, and 13 soldiers to the SAME Small Business Conference with 20 Post members sponsoring these activities.


The second goal is approval of the Committee 2014 Workplan and Budget by the Post Board of Directors for the Wounded Warrior Transition Support Committee.  We have multiple activities planned throughout the year to deepen the relationship between the Post and the WTB. The mission of the committee is fourfold:




1.  In collaboration with SAME HQ Wounded Warrior Initiative, "capitalizing on our current mentoring continuum by providing job transition and education assistance for wounded warriors who are beginning their transition into the civilian workforce."  Rear Adm. Gary A. Engle, SAME President


2.  Provide opportunities for career transition through professional development, training, job search assistance, mentoring and networking


3.  Encouraging SAME Membership and active participation in our Post activities and events


4.  Give thanks for their service by providing  opportunities to share time with their families and our Post members




The committee members are:

Jackie Hacker, HDR

Mark Loes, Kleinfelder

Leslie Fangman, Range and Civil Construction

Andrea Cekovsky, Stantec

Tony Casella, GBA

Kyle Marlay, Shafer Kline and Warren


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Emerging Leaders Alliance         
by Ann Ewy, P.M.P., SAME GKC Post Vice President

In November 2013, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend The Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) Workshop.  The ELA is a partnership among leading engineering, research and science-based organizations that provides high quality leadership training.  Essentially this annual conference is leadership training geared towards engineers and scientists.  Participation in the ELA is still new to the Society of American Military Engineers, as SAME just joined as a partner in ELA a couple years back.  Current partners are ALME, AIST, ASCE, NACE, SAME, SEG, SME, SPE, and TMS.  Each of these organizations sends 8-10 individuals to the conference.  Although any individual is welcome to apply, the majority of attendees come from these partner organizations. 


The application process for SAME begins in the early summer timeframe.  Each SAME Region was able to select and submit 1 applicant to SAME HQ and then 10 individuals were selected.  The selection process for 2014 may be slightly different from 2013 but be looking for information shortly after JETC in May. 


As a professional in the engineering industry, I can say this was the single best non-technical training I have ever attended.  What a great experience!  Many of the topics initially sounded like standard leadership training topics.  That's where I think ELA is unique.  A combination of remarkable presenters as well as the collaboration from the partner organizations made this training top notch.  The two and half day training in Reston, VA included topics such as:  Making the Transition from Technical to Management, Developing Emotional Intelligence for Success, Engineering Diversity within Leadership, and Social Styles.  One topic of particular interest to me was "Insights and Ideas for Leading Volunteers."  It was very positive to me to know that this organization recognizes what a difference there is working with a volunteer organization.  The Society of American Military Engineers' success is driven by the countless volunteers that give their time and talent every day. 

Dr. Bob Wolff, Executive Director of SAME and Heather Wishart-Smith, Jacobs, led SAME in the ELA initiative.  Both Dr. Wolff and Heather attended portions of the conference to include hosting a dinner for the SAME attendees one evening.  I'd like to express my sincere appreciation to the GKCP and the Missouri River Region for nominating me, and to SAMEHQ for sponsoring such an amazing conference.  I would highly encourage anyone who is able to consider this training in the future.  The Emerging Leaders Alliance is a fantastic experience!  
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Engineer Internships, a Big Win-Win:  GKC Post's Training with Industry (TWI) Expands in 2014!
by LTC Kevin R. Casey & Merrill Watt, P.E.  

More Post Sustaining Member firms and government organizations are planning to host engineer internships with army engineer student-officers attending the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) this year. Two firms participated in 2013, and we will have five organizations participate in 2014 during April and May:   Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell, HNTB, J. E. Dunn Construction, and Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.   


During this exchange, the student-officers learn about best practices, lessons learned, problem solving approaches, business risks exposure, competition, "meeting the payroll", and governmental regulations these organizations encounter. Real projects are addressed and visited during the exchange. For the host organization, their participants learn how army engineers think and plan when delivering small to large scale programs.


Small businesses are welcome to participate as individuals or by teaming with other organizations.  All business sectors of SAME Sustaining Member specialties are encouraged to participate.     


Many of the CGSC student-officers are recently back from overseas deployments in leadership roles. Their TWI participation qualifies for an elective credit toward their CGSC graduation. These student-officers will encounter yet broader future responsibilities in large scale army organizations around the world and in the USACE. Someday we may see one return to Kansas City as the District Engineer. What a home coming that will be! 


Mark your calendar for October 2014 to nominate your organization for the Apr -May 2015 TWI.


GKC Post-   For more information, or teaming ideas, contact Merrill Watt.


CGSC-        Engineer officers may contact:

                 LTC Kevin R. Casey, 2014 TWI

                 LTC Chad Neidig,or MAJ(P) or John T. Wettack, 2015 TWI 


Tepa, LLC Receives Small Business Award at 2013 SBC  


Ken Harris, CEO and Matt Metcalf, Director of Federal Programs accept the Small Business Award for Tepa, LLC presented by SAME President, Rear Admiral Gary A. Engle, P.E., DBIA, F.SAME, USN (Ret).

At this year's SAME Small Business Conferece in Kansas City, Sustaining Member, Tepa, LLC was selected as the Small Business of the Year.  On hand to receive the award were CEO Ken Harris, and Director of Federal Programs/SAME GKC Post President, Matt Metcalf, P.E. The honor was presented at the SB Conference Awards Luncheon by SAME President, Rear Admiral Gary A. Engle, P.E., DBIA, F.SAME, USN (Ret).   


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2014 Greater Kansas City Post Board 


As we look forward to 2014 and what we can achieve as a Post, I want to offer a big congratulations and thank you in advance to our 2014 Board of Directors.  


President-Ann Ewy, USACE

Vice President-Rob Rastorfer, HNTB

Secretary-Melissa Kelley, SKW

Treasurer-Matt Turner, Yaeger Architecture 

Immediate Past President-Matt Metcalf, Tepa 


Elected Directors: 

Scott Perkins, Quantum Spatial 

Rex Ostrander, USACE 

Steve Iverson, USACE 

Bill Yord, RIC 

Kevin Casey, US Army 

Kim Pemberton, Trekk Design Group 

Amy McCurdy, McCurdy Engineers 

Jason Davis, Affinis 

Jason Sweet, Stantec 



Events In Review
October Post Luncheon
Tuesday, October 8th - Manny's
Topic: Grade Control Challenge:  Value Engineering the Byram's Ford Area of the Blue River Channel
Presented by: 
John D. Holm, P.E., Chief of the Civil Works Branch, 
Program and Project Management Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District
November GKC/ASCE Luncheon

Tuesday, November 12th - Californo's
Topic: Kansas City's Overflow Program
Presented by: Terry Leeds, P.E., Director of Kansas City MO Water Services Department
Fort Riley Field Chapter Meeting

by Matt Metcalf, P.E., SAME GKC Post President


The Fort Riley Field Chapter and the Greater Kansas City Post teamed up to host a  luncheon meeting on November 6th at Riley's Conference Center.   Over 30 attendees participated in the event that featured KC barbeque.   Mark Loes gave a presentation on the GKC Post's ongoing support to the Fort Riley Wounded Warriors Program.  GKC Post President, Matt Metcalf, and Treasurer, Al Osborne, presented perspectives on how Society membership can benefit both individuals who retire from the armed forces as well as those who only serve their initial commitment.   LTC Stephen Bales, Division Engineer, 1st Infantry Division, gave a presentation on USACE's role in Afghanistan. 


GKC Post Hosts Meeting with Whiteman "Muleskinner" Field Chapter

by Chris Prinslow, P.E.


On Wednesday, 12 Dec 2013 over 30 Air Force airman, civilians, and post members met for a luncheon meeting at the Missions End Club on Whiteman Air Force Base.  Mr. Al Osborne, Post Treasurer gave a presentation on the benefits of SAME and an overview of the Greater Kansas City Post.  The special guest speaker was Lt Col Aaron Wilt, Commander, 509th Base Civil Engineering Squadron. 


Lt Col Wilt's presentation focused on the mission of the 509th BCE and their program for sustainment, modernization and repair of critical base infrastructure.  Lt Col Wilt highlighted the some of the unique aspects of Whiteman AFB and its mission as the power projection platform for the nation's only B-2 Bomb Wing.  He stated that the base recently celebrated 20 years of the B-2 at Whiteman AFB.  Many of the unique facilities and infrastructure that were built to support the B-2 mission are in need of modernization and repair and the 509th BCE has made a concerted and somewhat successful effort to secure funding for major SRM projects in the past several years.  Lt Col Wilt is working to maintain this pace for the foreseeable future. 


The meeting concluded with several door prizes and wishes from Al Osborne for a safe and happy holiday season.   


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Save the Dates!


January 6, 2014 GKC Post Luncheon 
The event will be held on January 6th at Brio on the Country Club Plaza.  The meeting will include 2014 Officer Installation and a presentation by Steven Iverson, USACE Kansas City District Deputy District Engineer.  Please RSVP by January 2nd on the Post website.
January 23, 2014 CGSC/GKC Social 
RSVP to this event to network and welcome Ft. Leavenworth Command and General Staff College Engineer Class 14-02 Students.  The event will be held at J.W. Crancers, located in historic downtown Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
2014 Industry Day, Kansas City, MO
The annual GKC Industry Day Education & Training Workshop has been scheduled for March 31st through April 2nd, 2014 at UMKC.  For more information, see the GKC Post wesbite.


Giving Back

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GKC Post Member Spotlight

Name, Title and Employer

Jackie Hacker, Director, Small Business Program, HDR, Inc.  


What is your position with Greater Kansas City Post?


Chair, Individual and Sustaining Membership Committee
Co-Chair, Wounded Warriors Transition Support Committee.


What is your "day job"?

Responsible for HDR's Nationwide Small Business and Mentor-Protege Program that includes a good deal of travel.


How did you become involved with SAME ?

I was working under a Senior Business Development Manager with another firm who introduced me to SAME. My first involvement was as volunteering as a member of the planning committee for Partnership 2001 Industry Day/Small Business Training Conference hosted by GKC Post and USACE. At that time it was LTC Gary Heer, President of the Post and COL Don Curtis as Commander of the KC District. We spent a year planning that conference! I spent a year getting to know the Post leadership and SAME. I was hooked! I became a dedicated and active member to the mission of this organization.


What role has SAME played in your professional life?

SAME is a lifeline to my professional life. The industry networking, connections, and friendships that I have developed across the country, through SAME, are priceless. I have learned and grown so much in the past twelve years as a professional because, through SAME, I have been so fortunate to be mentored by some of the smartest professionals of high integrity on the planet; and, taking advantage of the training and activities that SAME offers. When I resigned from my long-time job in 2009, I was astounded by the amount of my SAME network that reached out to me and offered to help with whatever I planned to do from that point! That is testimony of the value of your professional network, valuable benefit of SAME! I decided to consult for awhile and because of the awesome professionals in my SAME network, I had clients right away! SAME has and continues to be a significant role in my professional life!



What SAME accomplishment are you most proud of?

The focus for Small Business and continuing my role as a small business advocate in SAME. I received the SAME 2012 National Small Business Advocate Award and I received the 2008 Presidential Award for Small Business Advocate of the Year through our Post . I have been a member of the SAME National Small Business Council since 2004, serving as an executive staff member from 2006 - 2012. I was the Chair for the Post Small Business Committee and Post SBLO for a few years and we raised the emphasis on small business training and activities for the Post. I started an "Annual After Hours Networking Social" that brought 150+ attendees including government, adding a few new members each time. We started annual one-day training workshops for small businesses and plan specific conference sessions for small business during our Annual Industry Day. Our Post raised the bar for our small business members!  


What would you like to see the Greater Kansas City Post accomplish in the near future?

Near and dear to my heart is outreach initiatives to our Military in transition! We have an opportunity to give back. We have approximately 1200 wounded soldiers at Ft. Riley that is right in our back yard. As the soldiers transition out, we can provide help with professional development, mentoring,networking, job search, and be a benefactor in time of need. I look forward to our Post building relationships at Ft. Riley to give back to those who have sacrificed for our Country, protected our freedom to be SAME. We can strengthen our community and industry with military professionals of honor and integrity, building our future strong!!


What benefits do you see for our community through SAME's work?

SAME GKC Post is an integral part of our community reaching out on many levels. SAME provides community services from house rehab to Ronald McDonald's House, professional development opportunities and training, education and mentoring to our local elementary, high schools, and colleges; as examples. Community outreach efforts are provided by our volunteer SAME members. Our community benefits from the SAME activities and opportunities that promotes education to our kids, promotes interest in the math and science fields, promotes the sustainment of current and future engineers; and, our SAME mentors sharing their years of experience and knowledge helping build future leaders.    


What would you say to an individual thinking about getting involved with Greater Kansas City Post? 

Join Now!! I sincerely believe that if you want to or are working in the federal industry, you need to be an active member of SAME. SAME provides opportunities and education for you professionally; and, nationwide opportunities for networking and building relationships. GKC Post has top professionals in their field, committed leaders and mentors, and sincerely really great people. These are the people and businesses you need to get to know! As Membership Chair, I will be happy to help you join!!



Ecology & Environment 
2013 Stanley  


New Members   

From the GKC Post 

SAME GKC Post welcomes the following new members.

  • William Harrison, Accent Controls
  • Steven Wise, SFS Architecture
  • Jeremy Powell, Powell and Associates
  • Joseph McLaughlin, Powell and Associates
  • Arturo Garza, GHCG, Inc.
  • Mark Imel, Imel Engineering
  • Kerri Brocker
  • Skip Palmer
  • MSG Travis Belmont, US Army
  • Laura Schramm, The Walsh Group (Young Member)
  • Randy McKinnis, American Legacy/Rand Construction
  • Don Aholt, Smith & Loveless, Inc.
  • Darby Ritter, Smith & Loveless, Inc.
  • Terri McLain, Smith & Loveless, Inc.
  • Debi Bazzel, Smith & Loveless, Inc.
  • Paula Ann Lumby, Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • Katie Wilczek, Cyntergy AEC  (Young Member)
  • Monica Mauricio, Cyntergy AEC  (Young Member)
  • Curt Talcott, Lamp, Rynearson &Associates, Inc.
  • George Cornwell, TREKK Design Group
  • Brock Beran, TREKK Design Group  (Young Member)





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TME Editorial Calendar


The editorial calendar for The Military Engineer (TME) can be found here. Each issue has a main theme and a special report. Deadlines for content also are included.

Treasurer's Report:  January-December 2013



Total Income:$145,559.05
Total Expenses:$101,924.33
Net Income:$  43,634.72


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President                             Matt Metcalf, Tepa, LLC

Vice President                      Ann Ewy, USACE

Secretary                            Amy Lines, Kleinfelder

Treasurer                            Al Osborne, Tepa, LLC

Immediate Past President       COL Anthony Hofmann, USACE


Board of Directors

Steve Iverson, USACE

Rex Ostrander, USACE

Matt Turner, Yaeger Architecture

Bill Yord, Louis Berger

Garrett Cross, Lochner

Brent Ferguson, JE Dunn

Rich McCollum, HDR

Jason Meyers, Burns & McDonnell

Melissa Kelley, SKW, Inc. 





Rob Rastorfer

Education & Mentoring

Bill Yord

College Outreach

Neeli Langdon

PE Refresher Course

Jason Meyers


Bill Yord

K-12 Outreach

Rob Rastorfer


Jackie Hacker


Chris Prinslow


Clif Rope

Small Business

Amy McCurdy

Strategic Planning

Ann Ewy

Young Members Co-Chair

Melissa Kelley

Young Members Co-Chair

Kyle Marlay

Assistant Treasurer

Garrett Cross


Melissa Kelley


Jason Sweet

Council of Fellows

Jerry Adams

E&M Endowment

Jerry Adams

Fort Riley Field Chapter

Rex Ostrander

Whiteman AFB Field Chapter

Christopher Prinslow


Jason Meyers

Joint Engineering Council (JEC)

Rich McCollum

Advertise in the SAME Newsletter and Web site!
The Greater Kansas City Post offers advertising space for quarterly newsletters and on the home page of the Web site.  Your business card size advertisement or company logo can be added for a cost of $250.00 per year.  Please send your artwork and check to:
Jason Sweet, GISP, PMP, CFM
Once your check is received your ad will begin in the following issue.
Place your article in the newsletter!
If you have articles you would like published in the quarterly newsletter, please send them to
Katie Summy, Tepa, LLC at [email protected].


Sustaining Members

5H Technologies � AECOM � Affinis Corp. � AMEC � American Legacy/Rand Construction � ARCADIS/Malcolm Pirnie � Argus Consulting 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. � CAPE � CB&I � CDM Smith � CH2MHILL � Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. � Coastal Environmental Group, Inc. � CORE Contruction Services � CTI and Associates, Inc. � Cyntergy AEC � EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. � Eaton Corporation � ECC � ECO Constructors LLC � Ecology & Environment, Inc. � EMR, Inc. � Family Environmental Compliance Services � GBA Architects and Engineers � 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 �  Horner & Shifrin Inc. � HydroGeoLogic Inc. � JE Dunn Construction � Kaw Valley Engineering � Kennedy/Jenks Consultants � Kleinfelder � Lamp, Rynearson &Associates, Inc. � LEO A DALY � LMG Construction Services LLC � Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc. (LATA) � LRS Federal LLC � Mark One Electric Co., Inc. � Mason & Hanger � Massman Construction Co. � McTech Corporation � ME Group, Inc. � Mead & Hunt, Inc. � Micah Group Energy & Environmental � Midland Surveying, Inc. � MW Builders � Paragon Business Solutions, Inc.  Parsons � Patti Banks Associates dba Vireo � Poole Fire Protection, Inc. � Professional Environmental Engineers Inc. � Professional Services Industries, Inc. � Remediation Services, Inc. � Rialto Building Rosemann & Assoc. PC � S.M. Wilson & Co �  Science Applications International Corp. � SCS Engineers � Sealaska Constructors � SEH � Seneca Companies, Inc. � Sevenson Environmental Services Inc. � Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. � SHE � Siemens Industries, Inc. � Smith & Loveless Inc. � Smith Seckman Reid Inc. � Spica Consulting � Stanley Consultants Inc. � Stantec, Inc. � Strategic Value Solutions, Inc. � Tepa, LLC � Terracon Consultants, Inc. � TerranearPMC, LLC � Tetra Tech, Inc. � The Louis Berger Group, Inc. � The S.M. Stoller Corporation � The Walsh Group  � Tidewater, Inc. � TMG Services Inc. � Tompkins Architects � TranSystems � TREKK Design Group � URS Corporation � Wilson & Company, Inc. � Woolpert, Inc. � Yaeger Architecture