ACEC Colorado Announces 2017-18 Officers and Board Members and Honors Members
DENVER, CO The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado) announces its elected 2017-18 board of directors and honored its members with various awards.
Nancy Clanton, PE (Clanton & Associates, Inc. - Boulder, Colorado), will serve as President; Craig Watts, PE, (MKK Consulting Engineers, Inc. - Greenwood Village, Colorado) will serve as Vice President; and Brad Doyle, PE (Parsons - Denver, Colorado) will serve as Secretary/Treasurer. Immediate Past President Elizabeth Stolfus, PE (Stolfus & Associates, Inc. - Greenwood Village) will continue board service.
Newly elected members of the ACEC Colorado Board of Directors are:
"¢ Metro Director Travis Boone, PE (AECOM - Denver);
"¢ West Director Jonathan Kelly, PE (Wright Water Engineers, Inc. - Glenwood Springs);
"¢ South Director Jeff Kobriger, PE (HCDA Engineering, Inc. - Colorado Springs);
"¢ Metro Director Brant Lahnert, PE (KL&A, Inc. - Golden);
"¢ North Director Wayne Thompson, PE (CTL|Thompson - Fort Collins).
Those board members continuing in their service are:
"¢ David DiFulvio, PLS (Farnsworth Group, Inc. - Greenwood Village);
"¢ William Green, PE (The RMH Group, Inc. - Lakewood); and
"¢ Greg Roush, PE (Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc. - Denver).
Committee Chairperson of the Year
ACEC Colorado presented its 2017 Committee Chairperson of the Year Awards to Gray Clark, PE, and Derek Lindvall, PE.
Clark and Lindvall, who are co-chairpersons of the ACEC Colorado Transportation Committee, made significant accomplishments during the past year to improve the business environment for member firms that work with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Their achievements included working with CDOT to improve its audit procedures for consultants to be more efficient and timely, as well as developing a fee-calculation tool to improve the fee conversation between CDOT and the consultant, as well as strengthening ACEC Colorado's partnership with CDOT.
George Washington Award
ACEC Colorado honored William Green, PE, with its 2017 George Washington Award.
The award honors individuals who give their time and talents to support activities, initiatives and public outreach to advance the public image of consulting engineering.
Green is president of The RMH Group, Inc. and founding president of the Rocky Mountain Regional Chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America, which has provided him with a platform to advocate for the engineering community to improve the design-build procurement process. Green's work has led to a more equitable and transparent design-build process that benefits owners and design construction professionals alike. Through a national task force that he led, he advocated and achieved elimination of the single-step design-build procurement process for large or technically complex federal projects. Green also led the ACEC Colorado 2014-15 Design Build Task Force, which provided recommendations to the Office of the State Architect that led to a change in Colorado design-build procurement procedures.
Orley O. Phillips Award
ACEC Colorado presented Stuart Monical, PE, with the 2017 Orley O. Phillips Award.
This award is the highest honor presented by ACEC Colorado and recognizes an individual's contributions to the profession, general societal issues, and ACEC Colorado and its programs.
Monical, a resident of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, has served on and chaired numerous ACEC Colorado and ACEC National committees, including the Engineering Excellence Awards, Professional Development and Business Services. He is an ACEC Colorado past president, past ACEC National director and ACEC fellow. Monical has been a member of the council since 1982.
Elizabeth Stolfus, PE, 2016-17 President, presented the President's Awards to Major Tim Keeton, Colorado State Patrol; Captain Rob Marone, Colorado State Patrol; Captain Greg Gilbert, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority; and Larry Haas, PE, Colorado Department of Transportation.
Each ACEC Colorado President's Award is selected by the outgoing president to recognize stewardship of the community.
"The first responders and engineers of the North I-25 Transportation Incident Management (TIM) team have broken down barriers and built the kind of collaboration that characterizes the engineering method at its best," said Stolfus. "It was an honor to present ACEC Colorado's 2017 President's Award to the North I-25 TIM team in recognition of the positive impact the team has made on travel safety on Colorado's roadways by putting community first. These first responders and engineers have not only improved safety for Coloradans, they also have advanced the engineering practice by contributing their expertise in creating the future state of traffic incident management practice."