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Committees & Forums

ACEC/NC Committees and Forums are one of the most important benefits to our members.  Each group has a Board nominated Chair and Vice-Chair who are selected each year from the active participants.  Your entire staff can be involved. Following are the Committees’ and Forums’ Chairs:

Click the Committee or Forum name to go to the description, Chairs and Liaisons:

Buildings & Infrastructure Committee

Focusing on all aspects of vertical development projects and their respective sites, this committee serves as liaison between ACEC/NC and multiple owner types and related agencies (including but not limited to higher education institutions, NC Office of State Construction, municipalities, K-12 school districts, healthcare institutions and private industry) and monitors their activities in project planning, design, construction, budgeting and selection of design firms. Focus areas include building construction, site and infrastructure development, code compliance, sustainability and energy conservation.

This committee also focuses on economic development activity that affects projects and member firms, with the goal to develop a mutually beneficial relationship between ACEC/NC and economic development organizations such as the North Carolina Economic Developers Association (NCEDA) and raise the visibility and profile of member firms within the economic development community.

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Board Liaison:  Davis Diggs
Kisinger Campo & Associates
305 S. Main St.
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 940-4788

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Junior Board Liaison:
Nate Bouquin
One Glenwood
Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 872-5115

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Chair:  Joe Angell
940 Main Campus Dr.
Suite 500
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 829-0328

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Vice-Chair: Kyler Bender
Bolton & Menk, Inc.
418 Dawson St.
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 907-9041

Buildings & Infrastructure Meeting Minutes


Business Practices Committee

Small and Large Business Leaders interested in improving the efficiency and operation of large and small firms are members of this committee. The objective of this committee is to reach out to and expand opportunities for business members of ACEC/NC, protect the interests of engineering firms, and offer business leaders a chance to leverage the collective knowledge of a larger group, to improve overall performance related to human resources, financial, legal, business development, and operations.

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Board Liaison:  Eddie Wetherill
Wetherill Engineering, Inc.
559 Jones Franklin Rd.
Suite 164
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 851-8077

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Junior Board Liaison:
Sydnee Potter
Willis Engineers
10700 Sikes Place
Suite 115
Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 377-9844

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Chair: Craig Hyman
100 Regency Forest Dr.
Suite 130
Cary, NC 27518

Chris Bushnell

Vice-Chair: Chris Bushnell
The Wooten Company
120 N. Boylan Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 828-0531

Business Practices Meeting Minutes

Environmental/Energy Committee (joint with PENC)

This committee interacts with various departments and agencies of the State who are involved in environmental activities. Members interact with agency representatives to help improve relationships and assist in promoting environmental policies that benefit both member firms and State agencies. The committee also to monitor and develop an information program on energy/power and private industrial issues. This mirrors a national goal of serving this industry segment and providing value to private and utility sector firms. It will also promote recruitment of these firms to membership in ACEC/NC.

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Board Liaison: Patrick Waterman, P.E.
LaBella Associates
400 South Tryon St.
Suite 1300
Charlotte, NC 282885

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Junior Board Liaison:
Emily Robinson
434 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1500
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 867-3784

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ACEC/NC Co-Chair:
Miles Galloway
The Wooten Company
301 W. 14th St.
Greenville, NC 27834

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PENC Co-Chair: Leah Young
KCI Associates of NC, PA
4505 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 783-9214

Environmental/Energy Committee Minutes

Future Leaders Program

This program seeks to provide young professionals with the broad-based, in-depth industry knowledge they will need in order to rise into leadership positions within ACEC/NC member firms. Future Leaders are nominated annually for this program.

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Board Liaison: Alison Koss
KCI Associates of NC
4505 Falls of Neuse Rd
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 783-9214

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Junior Board Liaison:
Sarah Nifong
440 S. Church St.
Suite 1000
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 338-6700

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Co-Chair: Robby Hoffman
Summit Design and Engineering Services, PLLC
320 Executive Court
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-3883

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Co-Chair: Matt Werder
440 S. Church St.
Suite 1000
Charlotte, NC  28202
(704) 338-6700

Legislative Committee

This committee monitors State and National legislation that may impact the engineering industry. The committee compiles the Council’s legislative agenda for approval by the Board of Directors and assists in the lobbying efforts to support that agenda. The committee also promotes and organizes events that focus on furthering the Council’s legislative agenda, and supporting our State and National Political Action Committees.

Legislative Committee Minutes

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Interim Committee Chair &
Board Liaison:
Claire Brinkley  

STV Engineers
900 W. Trade St., Ste. 715
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 285-6098

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Vice-Chair: Jenny Fleming
VHB Engineering NC
940 Main Campus Drive
Suite 500
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 741-5787

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Vice-Chair: Seth Poole
801 Jones Franklin Rd., Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 325-4778


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Junior Board Liaison:
Will Larsen
The Wooten Company
301 W. 14th St.
Greenville, NC 27834
(252) 757-1096

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Junior Board Liaison:
Josh Slusarczyk
W.K. Dickson Co., Inc.
1213 W. Morehead St.
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 334-5348

Executive Leaders Forum (formerly Senior Leaders)

This forum serves as a platform for our member firms’ senior leadership to meet and exchange ideas on bettering our business practices with public and private sector clients. In addition, this forum will allow senior members to identify issues that the Board of ACEC/NC should consider focusing on and suggesting action items related to the political process that could be important to the long-term viability of the private engineering industry. Please note that this forum is mindful of anti-collusion requirements and will not discuss those items that could be construed as collusion.

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Board Liaison: Iona Thomas       
621 Hillsborough St., Suite 500
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 287-0758


Co-Chair: Kraig Kern
W.K. Dickson & Co., Inc.
1213 W. Morehead St.
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28208


Co-Chair: Joe Starr
Terracon Consultants, Inc.
2401 Brentwood Road, Ste. 107
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 873-2211

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Junior Board Liaison:
Lauren Triebert, P.E.
VHB Engineering NC
940 Main Campus Dr.
Suite 500
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 741-5787

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Junior Board Liaison:
Farrell Nicholson, P.E.
Wetherill Engineering, Inc.
Jones Franklin Rd.
Suite 164
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 851-8077

Transportation Committee

This committee serves as a liaison between ACEC/NC and the North Carolina Department of Transportation and other public agencies dealing with all areas of transportation including highways, railways, airports, waterways, mass transit, and other forms of public transportation.

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Board Liaison: Radha Krishna Swayampakala
RS&H Architects-Engineers-Planners, Inc.
1520 South Blvd., Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 940-4788

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Chair:Allen Pope
Colliers Engineering & Design
2000 Regency Pkwy., Ste. 295
Cary, NC 27518
(919) 439-6082

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Vice-Chair: Will Letchworth
2905 Meridian Pkwy
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 361-5000

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Vice-Chair: Christine Goins
Goins Sweitzer Engineers & Consultants
1015 Bluebell Lane
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(410) 598-4601

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Junior Board Liaison:
Mike Davis
RS&H Architects-Engineers-Planners, Inc.
4509 Woodswallow Dr.
Fayetteville, NC 28312
(919) 271-0503

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Junior Board Liaison:
Nicole Brown
8000 Regency Pkwy.
Suite 175
Cary, NC 27518
(919) 654-9810

Transportation Committee Minutes

Transportation Subcommittee Minutes

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