• 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.

    Board Liaison:  Mike Slusher
    Davis-Martin & Associates, Inc.
    6415 Old Plank Rd.
    High Point, NC 27265
    (336) 886-4821
    Chair:  Alison Koss
    KCI Associates of NC, PA
    4505 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 400
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    (919) 783-9214
    Chair: Pete Nilsen
    Aerial Analytics LLC
    7151 O'Kelley Chapel Rd.
    Cary, NC 27519
    (919) 417-2343

    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.

    Board Liaison:  Liz Phipps
    KCI Associates of NC, PA
    4601 Six Forks Rd, Ste. 220
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    (919) 783-9214
    Chair: Justine D’Andrea
    Summit Design & Engineering Services
    320 Executive Court 
    Hillsborough, NC 27278
    (919) 732-3883
    Vice-Chair: Craig Hyman
    KCI Associates of NC, PA
    4505 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 400
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    (919) 783-9214


    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.

    Board Liaison: Matt Fogleman
    ECS Southeast, LLP
    1900 Hendersonville Rd. #10
    Asheville, NC 28803
    (828) 665-2307
    ACEC/NC Co-Chair: 
    Chris Windley

    CJS Conveyance, PLLC
    302 Academy St.
    Cary, NC 27511
    (919) 890-3876
    PENC Co-Chair: Leah Young
    KCI Associates of NC, PA
    4505 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 400
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    (919) 783-9214



    Future Leaders Program
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    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.

    Board Liaison: Mike Holder
    Gannett Fleming, Inc.
    2610 Wycliff Rd, Ste. 102   
    Raleigh, NC 27607
    (919) 420-7660
    Co-Chair:  Jessica McClure
    Ramey Kemp Associates, Inc.
    5808 Faringdon Place, Ste. 100
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    (919) 872-5115


    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.

    Board Liaison: Iona Thomas    
    McAdams Company
    2905 Meridian Parkway
    Durham, NC 27713
    (919) 361-5000

    Chair: Brock Storrusten                   
    Withersravenel, Inc.
    111 MacKenan Drive
    Cary, NC 27511
    (919) 469-3340
    Vice-Chair: John Weavil (Trans)    
    S&ME, Inc.
    9751 Southern Pine Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28273
    (704) 523-4726
    Vice-Chair: Patrick Waterman (CLT)
    LaBella Associates 
    400 South Tyron Street
    Suite 1300
    Charlotte, NC 28285
    (585) 770-2519


    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.

    Board Liaison: Stephen Greene       
    Ramey Kemp Associates, Inc.
    5808 Faringdon Place, Ste. 100
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    (919) 872-5115

    Chair: Valoree Eikinas       
    6750 Tryon Road
    Cary, NC 27518
    (919) 836-4800

    Vice-Chair: Spencer Franklin (RAL)
    HNTB North Carolina, PC
    343 E Six Forks Rd., Suite 200
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    (919) 546-8997

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


    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. 

    Board Liaison: Will Letchworth       
    434 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1500
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    (919) 678-0035


    Chair: Davis Diggs
    Kisinger Campo & Associates
    305 S. Main St.
    Kannapolis, NC 28081

    (704) 932-2122

    Vice-Chair: Greg Purvis
    Wetherill Engineering, Inc. 
    559 Jones Franklin Rd.

    Suite 164
    Raleigh, NC 27606

    (919) 851-8077

    Vice-Chair: Allen Pope
    Colliers Engineering & Design
    2000 Regency Pkwy., Ste. 295

    Cary, NC 27518
    (919) 439-6082