Designing the Future of Texas

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Directors & Staff

 

 

 

 

 

Committees

 

 

 

 

 

Past Presidents


Committees

Nominating

Chair: Ramon Miguez, Past President
Nominates candidates for the Board of Directors in the upcoming year. (Appointed by the Board annually in September. The commission expires at the end of the same year).

Programs

Chair: Garry Kraus, President Elect
The President Elect is responsible for programs at the monthly membership meetings. Up to three (3) programs per year are to promote good business practices among consulting engineering firms. Programs are to be diverse in subject matter and should include local business and political leaders.

Public Relations

Chair: Rusty Glover, Secretary

Education Program Regional Initiatives

Our Public Relations committee plans many activities such as networking events including our annual spring reception. This comittee also organizes our summer internship program where we coordinate a tour for our member’s interns to see a project in the DFW area. Our PR committee also works as our scholarship committee where we offer three scholarships opportunities to our summer interns and another three to graduating seniors in our DISD schools.

Membership Services

Chair: John Lamb, Treasurer
Promotes increased Chapter membership and attendance at meetings. Contacts prospective members. Assists in arranging receptions for local agency officials and key government staff members. Assists ACEC Texas in the review and processing of applications for membership. Coordinates activities with ACEC Texas for statewide events, if needed.

Government/Client Relations

Chair: Dixie Cawthorne, Director
City of Dallas
Establishes and maintains a continuing dialogue with officials of city, county, state and other public agencies concerning their programs and policies affecting consulting engineers. Initiates appropriate action of Chapter (or state office) when a response is needed for activities or requests. Helps educate public entities regarding the Professional Services Procurement Act and encourages them to comply. Provides a focus for the review of design criteria and standards. Recommends revisions to design criteria standards and approved products. Disseminates relevant information to the Dallas Chapter membership.
 

Business Practice

Chair: Bud Hodgin, Director
Promotes good business practices among consulting engineering firms. Provides programs or continuing education on topics related to business practice. May also conduct business practices surveys when deemed beneficial. Communicates Dallas Chapter concerns regarding professional services contracts. Serves as a Chapter advocate on legal, contracting and insurance issues.
 

Bytes for Kids

Board Chair: John Lamb, Treasurer
The Dallas Independent School District selects 12-15 schools that are under-served and/or low income. There are four award recipients from each school, two high achievers in Math and two high achievers in Science. Criteria is one of two methods:

  • For each six-week grade reporting period in which a student earns an A in Math and/or Science, his or her name is submitted for a drawing at which two iPads are given; or
  • The teachers from each selected school identify the most-improved Science and Math students to receive an iPad

The Texas Engineering Research Forum (TERF) and ACEC Dallas partner together to put together this program. In order to pay for the iPads given the Texas Engineering Research Forum puts on an Annual Golf Tournament every fall called the Bytes for Kids Golf Tournament. If you are interested in playing, sponsoring or mentoring please reach out to Karen Khan at karen@acectx.org.

Tournament Chair: Ryan Smith, Lamb-Star
Promotes good business practices among consulting engineering firms. Provides programs or continuing education at monthly meetings on topics related to business practice. May also conduct business practices surveys when deemed beneficial. Communicates Dallas Chapter concerns regarding professional services contracts. Serves as a Chapter advocate on legal, contracting and insurance issues.

TxDOT Liason Committee

Chair:Nancy Mitchell, LAN

Local Political Committee

Chair: Mike Garrison, BGE, Inc.
To engage in public policy issues of interest to the engineering community and to assist candidates in elected office who are supportive of the views and goals of ACEC Dallas and the engineering community overall. Conduct Meet & Greet events to discuss local issues and with sitting elected officials.
 
To join a committee or receive additional information contact: karen@acectx.org.