National Leadership

The SAME Board of Direction, at its meeting on May 25, 2012, approved a new governance structure for the Society. This change instituted an entirely volunteer Board of Direction, led by five national officers elected by the membership: President, President-Elect, Past President and two Vice Presidents. The remainder of the voting Board of Direction includes 12 Elected Directors (who serve four-year terms), 17 Regional Vice Presidents (who have oversight of all Posts in their geographic region), and Chairs of the Mission Committees & Councils (who lead the strategic direction of discipline or demographic-focused national groups).

In addition to the voting members, the Board of Direction includes several non-voting members: appointed Treasurer and Counsel, the SAME Executive Director, and up to three at-large directors (who may be in charge of task forces or partnerships, for instance).

Previous to the governance change in 2012, the SAME President primarily was a position that was held on a rotating basis by an Engineering Chief of one of the uniformed services. To ensure that the new governance structure involves input from the Engineering Service Chiefs, a Uniformed Services Advisory Group (USAG) was established to provide advice to SAME on how the organization can support the professional development of uniformed engineers and the needs of the uniformed service engineering departments for the betterment of our country. The USAG meets twice annually with the SAME National Officers.

2016-2017 Board of Direction

 National Officers:

  • President: Capt. Mike Blount, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), AECOM
  • President-Elect: Col. Sal Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), MatrixDesignGroup
  • Vice President: Col. Marvin Fisher, LEED AP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Farnsworth Group
  • Vicent President:  Col. Kurt Ubbelohde, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), LeoADaly
  • Chair, Academy of Fellows: Capt. Bill Bersson, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), HCR Construction (Non-Voting)
  • Immediate Past PresidentJane Penny, P.E., F.SAME, AECOM
  • Executive Director: Brig. Gen. Joe Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), (Non-voting)
  • Treasurer: Rich Khalil, CPA, A.Morton Thomas and Associates (Non-voting)
  • Counsel: Harold Rosen, Esq., F.SAME, The Law Office of Harold Rosen (Non-voting)

Regional Vice Presidents:

  • California:Anthony Petroccitto, GHD Inc.
  • Carolinas: Steve Thomas, P.E., AECOM
  • Europe:  Capt. Rodney Worden, P.E., CEC, USN
  • Great Lakes: Col. Thomas Heinold, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), USACE Rock Island District
  • Lower MississippiKenneth New, QRI/Quaternary Resource Investigations LLC
  • Middle Atlantic: Lt. Col. Michael Darrow, P.E., USA (Ret.), USACE Norfolk District
  • Missouri RiverJackie Hacker, HDR
  • New EnglandJohn Blaisdell, Sovereign Consulting, Inc.
  • North Atlantic: James DeGour III, P.E, KP Engineers & Associates Inc.
  • Northwest:  Capt. John Hickey, P.E., LEED AP, CEM, USCG (Ret.), Jacobs Engineering Inc.
  • Ohio Valley: Col. Shawn Moore, USAF
  • Pacific: Richard Stump, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Stanley Consultants
  • Rocky Mountain: Cindy Lincicome, Betance Enterprises
  • South Atlantic: Capt. Alan Watt, P.E., F.SAME, LEED AP BD+C, USN (Ret.), A.N. Watt Consulting Engineers
  • South Central: Bob Sidoti, AECOM
  • Southwest: Siokey Gastelum-Galvez, J.G. Management Systems Inc.
  • TEXOMA: Steve Houser, F.SAME, Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises (OTIE)

Committee Chairs:

  • Architectural Practice: Col. Paula Loomis, FAIA, F.SAME, USAFR (Ret.), HQ, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Awards and Recognition: Amy D'Alonzo-Basehoar, F.SAME (non-voting)
  • College Outreach: Corey Weaver, P.E., USACE Huntington District
  • Credentialing, Education, Certification & Licensing: Lt. Col. Neal Wright, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Dewberry
  • Cyber Security for Infrastructure Task Force: Col. Steve Moes, USAF (Ret.), Pond & Company (non-voting)
  • Energy & Sustainability: Rear Adm. Mark Handley, P.E., USN (Ret.), AECOM
  • Engineering & Construction Camps:   Gerald Morris Jr., Pennoni
  • EnvironmentalRick Cox, BMT Designers & Planners
  • Facilities Asset Management: Col. Stuart Harrison, P.E., CFM, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), AECOM
  • International: Col. Blair Schantz, USA (Ret.)
  • Joint Engineer Contingency Operations: Col. Bill Haight, USA (Ret.), Louis Berger Group
  • Resiliance: Jim Hagan
  • STEM: Lt. Col. Scott Prosuch, F.SAME, USA, (Ret.), Tetra Tech

Council Chairs:

  • Small Business: Clarence McAllister, P.E., Fortis Networks
  • Young Member: Lt. Col. Matt Altman, Ph.D., P.E., USA

Elected Directors:

2014 –2017

  • Brian Balukonis, F.SAME, USACE New England District
  • Richard "Rad" Delaney, AIA, LEED AP, F.SAME, CDM Smith
  • Wendy Parker, Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Lt. Col. Wendell "Buddy" Barnes, P.E., F.SAME, Jacobs Engineering Inc.

 

2015 –2018

  • Lt. Col. Tony Price, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Price Enterprises LLC
  • Col. Ray Willcocks, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
  • Sally Riker, F.SAME, Lowe Engineers
  • Angela Nocera, P.E., PIKA International

2016 –2019

  • Cdr. Joseph Angell II, P.E., CCM, DGIA, USN (Ret.), Taylor Wiseman & Taylor
  • Lt. Col. Kevin Lovell, PMP, USA (Ret.)
  • Ben Matthews, P.E., F.SAME, Atkins
  • Col. John Cawthorne, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Neumarket Consulting LLC

TOTAL VOTING MEMBERS: 47

 

Uniform Service Points of Contact (POCs):

  • Army Liaison: Lt. Col. Steven L. Kreh, P.E.
  • Navy Liaison: Cdr. Chad Lorenzana, CEC, USN
  • Air Force Liaison: Capt. Josh Yerk, USAF
  • Coast Guard Liaison:  Lt. Jay Shirey, USCG
  • Public Health Service Liaison: Lt. James Coburn, USPHS
  • Marine Corps Liaison: Glenn Grubbs, USMC - Public Works
  • President 2016-2017
    Capt. Michael L. Blount, P.E., LEED AP BD&C, Assoc.
    DBIA, F.SAME, USN (Ret.), AECOM
  • President-Elect 2016-2017
    Col. Sal M. Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME,
    USAF (Ret.), Matrix Design Group
  • President (Immediate Past)
    Jane C. Penny, P.E., F.SAME, AECOM
  • Vice President
    Col. Kurt Ubbelohde, F.SAME, USA (Ret.),
    LEO A DALY
  • Vice President
    Col. Marvin Fisher, LEED AP, F.SAME,
    USAF (Ret.), Farnsworth Group
  • Executive Director
    Brig. Gen. Joe Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.)

In accordance with the SAME bylaws, national officers are elected prior to each year's Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo. Nominations for elected office are made to the Executive Director by Jan. 15 and elections are held throughout the month of March.