National Officers

mossey-picPresident 2015-2016
Jane C. Penny, P.E., F.SAME, AECOM

Jane C. Penny, P.E., F.SAME, is Group Chief Executive for National Governments, AECOM, where she is responsible for growing the U.S. federal and other global government business sector for the firm. She has more than 30 years of experience in planning, designing, conducting, managing and directing civil engineering, environmental and infrastructure projects. During her tenure at AECOM, Penny has led its Government Technical Services Group and its Federal Business Development Group. Prior to joining AECOM, she was Regional Operations Manager for Dynamac Corp., and before that, served as Senior Environmental Engineer for the U.S. Air Force, where she was responsible for the oversight of regulatory compliance for all Air Force installations in the southeastern United States. Penny became a member of SAME in 1983. She has served as Treasurer of the Illini Post, and as Secretary, Vice President and President of the Atlanta Post. Penny also served as the South Atlantic Regional Vice President for three years. Penny was named to the SAME National Board of Direction and served as President-Elect, 2014-2015. She was the recipient of the SAME President’s Medal in 2007. She was bestowed the James H. Lucas Emeritus Chair in 2015 and honored with the Outstanding Young Engineer Award in 1994, both by the Atlanta Post. Penny was invested in the SAME Academy of Fellows in 1998.

*The President-Elect automatically ascends to SAME President, as detailed in the SAME bylaws.

 

Blount PicturePresident-Elect 2015-2016
Capt. Michael L. Blount, P.E., LEED AP BD&C, Assoc. DBIA, F.SAME, USN (Ret.)

Capt. Michael L. Blount, P.E., LEED AP BD&C, Assoc. DBIA, F.SAME, USN (Ret.), is currently Vice President of the Federal Center of Excellence for Balfour Beatty Construction. Previously he served in the U.S. Navy. Command positions included: Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla.; Commander, 30th Naval Construction Regiment, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Public Works Officer and Officer-in-Charge of Construction, Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy; and Commanding Officer, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1, Gulfport, Miss. Capt. Blount has served in numerous SAME leadership positions including:
Chair, SAME Energy and Sustainability Committee, 2013-Present; Co-Chair, DBIA/SAME Federal Delivery Symposium, 2014; Member, Executive Committee, 2009-2011; Member, SAME Board of Direction, 2008-2012; South Atlantic Regional Vice President, 2008-2012; President, Jacksonville Post, 2006-2007; First Vice President, Jacksonville Post, 2006; Regional Vice President Secretary to Rear Adm. Ives, 1987-1988. He is an Instructor at Norwich University, which he has continued since 2006, and a member of the DBIA, Federal Sector Committee and Chi Epsilon, National Civil Engineering Honor Society.

 

C_Ubbelohde photoVice President 2015-2017
Col. Kurt Ubbelohde, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), LEO A DALY

Col. Kurt Ubbelohde, F.SAME, USA (Ret.) is currently Vice President, Corporate Director of Federal Programs for LEO A DALY. He retired from the U.S. Army after serving in various command positions including: Commander and District Engineer, Mosul, Iraq, U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers (USACE); Commander and District Engineer, USACE Omaha District; Division Chief, Plans and Construction, Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineer, U.S. Army in Europe, Heidelberg, Germany. Col. Ubbelohde joined SAME in 1993 and has taken a strong leadership role in the development of the SAME Engineering & Construction Camps including serving as  service Chair, 2012-Present and  Deputy Chair, 2010-2012, of the SAME Engineering & Construction Camps Committee as well as a Senior Mentor for the USAFA Engineering & Construction Camp, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2006-Present. Additionally, he served as President of the Omaha Post, 2002-2003 and as Vice President and Programs Committee Chair at the Fort Drum Post, 1993-1995. He is a recipient of the Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award and a Regional Vice President’s Medal as well as the Eva Jon Sperling MVP Leadership Award from the University of Nebraska Executive MBA Program and a  Silver De Fleury Medal, Army Engineer Association.


C_Nodjomian photoCol. Sal M. Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Matrix Design Group

Col. Sal M. Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), is currently Executive Vice President, Matrix Design Group. Previously, he served in the U.S. Air Force where his most recent duty assignments included:  Commander, 96th Air Base Wing; Senior Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force; Commander, 332nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group; Chief, Programs Division, Office of the Civil Engineer; and Chairman, Installation Support Panel. He has held numerous leadership positions in SAME including: Regional Vice President, South Central Region, 2012-Present; Elected Director, SAME Board of Direction, 2011-2012; Co-Founder, SAME Field Chapter, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, 2009; President, Lewis and Clark Post, 2005; and Vice President, Anchorage Post, 2003. Active in his community, Col. Nodjomian currently serves as Councilman, City of Niceville, Fla.; Board Member, United Way of Okaloosa/Walton County; Board Member, Association of Defense Communities; and Chairman, Florida Military Family Community Covenant.

 

John_MoggePresident (Immediate Past)
Col. John W. Mogge, PH.D., RA, CSIP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)

Global Director of Technology, Practice and Design, Environmental Services Business Group, CH2M HILL

Col. Mogge joined CH2M HILL in 2001 as Southeast Business Group Manager in the firm’s Transportation Business Group following a 27-year career with the U.S. Air Force. In August 2008, he became Global Director of Business Development and Strategic Planning, CH2M HILL Environmental Services Business Group, and in January 2010, was named a Senior Vice President with the firm and appointed to his current position as Global Director of Technology, Practice and Design. Among his many achievements at CH2M HILL, he served during 2006–2007 as the Sustainability Program Manager for planning the execution of the 2012 London Olympics as a member of the CLM Joint Venture.[Full bio]


Executive Director
Brig. Gen. Joseph “Joe” Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.)

Brig. Gen. Joseph “Joe” Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), became the Executive Director of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) on Aug. 4, 2014. He is responsible for a staff of more than 22 professionals and a budget of more than $7 million. SAME has more than 30,000 individual members and 1,600 Sustaining Member companies, public agencies and academic institutions. [Full bio]

 

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.

National Board of Direction

The SAME Board of Direction comprises the society’s national officers, regional vice presidents and committee and council chairs plus 12 elected directors who serve three-year terms and are elected in groups of four annually by the members of the society. The current Board of Direction is as follows:

National Officers:

President:
Col. John W. Mogge, Ph.D., RA, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), CH2M HILL ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

President-Elect:
Jane C. Penny, P.E., F.SAME, AECOM ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vice President & Chair, Academy of Fellows
William A. "Bill" Brown Sr., P.E., F.SAME, SES (Ret.), PageSoutherlandPage ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Vice President:
Rear Adm. Michael Giorgione, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), GeoSyntec ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Past President
Rear Adm. Gary A. Engle, P.E., DBIA, F.SAME, USN (Ret.), URS ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Executive Director:
Brig. Gen. Joseph “Joe” Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.) (Non-voting) ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Treasurer:
Richard S. Khalil, CPA, A. Morton Thomas and Assoc. (Non-voting) ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Counsel:
Harold I. Rosen, Esq., F.SAME, The Law Office of Harold Rosen (Non-voting) ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Regional Vice Presidents:

  • California: Mr. Richard Rubin, Michael Baker International, ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
  • Carolinas: Theron Pickens, P.E., LEED AP, LandDesign ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Europe: Col. Steve Shea, USAF ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Great Lakes: Mr. Jim Hagan F.SAME, Contech Engineered Solutions, ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Lower Mississippi: Mr. Timothy (Stephen) Gambrell, Mississippi River Commission ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Middle Atlantic: Mary Anderson, F.SAME, Schnabel Engineering ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Missouri River: Michelle French, Stanley Consultants ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    New England: John Gerstenlauer, P.E., F.SAME, Perini Management Services ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    North Atlantic: Mr. James F. DeGour III, PE, KP Engineers & Associates, Inc.( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Northwest: Cdr. Terry McCann, USNR (Ret.), EA Engineering, Science & Technology ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Ohio Valley: Ms. Rosemary Gilbertson, P.E., Louisville District, USACE ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. l)
    Pacific: Capt. Bill Grip, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), ITSI Gilbane Co. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Rocky Mountain: Col. Steve Rose, USAFR, Air Force Civilian ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    South Atlantic: Capt. Bill Bersson, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), HCR Construction ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    South Central: Col. Sal Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF, (Ret.), Matrix Design Group ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Southwest: Col Charles Perham, USAF, Nellis AFB ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    TEXOMA: Mr. Steve Houser, F.SAME, Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

    Mission Committee Chairs (9):

     

    Architectural Practice: JJ Tang, RA, HDR Architecture ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    College Outreach: Col. Joe Manous, USA (Ret.), USACE ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Energy and Sustainability: Capt. Michael Blount, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), Balfour Beatty ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Engineering & Construction Camps: Col. Kurt Ubbelohde, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Leo A Daly (kfubbelohde@leoadaly.)
    Environmental: Charles “Hud” Heaton, P.E., AMEC ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Facilities Asset Management: Stacey Hirata, P.E., SES, USACE ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    International: Col. John Cawthorne, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), CH2M HILL ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Joint Engineer Contingency Operations: Col. Dan Grey, P.E., USA (Ret.), The Louis Berger Group ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

    Councils (3):

    Noncommissioned Officer: Senior Master Sgt. Frank J. Lakotich, III, USAF ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Small Business: Gita Murthy, Ph.D., RORE, Inc. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Young Member: Ben Redding, Continental Mapping ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

    Elected Directors (12):

    2011-2014

    Cdr. Joseph Angell, P.E., CCM, F.SAME, USN (Ret), Arcadis ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Brian Balukonis, CPG, GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Cdr. Emmanuel "Manny" Bautista, P.E., USN (Ret.), Blue Trident LLC ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Nadja Turek, P.E., LEED AP, Woolpert Inc. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

    2012-2015

    Maj. Matthew Altman, P.E., USAF ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Ms. Marilyn Lewis, P.E., F.SAME, USACE ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Amy Lines, Kleinfelder ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Col Robert Moriarty, P.E., USAF (Ret.), F.SAME, BAH ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

    2013-2016

    Wesley Hamill, P.E., CEM, LEED AP BD+C, CEM, Naval Air Station Whiting Field ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Sharon Krock, PWS, Schnabel Engineering ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Carrie Ann Miller, CPSM, Argo System, LLC ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Capt. Bob Schlesinger, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, USN (Ret.), Michael Baker, Jr. Inc. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

    Appointed Directors: Non Voting

    Bill Anderson, Director, The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Steve Moes, Chair, Cyber Infrastructure Task Force ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

    Total Voting Members: 44

    Operations Committee Chairs and Liaisons

    Awards & Recognition Committee: Awards & Recognition Committee: LTC Tony Price, USA (Ret.), F.SAME ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Army Liaison: LTC Jerry Himes, P.E., PMP ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Navy Liaison: CDR Jeff Osmond, P.E. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Air Force Liaison: Capt Josh Connell, ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Coast Guard Liaison: LTJG Daniel Langdon ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Public Health Service Liaison: LCDR Jim Kohler ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Marine Corps Liaison: Maj Eric Penrod ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
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