National Officers

Gary_Engle_PhotoPresident 2013-2014
Rear Admiral Gary A. Engle, P.E., DBIA, F.SAME, USN (Ret).

Senior Vice President Infrastructure & Environment Division Federal Business Line, URS Corp.

Adm. Engle joined URS in January 2007, transitioning to the private sector following a 28-year career with the U.S. Navy. In his current role, he works federal and Department of Defense programs, and he leads the URS division’s global Navy and Marine Corps work for projects involving the full range of facility and infrastructure services, including design-build, design, environmental, energy, contingency and base operating services, and infrastructure planning. [Full bio]


John_MoggePresident-Elect 2013-2014
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]
 


LEKETA.USE.THIS.ONEPast President 2013-2014
Anthony F. “Tony” Leketa, P.E., F.SAME, SES (Ret.)

Executive Vice President, Parsons Government Services

Leketa joined Parsons in January 2005.  He has held a series of successive leadership positions within Parson’s federal government group including Senior Vice President, Division Manager, Installations and Environment (I&E) Division, where he managed the vast majority of Department of Defense (DOD) contracts for the firm; and Vice President, Deputy Division Manager, Systems, Defense and Security Division. Prior to assuming his current position as Executive Vice President, Parsons Government Services, he served as President of Parsons Water & Infrastructure Group Inc., one of four primary business units of Parsons, where he was responsible for the business unit’s global operations. [Full bio]

Vice President 2013-2014
Jane C. Penny, P.E., F.SAME

Executive Vice President, Government Technical Services, AECOM

Jane C. Penny, P.E., F.SAME, is Executive Vice President of Government Technical Services for AECOM. She is responsible for growing the federal professional and technical services 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. Prior to leading the Government Technical Services Group, she led AECOM’s Federal Business Development Group. She also 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. [Full bio]

Vice President 2013-2014
William A. “Bill”  Brown Sr., P.E., HAIA, F.SAME, SES (Ret.)

Prior to his retirement,  Bill Brown served as Executive Vice President of PageSoutherlandPage LLP, where he was responsible for establishing strategic focus in the federal market. He acted as Principal-in-Charge of the site evaluation study for the $500 million National Museum of African American History and Culture. As a former  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Deputy Director of Military Programs, Brown directed one of the largest design and construction programs in the world—the annual $10 billion U.S. Army  Military Construction Program. He is a recipient of the prestigious SAME Golden Eagle Award for contributions to the engineering profession. [Full bio]

Executive Director
Dr. Robert D. Wolff, P.E., F.SAME

Robert D. Wolff, Ph.D., P.E., F.SAME, became the Executive Director of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) in September 2002. He is responsible for a staff of more than 24 professionals and a budget of nearly $8 million. SAME has more than 30,000 members and more than 1,600 Sustaining Member companies, public agencies and academic institutions.


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
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. )

President-Elect:
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. )

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

Past President
Anthony F. "Tony" Leketa, P.E., F.SAME, SES (Ret.), Parsons ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Executive Director:
Robert D. Wolff, Ph.D., P.E., F.SAME (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: Dr. Vida Wright, P.E., F.SAME, Veridico Group, Inc. ( 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: Robert Ivarson, P.E., HNTB ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    Lower Mississippi: Ashlyn Graves, Evans-Graves Engineers, Inc. ( 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: Jeanne LeBron, F.SAME, Altus Architectural Studios ( 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: Richard “Rad” Delaney, AIA, LEED-AP, F.SAME ( 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: Marci Snyder, Woolpert, Inc. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    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: Vida Wright, Ph.D., P.E., F.SAME, Veridico Group, Inc. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
    TEXOMA: Greg Kuhn, P.E., F.SAME, Halff Assoc. ( 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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