Councils

SAME Councils focus on the issues and needs of major segments within the SAME membership. Currently, SAME has two Councils:

These groups bring together leaders at different levels of their careers to explore the many facets of their profession.

Participation on an SAME Council is one of the best ways to gain leadership skills and learn first-hand emerging trends and issues facing the A/E/C, facility management and environmental industry. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the SAME Young Members Council is to be an advocate for and engage young member support of SAME’s Strategic Plan through outreach, training, networking and recognition.

Download the Council Charter.


Council Members

  • Chair: Ben Redding, Continental Mapping - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Secretary: Tasha Lanni, Wildlands - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Vice Chair of Programs: Matthew Altman - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Vice Chair of Mentoring & Recognition: Capt. Jeremy Kinne, P.E., USAF - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Vice Chair of Communication: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Vice Chair of Communication: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Organizational Chart


Announcements:

Credentialing Achievement Awards Program (application due date: Oct. 3, 2014)

Credentialing Achievement Awards Program has been created to support SAME Young Members and NCOs obtain credentials that strengthen their professionalism. The program is intended to help fund exam sitting or registration fees for credentials, certifications or licensures deemed to have intrinsic value to SAME’s mission and the architectural and engineering professions. Awards to approved applicants will be based upon successful completion of exams and submittal of required documentation. For full program details and application forms, click here.

Application due date is October. 3. The achievement award recipients will be notified the week of October 20, 2014.

To download the new application form, click here [PDF].
 


Past YM Professional Development Call:
When: Tuesday, 25 Feb 14, 1100-1200 EST
Guest Speaker: Col Sal Nodjomian, USAF (Ret.), P.E., F.SAME (Bio Attached)
Topic: Engineering Leadership and Development

Description: We are honored to have Col (Ret.) Nodjomian as our guest speaker this quarter. Recently retired after nearly 24 years in the Air Force, Col Nodjomian is currently the Executive Vice President and Global Director of Federal Practices for the Matrix Design Group. He is also the SAME South Central Regional Vice President and was recently re-elected as Councilman for the City of Niceville, Florida. Col Nodjomian plans to discuss engineering leadership, both from his perspective as a former senior Air Force Civil Engineer leader and as a senior engineer in the private sector. His talk will cover things young engineers can do to improve themselves and advance in the engineering field. Further, he plans to talk in general terms about the transition to the private sector and his personal involvement in SAME.

Professional Development Hours: For the first time ever, the YM Council will award PDHs for participation in this call. Depending on the duration, you will likely earn 0.5-1 PDH towards certification requirements.

If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Matt Altman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Programs

The Council holds a quarterly Professional Development Teleconference. These calls are a great opportunity to gain the perspective of many leaders within our career field. They provide an excellent forum for discussion between Young Members and field leaders. If you’re interested in attending a conference or would like to nominate a guest speaker, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Young Member’s Post Programs Guide gives Posts ideas on how to run successful Young Member programs and events.  If you have any ideas for the improvement of this document, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mentoring & Recognition

Promoting and developing a strong and lasting mentoring bond between SAME Fellows, Members, and Young Members is a focus of the Young Member activities.  We hope that you’re making a strong effort at your Post to link YMs and Fellows at events.  Let us know how you’re doing it and if you’re not, please send Capt. Jeremy Kinne, P.E., USAF an email for ideas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Be sure to take the time to nominate your YMs for the Tudor and the Sverdrup Medal awards through your Post’s Board of Direction. 

A civilian Young Member can receive the Tudor Medal for the most outstanding contribution to engineering design, construction, research, development, or planning. A uniformed Young Member can receive the Sverdrup for the most outstanding contribution to engineering, the military service, SAME, or the nation. Young Members are also eligible to receive other society awards.  Deadlines for nominations are typically the end of January. View the Award & Recognition Committee webpage for more information.  We are also always looking for a Post and YM to highlight in our bi-monthly newsletter. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Vice Chair, YM Council Mentoring & Recognition, if there’s a Post or someone you’d like to see lauded for their efforts in the Society.


Communication

Communications is a vital resource we need to develop. With your active participation, YMs will have the opportunity to share their SAME and professional experiences, receive advance notice on YM activities and events taking shape throughout SAME, and spotlight your most accomplished YMs and YM programs. We look forward to meeting and working with you! We use several avenues to deliver this information to you. You can find us on LinkedIn as a subgroup to the SAME group.  Take some time to engage in the discussions or start one of your own!  If you’re a YM, you should be receiving our bi-monthly newsletter. If you’re not receiving it, be sure your email is correct on your profile and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Vice Chair, YM Council Communication or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Assistant Vice Chair, YM Council Communication.

Past issues [PDF]:

 


Resources

  • Young Member LinkedIn Subgroup
  • Professional Credentialing Reimbursement Program for YMs and NCOs
  • 21 Delta Search operated by SAME Member Edward C. Gibson, provides professional job transition assistance and nonprofit networking for engineers. Contact Gibson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-780-6037. 
  • The Retired Officers Association is a great source for job placement, resume reviews, and resources.
  • JobHuntersBible.com is a site by Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?: A Job-hunter's Guide. The site is designed as a supplement to the book.
  • Keirsey Temperament Sorter, a personality test that scores results with the same codes as the Myers-Briggs. Take the test and find out more about yourself.
  • Working on the Resume? Career lab has a wide range of career oriented services, including cover letters, self assessment, etc.
  • Working on the Resume? Mr. Nicholas Lore from the Rockport Institute offers a comprehensive guide of resume writing.

If you have any Resources suggestions or comments, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Secretary,YM Council.

Nominations for the Post Small Business Liaison Officer Award are now closed. For answers to questions regarding the award or nominations package, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Balfour Beatty US. The award will be presented at the SAME Small Business Conference (SBC) being held Dec. 9-11, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo. For information on the SBC, visit www.same.org/sbconference.

Small businesses are more important than ever!

Small business firms contribute approximately 80 percent of our nation’s job growth. Our entrepreneurial approach fosters innovation, drive and success. Often considered “renegades,” we are an invaluable asset to our nation’s economy and the military mission.

The SAME Small Business Council is committed to keeping SAME Members informed with the most up–to–date information from the world of small business. We regularly send out an electronic newsletter to help you stay ahead of the latest trends and take advantage of current developments in growth and partnerships.

If you are interested in getting more information about Small Business Council activities, or in serving on the SAME Small Business Council, please send an e-mail with your contact info to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 


MISSION STATEMENT

The Small Business Council's mission is to promote the role and relevance of small business in SAME through outreach, training, opportunity and recognition.

YOUR SMALL BUSINESS COUNCIL
The Small Business Council was established in 2001 by a group of SAME small business firm members who identified a specific need. The council works to:

  • Inform SAME of technical programs of interest to small business members
  • Provide opportunities to meet with key military decision makers
  • Represent small business interests on select SAME national committees
  • Keep members informed on small business regulations and legislation
  • Provide opportunities to highlight small business success stories and lessons learned
  • Recognize and reward small business firms through the Gen. Robert Flowers Small Business Award

As a result of our efforts, the council’s accomplishments include:

  • Advocating small business technical tracks at the annual SAME Joint Engineer Education and Training Conference & Expo
  • Providing a small business networking booth at the SAME Joint Engineer Education and Training Conference & Expo for firms and procurement specialists to meet and talk
  • Recognizing local Posts for their contribution to and support of small business firms
  • Providing insight and recommendations for overcoming bonding and insurance constraints through participation in bonding and insurance roundtables
  • Increasing the number of articles in The Military Engineer written by small business firms
  • Supporting and partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at its annual Small Business Conference
  • Notifying members of legislative changes that may impact their businesses
  • Advocating partnerships with other professional organizations, fostering additional forums for training for member firms
  • Increasing participation by small business firms at the local and national level through the addition of Post Small Business Liaison officers at every Post.

The Small Business Council welcomes your participation. We look forward to hearing about how we may continue to support the professional development and success of your small business firm. We encourage you to get involved!

Respectfully,
Gita Murthy, Ph.D.
Chair, SAME Small Business Council
RORE, Inc.
(cell) 619-922-4482
(office) 858-404-7393 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Helpful Resources


Small Business Council Newsletter

Click on the links below for the latest editions of Small Business Connections, the SAME Small Business Council Newsletter in PDF Format.


Small Business Council Meeting Minutes [PDF format]

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