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2017 Philly Post Awards Night
2017 Philly Post Awards Night

Thank you for all that attended our SAME Phildealphia Post Awards Night. We had a great attendance this year, lots of laughter, years of dediciation to recognize, and fantastic speakers. Thank you Brig. Gen. Joe Schroedel, P.E., F. SAME, USA (Ret.), SAME Executive Director for giving us a lot to think about regarding how we give back to the society. Sharon Krock, you were a wonderful emcee for the awards night - you really know the membership of the post. Thank you to all of our award recipients! Without your dedication and hard work, our post would not so strong!

Urban Engineers Sustaining Member Firm of the Year photo

Sustaining Member Firm of the Year: Urban Engineers

in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to SAME and/or the Military Engineering Profession

Urban Engineers, Inc. (Urban) is an employee-owned, ISO 9001:2008 certified multidisciplinary design, environmental, planning and construction services consulting firm. Founded in 1960, Urban’s 450 employees in 14 offices across the country provide services for facilities, buildings, ports and waterways, public transportation, railroads, airports, utilities, bridges and highways. Urban has been a Sustaining Member of SAME for over 20 years, had employees actively serve on the Philadelphia Post Board of Directors over that period and has had two employees serve as Post President. Urban has been an active, reliable and consistent supporter of numerous SAME functions including the Philadelphia Post’s Liberty Golf Classic and the NYC/NJ Post Golf Outing.

The current Urban member of the Philadelphia Post Board of Directors, Roy Denmark, has been a member of SAME and the Philadelphia Post since 1985, served as Post Secretary from 1986–1991, has served on the Board of Directors since 1999 and served as Post President from 2014–2015. He has served as Co-Chairman of the Philadelphia Post’s Liberty Golf Classic, which is the Post’s primary Scholarship Program fund raiser since its inception in 1987.

Michael Badeau Young Member Award photo

Young Member Award: Mr. Michael Badeau, Stell Environmental

in Recognition of Superior Achievement by a Young Member

Michael Badeau first joined SAME and the Philadelphia Post in 2012 after attending a Young Member event that left a lasting impression on him of the Society’s core values and the extraordinary people that perpetuate them. This first impression inspired an active membership and participation in many other Post activities.

Mike has been an active member of the Post’s Small Business Committee, involved in all aspects of the planning and execution of the Post’s Annual Small Business Conference, including communicating with the presenters and hotel IT staff. He also serves on the steering committee for the annual Symposium on Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites hosted by the Post, helping to revive the popular event in 2015 and contribute to its current success of more than 300 attendees annually. In this role he compiles all the presentations and supports the onsite A/V needs during each panel discussion. He works closely with each presenter and the emcee for the two-and-a-half day event. In 2017, the Post sponsored his attendance of the Joint Engineer Training Conference in Columbus, Ohio, for which he served as a volunteer. Because of his successful involvement in Small Business events at the Post level, Mike was recently asked to join the National Small Business Council in assisting the Vice Chair of Communications with providing information relevant to Small Business throughout SAME.

Mr. Lyle Trumbull Notable Achievement Award photo

Notable Achievement Award: Mr. Lyle Trumbull, OBG

in recognition of outstanding contribution to SAME and/or the military engineering profession and its practice

Lyle Trumbull is a Senior Technical Director of Emergency Response and Risk Assessment at O’Brien & Gere and has been an active member of the Post since 2005. His first foray into Post service was during the 2007 SAME JETC where he organized the successful off-site fun run—the Philly SAME Boathouse 5K. His next phase of service took the form of participation on the SAME Philly Post Resiliency Committee (2011–2015) where he helped fulfill streamer requirements. He is currently the Chair of the Resiliency Committee and is spearheading the Post’s first Resiliency event scheduled for November 2017. Since 2016, Lyle has been on the planning committee for the DCHWS conference, and has been responsible for organizing the Professional Development Hours for this event. He was elected to the Post Board of Directors in 2013 and is also the Co-Chair of the Program Committee. Finally, Lyle has been the primary organizer for the Philly SAME Young Professionals Development Event at Drexel University since its inception. For three years, this event has provided networking, professional development workshops, and speaker roundtables for SAME young members and STEM students from local universities.

Jeffrey York Service Award photo

Service Award: Mr. Jeffrey York

in Recognition of Extraordinary Effort in Maintaining and Advancing the Objectives of the Post

Jeff York has been an active member of the Post since 2002, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2005. In 2007, Jeff was instrumental in the success of the National SAME JETC when the Philadelphia Post hosted this event. In addition to serving on the Planning Committee, he acted as the Opening Ceremony Coordinator for this event. No pressure there! He was the presented with a Regional Vice President’s Medal for his outstanding efforts.

Jeff served as Co-Chair for the inaugural Annual Signature Monte Carlo Charity Event in 2008 and continued to serve on the committee for the next six years. As a result of Jeff’s dedication and the support of many individual and sustaining member companies, the Signature Event generated over $40,000 in proceeds to help support wounded veterans and their families in the region. In 2010, Jeff represented the Philadelphia Post by attending the SAME Post Leaders Workshop. He has also served as past Co-Chair for the Young Members Committee, a member of the Nominating Committee, and currently serves on the Finance Committee and Signature Events Committee.

Jeff has always been active in post events, including board meetings, sporting events, Young Member events, and Signature Events. Overall, Jeff’s significant dedication, support, and enthusiasm during his involvement embody the fundamental mission of the SAME Philadelphia Post.

Membership Anniversary Milestones

A list of the Membership Anniversary Milestones can be found at this link.

Event Photos

Additional photos can be found at https://photos.app.goo.gl/KKCwmhobTUGFXxB92

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