Congratulations to Sustaining Member Firm OBG for winning sustaining member firm of the year. OBG, an integrated engineering solutions a company, has been a sustaining member of SAME since 2005. Since this time, the company has made numerous contributions to the Post, demonstrating its strong commitment to the organization. OBG's first foray into Post service was during the 2007 SAME JETC with leadership of the successful off-site fun run-the Philly SAME Boathouse 5K. OBG has participated in many Post committees and events, including the Philly Post Resiliency Committee/Resiliency Symposium (2011-present); DCHWS Planning Committee; Young Professional Development Event (2014-2016); Small Business Conference Committee (2013-2018); Monte Carol Charity Night Committee (2013,2014,2015); Liberty Golf Classic (2014-2018); Continuing Education Initiative (2014); and the Young Member Events committee (2014-2018). OBG has also supported several national SAME events, including the National JETC (2014, 2015), National Small Business Conference (2015-2018), and National Post Leaders Workshop (2015, 2018). In addition, representatives from OBG were elected to the Philadelphia Post Board of Directors in 2013, and the company has provided monetary sponsorships for several events.
We would like to recognize Dan Amate as this month’s member spotlight. Dan is the recipient of our 2018 Young Member Award for the Philly Post. Dan first became an SAME member in 2012. He volunteered as a mentor for the Young Professional Development Event in 2014. He presented at DCHWS in 2015 and 2017 and was elected to the Philadelphia Post Board of Directors in 2016. Since then, Dan has become the Deputy Chair of the Outreach Committee and an active member of numerous committees including: DCHWS, Resilience, Run to 2020, and STEM. As part of Outreach, Dan interacts with the Drexel Student Post to organize the Young Professional Development Event. He recently attended the national Post Leader Workshop as a representative of the Philadelphia Post, and often volunteers at the registration table at our events. Thank you for everything you do for Philly Post Dan!
Founded in 1920, SAME is the premier professional association uniting public and private sector individuals and organizations from across the environmental, architecture, engineering, construction, technology, facility management, contracting and acquisition disciplines in support of national security. For almost 100 years, SAME members have been at the forefront of our nation’s greatest engineering achievements. Today, SAME members continue to solve 21st Century challenges, including energy and environmental sustainability, global stability, the war on terror, cyber security, and resilience against the effects of natural and man-made disasters. SAME, as it approaches its 100th anniversary in 2020, has grown alongside its members. The organization now offers extensive opportunities for training, education, and professional growth through conferences, workshops, networking events, webinars, technical publications, leadership development and strategic partnerships, including now with IGEL — The Wharton-led, Penn-wide Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL). The SAME Philadelphia Post and IGEL have partnered to promote knowledge, discussion, and business practices for business sustainability. Together, we are offering further collaboration to support our collective missions for energy and environmental stability across the globe.