Society Leadership

The Board of Direction, at its meeting on May 25, 2012, approved a new governance structure for the Society. This change instituted an entirely volunteer Board of Direction, led by six national officers elected by the membership: President, President-Elect, Past President and three Vice Presidents. The remainder of the voting Board of Direction includes 12 Elected Directors (who serve three-year terms), 18 Regional Vice Presidents (who have oversight of all Posts in their geographic region), and Chairs of the Communities of Interest (who lead the strategic direction of discipline or demographic-focused national groups).

In addition to the voting members, the Board of Direction includes several non-voting members: appointed Treasurer and Counsel, the SAME Executive Director, and up to three at-large directors (who may be in charge of task forces or partnerships, for instance).

Previous to the governance change in 2012, the SAME President primarily was a position that was held on a rotating basis by an Engineering Chief of one of the uniformed services. To ensure that the new governance structure involves input from the Engineering Service Chiefs, a Uniformed Services Advisory Group (now Executive Advisory Group) was established to provide advice and guidance to SAME on how the organization can support the professional development of uniformed engineers and the needs of the uniformed service engineering departments. The Executive Advisory Group meets twice annually with the SAME National Officers.

National Leadership Team

Board of Direction 2022-2023

(Effective May 12, 2022)

National Officers

President: Cindy Lincicome, F.SAME, TLI Construction
President-Elect: Col. Charlie Perham, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Matrix Design Group
Vice President: Lt. Col. Michael Darrow, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), USACE Norfolk District
Vice President: Richard “Rad” Delaney, AIA, LEED AP, F.SAME, PRIME AE Group
Vice President: Sharon Krock, SPWS, F.SAME, Schnabel Engineering
Past President: Rear Adm. Mark Handley, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), AECOM
Executive Director: Brig. Gen. Joseph Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), SAME National Office (Non-voting)
Treasurer: Mario Burgos, Burgos Group (Non-voting)
Counsel: Craig Crotteau, Esq., P.E., Dawson & Associates (Non-voting)
President, SAME Foundation Board: Rear Adm. David Nash, P.E., F.SAME (Dist.), USN (Ret.) (Non-voting)

Regional Vice Presidents

California: Brig. Gen. Michael Herman, P.E., F.SAME, ARNG (Ret.), Mead & Hunt
Carolinas: Russell Patterson, F.SAME, CEMS Engineering | Architecture
Europe: Lt. Col. Christian Knutson, CEng, P.E., PgMP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Jacobs
Gulf Coast: Lt. Col. Ryan Elliot, P.E., USAF (Ret.), K.S. Ware & Associates LLC
Heartland: Col. Miro Kurka, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Mead & Hunt
Lakes: Col. Kevin Wilson, USA (Ret.), TFB2 Solution
Mid-Atlantic: Capt. Robert Bevins, P.E., F.SAME, USCG (Ret.), Pennoni Associates
Missouri River: Michelle Chambliss-Cain, Faith Group LLC
North Atlantic: Carlos Sanchez, MBP
Northeast: Christen Sardano, Bluestone Environmental Group
Northern Tier: Mark Ohlmstrom, P.E., Shannon & Wilson Inc.
Ohio Valley: Scott Nesbit, P.E., Tetra Tech Inc.
Pacific: Brian Duffy, Stanley Consultants
Rocky Mountain: Aaron Murray, Wood
Southeast: Pamela Little, P.E., Pond & Company
Southwest: Bruce Preston, RA, TSK Architects
Tennessee/Kentucky: Ted Foster, P.E., CxA, PSP, Smith Seckman Reid
Texas: Benjamin Matthews, P.E., F.SAME, Michael Baker International

Communities of Interest Chairs

Architectural Practice: Catherine Otis, RA, Gannett Fleming Inc.
College Outreach: Marilyn Zenko, Terracon Consultants Inc.
Energy & Sustainability: Norm Campbell, F.SAME, Go Electric
Enlisted: 1st Sgt. Shane Payne, USA, 526th Engineer Company (Construction)
Camps: Cdr. Cindy Miller, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), Jacobs
Environmental: Rick Wice, Battelle
Facility Asset Management: Lisa Cooley, Gordian
International: Charysse Knotts, P.E., F.SAME, Black & Veatch
Joint Engineer Contingency Operations: James Romasz, P.E., PMP, WSP
Leader Development: Cdr. Roland DeGuzman, P.E., CEM, USN (Ret.), MBP
Membership: Dana Otto, WSP
Resilience: Albert Romano, ATCS PLC
Small Business: Sally Clark, AFG Group Inc.
STEM Outreach: Liza Grudin, NovelEsolutions Inc.
Young Professional: Corey Weaver, P.E., USACE Huntington District

Elected Directors

Chief Master Sgt. Adam Boubede, USAF, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron
John Davis, GHD Inc.
Col. Patrick Coullahan, P.E., PMP, CFM, REM, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
Elizabeth Parent, P.E., F.SAME, 5engineering Inc.

Lt. Col. Craig Bryant
, P.E., USA, USACE Tulsa District
Tiffany Castricone, RA, Michael Baker International
Col. Nick Desport, RA, LEED AP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Merrick & Company
Col. C. Patrick Hogeboom IV, P.E., F.SAME, USA, DOD Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation

Danielle Barner, PMP, Atkins
NK Mbaya, F.SAME, S&B Christ Consulting
Dave Newkirk, F.SAME, BCE Engineers Inc.
Capt. Arpan Patel, USAF, 560th RED HORSE Squadron

Appointed Directors

Mike Huffstetler, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, F.SAME, DLR Group
Jeff Davis, F.SAME, Terracon Consultants Inc.
Col. Blair Schantz, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Prime Associates LLC
Lee Ann Zelesnikar, iSoft Solutions

Service Liaison Officers

Col. Mark Blackburn, USA (Ret.), U.S. Army
Lt. Col. Robert Bouffard, USAF, U.S. Air Force
Lt. Patrick Debroisse, NOAA. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Lt. Cdr. Corey Fagan, P.E., USCG, U.S. Coast Guard
Lauren Luckett, Department of State
Lt. Christina Milone, P.E., CEC, USN, U.S. Navy
Lt. Kevin Remley, P.E., USPHS, U.S. Public Health Service
Raymond Savoy, Department of Veterans Affairs
Maj. Christopher Scannell, P.E., USMCR, U.S. Marine Corps
Cdr. Preston Taylor, P.E., CEC, USN, Office of the Secretary of Defense