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Industry Day 2022 will be held June 28-30, 2022!!

2022 Industry Day

The Greater Kansas City (GKC) Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is pleased to invite you to participate in our 13th Annual Industry Day Education & Training Workshop. This year’s event will be held at the Adam's Point Conference Center on June 28-30, 2022. We have put together a program for everyone, with a broad selection of topics to choose from. Please check back for an updated agenda. 



On site registration will be available.




Join us on June 28th for our first Industry Day golf outing!  Click on the golf tab for additional information and details!

SAME continues to monitor the changing landscape involving the CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety protocols. As guidelines change, we want to create an environment that ensures the wellbeing of our members and participants.

To safely accommodate SAME event participants, as of April 15, 2022, the following guidelines and operations are in place for in-person events. Guidelines may change over time. All participants are required to follow the guidelines in place at the time of the event, regardless of notification or date established, and by signing up to participate in an SAME event, you agree you understand and agree to abide by these guidelines as well as the SAME Code of Conduct.

  • Participants must follow all local guidelines in place during the event. That means those set by local and state governments and the facilities being used.
  • All participants must follow all guidelines while traveling. That means those set by transportation carriers, airports, and other transportation facilities being used.
  • Those who have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or are otherwise ill, should not attend.
  • All participants should follow everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of germs such as washing hands often or using sanitizer. Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the event and venue.
  • There will be enhanced sanitation throughout the course of the event, with a focus on “high-touch areas” such as door handles, restrooms, and food and beverage areas.
  • Physical distancing, activity limits, and crowd density controls are currently not required.
  • Should we need to implement these measures, this will be first managed by methods such as using limited, staggered, or rotating shifts and attendance times.

SAME will continue to evaluate what is best to ensure we meet safely and abide by the requirements that are in-place.  We will continue to update policies, procedures, and protocols as we get closer to the event.

SAME has the right to update this policy at any time at its sole discretion and will follow all applicable federal, state, local, and Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and requirements.

Blue Springs, Missouri is located in Jackson County.  The Jackson County COVID-19 website can be found here:

Instructions for Registration/Sponsorship

Online Registration Final Day, Friday, June 14, 2022

Walk-up Registration available at the Event at $400

This year’s event will be held at the Adam's Pointe Conference Center on June 28-30, 2022.  

Online registration is now closed.  Walk-up Registration is available for the above price.

Spouse / Guest registration will be available ON-SITE only.  This includes meals, social events, and drink tickets.  Cost onsite is $150, payable by check only to the GKC Post. 


Registration Fee

Private Sector SAME Members


Student Members, Active Military, and Government Employees


Full-time time student members are under age 25, enrolled in high school, 2-year or 4-year colleges and universities (through the undergraduate level), trade schools, or military academies.

Multiple firm sponsorship opportunities are available and can be selected during your registration process. The available options are summarized in the table below.

Sponsorship Package

Registration Fee

Number Available

Tuesday Icebreaker Sponsor



The Ice Breaker reception kicks off GKC Industry Day 2022.  Sponsorship of this event gives your company recognition and the opportunity to network with attendees at the meeting's first event.

· Logo on multiple signage

Breakfast Sponsor


8 (4 per day)

· Logo at food locations

· Logo in Program Handout

Wednesday Lunch Sponsor



· Logo at Food locations

· Logo on tables

· Logo at Entrance

· Logo in Program Handout

Wednesday Networking Reception



The Wednesday networking reception closes out the first full day of GKC Industry Day 2022.  Sponsorship of this event gives your company considerable exposure, recognition, and the opportunity to network with attendees.

· Logo at food and beverage stations


We look forward to having you out to this signature event!

Cancellation Instructions

No cancellations allowed after June 14.

Contact Justin Baker to cancel your registration:




 AGENDA - SAME GKC Post Industry Day


TUESDAY – June 28, 2022


Golf Tournament See schedule on golf page 


1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Exhibit Set-up

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Icebreaker in Exhibit Hall (Food/Drinks)

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY – June 29, 2022



7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Breakfast – Exhibit Hall

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony - Brian Hoye

7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

Colonel Travis Rayfield

- Impact of the Infrastructure bill on the USACE budget

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Networking in Exhibit Hall

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Track Sessions A-C (AEC/Innovation/Small Business)


10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.





Small Business

Commissioning 101

Travis Short 

Henderson Building Solutions, LLC

Site Assessment, Design Considerations, and Performance Results from a Colloidal Activated Carbon Barrier Application at a Large Chlorinated Plume regulated under CERCLA  

Carlos Ortiz


SBA Mentor-Protege Program (MPP) and MPP Joint Ventures

Aubrey Salazar, Business Development Specialist, SBA



Networking/Lunch in Exhibit Hall

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Track Sessions A-C (AEC/Innovation/Small Business)


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.





Small Business

Environmental Compliance and Regulatory Overview for Infrastructure Projects

Tim Fobes

HDR Engineering, Inc

The Electrifying Truth: The Impacts of Vehicle Electrification 

Brian Marshall

Olsson, Inc.

Practicing Curiosity - Improving Customer and Client Experience

Lisa Roberts Proffitt



Networking – Exhibit Hall

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Agency Briefings

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Evening Social

Heavy Appetizers-Drinks

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

THURSDAY – June 30, 2022



7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Networking – Exhibit Hall 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Track Sessions A-C (AEC/Innovation/Small Business)


8:45 am. – 9:30 a.m.




Small Business

Keys to Provide Resilient and Sustainable Energy Solutions for the Military

Doug Mackenzie & Larry Almaleh

Black & Veatch

Man vs. Machine: direct comparison of aerial lidar data from manned aircraft & unmanned drone on a 60 acre site 

Scott Perkins & Tracy Blocker

Prairie Engineers, P.C.

Build with eDiscovery from Day One

Shelley Armato

My Smart Plans


FY 2023 Mission and Procurement Opportunities



USACE Rock Island 


USACE Omaha 


USACE Louisville

USACE Kansas City


9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

GKC Post Board of Director's Meeting 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

1-on-1's in the Ballroom of Conference Center

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:  Colonel Travis Rayfield

Colonel Travis Rayfield is a native of Sedro-Woolley, Washington. In 1999, he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and commissioned in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a second lieutenant.

COL Rayfield earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy in 1999, a Master of Science in Engineering Management in 2003 from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri, and a Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida. His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Engineer Captain’s Career Course, and the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri, and he holds a Project Management Professional Certification.

His previous operational assignments include: platoon leader and executive officer in the 14th Engineer Battalion, Fort Lewis, WA; battalion logistics officer (S4) and company commander in the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas (including deployment to Iraq); battalion operations officer (S3) and executive officer (XO) in the 1st Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Riley, Kansas (including deployment to Afghanistan); brigade operations officer (S3) and executive officer in the 555th Engineer Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.

This assignment is his third tour within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Previously, he served as the Commander of the San Francisco District from Jun 2017 through June 2019. Afterward, he was assigned to the Headquarters of USACE as the executive officer to the Command General and 54th Chief of Engineers.

In addition to these operational assignments, COL Rayfield served as an Instructor and Assistant Professor for Environmental Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.

COL Rayfield’s military awards and badges include the Bronze Star Medal; the Army Meritorious Service Medal; the Army Commendation Medal; the Army Achievement Medal; the National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; NATO Medal; Combat Action Badge; Ranger Tab; Sapper Tab; and the Bronze Order of the deFleury Medal.

He is married and has two children.

Travel and Lodging Information

Event attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Below are hotel, rental car and airport information.

Limited conference rate rooms are available until no later than June 14th or until sold out for $124.00 (plus fees and taxes) at the Courtyard Kansas City East/Blue Springs

The hotel is attached to the conference center. Additional hotels within a short drive of the convention center include:

Days Inn by Wyndam, Blue Springs

Hampton Inn, Kansas City/Blue Springs


Free parking is available at the conference center.

Car Rental from KCI Airport
All rental car companies share a Grey Rental Car Shuttle stopping at marked terminal medians.



Phone Number

Web Address


(816) 464-5151


(816) 243-5760


(816) 243-5757


(800) 800-4000


(816) 464-2500


(816) 243-5765


(816) 243-5770


(816) 464-5600

Alternate Transportation
Estimated Super Shuttle: (800) 243-6383 or (816) 243-5000, fee starting at $80 (one way)
Estimated Taxi Fare: $95.00-$120.00 (one way)

Uber and Lyft car services operate in Kansas City.


Driving Directions to Adams Pointe Conference Center


Golf Outing and Tournament

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Drumm Farm Golf Club
15400 E 34th St S.
Independence, MO 64055
Phone Number: 816-350-9900

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM: Shotgun start
2:00 PM (est): Lunch and Awards Ceremony to immediately follow last team in

Private Sector - $125
Government Sector - $70
Please note:  The government rate is for government employees with a valid government identification that was issued by a government entity.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available and can be selected during the registration process. The available options are summarized in the table below.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Registration Fee

Number Available

Golf Lunch Sponsor



· Logo in printed program

· Logo on signage during event

Golf Breakfast Sponsor



· Logo in printed program

· Logo on signage during event

Drink Cart Sponsor



· Name and logo on beverage cart

· Logo in printed program

· Opportunity to provide company beverage koozies that will be handed out by the beverage cart.  *Please note that koozies need to be provided by the company and are not included in this sponsorship cost* 

Driving Range Sponsor



· Logo in printed program

· Logo on signage at the driving range

Hole Sponsor



· Logo in printed program

· Logo on signage at golf hole

Registration Information
Registration for 2022 is CLOSED.  Please plan on joining us next year!

Onsite registration isl NOT be available. 


Gold Sponsors - Thank you to our Annual Sponsors for your continued support!


Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp.

Burns & McDonnell

Cabrera Services

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. PBC


Hg Consult Inc.



J. E. Dunn 

Juniper Environmental, LLC

Mead & Hunt


Poole Fire Protection

Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.

Sevenson Environmental Services


Tepa, LLC

Tetra Tech



Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects

Yaeger Architecture


Tuesday Ice Breaker Sponsors


Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp.


Wednesday Networking Reception Sponsors

Burns & McDonnell

GEO Consultants Corporation

Breakfast Sponsors

ATI, Inc.

GBA Builders, LLC

North Wind


Tepa, LLC

GEO Consultants Corporation

Merrick & Company

Volunteer Sign Up

Thank you for supporting the Greater KC Post of SAME!  

Interested in volunteering at the event?  Sign up here!

Please contact Paul Rieger at, Justin Baker at or Christina Przygoda for additional information. 

Volunteers who signup for 6 hours or more will be provided a registration code.  Please contact Justin Baker, 816-500-4787, to get your registration code.

Contact Us

For more information or questions regarding this event you may contact one of the following volunteers:

Industry Day Co-Chair Justin Baker,
Industry Day Co-Chair:   Paul Rieger, 913-458-6748,

Industry Day Co-Chair: Christina Przygoda, 913-982-6245,