Young Professionals Community

SAME Young Professional COI

Community Mission

The mission of the SAME Young Professionals Community of Interest (YP COI) is to be an advocate for and engage young professionals in support of the SAME Strategic Plan through outreach, training, networking and recognition. The COI provides educational programming, hosts networking activities, promotes leadership and engagement opportunities, and emphasizes recognition of young professionals within the Society.

Mentoring & Recognition. Highlight your achievements or those of another YP in TME!  Please use the following Spotlight Nomination form, or contact Summer Gladden, Communications Vice Chair, with any questions.

Communications. Have a Post Event or YP Achievement to share in our next newsletter? Contact Summer Gladden, Communications Vice Chair.

Engineering & Construction Camps. Each spring, SAME’s Engineering & Construction Camps recruit volunteers to serve as mentors and camp counselors. Visit the camps webpage to learn more. Contact Kelvin Edmonds, Acting Camps YP Liaison, with any questions.


Credentialing Assistance Program

The SAME Young Professionals Community of Interest is continuing the Credentialing Assistance Program to promote the professional development of Young Professionals and Enlisted Members. The Credentialing Assistance Program serves to fulfill an objective to provide financial support for professional development, education, and mentoring initiatives to benefit SAME members.

SAME will reimburse a portion of exam sitting or registration fees for licensure or credentials. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

View the full program details. [PDF] | Download the application form[PDF]

For additional questions regarding and to submit your application, contact Tim Dahms, Vice Chair for Credentialing.

Community Leaders
Corey Weaver

Community Chair

Corey Weaver, P.E., USACE Huntington District

Community Structure
Organization Structure

Immediate Past Chair: Victoria Mechtly, RS&H

Secretary: VACANT

Programs/Education Vice ChairElena Soto, EIT, Jacobs

Credentialing Vice Chair: Tim Dahms, P.E., NAVFAC

Communications Vice Chair: Summer Gladden, LEED AP, BD+C, CF APMP, Leebcor

Conferences Vice Chair: Suzanne Grix, Forgen

SAME POCJeannine Finton, SAME National Office

SAME National Webinars