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Hudson Joins Stanley Consultants

January 2021 - Omaha, NE
John Hudson, Army Account Manager

John Hudson, Army Account Manager

COL(Ret.) John L. Hudson, P.E., F.SAME, has joined Stanley Consultants as their Army Account Manager based in Omaha, Nebraska. John’s primary responsibilities will be to manage the firms existing and future contracts with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers and other Army clients. Hudson brings more than 26 years of expertise in delivering large national security and public infrastructure engineering and construction programs, as well as hydropower production, construction management, water resource management, disaster response, environmental compliance, inland navigation and stakeholder and public relations. Stanley Consultants provides program management, planning, engineering, environmental and construction services worldwide for serve federal, municipal and industrial clients in the national defense, energy and infrastructure sectors.

UPDATED: January 21, 2021

John Hudson, PE Named SAME Fellow!

December 2020 - Omaha, NE
John Hudson, PE, FSAME

John Hudson, PE, FSAME

John Hudson has been named a SAME Fellow this month. His 26-year military career as an Army Engineer Officer culminated as the District Commander of Omaha District, during which he oversaw the historic 2019 Missouri River Flood response and $400M restoration effort. John also served key positions as the Executive Officer the Chief of Engineers, District Commander of Nashville District and Senior Engineer at Defense Logistics Agency. Throughout his military career he has maintained an active role in SAME Posts at nearly every assignment. He has served as the Post President at both the Nashville and Omaha Posts, been an active board member, and significantly contributed to both the Society and our Nation. COL Hudson has consistently been a strong proponent for US Army Corps of Engineer engagement with SAME to strengthen industry-government collaboration and has presented at numerous SAME conferences, workshops and luncheons.  

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri of Science and Technology, and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Structural) at the University of Kansas. His military education includes the Army Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms and Staff Services School, and the Engineer Officer Advanced and Basic Courses. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

Among many of his career accomplishments and awards include:

  • A Silver and Bronze de Fleury Awards for exceptional service to the Army Engineer Regiment
  • Legion of Merit for service to the Nation culminating as Commander of Omaha District
  • Three Bronze Stars including; service as the Executive Officer in the 9th Engineer Battalion, 172nd Infantry Brigade in South-central Iraq in 2008-2009, a battalion comprised of six companies and over 800 soldiers, service as the Officer-in-Charge of the Central Baghdad USACE Reconstruction Office 2005-2006 where he was responsible for overseeing over 100 projects worth $280M within the “Green Zone” and Southwestern Baghdad and service as Combat Engineer Company Commander in 54th Engineer Battalion during the invasion of Iraq in 2003 where he led a company of 100 soldiers as part of the lead echelon in the initial attack to Baghdad
  • 3rd QTR 2011 Field Grade Officer of the Quarter at the Defense Logistics Agency for exceptional performance facilitating construction material procurement in Central Asia in support of operations in Afghanistan
  • Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • Eagle Scout
  • Numerous other Military Awards to include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab and Parachutist Badge

UPDATED: December 30, 2020

Michael D. Huffstetler, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP Named SAME Fellow!

December 2020 - Omaha, NE
Mike Huffstetler, Assoc AIA, LEED AP, FSAME

Mike Huffstetler, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, FSAME

Mike Huffstetler has been named a SAME Fellow this month. He has been an active member of the SAME for 22 years, having been a member of 10 Posts throughout that period. Mike’s service to the Society reflects his diversity of support from volunteer Committee membership through elected Post and National leadership positions. His current role as Chair of the Membership Community of Interest will allow him to develop policies that will benefit all members as he works to fulfill the goals of the 2025 Strategic Plan. Mike’s strength lies in his passion for development of young leaders, within SAME, through STEM programs as early as the middle school level, in the development of young professionals in Architecture and Engineering, and to the members of the military community. He has selflessly promoted the growth of young leaders through involvement in the U.S. Coast Guard, in his professional position within Leo A Daly Company, and within the local community and public-school system. Mike has been recognized for his dedication to these principles, providing quantifiable results through his sustained efforts and reflecting wholehearted subscription to the Society’s Mission, Vision, and Values.  

Mike has held increasingly challenging positions throughout his 33-year career in the AEC industry. A graduate of the University of Virginia and the US Air Force Institute of Technology, Mike served as a Civil Engineering Officer at Norton AFB, then at Eielson AFB, as liaison officer and later Executive Officer to the Commander at USACE Transtlantic Division, and then as primary USAF liaison officer for USACE in the Pentagon for the $1.2 B PENREN Program. After his military career, Mike worked for a several well-recognized design and construction firms on both military and civilian projects. One of Mike’s most interesting civilian projects was his role as Deputy Program Director during final stage of design of the $900M, 1.3M SF International Terminal at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, including a 14-gate concourse, 1,100 car parking deck, APM link to existing concourses, test track extension, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities, and TSA passenger and In-Line baggage screening functions. Specialized areas of the new terminal include 54,000 SF of concourse hold rooms, 80,000 SF of commercial space, and 19,000 SF FIS processing and check-bag screening areas.

Currently Mike serves as Vice President and Corporate Director of Federal Programs at Leo A. Daly in Omaha.

UPDATED: December 30, 2020

Bill Glismann, PE Named SAME Fellow!

December 2020 - Omaha, NE
Bill Glismann, PE, FSAME

Bill Glismann, PE, FSAME

Bill Glismann has been named a SAME Fellow this month. He is a Professional Civil Engineer who has actively served the SAME Omaha Post for 27 years, including as Post President. As a private consulting engineer, he is involved in the management and design of wide variety of projects including roadways, airfields, building sites, military bases, trails, and parks. His experience includes design projects with many military agencies throughout the Midwest. Bill also has distinguished his service to SAME through his leadership of the Omaha Post’s STEM program. The program matches volunteer SAME mentors with teams of students and teachers from area high schools and junior high schools to study and develop engineering-related projects for a competition, reaching over 300 students each year. Of the over 5,000 students he personally touched through the program, many are full-time engineers and architects, some are student post members, and many have pursued military engineering as a career. Bill’s dedication to the Omaha Post initiative to promote STEM careers to students has propelled the program through 23 years of growth to become a premier program in the Omaha metropolitan region. Bill has been the recipient of the Regional Vice President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Society; several Omaha Post President’s Awards of Excellence and the Douglas A. Plack Golden Eagle Award.  

One of Bill’s more interesting career successes was the Novozymes project in Blair Nebraska, situated on a 66-acre property with the Biorefinery Campus encompassing 30 acres. The plant is the largest enzyme production plant for biofuels in the United States and currently employs 120 people. The $200,000,000 campus included 20 buildings, 2 miles of roads and extensive utility and process piping. Buildings included state of the art fermentation and mixing facilities and the complex control center.

Bill’s career, since 1985 has included 21 years as Design Engineer and Civil Engineering Department Manager at Batheja & Associates plus 13 years as Senior Project Manager at HGM Associates, Inc..

UPDATED: December 30, 2020

Fisher House Visit

December 2020 - Omaha, NE
December 2020 Fisher House Visit

Fisher House Visit

Our SAME Omaha Post hosted a tour of the Fisher House in Omaha, Nebraska this month. The Fisher House provide free, comfortable housing located at military and VA medical facilities around the world for families while their loved ones are receiving care. Worldwide, they are able to serve 1200 families per day and have served over 500,000 since its inception.  

Our Post met with the Manager of the Omaha Fisher House, Ms. Colleen Vonderhaar.  She shared the Mission of the Fisher House Foundation and gave us the history on the Fisher Family, the Foundation in whole, and the Omaha House.  She then gave us a tour of their 16 Bedroom House.  One of the philosophies throughout the Foundation is that the Houses are supposed to feel like a Home and not a Hotel.  They want them to be inviting and relaxing.  While each bedroom appears to be a hotel room it was still a softer, gentler atmosphere.  There is also a large kitchen, tv room, dining room, library nock, and laundry facility.  She explained how the guests are allowed to utilize any of these facilities at any time and they do their best to keep it stocked with snacks, goodies, and cleaning supplies so that the guests don’t have to worry about these items as they’re traveling in from a distance away to be with their loved one who is in the hospital.

Photos from our visit, including Rob Hufford our Veteran Outreach and Community Involvement Coordinator receiving a commemorative coin for organizing this great event, can be found here.

UPDATED: December 16, 2020

SAME Omaha Post 2020 Industry Day & Golf Outing

October 2020 - Omaha, NE

In light of recent developments, emergency declarations made in local communities including Omaha, and many examples of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, SAME Omaha Post has made the decision to POSTPONE the 2020 Industry Day & Golf Outing to October of this year. We are working on a few details and will have an exact date for you soon.

If you have already paid for any portion of this event, your information will automatically transfer to our October date. This includes all registrations for Industry Day, exhibitor booth purchases, sponsorships, golf outing, CQM and RMS training classes, and special event purchases. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING.

However, if you would like to cancel any of your registrations, sponsorships, trainings, etc., we will issue full refunds with no penalties. Please contact Jackie Olsommer (jolsommer@olsson.com) with your cancellation request.

SAME Omaha Post is dedicated to the health and safety of all its members and event participants, and we thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented circumstances in order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.

UPDATED: March 16, 2020

RMS 3.0 / RMS 3.0CM Training

May 14, 2020 - Omaha, NE
RMS 3.0

RMS 3.0 and RMS 3.0/CM (Contractor Module) training will be offered Thursday, May 14th, onsite at the DoubleTree after Industry Day program concludes. There is no cost to attend this training and registration will open early March 2020. For more information, please visit the USACE Omaha District site.

UPDATED: February 6, 2020

November General Meeting Recap

November 2019 - Omaha, NE
November 2019 General Meeting Speaker

Camp Ashland: Building into the Future Presentation

Our SAME Omaha Post hosted our November 2019 General Membership Meeting on November 14th including an outstanding Camp Ashland: Building into the Future presentation by Colonel Shane M. Martin, Commander 20th Regiment. Your SAME Omaha Board also met before the General Meeting continuing to plan future events and ensure we are meeting our post goals.

Please find the PDH Certificate and the Board Meeting Minutes on our Omaha Post Web Site.

UPDATED: November 21, 2019

Interested in Making a Difference in Energy and Water Sustainability – Join the SAME Energy & Sustainability COI

November 14, 2019 at 12:00 (EST) 

The SAME Energy and Sustainability Community of Interest (COI) will be having a meeting at the Small Business Conference in Dallas, TX on Wednesday Nov. 20th at 9:30 a.m. in Room C147 at the Convention Center. 

We welcome SAME membership to join the Energy and Sustainability COI to discuss focus areas and ongoing initiatives

- Topics to be addressed at the 2020 SAME-IFMA Workshop

- Themes for education sessions for JETC 2020 - Preparing for the Energy Issue of TME

- Most importantly - what are the Energy & Sustainability challenges you think SAME should be addressing? And for the Posts, what do you need from the COI?  

We look forward to meeting new members and reconnecting with existing E&S members in Dallas. 

UPDATED: November 14, 2019

Do You Have an Energy or Water Sustainability Story for SAME TME?

November 7, 2019 at 12:00 (EST) 

Hello Energy and Sustainability Community of Interest (COI) Members and SAME Local Post Members – If you have a great project success story to tell about energy and/or the water energy nexus the SAME journal, “The Military Engineer” will have an energy focused issue in March/April of 2020. This is a great opportunity to let our fellow engineers and scientists know of your great work on innovative approaches to improve energy resilience and reliability for our military or other federal agencies. Proposals for an article are due on November 12 and final manuscripts are due on December 19, 2019.  Writer guidelines for the SAME TME at located here [samenews.org].  We look forward to seeing some great project success stories in the TME Energy Issue! 

UPDATED: November 7, 2019

SAME Energy and Sustainability COI Webinar: "Emerging Water Quality Challenges for Military Installations & Potential Solutions"

November 5, 2019 at 12:00 (EST)

The SAME Energy and Sustainability COI will host a webinar on November 5, 2019 at 12 noon EST titled: "Emerging Water Quality Challenges for Military Installations & Potential Solutions". 

We will discuss the growing threat to public health from unsafe water cannot be overstated.  Whether the contamination is from lead, bacteria, or chemicals, all water systems can impose health risks.  These threats arise from flaws in the supply systems serving military installations, or from causes emerging from plumbing and mechanical systems within military facilities.  This webinar lays out the pathway for facility managers, contractors, and water utility suppliers to assess and manage risks and ensure water quality to protect all personnel who work or live on or near U.S. military installations. 


Kurt Steenhoek – International Representative for Plumbing, United Association, Denver, CO.

Gerard Waites – Legislative & Policy Legal Counsel, O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue Law Firm, Washington, DC

Chris Carter – Vice President of Service, Murphy Company, St. Louis, MO.

Rich Benkowski - Training Specialist, United Association International Training Fund, Annapolis, MD

To learn more about the webinar you can click here [eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com] .

To register for the webinar you can click here [eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com] .

UPDATED: October 29, 2019

October General Meeting Recap

October 2019 - Omaha, NE
October 2019 General Meeting Speaker

Green Globes Building Initiative Presentation

Our SAME Omaha Post hosted our October 2019 General Membership Meeting on October 8th including a fascinating Green Globes Building Initiative presentation by Megan Baker, Director of Engagement at Green Building Initiative. Your SAME Omaha Board also met before the General Meeting continuing to plan future events and ensure we are meeting our post goals.

Please find the PDH Certificate and the Board Meeting Minutes on our Omaha Post Web Site.

UPDATED: October 11, 2019

Anderson Joins Tetra Tech Team

July 2019 - Omaha, NE
David J. Anderson, Omaha Operations Manager

Dennis J. Anderson, Omaha Operations Manager

Dennis J. Anderson has joined Tetra Tech, Inc. as the Omaha Operations Manager. Mr. Anderson’s primary responsibility will be to expand the services provided to Tetra Tech’s clients in the Midwest. He has over 30 years of experience in the private consulting business and has managed over 500 environmental projects which included environmental drilling, installation of monitoring/recovery wells, rock coring, continuous sampling, well/borehole abandonment, and the performance and analysis of aquifer pumping tests. He has earned dual licensure as both a Professional Engineer and Professional Geologist in multiple states which allows him to provide geotechnical engineering and environmental assessment/remediation services across a wide geographical area..

UPDATED: August 9, 2019

July 2019 Healing Waters Fly Fishing Event

Our SAME Omaha Post supported our local disabled veterans and disabled active military service personnel by volunteering at a July Fly Fishing event for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.  Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing brings a high-quality, full spectrum fly fishing program to an ever-expanding number of disabled active military service members and disabled veterans.  They are recognized as an innovative leader in the field of therapeutic outdoor recreation for the disabled and our Omaha Post is proud to partner with them to serve our military and veteran community.

Omaha Post Members, and some family members, attended the July 13th Fly Fishing Event in Lincoln, NE.  We provided lunch, water and other refreshments to the attendees and offered assistance with fishing activities, although not much was needed!  This was a great event for our Omaha Post and look forward to future opportunities to serve our active and veteran disabled military members.  

Here are some photos from this event.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing July Event Group Photo

Dave Packard, SAME Omaha Post Grill Master, with Rob Hufford our Veteran Outreach Coordinator       

LAST UPDATED: July 9, 2019

July 2019 Luncheon Meeting

Our SAME Omaha Post hosted our July 2019 Luncheon Meeting recognizing our scholarship winner, Nathaniel George, and welcoming David Sands, Executive Director of Nebraska Land Trust, to present on Conservation Easements, A Private Path to Permanent Protection.  David's presentation can be found here.

The PDH Certificate for this meeting can be found here.

      Here are some photos from this event.

      Nathaniel George Accepting Scholarship

      Nathaniel George & Family Accepting Scholarship

      David Sands, Thanks for Presenting!

       LAST UPDATED: July 9, 2019

Williamson Joins Burns & McDonnell Team

June 2019 - Omaha, NE
Nancy Pridal, P.E., President

Jeff Williamson

Midwest Federal Environmental Services

Business Development

Jeff Williamson has joined Burns & McDonnell to lead sales and marketing efforts to drive environmental services growth for federal clients in the Midwest. Williamson has nearly 40 years of operations and business development experience in successfully delivering engineering services, environmental remediation and construction programs. He has directly managed more than $125 million in federal projects, completing more than 100 task orders at more than 50 sites and installations.

UPDATED: July 8, 2019

2019 SAME Omaha Post Streamers Pinning

Congratulations to our SAME Omaha Post for its great achievements over the past year!

At our Monthly Meeting, we pinned five our streamers, including:

  • Distinguished Post Streamer
  • Development & Growth Streamer
  • Leadership & Mentoring Streamer
  • Membership Streamer
  • Relationship Streamer


The SAME Omaha Post also earned the Resiliency Streamer for its achievements during the last year. Pictures of our streamer pinnings include

      Distinguished Post Streamer Pinning

      Development and Growth Streamer Pinning

      Leadership and Mentoring Streamer Pinning

      Membership Streamer Pinning

      Relationship Streamer Pinning

UPDATED: June 13, 2019

SMP Competition Day

April, 11 2019

Competition Begins:
8:00 AM at Scott Conference Center

Award Ceremony:
7:00 PM at Scott Conference Center

Please click here for additional details:

SMP Website

UPDATED: February 6, 2019

8th Annual Scotch Tasting

December 2018

Greetings Omaha Post Members, Fellows, and YMs,

It’s that time of year again – let’s keep the Omaha winter nights at bay and warm up with scotch!

Please join our upcoming Scotch Tasting (8th Annual!), hosted by the Young Members and Fellows. This event is set for Thursday, December 13th, at The Berry & Rye (Downtown Omaha), and space is limited. Please note that this is also the date for our General Membership Meeting – make it a day of SAME!

Please click here for additional details:

8th Annual Scotch Tasting Flyer

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to RSVP.

Thank you,

Cybil Boss – on behalf of Jay Kline,
SAME Omaha Post Vice President for Young Members


UPDATED: December 4, 2018

Lang Joins Farris Team

October 2018 - Omaha, NE
Bobbi Jo Lang, Federal Business Development

Bobbi Jo Lang, Federal Business Development

Bobbi Jo Lang has joined Farris Engineering as a Federal Business Development Marketing Manager. In this role, Bobbi will be responsible for cultivating existing client relationships and generating new opportunities in the Federal sector. Bobbi has over 25 years of experience in the architectural, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industry and currently serves on the Boards of Directors for the Society of American Military Engineers, Omaha Post, and the Society of Marketing Professional Services, Nebraska Chapter.

Bobbi will be an integral part of the business development and marketing team at Farris Engineering.

Farris Engineering, an employee-owned provider of professional mechanical, electrical, fire protection and other consulting engineering services, was established in 1967 in Omaha, NE. The firm also has offices in Lincoln, NE, Sidney, NE, and Colorado Springs, CO.

UPDATED: October 29, 2018

Lunch for the Warriors

Monday, 23 July – 1030 – 1330 at the Base Fitness Center

Lunch is from 11 – 1, we’ll need a bit of extra time to set up and clean up.

Need 10 – 15 volunteers. Depending on who is coming and how they’re coming, we might need to do an EAL to get people onto base. If at least 1 person in the vehicle has Base Access privileges, we’re good.

Please wear SAME or Company Logoed shirts. Shorts are acceptable.

Contact me with confirmation so I can keep track of who is coming. That being said, I’m giving a presentation at a different section of the Base from 10-11. I’ll be at lunch but won’t be there to greet you and help get it rolling.

Rob (sberk71@msn.com)

UPDATED: July 18, 2018

SAME Booth at CARE Fair

Thursday, 26 July – 1700 – 1900 at the Double Tree downtown

I already have 1 volunteer for this, looking for 2-3 more.

Simple task here. Just be available to talk with Warriors as they come through the event. Share the SAME story and how the Society can help them in their transition.

SAME or Company attire is desired.

Rob (sberk71@msn.com)

UPDATED: July 18, 2018

Student Mentoring Program

We Need You!

We are in need for mentors at Marrs Middle School, and Westside Middle School.

Please click here for more information:

Mentors Needed!

UPDATED: April 25, 2018

Happy New Year from the Omaha Post SAME Student Mentoring Program (SMP)

January 4, 2018

We are currently in the middle of our 24th year. While the program is designed to stimulate secondary school students' interest and excitement in engineering, architecture and related sciences; we are also helping to increase STEM education in our schools. SMP is a critical thinking program that challenges students to solve real world problems in the community.

SAME provide teachers and students in this program with mentors from engineering/architectural fields, guidelines, teacher/student workshops and an authentic audience for the demonstration of student solutions. Engineering skills, team work, sustainable design, presentation techniques, utilization of graphic materials, model building, cost estimating, and creative, persuasive and technical writing are all supported within the SMP experience.

The program continues to carry out SAME's vision of advancing the engineering and architectural professions by focusing on the youth of America. The SMP originated as a proactive effort by the Omaha Post to increase students' and educators' awareness of opportunities available in the engineering and architectural professions and of the education and training necessary to enter these fields, while involving as many Post members and sustaining members as possible. The program matches volunteer mentors with teams of students and teachers from area schools to study and develop engineering-related projects for competition.

SMP is certainly growing. This year we are in 24 schools, we have 42 teams, and are working with 286 students. We are doing this with the same number of mentors as we’ve had in the last few years, but we are doing a better job of finding Subject Matter Experts (SME) for our teams. As we continue to grow, we will need more mentors and will possibly have to look into a larger venue for our competition day.

The year ends with a day-long competition including an awards ceremony with an educational keynote speaker. The SMP competition day this year will be held on April 16, 2018. This is where all 42 teams will present their ideas to panels of judges made up of engineers and architects from firms in the community. Everyone is invited to attend the competition and the award ceremony. The two overall best teams each win a Post President's Award of $1,000. Each participating team may win up to six Merit Achievement Medals. The five teams with the highest overall merit scores in their Division each win a $500 Award of Distinction. It should be noted that these monetary prizes are sponsored by our generous Post Sustaining Members.

The overall winning high school team also receives a $1,000 scholarship to be given to graduating students pursuing an architectural, engineering or science-related degree. As always, the teams have come up with some very exciting projects. For example

  • Gross Catholic High School is proposing a Nebraska Amusement Park at Interstate 80 and Highway 66 in Ashland, Nebraska.
  • Papillion LaVista High School is working on a Green Development Project.
  • Papillion LaVista South High School is creating a Sizable CO2 Collector as one of their projects.
  • Bennington Middle School and Papillion Middle School are both working on Pedestrian Bridge designs.
  • Gretna Middle School is proposing a Bio-Dome Classroom for Gretna Middle School.
  • Marrs Middle School is redesigning student desks to make them more innovative.

For more information about the program, the award ceremony or any of the team projects, please visit our website at www.same.org/Get-Connected/Find-a-Post/Omaha/SMP. If you are interested in mentoring, being a SME or wish to know how else you can participate in this great program, please contact Nicole Hunter at SAMEsmp@gmail.com.

Meet the Buyers Conference

October 23, 2017

Conference Date: November 3, 2017

The Small Business Committee is partnering with the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) on their upcoming Meet the Buyers Conference on November 3rd. The goal of this partnership is to expand networking and teaming opportunities for SAME members interested in attending. We have two opportunities:

  1. Small Business Members, the Omaha Post is offering scholarships so you can attend the Meet the Buyers program free of charge. "Meet the Buyers" is a full-day program with a variety of speakers and sessions throughout the day. Additional information about the program can be found here: https://www.unomaha.edu/nebraska-business-development-center/government-contracting/meetbuyersconference.php
  2. Large Business Members are invited to participate in the 2:30 p.m. Teaming Groups Sessions. During this one-hour speed networking session, you will have the opportunity to meet potential small business partners and showcase your own company as a teaming partner to the many firms in attendance.

If you are interested in taking advantage of one of these opportunities, please email Post Small Business Liaison Officer Dan Taylor at dantaylor@amienvironmental.com.

Student Mentoring Program

October 13, 2017

We Need You!

We are in need for mentors at Marrs Middle School, and Westside Middle School.
Please click here for more information.

Lamp Rynearson Elevates Pridal. Atkins, Wawers to Executive Positions

September 1, 2017

Four members of Lamp Rynearson’s senior leadership team have taken on new roles. Nancy Pridal, P.E. has been named President of the firm. She has been with Lamp Rynearson for 20 years. Pridal manages large projects for key clients and leads the firm’s strategic planning and organizational development initiatives. As President, Pridal will guide overall company strategy.

Chief Operating Officer Terry Atkins, P.E. will assess and lead corporate operational processes in all office locations. Atkins will lead IT and geomatics while maintaining involvement in Omaha projects. Brett Wawers, P.E. is the firm’s new Chief Financial Officer. Responsible for overall financial management of the firm, Wawer’s role will include increased responsibilities for all Lamp Rynearson offices and continued involvement in Omaha projects. Mike McMeekin, P.E., former President, will become Chairman of the Board of Directors and remain an influential member of the executive team.

Group 3

Nancy Pridal, P.E., President

Event Sinage

Terry Atkins, P.E., Chief Operating Officer

Group 2

Brett Wawers, P.E., Chief Financial Officer

Group 2

Mike McMeekin, P.E., Chairman of the Board of Directors

Lamp Rynearson is a professional engineering and surveying services firm with headquarters in the greater Omaha area since 1959. The firm has 165 employees, with office locations in Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Lakewood Colorado.

Mentor-Protégé and Joint Venture Retreat

Friday, February 10, 2017

These partnerships always sound like a good idea, but they're hard for small businesses to achieve. The goal of this retreat is to empower small businesses with the tools they need to actually make these partnerships happen.

Large business mentors will share their experience with Large-Small Business Partnerships, including:

  • Is a Mentor-Protégé or Joint Venture partnership better?
  • How do you find business partners?
  • What are the first steps? 
  • What rules do you need to follow?
  • And many more Lessons Learned.

Hear from firms with been there, done that experience. Our panel members firms from all major fields, including engineering, architecture and general contracting firms. The Small Business Administration will also present and be available to answer questions.

Location: UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center

Questions? Please contact:
Dan Taylor
Omaha Post Small Business Liaison Officer

Large-Small Business Mentorship Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Small Business Council held a Large-Small Business Mentorship Roundtable Discussion on Oct. 20th, 2016.

Three large business members shared feedback to help small business members increase partnership opportunities and offered feedback on how to make their business a more appealing small business partner. The roundtables featured a break out session with small groups so attendees could discuss and connect with large business representatives regarding their concerns.

The event took place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Mammel Hall, Room 302 on UNO's Campus at 6708 Pine Street, Omaha, NE 68182 (Google Maps http://bit.ly/2ceGwqd).

Following the event at 5 p.m., was a social hour at DJ's Dugout in Aksarben Village.

Group 1

From left to right:
Tim Dayhuff, Warren Digman, Veronica Doga, Jay Kline, & Brandon Sire

Group 2

From left to right:
Tom Svoboda, David Holtzclaw, Harold Sargus, & Steve Cox

Event Sinage

From left to right:
Jay Kline and Time Dayhuff

Group 3

From left to right:
Ryan Bentley, Joe Popelka, Babara Tozser, Hubert Carter, Sara Mechtenberg, & Randy Petersen