• Volunteer Committees and Sub Committees

  • Advocacy Committee

    This committee shall provide advocacy on behalf of the engineering industry and establish rapport with pertinent governmental agencies. Members of this committee shall represent ACEC/VA on the Joint Legislative Committee (JLC), a joint committee of ACEC/VA and VSAIA. Meets as needed throughout the year. 

    • Chair: Tim (T.A.) Groover, Wiley Wilson
    • Ex-officio: Eric Burke, Moffatt & Nichol

    ​Education Committee

    This committee shall provide continuing education for firm employees and promote engineering in schools of the Commonwealth. Meets 4-6 times each year. 

    • Chair: Carey Andrews, Mason & Hanger
    • Ex-officio: Janet Webster, Clark Nexsen

    Sub Committee - ​​Virginia Engineers Conference Committee

    Assist in selection of speakers and topics; solicit sponsors/exhibitors for this event. Meets monthly or as needed.

    Finance Committee

    Implement the financial policy established by the executive board, prepare the annual budget, and audit the accounts of the Council.  Meets 1-2 times each year.

    • Chair: Jared Jamison, Mason & Hanger
    • Ex-officio: Jeff Lighthiser
  • Membership Committee

    This committee shall pursue prospects to apply for membership, encourage members to bring in new members, encourage attendance by new and current members at meetings and events, and help new members become active quickly in the Council. Meets on a regular basis throughout the year.

    • Chair: Chadd Yeatts
    • Ex-officio: Grant Walker, ECS Mid-Atlantic

    Sub Committee - ​​Next Generation Committee

    Represent young professionals within member firms, promote increased participation in Council activities, increase diversity in participation, and provide a young professional perspective to various activities of the Council.

    • Co-Chairs: Jenni Szabo, DJG, Inc. & Auggie Kashar, Alliance Engineering

    Political Action Committee (PAC)

    This committee develops funding opportunities for both the ACEC/PAC and the Engineering Companies of Virginia PAC (ECV/PAC) to support advocacy efforts on the state and national level.

    • Chair: Donald Booth
    • Ex Officio:  Victor Angell, Wiley Wilson

    Transportation Committee

    Work with state officials and keep members informed on transportation issues. Work with staff to set up networking avenues with key VDOT personnel.

    • Chair: Julie Hartman
    • Vice-Chair: Tim Mullins
    • Ex-officio: 
  • Appointed Committees

  • Executive Committee

    Nominating Committee

    Review the financial and other arrangements between the Council and the Executive Director each year, and recommend any action it deems necessary to the Finance Committee.

    • Chair: Jeff Lighthiser, Draper Aden Associates
    • Other members: Bob Burkholder, Donald Booth

    Sub Committee - Fellows
    Recommend to the Executive Board members who are eligible, in accordance with the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) requirements, to become ACEC Fellows and submit to ACEC nominees approved by the Executive Board.

    Review Board nomination candidates to be elected to the Board of Directors and provide a proposed slate of Officers to the membership for review by May 15 of each year. 

    • Chair: Paul Diggs, Schnabel
  • Special Interest Group (SIG)

  • The Structural Engineers Association of Virginia (SEAVa) is an association of structural engineers or are individuals associated with the practice of structural engineering. SEAVa is a special interest group of ACEC/VA however, membership is separate. 


    Shane Fowler, PE, M. Eng. - Simple Design

    Vice Chair:

    Jackie Miller, PE, SE -  Moseley Architects



    Immediate Past Chair:

    Lisa McGurty, PE -  NRW Engineering, PC

    Board Members:

    Jeffrey S. Davis, PE, SECB, LEED AP BD+C - Dunbar Milby Williams Pittman & Vaughan

    Earl Inge, Jr., PE - Stroud, Pence & Associates

    Pete Allen, PE - Clark Nexsen

    Kaitlin Joyce, PE - Collins Engineers

    Stephanie McAvoy, PE - Mason & Hanger




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