2021 CONFERENCE MATERIALS

Wednesday, June 23

8:00am - 11:00am            KSPE Board of Directors Meeting

9:00am - 11:00am            EFK Board of Directors Meeting

1:00pm - 5:30pm          Golf Tournament - Ron Gaches Seersucker Open

5:30pm - 7:30pm          Icebreaker Reception and Golf Awards

Thursday, June 24

7:30 am - 5:30 pm Registration

7:00 am - 7:45 am Past Presidents’ Breakfast

7:30 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast

7:30 am - 5:30 pm Vendor Showcase

8:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome to Manhattan

Mayor Wynn Butler, Mayor, City of Manhattan

Matt O’Keefe, PhD, Dean of Engineering, Kansas State University

8:15 am - 8:35 am KSPE Update
Brian Scovill, P.E., KSPE President

8:35 am - 8:55 am NSPE Update
Rick Guerra, P.E., F.NSPE, NSPE President-Elect

8:55 am - 9:15 am Installation of Officers

9:15 am - 9:30 am Order of the Engineer Ceremony, KSPE Link #106

Inductees make a solemn obligation to uphold devotion to the standards and dignity of the engineering profession.

9:30 am - 10:00 am Break/Vendor Showcase

10:00 am - 11:00 am Keynote Speaker 
Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Pevey, Deputy Commander, Kansas City District, Army Corps of Engineers

11:00 - 11:50 am Panel: University Engineering Initiative Act
Matt O’Keefe, PhD, Dean of Engineering, Kansas State University, Moderator
Arvin Agah, PhD, Dean of Engineering, University of Kansas
Blake Flanders, CEO, Kansas Board of Regents
Brett Letkowski, P.E., Principal, Senior Vice President, TranSystems

11:50 am - 1:00 pm          KSPE Awards Luncheon

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm            CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track A
Why Asset Management is Critical to Engineering
Christopher Harker, P.E., ENV SP, CAMP, Transportation Group Manager/Principal Associate, Alfred Benesch & Company
Jarrod Russell, P.E., ENV SP, Project Engineer,
Alfred Benesch & Company

Track B
Water Update
Earl Lewis, P.E., Chief Water Engineer, Kansas Department of Agriculture

Track C: Young Engineer’s Roundtable
KSPE 101
Brian Scovill, P.E., KSPE President
Travis Lowe, CAE, KSPE Executive Director
Jeff Lackey, P.E., TranSystems

1:50 pm - 2:00 pm Break/Vendor Showcase

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track A
Securing the Future – The Manhattan Levee Flood Risk
Management Project

Reed Brown, P.E., Chief, Geotechnical Design and Dam
Safety Section, US Army Corps of Engineers, KC District
Bill Heatherman, P.E., PhD, Stormwater Compliance Engineer, City of Manhattan

Track B
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) Update
Tim Barr, Project Manager, National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) Project at US Department of Homeland Security

Track C: Young Engineer’s Roundtable
PE Prep
Tom Roberts, P.E., F.NSPE
Jared Rogers, P.E., Orazem & Scalora Engineering
Jared Loomis, P.E., Olsson
Ryan Yenni, P.E., Olsson
Keithen Meyer, P.E., Schwab Eaton

2:50 pm - 3:00 pm Break/Vendor Showcase

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track A
A Peek Inside Allegiant Stadium! 
Paul Griesemer, AIA, LEED AP, HNTB Associate Vice President, Senior Project Manager Architect 

Track B
Ethics 
Rick Guerra, P.E., F.NSPE, NSPE President-Elect

Track C: Young Engineer’s Roundtable
Career Path Panel
Karen Becker, P.E., City of Manhattan
Jeff Hancock, P.E., SMH Consultants
Nathan Bergman, P.E., Bartlett & West

Friday, June 25

7:00 am - 7:50 am         KSPE PAC Update
Travis Lowe, CAE, KSPE Lobbyist & Executive Director

7:50 am - 8:00 am Break/Vendor Showcase

8:00 am - 8:45 am Becoming More Involved - Citizen Engineer
Tom Roberts, P.E., F.NSPE
Keithen Meyer, P.E., Schwab Eaton
Travis Lowe, CAE, KSPE Lobbyist & Executive Director

8:45 am - 9:45 am Legislative Panel: Industry Issues in Topeka
Rep. Ron Highland, Chair of House Water Committee, Member of House Commerce Committee and House Tax Committee
Sen. Rick Wilborn, Senate Vice President 

9:45 - 10:00 am Break/Vendor Showcase

10:00 - 10:45 am KDOT / KTA Update
Burt Morey, P.E., Deputy Secretary and State Transportation Engineer Kansas Department of Transportation
David Jacobson, P.E., Director of Engineering, Kansas Turnpike Authority

10:45 - 11:00 am Break/Vendor Showcase

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Aggieville Redevelopment
Brian Johnson, P.E., City Engineer, City of Manhattan
Mark Bachamp, P.E., Vice President, Olsson

12:00 p.m. Adjourn

 


 


 



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