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  • 1 Nov 2022 1:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Interested in Becoming a MSPE Leader?

    By Mitch Krysa, P.E.

    2022-2023 Nominating and Tellers Committee Chair

    The MSPE Nominating and Tellers Committee exists to submit recommendations to the MSPE BOD for the positions of President Elect, Vice President and Treasurer. 

    Please click HERE for full pdf article.

  • 1 Nov 2022 9:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Missouri Society of Professional Engineers has a new base of operations in downtown Jefferson City. MSPE and the Educational Foundation office is now located at 308 E. High Street, Suite 100 in Jefferson City. High Street is the main street through downtown Jefferson City leading to the state capitol building.


    For purposes of mail, the mailing address for the office is as follows:

    Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, 308 E. High StreetSuite 100Jefferson City, MO 65101

    The MSPE phone number remains the same at 573-636-4861.

    In May, the MSPE Educational Foundation announced the sale of the building located on McCarty Street, which has served as the association headquarters since 1996. The new owners have plans for the building, leading MSPE and ACEC Missouri to seek new accommodations. ACEC Missouri left the building in June.

    After the association settles in the new space, the office will be open for members to visit and available as a gathering place for local MSPE activities.


  • 6 Oct 2022 4:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is with great regret that the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers shares the news of the passing of Paul Jobe.

    Paul Jobe served as MSPE’s Executive Director from 1976-1997 and was installed in the MSPE Hall of Fame in 2000. Our office has been flooded with notes and phone calls recalling Mr. Jobe’s legacy that remains with MSPE today.

    A memorial service is planned for Friday, October 14 at 9AM at Bopp Chapel in Kirwood.

    A link to the obituary is provided below. Please keep Mr. Jobe’s family in your thoughts.

    https://www.boppchapel.com/obituaries/Paul--Edward--Jobe-?obId=26064190#/obituaryInfo


  • 14 Sep 2022 4:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MSPE Office Moving to High Street

    Possible Phone Line Disruption This Week

    The Missouri Society of Professional Engineers will have a new office in downtown Jefferson City.

    In May, the MSPE Educational Foundation announced the sale of the building located on McCarty Street, which has served as the association headquarters since 1996. The new owners have plans for the building, leading MSPE and ACEC Missouri to seek new accommodations. ACEC Missouri left the building in June.

    Effective September 19, 2022, MSPE and the Educational Foundation office will be located at 308 E. High Street, Suite 100 in Jefferson City. High Street is the main street through downtown Jefferson City leading to the state capitol building.

    While staff transitions the office move and utility services transfer, the MSPE phone line may experience disruption this week. If members need to contact MSPE and the line is not active, please use info@mspe.org or try next week and staff will promptly respond.

    After the association settles in the new space, the office will be open for members to visit and available as a gathering place for local MSPE activities.

    For purposes of mail, the mailing address for the office will be as follows:

    Missouri Society of Professional Engineers

    308 E. High Street

    Suite 100

    Jefferson City, MO 65101


  • 6 Jul 2022 3:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MSPE Past Presidents Committee on Appointments is seeking volunteers who may be interested in serving one of the state commissions or advisory boards listed below. The Committee is collecting a list of volunteers that may be considered for recommendation by MSPE to the Governor’s office.    

    MSPE believes licensed professional engineers should involved in policy making and the Committee regularly reviews more than a dozen statewide boards and commissions that require, by statute, one or more licensed professional engineers to serve.

    Depending on the committee, there may be a spot designated for a licensed professional engineer, person with engineering experience or a public member. Please click the links to view committee details and requirements.

    To express interest or inquiries, please contact MSPE Staff at info@mspe.org by August 31.

    Board For Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects. A licensed professional engineer is needed to fill a vacancy for the engineering section. MSPE will consider recommending professional engineers of any discipline but, to build board diversity, a mechanical or electrical background is preferred.

    Elevator Safety Board. Mechanical engineer is needed to fill a vacancy. 

    Air Conservation Commission. This commission offers spots for public members.

     

    Thank you in advance,

    MSPE Staff 


  • 9 Jun 2022 11:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MSPE Educational Foundation is excited to announce the 2022-2023 Chapter Grant Program is open with an enhanced budget. The Educational Foundation Board of Directors recently approved a $19,500 budget for the program, the largest appropriation in recent memory. Chapters have been notified applications are being accepted until July 31, 2022.

    The Chapter Grant Program has historically offered chapters financial support to conduct local STEM activities, coinciding with the Educational Foundation’s mission. The Foundation uses its revenue generated by donation support and investment income to give back to local chapters.

    Last year saw momentum return to the program as the Foundation awarded five chapters with funds totaling $15,000. The Jefferson City Chapter, Ozark Chapter, St. Louis Chapter, Southwest Chapter and College of the Ozarks Student Chapter were provided support. Funded activities included support for MATHCOUNTS, model bridge competitions and FE exam preparation for student members.

    Grant guidelines and the application form can be found on the MSPE.org website under the Educational Foundation tab.  Applications for funding must be submitted to the Educational Foundation at foundation@mspe.org by July 31, 2022. Please clearly mark the submittals “Grant Application”. Late applications will not be considered. 


  • 6 Apr 2022 10:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 6, 2022,

    MSPE Members,

    The MSPE Nominating and Tellers Committee, chaired by Immediate Past President John Riediger, P.E, with Past President Michael Purol, P.E. (Northeast), Past President Ron Black (St. Louis) and Charles Loughman, P.E. (Western), have selected the President-Elect and Vice President nominees that will join the current officers to lead MSPE in 2022-2023.

    The slate of nominees are:

    Rachel Goeke, P.E.- President

    Kelsie Clark, P.E.- President-Elect

    Anika Careaga, P.E.- Vice President

    Michael Buechter, P.E., Treasurer (Second year of a two-year term)

    Mitch Krysa, P.E.- Immediate Past President

    In accordance with MSPE’s Bylaws, the President-Elect automatically assumes the position of President. MSPE’s current Vice President’s applied to continue as an officer to President-Elect. This the left the Vice President position open for new candidates, for which two members applied.  

    The election of the Slate of Officers presented by the Nominating and Tellers Committee will take place on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 during MSPE’s Annual Convention in Branson.  

    In accordance with MSPE’s Bylaws Article VII, Section 4: Election of Officers (B) additional nominations for the respective offices may be made by written petitions containing the signatures of at least thirty (30) members eligible to vote provided that not more than ten of those signing any one nomination petition shall be members of the same local chapter, and provide further that such nominating petition shall reach the Society’s secretary (Executive Director Travis Lowe) not later than 35 days prior to date of the annual election.

    Kelsie D. Clark, P.E. 


    Kelsie holds degrees in Agriculture and Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri.

    He began his career at Burns & McDonnell in 1986 working as a construction inspector at the reconstruction of the I-35/I-635 interchange in Johnson County, KS while finishing a Civil Engineering degree. After earning the engineering degree, Kelsie remained at Burns & McDonnell until 1998 where he worked as a site design engineer and construction manager on various transportation, power plant and conservation projects. He continued his career at Archer Engineers as a project engineer/project manager for residential, commercial and industrial site development projects and later at TranSystems Corporation as a project engineer/manager for freight rail projects.

    Kelsie is currently as a Senior Project Manager for Olin Winchester, operators of the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri. In this role he manages capital projects to repair, improve and upgrade the numerous facilities and infrastructure at the plant. Projects at Lake City have included bridge replacements, road repair and replacement, structural upgrades to manufacturing buildings, and water supply systems improvements including new water wells, water tower rehabilitation and new water mains.

    Kelsie has been a member of MSPE and NSPE since 1998. Kelsie is a member of Western Chapter and is currently serving as 2021-22 Vice President for MSPE. He previously served for two years (2016-17 and 2017-18) on the MSPE Executive Committee as a Board of Directors Representative and completed a two year term (2019-21) as Treasurer for both MSPE and the MSPE Education Foundation. He also served on the Investment Committee of the Education Foundation. As a member of Western Chapter, he has served as a Chapter Director, Secretary, Treasurer, President-Elect, and President. He has served on several MSPE State Convention Planning Committees, Fall PDH Days task force and most recently served as Chair the 2021 Fall PDH Days. He also is a past member of MSPE’s Kimel committee where he helped encourage licensure of engineering professors and teaching faculty at our state’s engineering schools.

    Kelsie has been actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America for over 50 years. He earned the Eagle Scout rank in 1975. He has served in numerous leadership roles as an adult volunteer including Order of the Arrow Lodge Advisor, Tribe of Mic O Say Tribal Council, District Training Committee Chair, District Camping Committee Chair, and District Commissioner. He is currently serving as Assistant Council Commissioner in the Heart of America Council and as an Order of the Arrow Associate Adviser for Section C5B of the Gateway Region, BSA.

    Kelsie is a life-long member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church where he has served in several leadership roles including member and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Building Committee, Administrative Board member, Finance Committee member, and chair of men’s ministries.

    Anika Careaga, P.E., CPESC, CPSWQ


    Ms. Anika Careaga graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR, now MO S&T) in 1998 with a B.S. is Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Environmental and has been a registered professional engineer in MO since 2005. She is a registered PE in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. She also attained the status of a Certified Professional of Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and a Certified Professional of Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ) from EnviroCert International, Inc.

    Ms. Careaga is currently on the MSPE Executive Committee as at At-Large Director and Chair of the MSPE Government Relations Committee. She was previously on the Board of Directors as the State Director for the Jefferson City Chapter. She is also currently a Chapter Director on the Jefferson City Chapter Board of Directors. She was on the planning committee for the 2018 and 2019 Fall PDH Days.

    Since joining Midwest Environmental Consultants (MEC) in 2002, Ms. Careaga has worked primarily in solid waste and stormwater design. She serves as a senior project manager for MEC providing engineering design services related to landfill design, stormwater management including Low Impact Development (LID), stream bank stabilization, land reclamation and related projects for municipal and private-sector clients. Prior to joining MEC, she worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). While employed at MoDOT, she evaluated erosion control products to create new erosion control specifications that are currently used statewide by MoDOT.

    Ms. Careaga and her husband Jacob, who is also 1998 UMR graduate, live in Jefferson City, MO. Jacob Careaga is the Chief Engineer for the Missouri Department of Conservation. In addition to their busy careers, Jacob and Anika are raising a large family with very active children and work hard every day to help them appreciate the value of spreadsheets.


  • 18 Feb 2022 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WANTED

    MSPE is Seeking Candidates to Serve on Society Officer Slate

    Applications Being Accepted for Vice President, President-elect & At-Large Representatives

    DEADLINE: Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 5 p.m.

    Pursuant to MSPE bylaws, the Nominating & Tellers Committee is soliciting interest in offices to serve on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 administrative year. These annual elections include the President-elect, Vice President and two at-large representatives. In July, President-elect Rachel Goeke, P.E. automatically becomes President while Michael Buetcher, P.E. serves the second year of his two year term as Treasurer.

    Nominees must meet the membership requirements of a licensed three-tier member (NSPE, MSPE and local chapter) and be current in membership dues.

    Interested applicants should click HERE to apply
    Members of the Nominating and Tellers Committee will review submitted applications for Vice-President and President-Elect and interview prospects. Any applicant not selected for the official ballot, who wishes to pursue an office, may do so in accordance with MSPE Bylaws, Article VII, Section 4, Paragraph B.

    Descriptions, requirements, and anticipated expectations for the positions are as follows:

    At-Large Representatives on Executive Committee and Board of Directors

    During the June Board of Directors meeting at the MSPE Convention, two members will be elected by the Board of Directors to serve as At-Large Representatives on the 2022-2023 MSPE Board. The two selected representatives shall not be from the same chapter.

    Duties include:

    • Participate in Executive Committee meetings (meets monthly for an hour via Zoom, with one in person at Ozark Shrimp Feed).
    • Participate in Board of Directors meetings (meets quarterly, some in-person and some via Zoom).
    • Complete any special assignments as designated by the President.

    Vice President

    Election to the position of Vice President is a one-year term with the opportunity to ascend to the offices of President-Elect and President in subsequent years. The Vice President is third ranking officer of MSPE. In the absence of the President and President-Elect, the Vice President is next in line to preside at Executive Committee and Board meetings.

    Primary duties of this position include:

    • Participate in Executive Committee meetings (meets monthly for an hour via Zoom, with one in person at Ozark Shrimp Feed).
    • Participate in Board of Directors meetings (meets quarterly, some in-person and some via Zoom).
    • Serve on the Fall PDH Days Planning Committee, which organizes programing at the Fall PDH Days scheduled in October.
    • Acting as a liaison officer where he/she will verify that committees and chapters under his/her jurisdiction have submitted reports in a timely manner and request any appropriate Board action prior to a Board meeting.
    • Complete any special assignments as designated by the President.

     

    President-Elect

    Election to the position of President-Elect is a one-year term with automatic ascendancy to the office of President the following year and then Immediate Past President the year after. The President-Elect serves as the second ranking officer and will preside over the Executive Committee and Board of Directors in absence of the President.

    Primary duties of this position include:

    • Participate in Executive Committee meetings (meets monthly for an hour via Zoom, with one in person at Ozark Shrimp Feed).
    • Participate in Board of Directors meetings (meets quarterly, some in-person and some via Zoom).
    • Acting as a liaison officer where he/she will verify that committees and chapters under his/her jurisdiction have submitted reports in a timely manner and request any appropriate Board action prior to a Board meeting.
    • Complete any special assignments as designated by the President.
    • Strategic planning duties with the Executive Director for the following year.

    As president, primary duties of this position include:

    • Presiding meetings of the Executive Committee meetings (meets monthly for an hour via Zoom, with one in person at Ozark Shrimp Feed).
    • Presiding meetings of the Board of Directors meetings (meets quarterly, some in-person and some via Zoom).
    • Assist the Executive Director with development of meeting agendas and society priorities.
    • Regular communication with MSPE Executive Director, President-Elect, and Educational Foundation President.
    • Drafting a President’s message for the quarterly MSPE publications.
    • Attend Society state events, including two P.E. Licensure Ceremonies and Capitol Day, all in Jefferson City.
    • Visit each MSPE chapter at a local meeting, as invited, during term as President.
    • Host NSPE President for the Annual Visit to Kansas City.
    • Attend Professional Design Alliance meeting, usually in Jefferson City.
    • Attend civic, educational and professional functions as an MSPE representative, as required throughout the state.
    • Participate as a member of the Convention Planning Committee.
    • Attend the NSPE PE Conference. 

    MSPE 2022 Nominating & Tellers Committee

    CHAIR

    John Riediger, P.E.

    MEMBERS

    Ron Black, P.E.

    Charles Loughman, P.E.

    Michael Purol, P.E.

    Apply here


  • 14 Feb 2022 10:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MSPE Awards Program, administered by the MSPE Awards Committee, collects nominations for the Society’s annual awards programs. Below are the awards available for submission:

    Extra Mile Resolution: This special award is presented at the discretion of the MSPE President to an Individual he/she determines to have performed exceptionally during his/her administration.

    Hall of Fame: The MSPE Hall of Fame was developed to recognize individual engineers or friends of the profession whose personal accomplishments, awards, and activities exemplify the goals and objectives of MSPE and positively promote the professional engineering community.

    PEPP Distinguished Service Award: The MSPE PEPP presents the PEPP Distinguished Service Award to an engineer who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement or recognition of the role of private practice in serving the public interest.

    PEPP Professional Development Award: The MSPE Private Practice Professional Development Award is presented to the nominated engineering firm that has made outstanding contributions to the advancement and improvement of the engineering profession through its employment policies and practices. The purpose of the award is to recognize those firms with the best engineering employment practices and to encourage all firms to adopt progressive policies and practices.

    PEPP QBS Award: The QBS Award recognize private companies and public-sector entities at the state and local levels that use QBS methods to procure the professional services of consulting engineering firms.

    Young Engineer of the Year Award: This award recognizes young members of MSPE who have made outstanding contributions to the society, the engineering profession, and their communities during the early years of their careers.

    If you would like to submit a nomination, applications for all awards can be found on the Awards page of the MSPE website. Questions? Contact Matt Bedinghaus, P.E., here.

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