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Liaison Resources
ACEC Colorado liaison resources are individuals with member firms who either serve on the ACEC Colorado Board of Directors or as committee chairs. These individuals are available to answer questions, provide feedback and organize meetings to address issues related to the business of engineering upon request. As volunteers of ACEC Colorado, these individuals serve in these positions to further the relationships among the consulting engineering community and public agencies. Please contact the individual directly via linked email, as related to your area of interest, or, call the ACEC Colorado office at 303.832.2200 for assistance.

Business Practice/ Risk Management
Reviews risk management programs, contract issues, tips for member firms, and legislation relative to professional liability. Assists in the annual compilation of the Salary, Benefits & Practices Report. Develops programs related to Ethics and Expert Witness Practice.
Marilen Reimer, CAE (ACEC Colorado)

Energy Committee
Establishes relationships with energy-related agencies and organizations germane to energy efficiencies, oil and gas, power and transmission and renewables.
Forbes Guthrie (Stewart Environmental)
Frank Kohl, PLS (Lamp Rynearson & Associates, Inc.)

Environmental Colorado Department of Public Health Submommittee
Facilitates exchange of information and provides a forum for communication of common issues by meeting with division managers for Water Quality, Air Quality and Hazardous Waste.
Steven M. Ravel, PE (Hatch Mott MacDonald)

Environmental CDOT/FHWA Subcommittee
Facilitates exchange of information and provides a forum for communication of common issues to Colorado Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration
Jessica Myklebust (Felsburg, Holt & Ullevig)

Government Affairs
Establishes legislative programs to assist members in meeting their legislators, monitors and enacts recommendations for legislation, works with lobbyist, establishes legislative contact program and informs members about legislation that affects the industry and their work.
Michael Griffeth, PE (Griffeth Structural, LLC)

Land Development
Facilitates an exchange of information and ideas to provide a forum for communication about common issues related to private owners and government agencies.
Michael Unger, PE (WPS/Parsons Brinckerhoff)

Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP)
Facilitates an exchange of information and ideas to provide a forum for communication of common issues related to private owners and government agencies.
Stuart Monical, PE

Transportation
Assists in establishing and communicating member relationships with transportation agencies in the state, including: Colorado Department of Transportation, regional transportation districts, Denver Regional Council of Governments, Colorado Department of Aviation, and City & County of Denver.
Travis Boone, PE (AECOM)
Gray Clark (Muller Engineering)

Water Resources
Establishes liaison relationships with related agencies that include the State Engineer’s Office, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Water Conservation Board, and Colorado Department of Health & Environment.
Laurel Stadjuhar, PE (West Sage Water Consultants)

North Director
Is a member of the ACEC Colorado Board of Directors and represents the interests of member firms in the Northern Colorado area.
Frank Kohl, PLS (Lamp Rynearson & Associates, Inc.)

South Director
Is a member of the ACEC Colorado Board of Directors and represents the interests of member firms in the Southern Colorado area.
Karlene Thomas, PE (Pinyon Environmental, Inc.)

West Director
Is a member of the ACEC Colorado Board of Directors and represents the interests of member firms on the Western Slope of Colorado.
Wyatt Popp, PE (Olsson Associates)

Metro Directors
Is a member of the ACEC Colorado Board of Directors and represents the interests of member firms in the Metro Denver area.
Craig Watts, PE (MKK Consulting Engineers)
Matt Schlageter, PE (Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers, Inc.)
Brad Doyle, PE (Parsons)
Jennifer Ashworth, PE (White Sands Water Engineers, Inc.)

Qualifications-based Selection
Qualifications-based selection (QBS) is an important issue for design professionals in Colorado. Click here to read an article about why QBS matters. As you may be aware, QBS is a requirement per the federal Brooks Act and the Colorado Mini-Brooks Bill. ACEC Colorado supports the mission of QBS Colorado as one of four partnering organizations that also include the National Society of Professional Engineers of Colorado; The American Institute of Architects, Colorado Component; and the American Society of Civil Engineers Colorado Section.
Heidi Gordon, CAE (ACEC Colorado)