Committees

The following committees are open to all ACEC Tennessee members. Contact Kasey Anderson if you're interested in serving.
Business Practices 
  • Designs procedures to identify threats and opportunities to the engineering industry. Develops and implements programs to improve the business practices of member firms. Promotes Qualifications Based Selection. Works actively with state and local governments on issues of concern to our member firms. Business Practices Chair: Rodney Chester (Gresham Smith)
Engineering Excellence Awards
  • Applauds the work of engineering firms through the promotion and production of ACEC Tennessee's annual awards gala. EEA Chairs: Mauri Riesenberg (STV, Inc.) 
Environment & Energy Working Groups
  • Works collaboratively with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and other agencies to track and respond to environmental issues. The committee has four subcommittee who meet regularly, and work with designated representatives from TDEC: Air / Energy / Solid Waste & Remediation / Water Resources. Environment & Energy Chair: Maggie Strom (Tioga Environmental)  
Government Advocacy 
  • Develops and responds to legislative and regulatory advocacy initiatives. Government Advocacy Chair: Steve Field (RK&K) 
Interprofessional (Vertical)
  • Focuses on supporting member firms in matters associated with the Office of the State Architect, the State Building Commission, State Procurement Agencies, and other organizations. Interpro Chair: Jim Prillaman (OGCB)
Transportation Working Groups 
  • Collaborates with Tennessee Department of Transportation representatives to address issues in the transportation industry affecting ACEC member firms, TDOT, and the construction industry. Transportation Chair: Brad Winkler (STV, Inc.)

    Education & Programs 

    • Handles a variety of tasks including speaker ideas, forum partnerships, and brainstorming future opportunities. Education & Programs Chair: Ash Elsayed (UES) 

    Committee Chairs

    • Rodney Chester
      Rodney Chester
      Gresham Smith (615)770-8100
      Business Practices, Chair
    • Ashraf ElSayed
      Ashraf ElSayed
      Geotechnology, Inc., a UES Company (901)353-1981
      Education and Programs, Chair
    • Mauri Riesenberg
      Mauri Riesenberg
      STV Incoporated (615)632-0036
      Engineering Excellence Awards, Chair
    • Steve Field
      Steve Field
      RK&K (615)887-1454
      Government Advocacy, Chair
    • Jim Prillaman
      Jim Prillaman
      OGCB, Inc. (901)452-6283
      Interprofessional, Chair
    • Brad Winkler
      Brad Winkler
      STV Incoporated
      Transportation, Chair
    • Maggie Strom
      Maggie Strom
      Tioga Environmental Consultants, Inc. (901)791-2432
      Environment & Energy, Chair