Tuesday, September 6, 2011
VOTE!! VOTE!! VOTE!!
We have five candidates running for the 2011-2012 ITE Alaska Section Secretary position. Ballots for the elections will be e-mailed out shortly after our September 13th Luncheon. Only paid members will be eligible to vote. Please note that only paid members are eligible to vote for the Section elections. Please see below for the candidate bio’s. On how to become a member, please email us.
See you at the luncheon!
DANIELLE FAY, EIT
Danielle Fay is a lifelong Alaskan and has been working as an EIT in Alaska for three years. Danielle received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University where she participated in an International Senior Design (ISD) program. As a part of ISD, Danielle traveled to Bolivia to complete field investigations, public involvement, and design for a system of roadways, intersections, and canals. Danielle is currently a transportation designer for Hattenburg Dilley & Linnell.
Danielle is passionate about Alaska and the Alaskan community. In 2005, she worked on a team of four volunteers to coordinate, organize, and run the Alaska State Science Olympiad competition, which provides an opportunity for students to experience new areas and applications of science. In her free time, Danielle loves spending time outdoors with her family and competing in triathlons with her husband. She has been an ITE member since 2009.
If chosen to serve on the ITE board, Danielle will strive to make the Alaska Section members more aware of the opportunities available to us through National ITE and work to address the needs and concerns of our local chapter.
ERICA JENSEN, P.E.
Erica moved to Alaska in the summer of 2003 where she began attending UAA. Erica graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Civil Engineering and a minor in Mathematics in 2006 and then obtained her masters from UAA in Engineering Management in 2009. During college, Erica served as the president of the ASCE student chapter. She obtained her PE in the spring of 2010.
In 2004, Erica interned for NASA at Kennedy Space Center as part of their Space and Life Sciences Program where she conducted research on the accretion versus recession of coastal vegetation near the shuttle launch pads.
Erica began working with CRW in May of 2005 and has been there ever since. She serves as a design engineer for general civil projects, roads, trails, transit, site and school design, drainage, water and wastewater improvements.
Erica was awarded the Top 10 ASCE New Face of Engineering in 2010. She is an active member of Anchorage Tomorrow, ASCE’s Engineer’s Week, and ITE. Erica recently served as the Activities Chair for the 2011 ITE Western District Conference in Anchorage. Erica is passionate about being involved in her community and is excited to continue to serve ITE.
Outside of work, Erica enjoys mountain biking, skiing, running, camping, climbing, and spending time with her husband Chad and their 1-year-old son Orion.
KURT MEEHLEIS, EIT
I have been an active member of the Alaska ITE section for 3 years now and I think it is a great organization to be a part of. I really appreciate all the effort put forth by our officers and would like to follow in their footsteps and continue to make Alaska ITE the best engineering society possible. I personally enjoy volunteer opportunities, and would happily take on the responsibility of serving the ITE community.
Some of my past volunteer experiences have been with the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) as the Snowboard Education Chair from 2000-2002. I also represented the AASI Alaska Division for the Youth Planning Committee during the Annual Creative Congress. At the national meetings my responsibilities were to give feedback about the younger members perception of AASI, and help to create action plans to improve member retention and recruitment.
During my years at UAA as a student, I founded the UAA Ski and Snowboard Club, organized avalanche safety classes, arranged free lessons and lift use at Hilltop, and attended the weekly Student Council meetings between 2002 & 2003. When I became an engineering student I joined the ASCE student chapter and was the Secretary for 2006, and the Activity Coordinator for the 2007 school years.
Recently with ITE I have been the SocialITE, Vice President for 2010-2011, and worked with the ITE Local Arrangements Committee. Finally, I try to be active in our Anchorage community by participating in local trail cleanups, day of caring activities, E-week presentations, and volunteering at either the UAA Halloween Night or the Zoo Boo.
BRIAN LAMSON, P.E.
Brian Lamson is a lifelong Alaskan and UAA graduate. He obtained his B.S. in civil engineering in 2006. Brian's work in transportation engineering began prior to graduation and an intern for USKH collecting traffic data and as an intern with the TNH highway department. Post-graduation he has worked for TNH, URS, and Kinney Engineering. Brian has worked as a consultant design engineer MOA and DOT road and drainage projects. He also worked as a field engineer for two summers on a Seward Highway reconstruction project. Brian has benefitted from ITE and is running for office in order to give something back to the local ITE community.
SUSAN MELTON, P.E.
Susan was born and raised in Anchorage. After graduating from University of Alaska Anchorage, she worked for R&M Consultants. Wanting to try something new, Susan moved to the Puget Sound area of Washington for 8 years. Washington was a nice diversion, but her heart was always in Alaska so she returned to Anchorage in 2004 and began working for Lounsbury and Associates. For the past 7 years, Susan has been designing roads, subdivisions, and trails throughout the Municipality of Anchorage.
Susan also recognizes the importance of involvement in all aspects of the engineering community as a resource in her career. During college, Susan was active with the student chapter of ASCE, serving as secretary, vice president and president. She is currently an active member of ITE, having just served as the Registration Co-Chair for the 2011 Western District Annual Meeting here in Anchorage. In her spare time Susan enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and reading a good book. She looks forward to the opportunity to serve on the ITE Alaska Section board.