AECOM is a proud Titanium sponsor of the virtual 2021 Joint Engineer Training Conference, an educational and networking forum focused on the Society of American Military Engineers’ (SAME’s) mission "to lead collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges." We’re excited to connect with attendees from the military, public, private, and academic sectors to discuss all things innovation! We invite you to chat with our industry experts in the virtual exhibit hall and don’t miss them in action when they share their expertise during the technical sessions listed below.

AECOM Conference Speakers

Tuesday, May 18, 2021


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
Boardman River Dam Removal and Ecosystem Restoration Engineering with Nature
AECOM Speaker: Troy Naperala, PE
AECOM Moderator: Judy Gallagher, PE, PMP, LEED AP

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
How to Negotiate Cyber Design Costs for UFC 4-010-06
AECOM Speakers: John Whitman, SME, CCNA, MSCE
Charlene Watson, SME, CISSP, CISM, CEH, ECSA, CSIS, CSOS, IAM/IAT Level III, TS

Wednesday, May 19, 2021


11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Partnering: A New Age of Collaborative Projects and Programs
AECOM Speaker: Mike Blount, PE, LEED AP, F.SAME, CAPT CEC USN (Ret.)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
WWC: Panel Experts Discuss the Changing Warfare Cyber Landscape
AECOM Speakers: John Whitman, SME, CCNA, MSCE
Charlene Watson, SME, CISSP, CISM, CEH, ECSA, CSIS, CSOS, IAM/IAT Level III, TS

Thursday, May 20, 2021


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
Visit AECOM's Virtual Booth to Chat with SAME's New National President
AECOM Speaker: Mark Handley, PE, F.SAME, RADM CEC USN (Ret.)

Friday, May 21, 2021


11:00 am –12:00 pm ET
Building While Designing: Delivering Temporary Hospital Facilities in 28 Days
AECOM Speaker: Roxana Kariyannis

Mike Donahue

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
Protecting and Restoring our Coasts with Natural Infrastructure
AECOM Speaker: Michael Donahue, PhD

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AECOM News

AECOM wins SAME J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award

AECOM is honored to be recognized for our longstanding partnership with the Society of American Military Engineers. From local outreach and mentorships to leadership positions at regional and national levels, AECOM staff members are proud to support 86 posts nationwide.

AECOM’s Handley kicks off term as SAME National President

This week AECOM Vice President Mark Handley, PE, RADM CEC, USN (Ret.), takes the reins as SAME National President for the 2021-22 term.

"The opportunity to serve our military engineer community excites me," says Handley. "There is great opportunity to bring the best ideas from industry to tackle the toughest challenges facing our military engineers."

Handley has been a SAME member since 1995 and was inducted into the organization's prestigious Academy of Fellows in 2017. Prior to joining the civilian workforce, he enjoyed a 30-year career with the U.S. Navy.

AECOM’s Diaz graduates from SAME Leadership Program; inducted into prestigious Academy of Fellows

Pete Diaz, PE, who manages water and wastewater projects out of AECOM's Guam office, just completed SAME's year-long National Leader Development Program (LDP).

"We had the opportunity to engage with great leaders," says Diaz. "This experience has exposed me to greater insights, techniques, and skills on how to deal with team dynamics." LDP participants apply what they've learned to a capstone project focused on an industry issue of their choice. Diaz, a longtime proponent of mentoring, saw a need in SAME's scholarship program.

"Expanding the program beyond just the monetary aspect to include mentoring is how we can better support our scholarship recipients to succeed and pursue STEM careers," he says. While 80 SAME posts have scholarship programs, only 26% provide any kind of mentorship to recipients. Diaz's project intends to bridge that gap. He teamed with two LDP classmates to develop a post-level toolkit including best practices, templates, and tips for a scholarship recipient mentoring program.

SAME is well aware of Diaz's value to the industry. This month he'll also be inducted into their Academy of Fellows. It's a prestigious recognition extended to SAME's most dedicated and committed members.

Diaz says he's humbled by the honor. "I am thankful to all the leaders and mentors who have guided me on this path," he says. "This distinction isn't about what I've accomplished with SAME over the last 10 years, but what I plan to do in the future." He says he'll continue to lead by example, mentor others, and support the SAME mission at all levels.

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