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Post President's Corner

Letter from CAPT Pat Dugan, President (2017-2018)

CAPT Pat Dugan, USCG

Hampton Roads Post Members,

It's my absolute honor to take over the Presidency of this great Post! This past year, Nicole guided us to be named as the Top Large Post of 2016, through a phenomenal Small Business Outreach & Industry Day, and a presentation of exceptional scholarships last month to several local high school and college men and women in the STEM fields. I was amazed by how much they have done, and talking to them was also reassuring as I know our future is in very good hands. My thanks to Nicole for all she has done for us and will continue to do for us as a Past President.

This month's meeting topic is something near and dear to all of us: The Future of Transportation in Hampton Roads. Who around here isn't interested in Hampton Roads transportation? I'm looking forward to the discussion as we have an all-star panel from VDOT, the Norfolk Airport, Virginia Port, and CBBT moderated by COL Kelly from the Army Corps Norfolk District. I hope you can join us at the Westin on the 19th and I strongly encourage folks to sign up in advance.

In closing, the Post operates well because of its people. I hope you would consider a volunteer position with the Post and please contact me at or by phone at 443-454-5922 if you are interested. A list of current Board Members and positions is available on our website (

Best regards,
Pat Dugan
Commanding Officer, USCG Facilities Design and Construction Center

Letter from Nicole Foster, Past President (2016-2017)

Nicole Foster

Hampton Roads Post Members,

Congratulations to all Post Award winners of scholarship recipients, who were the focus of our June meeting. In total, we gave out $25,000 scholarships to 6 high school graduates and 7 current college students. The applications we receive grow increasingly competitive each year and selection of such high caliber candidates would not be possible without the careful review of our committee volunteers:

Efram Fuller, Brown & Caldwell
Lynne France, CDM Smith
Gilbert Seese, Schnabel Engineering
Joseph Modica, MBP

Scholarship Awardees:

High School
Cameron Bailey
Sean Burtner
Adrian Dillard
Isaia Fleming
Alan Mayhue
Noah Sprouse

Kathryn Campbell
Georgia DaCruz
Ryan DeLaura
Caroline Kuzio
William Mayhue
Josua Rasco
Catherine Weathered

2016 Post Award Winners:

Kirk Stevens, P.E. - Engineer of the Year
Commander Michael Hudson, USCG - Technology Advancement Award
Lieutenant Blaine A. Henning, CEC, U.S. Navy - Outstanding Military Young Member
Sarah Kinna, P.E. - Outstanding Civilian Young Member
Melissa Waefler - President's Young Member Award
JMT - Large Sustaining Firm of the Year
RS&H - Medium Sustaining Firm of the Year
Melene Communications, LLC - Small Business Award
NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic - Public Agency of the Year
Carrie Kane - Post President's Award
Captain George Bonner, USCG - Post President's Award
Julie Dobschuetz - Post President's Award

The following individuals also received a Regional Vice President's Award:

Louise Slate, Tetra Tech
Efram Fuller, Brown & Caldwell
Ben Reim, Kimley-Horn

For those who missed our last meeting, we concluded with our annual change of Post officers. Thank you to all 2016-2017 volunteers and welcome new volunteers! Updated contact information will be available here very soon:

It was truly a pleasure to serve as your President over the past year. I am excited to pass the torch to CAPT Patrick Dugan, USCG, and it will be my honor to support him. I ask you to join me in welcoming him as your 2017-2018 Post President!

Nicole Foster, Marketing Manager

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Upcoming Post Events

Monthly Luncheon

Date: July 19, 2017
Time: 11:30 - 1:00 (11:30-12:00 Registration, 12:00-1:00 Presentation)
Location: Westin Town Center, Virginia Beach, VA

Title: "Getting there from here: The future of transportation in Hampton Roads."

Overview:  SAME Hampton Roads Post and Virginia Peninsula Post are hosting a panel discussion focused on transportation issues in Hampton Roads.  The panel will include representatives from local agencies who will provide presentations on current and future transportation initiatives in the region related to their area of expertise.  Audience members will be encouraged to engage in an open dialogue with agency representatives focused on local transportation issues and solutions.  

The panel will consist of the following agencies:

  • VDOT: Jim Utterback
  • Norfolk Airport: Charles Braden
  • Virginia Port: Jeff Florin
  • CBBT: Mike Crist
  • Moderator:  Colonel Jason Kelly, Commander, Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Learning Objectives

The presentation is designed to help the audience:

  1. Summarize the primary transportation issues that face the Hampton Roads community including engineering, permitting and political challenges.
  2. Describe the various modes of transportation utilized by individuals, businesses and public agencies in the community and current initiatives to expand and improve them.
  3. Develop the engineering solutions required to bridge the gap between current transportation issues and the desired end state.

 CE/PDH: CEU credit/PDH credits will be issued for attending this luncheon.

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Member News

MSA Welcomes New Employees

Virginia Beach, VA – MSA, P.C. would like to welcome the following new employees:

Kevin Worsham, EIT, joined MSA as a Project Engineer I in our engineering department. A Lynchburg, VA native, Worsham holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech, as well as a Master’s of Engineering in Civil Engineering Water Resources and a Coastal Engineering Certificate from ODU. In his spare time, he is an avid outdoorsman; he enjoys hunting, fishing, kayaking, golfing and supporting the Virginia Tech football and basketball teams.

J. Charles "Charlie" Blackwell, joined MSA’s environmental sciences department as an Environmental Technician. Blackwell is a 2015 graduate of UNC Wilmington and holds a B.S. in Geology, as well as an Associate of Arts Degree from the College of the Albemarle. Prior to joining MSA, he completed an independent, year-long hydrologic study of temporal variations in electrical conductivity within the Bradley Creek watershed. Originally from Virginia Beach, Blackwell enjoys hiking, camping, snowboarding, surfing, and playing soccer.

Jason Thomas, PLA joined MSA's landscape architecture team. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech, a Master's in Education from ODU, and brings over 10 years of professional experience to MSA in his field. A Hampton Roads native, Thomas is a faithful volunteer for various community organizations including Lynnhaven River Now and Relay for Life; he is also the Education Chair for the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). In his spare time, Thomas enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hiking, surfing, and supporting Virginia Tech football.

Kevin Worsham Charlie Blackwell Jason Thomas
Kevin Worsham, EIT Charlie Blackwell Jason Thomas

MSA, P.C. is a certified Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Certified Veteran Enterprise (CVE) headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The firm provides environmental consulting, planning, surveying, civil and environmental engineering, and landscape architecture for public and private projects. More information about MSA, P.C. can be found at

Dan Pleasant Appointed to Board of Directors for Virginia's Chamber of Commerce

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce has announced the newest members appointed to its board of directors, including Dewberry’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Dan Pleasant, PE.

Members of the board represent small and large businesses from across the commonwealth and are involved in advancing Virginia’s business climate. As a board member, Pleasant participates in policy development meetings and other miscellaneous business development opportunities.

Pleasant has been with Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, for nearly 40 years and has served as COO for the last seven. He is responsible for strategic direction, business development and direct client engagement, and financial performance. As COO, he has managed the acquisitions of several companies. He previously served as the firm’s southeast president and began his career with Dewberry as the business manager for the Danville, Virginia, office.

As an active participant in community and civic organizations, Pleasant served two terms on the board of directors for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and is a current board member for American National Bank. He serves on the advisory board for North Carolina State University’s Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and is a member of the Future of the Piedmont Foundation in Danville, Virginia.

Pleasant earned a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University and is licensed as a professional engineer in 11 states.

Dan Pleasant
Dan Pleasant

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining 
unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit

Scott Hartford Elected Vice President

Scott Hartford has been elected a vice president of Stanley Consultants, a worldwide provider of engineering, environmental and construction services. Hartford is the technical innovation leader and a client service manager for the U.S. Federal & International Programs Market where he develops and manages client relations and project management for USACE, NAVFAC, AFCEC and other Federal agencies. A retired colonel from the U.S. Air Force, Hartford joined Stanley Consultants in 2014.

Scott Hartford
Scott Hartford


Deberry Announces Promotion of David Maxwell

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced the promotion of David Maxwell, PE, LEED AP BD+C, to senior vice president.

With this promotion, Maxwell is responsible for leading the civil engineering operations of the firm’s southern Virginia and North Carolina offices, including Richmond, Virginia Beach, Danville, Raleigh, and Charlotte. In this role, he works closely with Dewberry’s local leadership to set operational and growth strategies in the Southeast. He continues to serve as the manager of the firm’s Richmond and Virginia Beach offices.

With more than 23 years of experience, Maxwell serves a diverse client base, including local municipalities, private industries, and large institutions. His background includes the management of full-service term contracts and large multidiscipline teams to bring unique engineering solutions to his clients.

Maxwell earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Virginia (1994). He is a registered professional engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional BD +C. He is a member of the Water Environment Federation, the American Water Works Association, the American Public Works Association, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia, and the Society of American Military Engineers.

David Maxwell

David Maxwell

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit

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Items of Note

Events of Interest

Seabees Awards Banquet

Norfolk Brewery Flyer

Norfolk Wine Tasting

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SAME Hampton Roads Post Sustaining Member Firms

Advanced Drainage Systems Homeland Contracting Corp.
Advanced Engineering Consultants Hourigan Construction
AECOM IDIAS Contracting
Aerostar SES LLC Involve, LLC
Aerotek, Inc. Jacobs
AGVIQ, LLC Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
Amec Foster Wheeler KBR Government Services
Apogee Consulting Group, P.A. KCI Technologies, Inc.
Applied Sciences & Information Systems, Inc. Kerr Environmental Services Corp.
ARCADIS, U.S., Inc Kimley-Horn
Asturian Group, Inc. Leidos
Atkins Mahorsky Group Inc
Balfour Beatty Construction McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc.
Beardsley Architects + Engineers McFarland Atlantic Construction
Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp. Michael Baker International, Inc.
Blossom Consulting and Engineering Inc Moffatt & Nichol
Bluestone Environmental Group, Inc. MSA, P.C.
Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. NASA
Bristol Industries Noah Enterprises, Inc.
Brown and Caldwell Normandeau Associates, Inc.
Burns & McDonnell OBG
C. Allan Bamforth, Jr., Engineer-Surveyor, Ltd. Ocean Construction Services, Inc
Cabrera Services Inc. Parsons
Cardno Pennoni Assoc. Inc.
CB&I Federal Services, LLC Perini Management Services, Inc.
CDM Smith Pond & Company
CES Consulting LLC RRMM Architects, P.C.
Clark Nexsen Sauer Inc. d/b/a Sauer Southeast
Collins Engineers Inc. Schenkel Shultz Architecture
CommScope (Government Solutions) Schnabel Engineering LLC
Consultech Environmental, LLC SEPI Engineering  & Construction, Inc.
Crowder Construction Company Stanley Consultants Inc.
Dewberry Stantec, Inc.
DJG Inc. Stroud, Pence & Associates, Ltd.
Draper Aden Associates STV
EA Engineering, Science, & Tech., Inc., PBC Summer Consultants, Inc.
Eaton Corporation Symmes Maini & McKee Associates, Inc.
ECC Syncon LLC
Ecology & Environment Inc. Tetra Tech Inc.
ECS  The Walsh Group
Elevatus Timmons Group
Engineering & Environment Inc. Truston Technologies Inc. 
Froehling & Robertson Vansant & Gusler Inc.
Gannett Fleming Inc. Veolia
GET Solutions, Inc. Versar
GHD Inc. VHB/Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Gilbane Federal Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects, Inc.
H&A | Hankins & Anderson WESCO/CSC
Hana Engineers and Consultants, LLC Weston Solutions, Inc.
HBA Architecture & Interior Design Wight & Company
HDR Wiley | Wilson
Heritage Environmental Services, LLC Woolpert, Inc.
  WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff

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Member Benefits

Employment Opportunities

As a service to our members, the Hampton Roads SAME Post website includes job positions or internships available at local firms and also allow for students or individual members who are looking for employment to list qualifications potential employers can view. Anyone wishing to place job positions should contact Beverly Noffsinger.

Sustaining Member News

The Hampton Roads SAME Post has been willing to publish articles submitted by Sustaining Member Firms and Individual Members that are deemed to be in the interest of SAME and the Hampton Roads Post.  Typical Articles may include contract awards from our member agencies (i.e. USCG, LANTDIV and Army Corps of Engineers) and key company hires or employee moves. Please send your good news to Beverly Noffsinger by the first Wednesday of each month.

Sustaining Member of the Month

One of our Sustaining Member firms is spotlighted each month, given the opportunity to set up a tabletop booth at the monthly meeting, and be recognized by the President at the start of each meeting. A representative of the firm is also invited to give a short overview of the firm at the luncheon.

The designated Sustaining Member of the Month also provides a summary of their firm’s expertise and services for the military engineering community to be printed in the newsletter. We ask that the Sustaining Member of the Month bring a raffle prize valued at approximately $50 to the luncheon for our Education and Mentoring raffle drawing. If you are interested in participating, please contact CindyNash.

Please note that with your firm’s Sustaining Membership, SIX (6) of your employees can be designated as sustaining members (includes two Young Members).

Please go to the National SAME web site and review your company status under Membership.

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Career Announcements


Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Jun. 29, 2017


Senior Architect

Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Jun. 29, 2017


Job Posting
Jul. 10, 2017


Design Director

Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Jul. 13, 2017

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