ACEC Colorado Installs 2023-24 Board of Directors
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado) recently installed its 2023-24 Board of Directors, whose terms started May 1.
Brant Lahnert, PE (KL&A, Inc. – Golden, Colo.) will serve as president and accepted the gavel from Past President A. Gray Clark, PE (Muller Engineering Company – Lakewood, Colo.) during the ACEC Colorado Annual Conference on May 4. Additional officer installments included Dave DiFulvio, PLS (Farnsworth Group – Greenwood Village, Colo.) as vice president; David Merritt, PE (AECOM – Glenwood Springs, Colo.) as secretary-treasurer; and Karlene Thomas, PE (Pinyon Environmental – Colorado Springs, Colo.) as national director.
ACEC Colorado Denver Metro Directors include Michelle Hansen, PE (Stolfus & Associates – Greenwood Village) and Jennifer Wood, PE (Parsons – Denver), as well as newly appointed Shane McCormick, PE (Martin/Martin – Lakewood) and Brian Valentine, PE (Kimley-Horn – Denver).
Sarah Foster, PE (Olsson – Fort Collins, Colo.) will continue as the North Area director, while Zach Stone, PE (STV, Inc. – Colorado Springs) was installed as the new South Area director and Warren Swanson, PE (SGM – Glenwood Springs) was welcomed as the new West Area director.
During his inaugural speech as the new president, Lahnert focused on the four goals of the 2023-25 strategic plan for ACEC Colorado, which include: advocacy for our members and our profession, supporting member firm success, organizational excellence and promoting the public value of our profession. He also noted how these goals benefit members and nonmembers, alike, with an emphasis on doing what is right for the industry as a whole.
“The mission of ACEC Colorado continues to be our focus, and that mission is to ‘connect the professionals who improve the natural and built environments’… ACEC Colorado is an important conduit for us to reach out to our state and national legislators, and, in turn, ACEC provides us and our firms with valuable influence and insights,” concluded Lahnert.