Diversity Information

This Committee shall foster diversity within our member companies; help our member firms encourage minority and woman employment while meeting legal and risk management requirements; and assist in the development of an educational and support infrastructure to encourage minority and woman careers in STEM fields.


Linda Moen, Chair - EFK Moen, LLC
Colleen Connor, Vice-Chair - GBA, Inc.
Abe Adewale - ABNA Engineering, Inc.
Gino Bernardez - Horner & Shifrin, Inc.
Tricia Bohler - Civil Design, Inc.
Erin Bradley – Garver
Kelley Davis - Lochmueller Group
Bruce Dawson - GREDELL Engineering Resources, Inc.
Dan DeArmond - WSP USA Inc.
Buddy Desai - Hg Consult, Inc.
David Ford - Walter P Moore
Tirzah Gregory - HNTB Corporation
Micki Hansel - Farnsworth Group, Inc.
Earl Harrison - Hg Consult, Inc.
Rebecca Howley - GBA, Inc.
Gretchen Ivy - HNTB Corporation
Michele Keal - Alfred Benesch & Company
Nilesh Lal - TSi Geotechnical, Inc.
Vicki LaRose - Civil Design, Inc.
Brad Loomis - Tepa Engineering Services
Marjorie Melton - M3 Engineering Group PC
Scott Perkins - Prairie Engineers, P.C.
Laura Riegel - Woolpert, Inc.
Kimberly Robinett - TREKK Design Group, LLC
Don Rosenbarger - Delta Companies Inc.
Vernal Stewart - SE3, LLC
Lorenzo Thompson - Thompson Civil, LLC
Srinu Yanamanamanda – CBB
Pouya Yousefzadehfard – Garver
Danette Yun - Quigg Engineering Inc.




Colette Holt & Associates was retained by the State of Missouri Office of Administration (“OA”) to perform a study of possible disparities in access to state prime contracting and associated subcontracting opportunities on contracts awarded between July 2007 and June 2013 on the basis of race and gender. They explored whether Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (“MBEs”) and WomanOwned Business Enterprises (“WBEs”), collectively, “M/WBEs”, have equal access to state contracts, and if not, what remedies might be appropriate to redress the barriers created by race or gender discrimination.


  • Click on this link for results of the 2014 Disparity Study.