FLA LogoACEC/MO Future Leaders Academy (FLA)

Four Sessions Over Four Months (33.5 PDH Hours of Learning)
This program is designed to provide professional and personal leadership development for Missouri’s most promising professionals in our design community. The program will launch up-and-coming firm leaders on a development track leading to successful general management, project management and principal positions within member design firms.



MAY 15-16, 2023
The Fontaine Hotel
901 W. 48th Place
Kansas City, MO 64112
JUNE 15-16, 2023
Drury Plaza Hotel St. Charles
380 Mulholland Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303

JULY 19-20, 2023
Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia East
3100 Interstate 70 Drive SE
Columbia, MO 65201

AUGUST 23-24, 2023
Margaritaville Lake Resort
494 Tan Tar A Estate Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065


Below is a list of participants for the 2023 Program. Click on their name to see their individual biographies. Click here to see the full listing of participants and biographies.


Tony Comella
Tony Comella
Atlas Supply Company

Paula Dixon
Paula Dixon
Senior Vice President / Shareholder
Holmes Murphy & Associates

 Steve HallSteve Hall
Senior Vice President Advocacy
American Council of Engineering Companies

 Scott Heidner
Scott Heidner
Senior Vice President
Braden Heidner Lowe & Associates

Aaron Mann
Aaron Mann
Principal, General Counsel - Risk Management
Terracon Consultants

Dan Oblinger
Dan Oblinger

Heidi Thummel
Heidi Thummel
Director of Business Development
GBA, Inc.

Brad Wilson
Brad Wilson
Director, AE Advisory
Stambaugh Ness

Mike Yost
Michael Yost
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
Terracon Consultants

Kimberly Cole
Kimberly Cole
Owner & Principal


Joe Hagerty
Joseph G. Hagerty
Board Director
Oates Associates, Inc.

Joel Weinhold
Joel A. Weinhold
Central Region Manager
Geotechnology, LLC


Registration Policies:
  • Attendance at or participation in ACEC Missouri events/activities constitutes an agreement by the attendee for the Council’s use and distribution of the attendee’s image and/or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and audio recordings of such events / activities.
  • ACEC Missouri seeks to avoid antitrust violations in connection with its activities; therefore, participants should avoid engaging in conduct that gives even the appearance of an impermissible conversation, agreement, alliance or impropriety. Discussions among attendees, speakers, exhibitors, board members and/or staff must be kept free of even the suggestion of restraint of trade or the selection of suppliers, customers or prices. Click here to read the ACEC Missouri Antitrust Compliance Policy.
  • ACEC Missouri asks that attendees review and adhere to the Digital/In-Person Meeting Code of Conduct.