MISSION OF DIVERSITY COMMITTEE:
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.
2018-19 DIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Linda Moen, Chair – EFK Moen, LLC
Gretchen Ivy, Vice-Chair – HNTB Corp.
Abe Adewale – ABNA Engineering, Inc.
Ed Alizadeh – Geotechnology, Inc.
Tricia Bohler – Civil Design, Inc.
Christie Brinkman – Horner & Shifrin, Inc.
Buddy Desai – Jacobs CH2M
Tirzah Gregory – HNTB Corp.
Earl Harrison – Hg Consult, Inc.
Nilesh Lal – Tsi Geotechnical, Inc.
Rick Lodewyck – CDG Engineers
Marjorie Melton – M3 Engrng. Group
Raymond Okuagu – Premier Engrng.
Tony O’Malley – Larkin Lamp Rynearson
Kimberly Robinett – TREKK Design
Renee Ross – WSP USA, Inc.
Vernal Stewart – SE3, LLC
Sunil Thakkar – Jasun Technologies
Lorenzo Thompson – Thompson Civil
Danette Yun – Quigg Engineering, Inc.
Srinivas Yanamanamanda – CBB
IMPORTANT DIVERSITY INFORMATION:
- ACEC/MO Member Firms with Diversity Certifications Brochure
- ACEC/MO Diversity Committee Position Paper
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.