Much of the work of ACEC of Louisiana is accomplished through dedicated volunteer committees. The committees are the primary means of getting involved in recommending regulations and legislation to promote and protect the engineering industry; providing liaison relations with state and federal agencies in addressing specific issues and strengthen business initiatives; and providing essential information on engineering business issues.The ACEC of Louisiana Committees are:
The Legislative Committee assists in determining legislation that ACECL will pursue at the state level and assist in lobbying aspects to get ACECL monitored bills passed or defeated. Discuss other bills introduced to determine ACECL’s position.
Chair: Bryan Jones
Board Liaison: Michael J.Thomassie, P.E.
The Transportation Liaison Committee works through roundtable forums with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD), Louisiana ports, airport authorities, rail and multimodal transportation, providing liaison relationships and business initiatives.
Co-Chair: (Roads & Highways) John Basilica
Co-Chair: (Ports, Airports,Rail, Multimodel) Tom Hunter
Board Liaison: Bob Boagni, P.E.
The Water Resources Liaison Committee works through roundtable forums with CPRA, the Water Institute, LDEQ, LDHH, NOSWB and the USACE, providing liaison relationships and business initiatives.
Chair: Tonja Koob Marking
Board Liaison: Lisa F. Cookmeyer, P.E.
The Facilities Liaison Committee works through roundtable forums with the State Fire Marshal and staff and the Office of Facility Planning & Control, providing liaison relationships and business initiatives.
Co-Chair: R. Craig Campbell, P.E.
AGC/AIA Liaison Committee
The AGC/AIA Liaison Committee works to maintain a relationship with Louisiana contractors and architects, through their state associations, including legislative and educational partnership opportunities.
Chair: Michael B. Songy, P.E., PLS
The LES/LAPELS Liaison Committee works to maintain a relationship with the Louisiana Engineering Society and the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board, including legislative and educational partnership opportunities
Chair: Alison Catarella-Michel, P.E., PTOE
Any employee of a member firm may join at any time of the year. If you have an interest in serving on one or more committees,
fill out the committee request form and forward to Haleigh Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org