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The ACEC Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate of nominees for National Officers with terms starting at the 2024 Annual Convention and Legislative Summit in Washington, DC.  Ballots for the election of National Officers will be circulated to the National Directors shortly.  The deadline for submission of ballots to the Corporate Secretary (at will be 5:00 pm Eastern on Friday, December 1, 2023.

John A. Rathke, PE, SE, FACEC – Wisconsin
Vice President and Principal, Mead & Hunt, Inc.
Chair-Elect, 2024-2025, Chair 2025-2026

John Rathke is a Vice President and Principal at Mead & Hunt, Inc., in Wisconsin.  He completed his term as Vice Chair on the ACEC Executive Committee at the Annual Convention in June 2023. John was previously inducted into the College of Fellows in 2019.

He has served on the Planning Cabinet from 2021 to 2023, responsible for determining metrics to measure progress in achieving the ACEC Strategic Plan Goals and to explore whether ACEC is devoting enough resources to the water and energy markets.  The latter ultimately resulted in the forming of a new Energy Committee to focus on the engineering business of the energy market.

John is active on ACEC’s Transportation Committee and Risk Management Committee. He has served as National Director and ACEC/Wisconsin Chair-Elect, Chairman of the Board, and Nominating Committee Chair. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville.


James P. Hoffman, PE, LEED AP O+M, CEM – Metropolitan Washington
President, Summer Consultants, Inc.
Vice Chair (2024-2026)

Jim Hoffman is President of Summer Consultants, Inc., a small business providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering and commissioning services for designing government, institutional, and historic facility projects. Jim is a mechanical engineer with nearly 35 years of experience including heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, steam, plumbing, and automatic temperature control systems.

He holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Engineering Management from The George Washington University.

Before joining Summer Consultants, Jim served as a combat engineer officer in the U.S. Army with the 317th Engineer Battalion from 1989 to 1992. In addition to his engineering credentials, Jim is a LEED accredited professional and a certified energy manager.

He served as Chair of the ACEC Federal Agencies & Procurement Advocacy Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee of the ACEC Small Firm Coalition. He is also the Immediate Past Chair of ACEC Metropolitan Washington.


Erica Jensen, PE, PTOE – Alaska
Vice President of CRW Engineering Group
Vice Chair (2024-2026)

Erica Jensen is the Vice President of CRW Engineering Group, based out of Anchorage, Alaska. CRW is a 100-employee, multi-discipline engineering and land surveying firm serving clients throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

Erica previously served as Executive Director for ACEC Alaska and various board and national positions for professional and technical engineering organizations.

Erica graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a BS in Civil Engineering, followed by an MS in Engineering Management.


D. Sean McCone, PE, CCM – Maryland
Executive Vice President and Board Member at Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.
Vice Chair (2024-2026)

D. Sean McCone is an Executive Vice President and Board Member at Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc. (JMT), an employee-owned firm, that provides a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, architectural, and related services. Sean serves as the Chief Strategy Officer, focusing on corporate strategy, particularly around technology, innovation, change management, and company-wide process improvement. He has over 27 years of experience in the industry.

Sean received his Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

An active member of ACEC/MD, he has served on several committees, chairing the Legislative and CEPAC committees. In 2015, Sean was appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to serve on the Task Force to Study Small and Minority Design Firm Participation in State Procurement. He is the current vice chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Committee for ACEC National. His numerous publications include an article in ASCE’s Journal of Geotechnical Engineering and a textbook published by Prentice Hall on construction dispute resolution techniques.

Outside of the engineering industry, he has held philanthropic volunteer and leadership positions at the Al Cesky Scholarship Fund, the 21St Century Education Foundation, ACE Mentor Program, Boy Scouts of America, Lake Shore Youth Baseball, March of Dimes, and GBMC Foundation.


Peter Moore, PE, FACEC, F.ASCE, F.FES, LEED AP, ENV SP – Florida
President and CEO of Chen Moore and Associates, Inc. 
Vice Chair (2024-2026)

Peter Moore is the President and CEO of Chen Moore and Associates, Inc, a multi-disciplinary engineering firm headquartered in Florida. Peter started in the firm as a project engineer, and has served as President for 16 years, currently leading over 125 professionals. He has been the President or Board Chair of eight organizations, ranging from local leadership non-profits to service on the Executive Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Peter has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Engineering from the University of Florida. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida and holds certifications as a LEEP AP and ENV SP. Peter has been elected as a Fellow of ACEC, ASCE, and the Florida Engineering Society.

Peter lives with his wife Karolynn and daughter Sofia in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.



October 26, 2023



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