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Nominations Open for 2017 SAME DC Post Awards Program

Do you know a client or colleague you would like to recognize for their exceptional contributions? The Washington DC Post is soliciting nominations for its 22st Annual Awards to be presented at the Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club on January 18, 2018. There are categories to recognize professionals of any age or expertise:

  • Distinguished Service to the Washington Post
  • Outstanding Contributions to the Engineering Profession
  • Outstanding Contributions to Architecture
  • Outstanding Contributions by Young Military Member
  • Outstanding Contributions by Young Civilian Member
  • Young Member Award
  • Outstanding Contributions to Technology or the Engineering Profession
  • Outstanding Contributions to Marketing and/or Communications
  • Sustaining Business of the Year (Small, Medium and Large)
  • Post Service Award

Please take the time to nominate an individual for an award – the process is simple. The awards, criteria for selection, nomination forms and nomination procedures are located here. Recipients of Washington Post awards will also be nominated for SAME National awards.

NOMINATIONS DUE: November 17, 2017

Leadership & Mentoring Program Graduation Dinner Dec 5th

Please join the SAME DC and NOVA Posts for our Leadership & Mentoring Program Graduation Dinner on December 5th at the Army Navy Club.  Our program participants include Young Members from Industry and the Government who have dedicated themselves over the past year to developing their leadership skills through the program’s monthly sessions with SAME Fellows and other senior mentors.  We invite all SAME members to join us in celebrating their accomplishments.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Reception:  6:30 - 7:15 PM
Dinner and Program:  7:30 - 9:30 PM

Keynote Speaker: 
Col. Sal Nodjomian, PE, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
SAME National President and Exec VP, Matrix Design Group, Inc.

The Army and Navy Club
901 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC


Sponsorships of $300 are requested from SAME Individuals and Sustaining Members to help defray the cost of the L&M Program participants and their guests.  Sponsors will be recognized on the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia Post websites and in the dinner program.  If you are interested in sponsoring please pay through the registration link or contact Dr. Wolff who will provide you with an invoice. 

For questions, please contact Dr. Bob Wolff, PE, F.SAME, L&M Program Director ( or 703-795-8869)
Congratulations to our L&M Program Graduates:

  • Mr. Gifty Bains, FE, CES Consulting
  • Ms. Lynne Bregman, P.E., Thornton Tomasetti
  • Ms. Sally Clark, AFG Group, Inc.
  • Mr. Andrew Hudson, FE, LEED, Dewberry
  • Maj Seth Lorimer, USAF, Civil Engineer Directorate, HQ USAF
  • Mr. Christopher Pfaff, Truston Technologies
  • MAJ Dana Savage, USA, Baltimore District, USACE
  • Mr. Whitney Stowell, Philips Lighting
  • Ms. Erin Unger, AIA, Jacobs
  • Maj Yosh Yerk, FE, PMP, USAF, Civil Engineer Directorate, HQ USAF

A special thanks to the following Sustaining Members that hosted the monthly sessions:  Louis Berger; Jacobs; Skidmore, Owens & Merrill; Versar; DBIA; CH2M; and Weston Solutions. 

SAME DC Post 2017-2018 Sponsorship Program

The SAME Washington DC Post invites you to become a Sponsor of our distinguished organization that is committed to providing value to all our members. The DC Post offers an excellent platform for your firm to expand its visibility through our expansive network of over 1,700 members representing both government and commercial organizations. Each sponsoring firm’s financial contribution will support the Post’s Scholarship Fund, Young Members’ Activities, SAME Engineering and Construction Camp attendees, and Leadership and Mentoring Activities.

Three levels of sponsorship are offered (Platinum, Gold and Silver), each with distinct opportunities for visibility and recognition as shown in the table below. There are a limited number of sponsorships available at each level.



Platinum (8): $1500

Gold (12): $1000

Silver (15): $750

1.  DC Post Website Posting




2.  Firm Spotlight @ One Luncheon




3.  Recognized @ All Monthly Luncheons




4.  Holiday Event Recognition




5.  Post Awards Recognition




6.  Complimentary Luncheon Tickets




For more information please see our Sponsorship Letter from our President, Susan Merrigan, and/or visit the Sponsorship Webpage.

For questions on this Program or to sign up as a sponsor, please contact Elaine Gray, Sponsorship Director, at (571) 297-4826.

SAME Foundation Now Accepting Donations

Spring 2016 SAME established the Society of American Military Engineers Foundation ("Foundation") as a separate 501(c)3 tax exempt organization to provide a secure and beneficial repository for charitable and other bequeaths from members of the Society and the public at large. In addition, the Fund will separate the philanthropic objectives of the Society from the Society's day to day operations. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to continue to promote the strategic goals of the Society and to support the development and growth of members and future members. Therefore, spending will include but is not limited to the following:

  • Funding member professional development and career advancement programs, including negotiating certification discounts, and then funding the programs
  • Providing stipends to fund member travel to SAME events
  • Supporting SAME Engineering & Construction Camps
  • Promoting STEM-related initiatives
  • Providing scholarships to students who are pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields

For more information visit SAME National’s Foundation website:

Donate Today!

SAME Quarterly Economic Snapshot Survey

SAME releases an Economic Snapshot Survey quarterly that measures macro trends in the A/E/C industry nationwide by taking a periodic snapshot of the market.View Survey Reports Here.

The survey examines key economic-based factors including:
–        Business Trends for the last six months
–        Business Trends looking into the next six months
–        Hiring and Staffing Trends in the Current Economy

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