SAME – LMP Industry Day

SAME LMP Industry Day is going LIVE!

Click here for the event’s informational flyer!

A copy of the agenda can be found here.

Join area Federal agency representatives, small and large businesses, business resources and special guests in a full day session of education, networking and funding updates. Click here to register.

Date: May 26, 2022

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 26225 Riverwoods Blvd, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Presented By: The Society of American Military Engineers – Lake Michigan Post (SAME – LMP) and The Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)

Keynote Speaker: Congressman Brad Schneider

Schedule: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Breakfast and Registration: 8:00 – 9:00 AM
  • Program: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Federal Focus
  • Lunch, Keynote Speaker, and Networking: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Program: 1:00 – 4:00 PM Regional/Non-Federal Focus

Program Speakers Include:

  • Cmdr. Andrew Hunt, Public Works Officer, Naval Station Great Lakes
  • Fran Gomes, Director, Central Region, Office of Construction and Facilities Management, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Col. Paul Culberson, USACE – Chicago District
  • Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
  • Tara O’Malley, Principal Financial Analyst, Regional Transportation Authority Illinois (RTA)
  • Tara O’Malley, Principal Financial Analyst, Regional Transportation Authority Illinois (RTA)
  • Kurt Woolford, Executive Director, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
  • Jose Rios, Region 1 Engineer, IDOT
  • Lanyea Griffin, PE, Interim Executive Director, Illinois Tollway
  • Jennifer Killen, Superintendent, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways

New SAME Members will receive $50 off the price of registration.

To join SAME, visit this link. For questions on purchasing event tickets as a new SAME member, contact SAME LMP at SAMELMP100@gmail.com.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact SAMELMP100@Gmail.com for more information. Sponsorship Levels are Platinum – $500 and Gold – $250.

Platinum Sponsors:

Blinderman Construction | Orion Engineers | FGM Architects

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Gold Sponsors:

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC

Navy Great Lakes Sea Perch Competition

The Navy Great Lakes Regional Competition will be held on April 9, 2022 at the Lake Forest Academy (1500 W Kennedy Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045).

The competition has three classes: Middle School Standard, High School Standard, and Open Class. The competition includes two in-pool components: an obstacle course and a challenge course. For more information, please visit https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/museums/nmas/education/stem-education/seaperch.html

Decarbonization and Net Zero Energy (A Partial Solution to A Carbon Free Built Environment)

February 10, 2022 – Thank you to special guest speaker Lois Vitt Sale and all those who attended the seminar, “Decarbonization and Net Zero energy (A Partial Solution to a Carbon Free Built Environment).”

SAME Lake Michigan Post Luncheon Meeting

December 9, 2021 – Thank you to Frank Grimaldi, Assistant Commissioner, Design & Construction, Chicago Department of Aviation, who provided a great presentation and update on O’Hare and Midway airports at the SAME Lake Michigan Luncheon Meeting.

Frank Grimaldi (4th from left) with SAME Lake Michigan Post Leadership (from left to right): Charlie Frangos, Melissa Meade, tony Bilotti, Frank, Jeffrey Murphy, David Yandel, Ken Endress, Joel Sensenig
Resources Available – Initiatives to Promote Inclusion
Presenter Frank Grimaldi, Assistant Commissioner, Design & Construction, Chicago Department of Aviation
Joel Sensenig, President, SAME LMP provided closing comments