Join us on April 25.

Join MnSPE and colleagues for our 2024 annual meeting. This event is open to all and includes:

  • Rebecca Bowman, PE, JD, NSPE’s staff attorney is traveling to Minnesota to join us and offer 1.0 ethics PDH.
  • Hear from NSPE’s next President, Minnesota’s Brian Malm, PE
  • Look at the Reimagining I-94 Project with Project Manager Mark Lindeberg, PE, and Renee Raduenz, Communications and Public Engagement Manager.
  • Earn 3 PDHs

Register here. Registration closes on April 22.

When: 10:30 AM – 6 PM, Thursday, April 25
Where: North Oaks Golf Club
PDHs: 3.0

Registration: Includes lunch, full event attendance, 3.0 PDHs (no charge for members for PDHs), social event, and golf simulator option.

Program Details

Lunch with engineering-focused roundtable discussions (counts toward PDHs for the day)

During lunch, engage with colleagues on a variety of current engineering-focused discussion topics. Tables will be moderated by fellow MnSPE colleagues from the Professional Development Committee and Board of Directors.

NSPE update from Brian Malm, PE, NSPE president 2024-2025 (Brian is a past resident of MnSPE)

Brian will provide an update on NSPE activities and its efforts to focus on member value across the three tiers of the federation; national, state, and chapter. He will review the recently conducted value proposition research that was conducted to help guide NSPE’s programming efforts that are geared towards building community and the “whole engineer”.

Brian Malm is a Principal Engineer with Bolton & Menk, Inc., and is currently serving as President-Elect for the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). He began his career in 1996 and has spent the majority of that time in municipal consulting engineering. Brian manages Bolton & Menk’s Rochester, Minnesota office and serves as the consultant
city engineer for several cities in southeast Minnesota.

Overview of Rethinking I-94

Rethinking I-94 is a long-term process to engage community members who live, work, commute, and play along the 7.5-mile segment of I-94 between Hwy 55 in Minneapolis and Marion St in St. Paul.

Project staff will provide an update on where Rethinking I-94 is within the NEPA process, share the alternatives that were released in July 2023, and give an overview of the efforts that are taking place to inform and engage community members and stakeholders.

Attendees will learn: 1) where Rethinking I-94 is within the NEPA process 2) about the 10 alternatives that are being evaluated and 3) how MnDOT is approaching the engagement and outreach efforts to ensure community voices are central to this process.

Presenters

Mark Lindeberg is the Project Manager for the Rethinking 94 project. He is a professional engineer with over 30 years of experience working on highway projects with MnDOT and ,their partners. His Bachelor’s degree is in Civil Engineering, and he has a Master’s degree in Infrastructure System’s Engineering, both from the University of Minnesota. He is very excited to be a part of the Rethinking I-94 team and working towards an outcome that solves the issues of the corridor that exist today.

Renee Raduenz has been involved in the Rethinking I-94 project for the past year as the Communications and Public Engagement Manager. Prior to her role in Rethinking I-94, she was the Deputy Director of Public Engagement and Communications at MnDOT. Renee has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute.

Burning Down the House: The East Ohio Fire of 1944 with Rebecca Bowman, special guest joining us from NSPE (1.0 ethics PDH)

Participants will learn about the facts, the consequences, and the outcomes of the fire. Participants will also explore some of the subsequent analogous situations from which regulatory outcomes have developed.

Rebecca A. Bowman, Esq., P.E., D.F.E. serves the National Society of Professional Engineers as the Senior Director of Ethics and Professional Practice. She is experienced in boundary law issues, engineering design and forensic analysis, construction/project management, and dispute resolution. She is a registered professional engineer, a licensed attorney, and a certified arbitrator and mediator. She received her B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of North Dakota, her M.B.A. degree from Oklahoma University, her J.D. degree from Duquesne University, her certificate in Sustainability Policy from Penn State, and is a Diplomate of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers.