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MnSPE Annual Meeting 2024 – 3.0 PDHs including 1 ethics PDH

April 25 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm CDT

Join MnSPE for our 2025 annual meeting

This event is open to all – members, non-members, employees from annual sponsors, etc.

Date: April 25

Time: 10:30 AM – 6 PM

Location: North Oaks Golf Club (54 E Oaks Rd, North Oaks)

Social will be at nearby Element Indoor Golf Club (4255 White Bear Pkwy Ste 2100, Vadnais Heights)

PDHs: 3.0, including 1.0 ethics PDH

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

Members: $90
Non-Members: $175
Students: $20
*Discounts available for non-member employees of some annual MnSPE sponsors.


 

Event Schedule & Details

Event Schedule

10:30 AM: Registration & event welcome
11:00 AM: Lunch with engineering-related roundtable discussions (counts toward PDH total)
12 – 3 PM:

  • MnSPE  updates
  • NSPE updates from Brian Malm, PE, MnSPE past president and incoming NSPE president for 2024-2025
  • Overview of Rethinking I-94
  • Burning Down the House: The East Ohio Fire of 1944 (ethics)

3:30 – 6 PM: Golf simulator at Eleming Indoor Golf in Vadnais Heights

Program Details

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 profession 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.

Register by April 22.

Details

Date:
April 25
Time:
10:30 am - 6:00 pm CDT