December 09, 2013
Jessica Baker, P.E., CFM, PMP
Also active in professional societies and outreach activities, Jessica is currently serving as the Texas Society of Professional Engineers Dallas Chapter president and coordinates the annual National Engineers Week event that has funded over $50,000 in scholarships for engineering students. She also served two years as the chapter chair of MATHCOUNTS.
Adam Butts, E.I.
Adam holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and philosophy from Northwest Nazarene University, and a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering from Oregon State University.
Brett Runge, P.E.
Brett Runge, P.E., a project engineer II for HR Green, Inc. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, directs staff, communicates with the client, contractor, and suppliers to ensure the project moves ahead on schedule and budget. He manages, designs, and delegates to complete projects and has built trusting relationships with clients by addressing their concerns. Brett was the lead process designer and construction manager for the Sioux Falls Filter Expansion and Backwash basin, and was also the lead on the design team and construction efforts for the Sioux Falls Effluent Filter Media & Equipment Replacement which was a wastewater treatment project harnessing an innovative design using large diameter filter media and unconventional filter backwashing techniques to conserve water, improve efficiency, and lower operating costs. Brett has provided design services for many other projects and still manages to reserve time for society activities such as South Dakota Engineering Society E-Week, MATHCOUNTS, and scholarship committee. He was recently awarded the South Dakota Engineering Society's 2011 Young Engineer of the Year.
Brett holds a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering, and a master's degree in environmental engineering, both from South Dakota State University.
Amanda Smith, E.I.T.
Amanda Smith is an engineering intern with Gresham, Smith and Partners in Tampa, Florida, where her focus is in sustainable wastewater and water process design including water distribution, water reuse, and utility master planning. Because of her leadership skills, Amanda's assistance is often sought in division wide planning sessions, project management, and marketing. Her efforts were recently rewarded with the firm's "2011 Commitment to Excellence Award." While in college, she began her involvement with the Florida Engineering Society and Habitat for Humanity organizations, in fact forming and leading Pinellas County's Habitat Young Leaders and Professionals group upon graduation. She serves as the FES Student Professional Committee chair for both the Tampa chapter and the state organization, where she works with students and professionals in expanding opportunities for student mentoring, networking, and professional development in informal and social settings that encourage personal and professional growth in engineering. Because of her successful efforts, the president of NSPE requested her assistance with the membership retention task force, of which she is the youngest member.
Amanda holds a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering from Florida State University.
Paul St. Aubyn, P.E.
Paul holds a bachelor's degree in liberal arts engineering from Wheaton College, and a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Illinoi Urbana-Champaign.