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  • 15 Jun 2021 10:04 AM | Blake Murray (Administrator)

    The MSPE Educational Foundation Board of Directors approved a $15,000.00 budget for this year’s EF Grants Program on June 9, 2021, at the 2021 Annual Meeting recently held at Lake of the Ozarks.  These funds are available to MSPE Chapters and Student Chapters.  The purpose of the grant is to help Chapters develop new programs or enhance existing programs that follow the goals of the MSPE Educational Foundation to promote engineering and engineering licensure.

    Grant guidelines and the application form can be found on the website under the Educational Foundation tab.  Applications for funding must be submitted to the Educational Foundation through Blake Murray at or mailed to the MSPE Educational Foundation, 200 E. McCarty St., Suite 200, Jefferson City, MO, 65101, by July 31, 2021.  Clearly mark the submittals “Grant Application”.

  • 12 May 2021 10:17 AM | Blake Murray (Administrator)

    Transportation industry stakeholders across the state are celebrating the House’s passage of SB 262 last night. SB 262 gives new life for state transportation funding as it produces over $800 million annually to address transportation needs across the state. Specifically, the bill proposes a 2.5 cent increase in the motor fuel tax each year though 2025 to a total of 12.5 cents.

    Championed by Missourians for Transportation Investment (MFTI), SB 262 has been supported by MSPE and over eighty associations and companies.

    SB 262, which already passed the Senate 22-13, was approved by the House 104-52. Because the bill was not amended by the House, it now heads to Governor Parson’s desk.

    MSPE wishes to thank the legislators that supported the bill and special thanks to Missourians for Transportation Investment and ACEC Missouri, who spent an enormous amount of time on the effort.

  • 8 Feb 2021 9:43 AM | Blake Murray (Administrator)

    DEADLINE: Friday, March 5, 2021,  at 5 p.m.


    MSPE is seeking candidates to serve as the Society’s Vice President and Treasurer.

    Nominees must meet the membership requirements of a Licensed Member described in the Article 1, Section 2 of the society’s bylaws as “one who holds a valid, current license or certificate of registration as a professional engineer from a state of the United States or from a district, territory or possession of the United States or from a province or territory of Canada; plus be a three-tier (NSPE, MSPE and chapter) member and be current in their membership dues payment.”

    Election to the position of Vice President is a one-year term with the option to ascend to the offices of President-Elect and President in subsequent years. The Vice President is an elected officer of MSPE. In the absence of the President and President-Elect, the Vice President is next in line to preside at Executive Committee and Board meetings.

    Duties of MSPE’s Vice President

    The primary duties of this position are to attend recurring Executive Committee meetings and each Board of Directors meeting where decisions about the future of the Society are made; serve with the rest of the Executive Committee on the Budget Committee which oversees the operating budget and investment strategies of the Society.

    Specific duties of the Vice President include:

    1. Serve on the PDH Task Force which organizes the programs at the Fall PDH Days scheduled the first week of December.
    2. Acting as a liaison officer where he/she will verify that committees and chapters under his/her jurisdiction have submitted reports in a timely manner and request any appropriate Board action prior to a Board meeting.
    3. Complete any special assignments as designated by the President.

    Election to the position of Treasurer is a two-year term with the option to ascend to the offices of Vice President, PresidentElect and President in subsequent years. The Treasurer is an elected officer of MSPE and the MSPE Educational Foundation. In the absence of the President, President-Elect, Vice-President and Treasurer is next in line to preside at Executive Committee and Board Meetings.

    Duties of MSPE’s Treasurer

    The primary duties of this position are to attend recurring Executive Committee meetings and each Board of Directors meeting where decisions about the future of the Society are made; serve as the chief financial officer of both MSPE and the Educational Foundation, serve with the rest of the Executive Committee on the Budget Committee which oversees the operating budget and investment strategies of the Society. The MSPE Treasurer also serves as Treasurer on the separate Educational Foundation Board of Directors with similar duties. 

    Specific duties of the Vice President include:

    1. Authorizes the investment portfolio as selected by Central Bank.
    2. Serves as a check writer on all withdraws.
    3. Works with the BHL Business Manager to create the initial budget each spring.
    4. Review status of monthly and year to date budget execution, compared to goals set by the Board of Directors at the June business meeting for approval 
    5. Support the annual audit of the financial records for the Society and Foundation.
    6. Complete any special assignments as designated by the President. 
    Interested applicants should click here to apply
     Members of the Nominating and Tellers Committee will review applications, interview prospects, and select one (1) candidate to be placed on the official ballot. Any applicant not selected for the official ballot, who wishes to pursue an office, may do so in accordance with MSPE Bylaws, Article VII, Section 4, Paragraph B.

    MSPE 2020-2021 Nominating Committee

    Tom Greer, P.E., Matt Bedinghaus, P.E., Timothy W. Klein, P.E., Kurt Higgins, P.E., and Bob Becnel, P.E., Chair. W

  • 10 Sep 2020 9:30 AM | Andrea Isaia (Administrator)

    Call for Volunteers! Membership Guidance Needed for 2021 MSPE Convention Planning

    MSPE is heading back to the Lake of the Ozarks for our 2021 Annual Convention on June 9-11! We are excited for the opportunities to see and meet new friends while earning PDH hours.

    MSPE’s 2021 Convention Planning Committee is kicking off and we are asking for volunteers from each chapter to participate. The primary role of committee volunteers is to help provide input on PDH programing and other feedback to staff. MSPE aims to have programing that appeals to many disciplines. Volunteers from each chapter provide geographic input to showcase the many developments across the state.

    The Committee typically meets one time per month over the lunch hour via Zoom video. The Committee will meet a couple extra times in the weeks immediately prior to the event. There are no committee meetings in person.

    We review membership feedback from previous year surveys and sincerely appreciate committee input to incorporate ways to make each event bigger and better each year.

    Please consider lending a hand!

    Contact Alison Connell at for questions or to volunteer. 

  • 3 Aug 2020 4:03 PM | Deleted user


    The Missouri Society of Professional Engineers is excited to announce two of our own past presidents, Britt Smith, P.E., F.NSPE and Breck Washam, P.E., are taking the national stage. On August 1, 2020, during the National Society of Professional Engineers Virtual Conference, NSPE officers installed Trish Hatley, P.E., F.NSPE as president and Britt Smith as vice president. Breck Washam was elected to represent the North Central Region on the NSPE Board of Directors.

    For over two decades, Mr. Smith has served MSPE in multiple capacities, including MSPE president and Jefferson City Chapter president. He has served the Society by his active involvement in NSPE via the Committee on Policy and Advocacy, Honors and Awards Committee, Candidate Screening Committee, Communication and Technology Task Force, Collaboration Group Task Force, and as Missouri’s representative to the House of Delegates. Mr. Smith was named an NSPE Fellow in 2016. Mr. Smith serves as Operations Division Director for the City of Jefferson. Smith holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology.

    During the nomination process, Smith noted, “I am passionate about promoting the ethical and competent practice of engineering, the honor of our profession, and our rights and responsibilities to protect it. My primary goal, if elected, is to continue working to strengthen the bonds between the national and state organizations.”

    Mr. Washam, who first joined MSPE in 1991, has also served MSPE in several roles, including MSPE president and St. Louis Chapter president. Mr. Washam is a vice president of Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., and general manager of the firm’s St. Louis Regional Office.  He has been with Burns & McDonnell for 25 years and joined them after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology.

    As North Central Region Director, Mr. Washam will chair monthly meetings of regional meetings, which include the Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota state societies and serve on the NSPE Board of Directors for the next two years.

    The Missouri Society of Professional Engineers would like to thank all those who assisted and supported Smith and Washam during the nomination process and thank both gentlemen for their service at the national level.

  • 29 Jul 2020 10:12 AM | Deleted user

    The Board of Directors governing the MSPE’s Educational Foundation (EF) has a new look. The EF Board of Directors, which has historically featured the same members as the MSPE Board of Directors, now has its own eleven-member Board populated by stakeholders solely focused on the foundation mission.

    The new EF Board of Directors features representatives from functions that support the foundation’s mission and business, such as representatives from the Kimel Endowment, MATHCOUNTS, Building Committee, university representatives, a former MSPE president and a MSPE Board representative, along with at-large positions from the membership. The MSPE treasurer will also serve as the EF treasurer, mimicking NSPE’s treasurer with the national Educational Foundation.

    During MSPE’s 2020 Annual Convention, held in a virtual format this year, the new Board met for its first meeting and elected Marie Collins, P.E. as President and Dr. Charles Morris, P.E. as Vice President. Ms. Collins serves on the Board as a former MSPE president with Charles Morris serving as the Kimel Endowment representative. Kelsie Clark, P.E. serves as the treasurer.

    The Board is meeting bi-monthly to handle Foundation business. EF Executive Director Travis Lowe and the team at Braden Heidner Lowe & Associates will continue to serve MSPE EF.

  • 7 Apr 2020 9:00 AM | Deleted user


    The Nominating and Tellers Committee, chaired by Immediate Past President Michael Purol P.E., and composed of Past President Matt Bedinghaus, P.E. (Ozark Chapter), Past President David Howe, P.E. (Western Chapter), Past President Kurt Higgins, P.E. (Southwest Chapter) and Past President Breck Washam, P.E. (St. Louis Chapter) met by conference call on March 18, 2020 to select the Vice President that will join the current slate of officers that will lead MSPE in 2020-2021.

    The nominees are:

    John Riediger, P.E., President
    Mitch Krysa, P.E., President-Elect
    Rachel Goeke, P.E., Vice President
    Kelsie Clark, P.E., Treasurer (Second year of a two-year term)
    Bob Becnel, P.E., F.NSPE, who will continue as the Immediate Past President

    In accordance with MSPE’s Bylaws, the President-Elect automatically assumes the position of President. MSPE’s current Vice President’s interest in continuing as an officer was also confirmed, and MSPE’s current Treasurer will remain in the role for the second year. This leaves only the Vice President position open for new candidates- for which two members applied.

    The election of the Slate of Officers presented by the Nominating and Tellers Committee will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 during MSPE’s Annual Convention in Columbia, Missouri.

    In accordance with MSPE’s Bylaws Article VII, Section 4: Election of Officers (B) additional nominations for the respective offices may be made by written petitions containing the signatures of at least thirty (30) members eligible to vote provided that not more than ten of those signing any one nomination petition shall be members of the same local chapter, and provide further that such nominating petition shall reach the Society’s secretary (Executive Director Travis Lowe) not later than 35 days prior to date of the annual election.
  • 6 Apr 2020 11:58 AM | Deleted user

    MSPE Members,

    Governor Mike Parson has announced a statewide stay-at-home order that will go intoeffect at 12:01 am Monday April 6 and expire on April 24. The Governor’s Stay-at-Home order is similar to those issued in other states and reflects the essential businesses that are exempt may remain open. Those businesses are listed in the Department of Homeland Security’s list of Essential Businesses.  Below are linkto the official order and DHS’s list of essential businesses.

  • 25 Mar 2020 12:30 PM | Deleted user

    The Missouri Society of Professional Engineers recently joined eleven related stakeholders in a joint letter submitted to Governor Mike Parson. Specifically, the letter urges Governor Parson to "consider engineering, design, construction, mining, and manufacturing essential services, so that individuals may continue to provide any services or perform any work necessary to the operations and maintenance of “essential infrastructure,” including, but not limited to, public works construction, the engineering, design, permitting, inspection, construction, transfer and recording of ownership, of housing and anything incidental thereto, water, sewer, gas, electrical, bridges, roads and highways.”

    MSPE thanks the Missourians for Transportation Investment and the other stakeholders in this effort.

  • 17 Mar 2020 2:00 PM | Deleted user

    The MSPE Educational Foundation is forming its new Board of Directors. Effective on July 1, the new Board of Directors will feature eleven stakeholders charged to support the EF mission and objectives.

    Several seats on the new EF Board of Directors are appointed by committees directly involved in the EF mission or interests. However, several seats are open and solicited by the Nominating & Tellers Committee. 

    Nominating & Tellers Committee, chaired by Michael Purol, P.E., is seeking members interested in the following Board seats:

    • Two at-large MSPE members interested in furthering MSPE EF objectives.
    • A former president of MSPE.
    • Two representatives from University faculty.

    The Nominating & Tellers Committee is now accepting applications for candidates. Deadline for submission is April 30

    Click this link for the application for the at-large representative to return to the MSPE office by April 30. If you are a former MSPE president or university faculty interested in serving, please contact Michael Purol via the MSPE office at

    In addition to the seats listed above, the balance of the EF Board will be populated by the following: a MATHCOUNTS representative, representative of the Kimel Endowment Committee, representative of the Building Committee (EF owns the MSPE office building), the EF Treasurer is automatically the same person as the MSPE treasurer, representative from the MSPE Board of Directors (not including treasurer) and the MSPE Executive Director (ex-officio).

    Once the new Board of Directors is formed, the EF Board will meet for the first time on June 15 in Columbia at the MSPE Convention and elect a President and Vice President among the members of the Board. 

    Objectives of the MSPE Educational Foundation:

    • To study and improve the practice of professional engineering and to promote the elevation of engineering standards.
    • To promote the study of engineering and research therein, the diffusion of knowledge thereof, and the continuing education of engineers by only charitable, educational or literary means.
    • To cause to be published and to distribute addresses, reports, treatises, and other works on engineering subjects.
    • To improve relations between engineers and the public by only charitable, educational or literary means.
    • To foster suitable standards of engineering education for the licensing of Professional Engineers.
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