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The Washington DC Post Committee Chairs and members expand on the SAME mission, vision, and goals and objectives through their dedication and contributions to the Washington DC Post, the Society, and the community. Each committee has its own set of goals and objectives that align with the overall goals and objectives of the Washington DC Post and with those of the Society. Participation in Washington DC Post committees provides members with leadership and a variety of professional development and networking opportunities. The Washington DC Post committees:

  • Plan strategic programs and long-term initiatives
  • Inform members on industry and SAME news
  • Promote joint efforts between the private sector and government agencies to improve partnerships and build relationships
  • Encourage young engineers and architects to reach further in their professional development
  • Foster networking opportunities for private sector, government, and military members
  • Sustain readiness initiatives for our Nation's defense, and support International Action programs

These are just some of the initiatives led by our committee chairs and members. We welcome your active participation on one of our committees. Please contact a committee chair to find out how you can get involved!

Mission Committees

Education and Training
Jay Shirey

LT Daniel Lagdon (Education & Training)

Max Kantzer, P.E. (Individual)
Selena Lo (Sustaining)
Robert Wolff, PhD, PE, FSAME (Fellows)

Emergency Preparedness & Infrastructure Resilience Committee (EPIRC)
Scott K. Higgins, PE

Outreach and Communications
Amanda Sanderson

John Thrower, CCM

Relationships and Recognition
Katherine Ollinger

Young Members Committee
Corinn Bovi

Small Business
Tawania McFadden

Operations Committees

Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
James Peck, P.E., CCM

CAPT Nelson Mix, PE, CHMM


Tom Chicca

Scholars and Honors Gala
Position Vacant

Scholarships and Fundraising
Al O'Konski

SAME National Committees