|AACE International Activities: Nick joined AACEI in 1993 and became
certified in 1996. The following year
he joined the certification board and a few
years later became chairman of the Certification
board. During his time as Chairman
the certification board automated the certification
exam to database, conducted the
first web based prototype for future AACE certification testing, and
created the first in a series of specialty certifications. In 2005, he
chaired the creation of the Earned Value certification and in 2007
was awarded the O.T. Zimmerman Founder's Award. In 2008, Nick
along with a hand full of other practitioners, re‐activated the
Alaska chapter of AACE where he currently serves as a local Board
member. In 2010, he was elected as an AACE Director with responsibilities
for Region 6. Nick has been a long time supporter of the
certification programs and has helped hundreds of colleagues prepare
through course work for the CCC/E, PSP, and EVP exams in
the US, Europe and the Middle East. Nick works as the Regional
Project Services Manager BP Alaska. He holds a bachelor degree
in Business, a Masters in Environmental Engineering, and a Masters
in Government Contracts. In addition to work and volunteering
in AACE, Nick is a CAP pilot flying search and rescue in Alaska,
an active adult leader in Boy Scouts, and an active volunteer and
fund raiser for United Way and other local charities.
Goals and Objectives:
AACE has made some cornerstone changes over that past few
years and in doing so allowed us to more effectively respond to
what our members want. Not only have we grown in membership,
but also in our focus toward improvements that serve our members.
I see evidence of this everywhere from the rollout of electronic
testing for certifications so you can take a certification exam
where you want and when you want. To training and education
programs now being offered such that every section can now easily
provide local training. And, I see outreach and focus groups like
the mentoring program, Women in Project Controls, and Young
Professionals really connecting with members in ways that enhance
our entire association.
I am proud of where our association is heading and grateful that I
have been able to play a small part in these advancements. As VP
of Administration my primary goal will be to keep this momentum.
By helping to set clear and simple goals with the other officers and
to work hard to ensure that your association and its staff serves
you. A key component to our future success will be how effective
we are in leveraging technology. The following are a few of my objectives:
- Provide technology to sections to help them host electronic meetings where members can participate remotely.
- Put our education materials where people will find them (Amazon for example) and in formats that support downloads to pads and other devises our members use.
- Bring more from our annual meetings in terms of lectures and course content back to the sections in ways that will enhance their training programs and monthly meetings.
- Create stronger ties with international sections to understand how barriers created by language, time zones, and logistics can through technology be reduced if not eliminated.
||AACE International Activities: Trey is
a Project Controls Advisor at Chevron. He
has a BS degree in Engineering Technology
in the field of Construction Management
from Oklahoma State University. He has
thirty‐two years of experience in project
cost & schedule control and construction management including
twenty‐six years in petroleum facility development on domestic
and international projects. His career focus has been in the cost
engineering area. He has presented several papers at annual
meetings and is completing his second year as Region 5 Director.
Other activities include:
Trey was a member of Chevron’s Cost Engineering Capabilities Imitative
which selected the AACE Total Cost Management (TCM)
Framework as a guide to assist the company in developing their
foundational cost engineering standards, fully integrated cost engineering
work processes and general training..
- Member of AACE since 1996
- Member of Houston Gulf Coast Section (HGCS) from 1996 – 1999 and 2006 – present;
- Director on HGCS Board of Directors since 2011
- Certified Cost Consultant since 2002
- Served on the Certification Board from 2004 – 2010
- President of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) – 2012
- Member of Dallas Ft Worth Section 2000 – 2005
Goals and Objectives:
Being involved with AACE on the association level since 2004
(Certification Board and Board of Directors), I have seen the organization
grow membership, increase number of certifications,
and develop exceptional technical and educational products. As
AACE has grown over the years, it continues to set the standard
in cost engineering..
As the Vice President – Administration, I plan to:
Thanks for your consideration
- Have a smooth transition from existing VP Administration.
- Ensure Corporate & Organizational Membership Partnership (COMP) program is streamlined for large and small companies and eliminate inefficiency.
- Work with other members of the Board of Directors in promoting membership growth domestic and international.
- Maintain the AACE Organization Manual and ensure completion of the update started by current VP Administration.
- Promote opportunities for members to be involved through various committees
and task forces (Mentoring Advisory Committee, Young Professionals Committee,
Women in Projects Control Committee and Diversity Task Force, etc).
- Perform VP Administration responsibilities including acting as legal officer of the association and corporate secretary.
- Continue to assist the Association Boards in promoting the awareness of certification, educational and technical products and services.
- Work with HQ staff and Executive Director to ensure office operations continue smoothly and make improvements as necessary.