Divisions and Committees

CES members may join one or more divisions or committees. Involvement in a CES committee or division has many benefits.

  • Connect with colleagues and practice leadership skills.
  • Share experience, knowledge and contacts to help keep CES vital and pertinent.
  • Team with others to plan conferences, programs, educational and social events.
  • Meet with peers for collegial discussions and share best practices.
  • Hone management skills by chairing a group.
  • Earn Continuing Professional Development hours.

DIVISIONS

Members can become involved in a special interest group, or CES Division. Divisions work on various programs and events presented for the benefit of the CES members of that particular division.

Energy & Environmental Division

Stimulates the exchange of information on energy and environmental issues with emphasis on technological developments, related legislation and regulations. Coordinates periodic tours.

Chair - Kevin Sobnosky, ERM

COMMITTEES

The Cleveland Engineering Society’s general planning is performed by members participating on one or more of the following committees, working closely with the CES staff.

Engineering a More Connected Community (E=MC²) Committee

Responsible for developing community outreach programs and connecting CES with schools, universities and community organizations to encourage engineering/technology as a profession. This committee’s primary responsibility is the New Faces of Engineering RoadShow and other education-related programming for students.

Chair – Eva Vargas, CHA Companies

Marketing & Membership Development Committee

Responsible for developing strategies to increase, maintain, and diversify membership in both individual and corporate categories. Also responsible for developing a marketing and public relations plan, enhancing the internal and external image of the organization and assisting in the marketing of CES programs and events.

Chair – Kathy Gargasz, Lincoln Electric

Planning Committees

These committees are specific to CES's award-winning conferences and annual golf outing fundraiser. They work closely with the CES staff.

Design & Construction ConferenCe Planning Committee

Works closely with CES staff and co-sponsoring organizations to present CES’s Annual Spring Design and Construction Conference. Committee members determine conference theme, help secure speakers as well as target conference sponsors and exhibitors. This annual conference provides networking and educational opportunities for the area’s key design and construction players from the public and private sectors—engineers, architects, developers, planners, investors, owners, contractors, officials and other professionals.

Co-chairs – Scott Kauker, Project and Construction Services, Inc. (PCS); Michael J. Schipper, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA)

Design & Construction ConferenCe Awards Nomination Committee

Reviews submitted nominations for CES’s Annual Design and Construction Hall of Fame Awards and Excellence in Design Awards. Committee members evaluate nominees, tour projects and vote to select winners. Award winners are honored at the Annual Design and Construction Conference.

Chair – Roy Spreng, Middough Inc.; Jerry Phenny, Barber & Hoffman, Inc.

Industrial & Manufacturing Conference Planning Committee

Works closely with CES staff and co-sponsoring organizations to present CES’s Annual Fall Conference. Committee members determine conference theme, helps secure speakers as well as target conference sponsors and exhibitors. This annual conference provides networking and educational opportunities for the area’s key energy, environment and engineering industry professionals.

Co-chairs – Linda Barita, MAGNET; Angela Roman, Invacare

Golf Outing Planning Committee

Responsible for planning the annual golf outing fundraiser. Proceeds from this event benefit CES' educational outreach programs, in particular the New Faces of Engineering RoadShow.

Chair: TBD

 

To get involved in a divison or committee please contact CES at contactces@cesnet.org or 216-361-3100.


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