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Pat Olson Elected COFPAES Chairman

November 4, 2008
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Reston, VA - The Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services (COFPAES) announced the election of Patrick A. "Pat" Olson, PE, PLS, CP (Aero-Metric, Inc., Sheboygan, WI) to the position of Chairman.

Olson was elected to a one year term by the delegates from the five COFPAES member organizations on October 14 during the council's fall meeting in Washington, DC. He succeeds Rick Allen, PE, PLS (Sherlock, Smith and Adams, Inc., Montgomery, AL) who completed his one-year term at the helm of the organization.

Olson is President and Chief Operating Officer of Aero-Metric, Inc. a professional geospatial services firm headquartered in Sheboygan, WI with nine locations throughout the United States. He has been the COFPAES delegate representing MAPPS since 2005 and most recently served as COFPAES Treasurer. Olson earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He was the owner and chief operating officer of a professional engineering practice in Oshkosh, Wisconsin from 1972-1977 and worked for Donohue & Associates, a large civil and environmental engineering firm from 1977-1991. An active MAPPS member, Olson serves as Chairman of the MAPPS-USGS agency liaison committee and is a member of the MAPPS Political Action Committee (PAC).

"The COFPAES delegates have made a wise choice in electing Pat as Chairman," said John Palatiello, COFPAES Administrator and MAPPS Executive Director. "His knowledge of Federal procurement procedures, his professional dedication to qualifications based selection, and his leadership skills will serve COFPAES and the community well."

John Voycik, AICP, PMP (Greenhorne & O'Mara Corporation, Laurel, MD) was appointed to succeed Olson as the MAPPS delegate to COFPAES.

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