The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) presented Woolpert with the 2019 Seymour S. Greenfield Sustaining Member Award. The national award was presented at the conclusion of the 2019 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC).
The annual award, named after former SAME National President Seymour S. Greenfield, was initiated in 2009. It recognizes a midsize SAME Sustaining Member based on its leadership positions at multiple levels within the Society, supporting outreach and mentoring programs, contributing to The Military Engineer magazine and other SAME publications, and participating in national and regional SAME events across the country.
Accepting the award on behalf of Woolpert was Senior Vice President and Military Market Director David Ziegman. He said it was an honor to be recognized by SAME, an organization whose support of the military architecture, engineering, construction and facility management industry is unparalleled.
“SAME plays a vital role in America’s national security efforts by identifying and resolving infrastructure challenges at U.S. military locations around the world,” Ziegman said. “We are honored to support the great work of the Society and today’s military engineers, and to promote and extend vital STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education efforts across the country in support of future military engineers.”
Ziegman was joined at the conference by multiple Woolpert team members, many of whom are former and retired military. They included Strategic Consulting Market Director Eric Dillinger, Geospatial Information and Services Strategic Consultant Brian Cullis, Architect Program Director Shawn Moore, Engineer Program Director Doug Brown, Engineer Project Manager Nadja Turek, Director of Federal Business Development Dennis Ellington, Engineer Project Manager Joe Bissaillon, Senior Fire Protection Engineer Melissa Meade, Engineer Practice Leader Ken Little, Strategic Consulting Project Manager Bob Leitch and Senior Marketing Manager Dana McDonough.
This is Woolpert’s second Seymour S. Greenfield Sustaining Member Award. The firm received the organization’s inaugural honor in 2009. Woolpert has 24 active SAME members, and many serve the Society in local and national leadership roles across the country.
SAME was founded in 1920 and has more than 30,000 members and more than 150 posts, student chapters and field chapters around the world.