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
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
Pat Olson Elected COFPAES Chairman
November 4, 2008