January 2018
Presidential Address
by Carolina Herrera, P.E.
Happy New Year! 2018 has gotten off to a great start as the Saints defeated the Panthers and advanced to play the Minnesota Vikings this weekend. I certainly look forward to cheering for the Saints in the Super Bowl once again!

Our last luncheon of 2017 was on December at Boudreaux’s Catering and featured Dr. Eric Kalivoda, Deputy Secretary for LADOTD. In his presentation, Dr. Kalivoda expanded on the declining state of the infrastructure of our State, LADOTD’s financial outlook and the new project development strategy based on five emphasis areas: pavement preservation, bridge rehabilitation/replacement, highway safety, traffic engineering/traffic analysis, tolling via PPP for capacity and mega preservation projects.
We have many more exciting and refreshing events planned for 2018. This January starts with our annual joint LES/APWA luncheon on January 25 th at Juban’s. Fred Raiford, Director of Transportation and Drainage for EBR will be the speaker providing an outlook on the Department of Public Works for the City/Parish.

Also in January, we will also be holding the 22nd Annual Joint Society Engineering Conference (JESC) at the Hilton, Lafayette in January 31 st and February 1 st . You certainly don’t want to miss out on the many great presenters, exhibitors and sponsors – more information below.

We have many more events in the upcoming months that you don’t want to miss and information will be provided in the future newsletters as well as published on our website and facebook – Don’t forget to check it out!
2018 Baton Rouge Chapter Award Winners

During our December luncheon, we announced the 2018 Baton Rouge Chapter Honors and Awards winners. Each of the winners is very deserving and every one of them is a great representative of our chapter. These achievements from our members come from a lot of time, energy and leadership.

Congratulations to:
Karen Holden, P.E.
A.B. Patterson Medal for an Engineer in Management
Ann Trappey, P.E.
** State Winner ** 
Charles M. Kerr Public Relations Award
Dr. Qin Jim Chen
James M. Todd Technological Accomplishment Medal
Roy Waggenspack, P.E.
Leo M. Odom Award for Services to the Profession
Carolina Herrera, P.E.
F. Hugh Coughlin Young Engineer Award
Friday, February 2nd.

The Baton Rouge Regional MATHCOUNTS event is scheduled for Friday, February 2 nd at LTRC/TTEC on 4099 Gourrier Ave. This year, a record-breaking 123 mathletes will be participating in the competition! As always, the event cannot happen without the help of volunteers, and this year more volunteers are needed. Please contact Chad Bacas at BacasC@ForteandTablada.com if you would like to assist in this very rewarding event. We look forward to a great event this year. 
Upcoming Events
January 25, 2018 - Joint LES/APWA Luncheon at Juban’s, Speaker Fred Raiford, Director of Transportation and Drainage for EBRP. Sign up here .
January 31 st  – February 1 st , 2018 – 22 nd Annual Joint Engineering Societies Conference (JESC) at the Hilton, Lafayette
February 2 nd , 2018 – Baton Rouge Regional MATHCOUNTS at LTRC/TTEC on 4099 Gourrier Ave ** VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ** Please contact Chad Bacas at BacasC@ForteandTablada.com if you would like to assist
Additional Information
Louisiana Engineering Society Mission Statement 
The Louisiana Engineering Society is dedicated to the advancement of the engineering profession by pursing an active leadership role through: 

1. Providing avenues for members to elevate their skills, competencies, and ethics. 

2. Communicating that engineering work must be performed by a professional engineer or supervised by a professional engineer. 

3. Public awareness activities. 

4. Services to the public and profession. 

5. Advocating registration of all engineers. 

6. Recognizing engineering achievements. 
Platinum Corporate Sponsors
Gold Corporate Sponsors

President Carolina Herrera, P.E. cherrera@hargrove-epc.com 

President Elect Lynne Roussel, P.E. Lynne.Roussel@terracon.com 

Vice President - Kevin Beyer, P.E. kevin.beyer@tbsmith.com 

Secretary/Treasurer - Greg Trahan, P.E. gregory.trahan@aecom.com 

Director Andy Shread, P.E., P.L.S. ashread@skaengr.com 

Director - Kimberly McDaniel, P.E. KMcDaniel@cobbfendley.com

Young Members Chairman - Michael Somme, P.E. msomme@sigmacg.com 

Past President - Shaun Sherrow P.E. sherrow@csrsonline.com