May Issue of ACE Insider

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May 2015 | Issue 2

 

New CEO Thanks ACE Founder, Charlie Thornton, for Service

Newly appointed CEO, Jack Kalavritinos, used the 2015 April Board meeting to formally recognize and thank long-time supporter and ACE advocate, Charlie Thornton, for his two decades of dedicated service.

As ACE Chair Tom Gilbane noted, after founding ACE and leading it to dramatic growth and consistently positive results, Charlie has now transitioned from Co-Chair to Honorary Chair. He will remain on ACE’s Executive Committee and continue as ACE Mentor’s cheerleader and ambassador-at-large.

Watch the video tribute here

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2015 April Board Meeting Recap

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New CEO, Jack Kalavritinos, was introduced and reported on four key areas: compliance, communications, enhanced value for affiliates, and sponsorship growth. 

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Largest attendance in memory

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Reported positive financial developments and new national sponsors

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Key statistics cited showing how ACE makes a difference in promoting the industry to a diverse group of students

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ACE National staff team introduced

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EMCOR Group, AGC, ABC, ABA and ASLA acknowledged and thanked for their support and collaboration. 

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Tom Gilbane, CEO of Gilbane Building Company, elected Chairman

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Peter Davoren, CEO of Turner Construction, elected Vice Chairman

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Tony Guzzi, CEO of EMCOR group, elected Vice Chairman

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Mark Casso, President of the Construction Industry Roundtable, elected to Executive Committee

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Steve Charney, Chairman of Peckar & Abramson, and Jack Kalavritinos named ex officio members of Executive Committee

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Chicago Team Wins National Competition

In the 9th Annual CIRT—ACE National Design Competition, a record 46 entries were received from 20 affiliates.

Chicago Team 1 won the top prize for its design of a park complex in downtown Chicago.

Chicago Team 2015 National Design WinnerACE Chair Tom Gilbane (left), ACE founder Charlie Thornton (center) and Chicago Team 1 members, including mentor Stacy Horan (far right).

The Frederick, MD affiliate took 2nd place with a bus rapid transit proposal for the Dallas area.

The Northeast Florida affiliate Team, Mark-0, placed 3rd with its project titled, "Harmony Springs Health Clinic."

View the winning entries here.

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Five Win ENR - ACE Outstanding Mentor Award

2015 Outstanding Mentors Pictured (l. to r.): M. Barnard, E. Stanoch, J. De Marco, Jack Kalavritinos, A. Huggins, and K. Brown, Jr.

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Matt Barnard - Greater Los Angeles

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Kevin Brown Jr. - Eastern Pennsylvania

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Joe De Marco - Northeast Florida

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Anastasia Huggins - Boston

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Ellie Stanoch - Indianapolis


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Affiliate News

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Eastern Iowa and Sarasota, Florida, two new affiliates, attracted a surprisingly large number of students—124 and 70, respectively. Stantec has led Sarasota’s growth efforts.

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In three years, Puerto Rico nearly doubled its number of students with growth from 58 to 100. They also earned a $10K grant from CH2M Hill.

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ACE’s founding affiliate Greater New York passed an amazing milestone this year with 1,030 students participating on teams. Its retention rate is 77%.

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Twin Cities expanded from 14 to 60 students since its start three years ago.

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After a three-year hiatus, Lehigh Valley (PA) resumed operations with 25 students. Associated Builders and Contractors restarted the affiliate.

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Cleveland awarded a record number of scholarships—$99K up from last year’s $60K.

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Chicago handed out $180K in scholarships, making for a total of $1.2 million awarded since its start.

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Boston and Portland,OR mayors spoke at year-end affiliate events.

Boston(From l. to r.): Boston Mayor Marty Davis flanked by Rich Allen (Stantec) and Tom Gilbane (ACE Chair) at Boston affiliate's fundraiser.

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ACE generates diversity in the A-E-C workforce.

African American and Hispanic 2014 ACE graduates entered college in all A-E-C fields at more than twice the national rate – 38.7% vs. 16.5%.

"The best thing I took away from ACE, besides my improved understanding of the industry, was my preference to work in a team as an architect in comparison to working on my own. The competitive, but supportive nature of design teams motivated me to think outside of the box, and try new ideas that might have failed otherwise."

— 2014 Hartford, CT graduate, now studying at Roger Williams University

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