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AACE Seattle Section April 10th, 2014 Meeting
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
Seattle, WA
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The AACE Seattle Section has the unique distinction of having four former AACE International Presidents within our membership, including Harry Jarnagan (2001), Philip Larson (2005), Steve Warhoe (2008), and Mark Grotefend (2009). These gentlemen represent a tremendous wealth of experience not only within the project controls profession at large, but also with nearly every aspect of AACE International programs and operations. The AACE Seattle Section is very pleased to present three of these men  Mark Grotefend, Harry Jarnagan, and Steve Warhoe  in a panel discussion of what it means to serve in various capacities within the Association and how such service can enrich your knowledge, skills, and networking opportunities. Topics of discussion will include the value of serving in your local section and region, as well as available opportunities, strategies for getting involved, and required levels of commitment for participation at the national/international level. This panel discussion will conclude with a question and answer period with the audience. Don't miss this great opportunity to hear how you can make AACE International a more enjoyable, challenging, and fulfilling part of your project controls career!


Mark Grotefend has over 30 years of project control experience in design, design-build, construction and program management in multiple industries including energy, education, healthcare, transportation, semiconductor, environmental, petrochemical, aerospace/defense, pulp and paper, and water / wastewater. Mark currently serves as the Western Region Project Controls Manager for Jacobs Engineering's Global Buildings group. Prior assignments include project controls management for clients such as the Port of Seattle, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles Unified School District and Community College District, Microsoft, Intel, ARCO Alaska, British Petroleum, DoE, and DoD. Mark's service to AACE includes serving on the boards of the Seattle and Cascade Sections along with the International Board of Directors as Region 6 Director, VP of Regions, and President of the Association from 2009-2010. Mark is a Certified Cost Professional (CCP) and an Earned Value Professional (EVP).


Harry Jarnagan has over 33 years of project controls and project management experience on a wide variety of projects in the public works, nuclear power, manufacturing, radioactive waste management, high technology, environmental remediation, light rail, bridge, and highway transportation sectors.  Clients with whom Harry has worked previously include Houston Lighting and Power, the Tennessee Valley Authority, Eastman Kodak, the Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers, Navy Facilities Command, the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence, the Valley Transportation Authority (San Jose, CA), the Bay Area Toll Authority, Seattle Public Utilities, and the Washington State Department of Transportation.  His management experience at a regional level includes the staffing, training and supervision of 50 project control staff located at project sites throughout the western U.S. and the Pacific.  Currently, Harry is a Vice President with Hatch Mott MacDonald and the Program Manager for WSDOT's $3.1 billion Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, which features the world's largest soft ground machine-driven highway tunnel.  Harry's service with AACE International includes being the founder and first section president of the Genesee Valley Section in Rochester, NY; board member and section president of the East Tennessee Section in Knoxville, TN; co-founder of the San Jose subsection of the San Francisco Bay Area Section; member and chair of the AACE Certification Board; member and chair of the AACE Education Board; AACE Vice President of Finance; and President of AACE International from 2001-2002.  Harry received AACE's Award of Merit in 2006 and is a Fellow of AACE International.  Harry is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and a Certified Cost Professional.


Dr. Warhoe has 30 years of international experience as a practitioner in the project management, project controls, and construction management fields, primarily in the areas of heavy civil, major commercial and manufacturing project design and construction.  He has worked on several international mega programs including the new construction of nuclear power plants, green field airports, public school construction programs, major transportation programs, oil & gas, and most recently, the Panama Canal Expansion and London-Heathrow Airport CIP program.  Over his career, Steve has developed a diverse array of project management expertise including construction scheduling, earned value management, project audit, risk management and construction management.  Because of his expertise in construction project management and project controls, Steve is also an accomplished claims and disputes resolution consultant, specializing in resolving complex disputes involving delay and productivity loss.

*** Please make every effort to sign-up for this meeting before 12:00 Noon on Monday, April 7th, so that the proper number and choice of meals can be ordered from the hotel kitchen. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated! ***

LOCATION (Wheelchair Accessible):
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
200 Taylor Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm - Social Hour
6:30pm - Dinner
7:15pm - Program

The member price for this event is $28.00 if you register before 12:00 Noon on the Monday immediately preceding the meeting; late registration is $33.00. Non-members will be charged $36.00 before 12:00 Noon on the Monday immediately preceding the meeting, and $41.00 thereafter.

You may order a tender London broil, alder smoked salmon with horseradish cream, or vegetarian (requires one week advance notice) dinner. If you have specific dietary restrictions please contact us at aaceseattle@gmail.com so that we can accommodate you. The AACE Seattle Section will be rotating menu selections this program year; we are interested in hearing your feedback!

The AACE Seattle Section must pay for all meals that are ordered. If you RSVP that you will attend, you are responsible for the bill of your meal. In addition, if you attend without an RSVP there is a possibility that your meal options will be limited from those listed above. If you would like to be added to the Seattle Section's mailing list to receive future notices about our meetings and events, please contact one of the presiding Officers or Directors.

Visit the AACE Seattle Section on our website at www.aaceseattle.org.

Anybody interested in budget control, claims management, cost engineering, cost estimating, earned value management, planning and scheduling, project control, project management, value engineering, or risk management in any industry is cordially invited.

AACE Seattle Section meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from September through May (excluding December). Each meeting with a technical presentation qualifies for .25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards your CCP/CEP/CFCC/EVP/PSP recertification requirements.
Thursday Apr 10, 2014 6:30 PM - Thursday Apr 10, 2014 8:30 PM | $28.00 - $41.00


Best Western Plus Executive Inn
200 Taylor Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
United States



Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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