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F R O M ACEC I T O YOU ENGINEERING NC. THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES CHAIRMAN PAC and Education Initiatives Eric L. Flicker PRESIDENT Bloom in Boston David A. Raymond VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS Mar y Ann Emely DIRECTOR, PUBLIC RELATIONS and COMMUNICATIONS Alan D. Crockett STAFF EDITOR, DIRECTOR OF WEB SITE INITIATIVES Andrea Keeney In historic and picturesque Boston, ACEC's 2003 Annual Convention produced akeeney@acec.org two significant initiatives to enhance the Council's government advocacy and 202 682-4347 business education. ACEC EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD First, we introduced a new ACEC/PAC structure, which will attract new Eric L. Flicker, Pennoni Associates, Inc., Philadelphia; donors to the PAC and enhance ACEC's overall political program. ACEC/PAC William Howard, Camp Dresser & McKee, Edison, N.J.; Gar y Link , HNTB, Kansas City, Mo.; Judith Nitsch, t r u s t e e s will have greater Judith Nitsch Engineering, Inc., Boston; David A. Raymond, involvement in directing contri- ACEC, Washington, D.C. butions from the PAC, as well ACEC STAFF EDITORIAL TEAM a s major input into ACEC's Steve Hall, Charles C. Kim, Andrea Keeney, Ann Brandstadter overall legislative program. We THE MAGAZINE GROUP b e l i e v e this revised structure MANAGING EDITOR will help ACEC reach its strate- Jessica Bizik gic goal of raising $1 million for ART DIRECTOR the PAC by increasing member- Jeff Kibler ship among small donors, while PRODUCTION MANAGER c o n t i n u i n g to entice large Connie Otto d o n o r s w h o normally give ADVERTISING PUBLISHING MANAGERS funds directly to candidates to Tom Corcoran 202-721-1458 make their contributions under Kirsten Russell the ACEC/PAC umbrella. See 202-530-8076 coverage on page 7 . ADVERTISING SALES Also in Boston, ACEC intro- Northeast and Mid-Atlantic: d u c e d the new Institute for CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, Business Management a major curriculum-based education program in twelve RI, VA, VT, WV Integrated Marketing Group essential business management areas complete with its first six-month schedule King of P russia, PA 19406 which is being sent to members this month. For further coverage on ACEC's 215-620-8997, 610-992-1191 fax Annual Convention in Boston, see page 24. West and Northwest: This month's Engineering Inc. features Rep. John Boehner R-Ohio who is AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY key to ACEC's agenda on FLSA reform, Association Health Plan legislation W.G. Holdsworth & Associates, Inc. Tustin, CA 92780 and preparing the next generation of engineers. This issue also features an 714-544-2555, 714-832-6840 fax interview with U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary Victoria A. Lipnic, Midwest : who offers insights on her department's recent proposal, based on ACEC initia- IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, TN, WI, Canada tives, to reform outdated Fair Labor Standards Act regulations that define Integrated Marketing Group exemptions for white-collar employees, such as engineers. See coverage begin- Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 440-247-5962 ning on page 10 . 440-247-2013 fax This issue includes a feature on how creative benefits and perks from flex Southwest and Southeast: schedules to day-care have become just as valuable as salary in the recruitment AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, NM, OK, SC, TX and retention of quality employees. See coverage on page 17 . Mohanna & Associates, Inc Plano, TX 75023 800-800-0341 voice 972-596-8777, 972-985-8069 fax Engineering Inc., Volume 14, Number 4 ISSN 1539-2694 , is published bi-monthly by the American Council of Engineering Companies ACEC , 1015 15th Street NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005-2605. Periodicals postage paid at Washington, D.C., and at additional mailing offices. Annual subscriptions are $24 for members Eric L. Flicker David A. Raymond included in dues ; $45 for U.S. non-members; $65 for institutional subscriptions. ACEC Chairman ACEC President Back issues are $15. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Engineering Inc., c/o ACEC, 1015 15th Street NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005-2605.

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INTERVIEW WITH JOHN BOEHNER (R-OHIO)
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