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only vaguely aware of ACEC before joining the staff in 2001.
"It didn't really have a big profile. I think its members probably
always understood the importance of lobbying, but probably
didn't appreciate what was possible. We put wins on the board."
Eric L. Flicker, senior consultant at Pennoni Associates and
the Council's 2003-2004 chairman, praises the organization's
access to key legislators, the White House, and regulatory agencies and says that the group's political influence extends beyond
Washington. "This has translated to remarkable access at the
state level, as well as with financial and leadership support for
local issues," he says. "ACEC understands the relationships
between federal and state-and-local issues."

Success at the state level is
also due in part to ACEC's
Minuteman Fund, which supports legislative, regulatory and
judicial efforts at the state level.
Through a dollar-for-dollar
matching program between
the national organization and
state Member Organizations,
the fund, under Raymond, has
grown from $100,000 to more
than $2.5 million.

ACEC/PAC
grew from
$100,000
to more than
$1 million per
year, now in the
top 3 percent of
federal PACs

ADDING VALUE THROUGH EDUCATION

Raymond (second from left) and ACEC Chairman Sergio "Satch" Pecori (right) at
the Paris headquarters of SYNTEC, the French engineering business association.
Also pictured from the left is SYNTEC Director General Christophe Longpierre and
Michel Kahan, chair/CEO of the French firm SETEC.

Raymond (second from the right) took an up-close view of the environmental
damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 with T. Baker Smith
CEO Kenny Smith (middle).

ACEC stakeholders say that the quality of the organization's
educational programming and annual events has also been
substantially enhanced over time. Orrin B. "Mac" MacMurray,
chairman of the organization from 2007 to 2008, and chairman
emeritus of C&S Companies, says that ACEC's business management education, highlighted by its Senior Executives Institute (SEI), is "unmatched in the industry."
ACEC's education programs featuring in-person seminars,
online seminars and a host of specialized coalitions and forums
are utilized each year by more than 10,000 members, representing 1,250 Member Firms.
Business Resources and Education Vice President Marie
Ternieden pointed to Raymond as a key driver of the Council's
ability to provide business education that makes a difference.
"The Council has developed ever-expanding and extensive educational programming, including our recent Pathways to Executive Leadership, and the growth of monthly online classes on a
variety of critical and bottom-line focused business topics. We
are poised for continued growth and a bright, successful future
in educating the next generation of A/E business leaders."
MacMurray noted that under Raymond, the organization's
communications and public relations efforts also has stepped up
its game significantly. "When Dave arrived, the ACEC magazine
was adrift and unfocused," MacMurray says. "Today, Engineering
Inc. is a national and international award-winning publication
that's admired and respected throughout the design and construction industry.
"Also, 20 years ago, it was rare to see ACEC quoted in the
press. Now it happens all the time."
ANNUAL MEETINGS AND
ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

During Raymond's tenure, the annual Engineering Excellence
Awards became the Academy Awards of the engineering industry-blossoming from a 150-person luncheon into a major
black-tie Gala Dinner hosted by Hollywood celebrities and
attended by more than 750 members and dignitaries from all
over the world.
Over the past six years, attendance at ACEC's Annual
Convention has increased 35 percent to over 1,500, a result
that Meetings and Conventions Executive Director Michael
Pramstaller attributes to vastly improved programming.
"Part of the growth is definitely due to getting nationally
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Engineering Inc - March/April 2018

Engineering Inc - March/april 2018
Contents
From Acec to You
Market Watch
Legislative Action
The Dave Raymond Legacy
Second Time Around
Worldwide Innovation
Far Compliance Strategies
Across the Federation
Mergers and Acquisitions
Members in the News
Business Insights
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - Intro
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - Engineering Inc - March/april 2018
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - Cover2
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - 1
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - 2
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - Contents
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - From Acec to You
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - 5
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - Market Watch
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - 7
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - Legislative Action
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - 9
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - 10
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - 11
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - 12
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - 13
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - The Dave Raymond Legacy
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Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - Second Time Around
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Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - Worldwide Innovation
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Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - Far Compliance Strategies
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Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - Across the Federation
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - Mergers and Acquisitions
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Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - 56
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - Members in the News
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Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - 59
Engineering Inc - March/April 2018 - Business Insights
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