May 08, 2018

Garver helps advance ASCE in Tulsa

Five employees from Garver’s Transportation Team are wrapping up successful terms as American Society of Civil Engineers Tulsa branch officers, in which they helped lead the organization's progress over the last year.

Jordan Jones, Ross Helliker, Marius Kabera, Austin Messerli, and Chris Siebenmorgen, all project engineers in Garver’s Tulsa, Oklahoma office, held positions that helped the organization in providing essential value to its members and partners while advancing civil engineering.

“In these leadership positions, we aimed to build on the foundation set by previous leadership teams and lift the organization to new heights,” Kabera said. “The ASCE is integral to the advancement of our industry, and we were proud to spend the last year adding to its value.”

While serving as vice president, Kabera worked with state and local leaders from the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, Port of Catoosa, the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority, senators, and congressmen to update the organization on developments within the industry. In addition, with the assistance of the ASCE leadership, a quarterly ASCE & APWA joint meeting was organized and held on April 18.

As secretary, Helliker provided guidance in reorganizing how the organization communicates with its members by switching to a “constant contact” platform.

As treasurer, Jones created a new model of tracking sponsorship status that stretches from June to May and prorates new sponsors that join mid-year until the beginning of the new year. He was also integral in increasing the sponsorship participation level by 60 percent in less than three months with an additional 30 percent anticipated by the end of the summer. 

Messerli and Siebenmorgen, who both sit on the Young Member Committee and Event & Hospitality Committee, concentrated their efforts on promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Tulsa-area schools during Engineers Week, and creating social networking events for ASCE members.

To learn more about Garver’s Transportation Team, visit our Transportation services page

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