Events Calendar

May
15
Tue
May Luncheon: DOT&PF Panel @ Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Summer is around the corner, and construction season is kicking off. Join SMPS Alaska in our May Luncheon panel featuring staff from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (AK DOT&PF), and learn how to be at the forefront of DOT&PF projects before they hit the streets. Our panelists include personnel from the Central and Northern Region.

Have questions you want the panel to answer? Send them to Programs Director Rose Hanson by May 4th for consideration.

Learn More About Our Speakers:

Sharon L. Smith, PE is a licensed Engineer, a Certified Construction Contract Administrator, and the Chief of Contracts for the DOT&PF Central Region. She oversees the solicitation and award of Professional Services Agreements and Construction Contracts for Central Region Highways and Aviation, as well as Statewide Public Facilities, Statewide Materials, and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Sharon is a board member of the Society of Women Engineers, and prior to joining DOT, she worked in the private sector as a consultant, both locally and in Guam. She and her husband are the very proud parents of two sons, both of whom are currently college students.

 

Sarah Schacher, PE is a lifelong Alaskan and a Preconstruction Engineer for DOT&PF Northern Region. In the 15 years with AK DOT&PF, she’s held roles in construction and design, and was a design project manager for seven years prior to being appointed Northern Region’s Preconstruction Engineer in 2016. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Univeristy of Alaska Fairbanks. She and her husband Dan like to spend their free time traveling and enjoying the outdoors.

 

 

Sean Baski, PE Sean is a lifelong Alaskan and  is currently a Design Project Manager for the Highway Section. Has held several transportation engineering positions including working for A.W. Murfitt Company, R&M Consultants, and a partner at Hammond Engineering. Sean began working for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities in 2010. He manages 10-20 highway projects with design and construction budgets totaling over $700M, which include some of the biggest projects in the state. Sean earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors to make this luncheon possible!