Melvin C. Williams, F.SAME, FACEC, Vice President and Senior Business Developer with S&ME has been named Vice Chair-Elect for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and will be sworn in at ACEC’s Annual Conference in April.
As Vice Chair of ACEC, Williams will serve on the ACEC Board of Directors and Executive Committee for a two-year term. Responsibilities will consist of overseeing the overall governance of the organization along with serving as a liaison between ACEC National and a minimum of six of the 52 member organizations across the United States. Williams will also serve on several national committees including the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Williams was also nominated by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of South Carolina and elected to the ACEC 2021 Class of Fellows. The ACEC College of Fellows is a distinguished class of engineers who have been selected by their peers as deserving recognition for exemplary contributions to the profession. Election to the College of Fellows is administered by the Fellows Committee, which also coordinates all Fellows activities and programs.
Finally, Williams was nominated by his peers and elected to the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) 2021 Academy of Fellows. The SAME Academy of Fellows recognizes those members who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to the Society, military engineering, and the A/E/C profession. SAME has bestowed the title of Fellow on select members since 1972; however, in 1995 an academy was founded to formally acknowledge these distinguished individuals for their dedication to SAME and the A/E/C profession. Today, there are more than 800 members of the Academy of Fellows.
About ACEC – American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) represents thousands of companies and serves as the voice for the engineering industry in Washington, DC and throughout the nation. With roots dating back more than 100 years, ACEC is a federation of 52 state and regional councils representing more than 600,000 engineers, architects, land surveyors and other specialists. ACEC’s primary mission is to strengthen the business environment for its member firms through government advocacy, political action, and business education.
About SAME – Founded in 1920, the Society of American Military Engineers builds leaders and leads collaboration among government and industry to develop multi-disciplined solutions to national security infrastructure challenges. With a National Office in Alexandria, Va., and more than 100 Posts and Field Chapters around the world, the Society unites public and private sector individuals and organizations from across the architecture, engineering, construction, environmental and facility management, cyber security, and contracting and acquisition disciplines. As SAME begin its second century in 2020, the vision is to serve the nation as the foremost integrator for leadership development and technical collaboration within the A/E/C profession, which echoes the motivations of SAME’s founders, who, very clearly valued diversity of thought and the benefits of many perspectives, proclaiming that “eligibility qualifications for membership in this Society are drawn on the broadest possible lines, consistent with the achievement of its aims.”
About S&ME – Founded in 1973 as a local geotechnical engineering firm, Raleigh-based S&ME has grown into a national leader with diverse engineering, design, environmental sciences, and construction services expertise. Today, S&ME is a thriving company of dedicated individuals with vast technical expertise throughout 34 offices in 11 states. The firm’s areas of focus are: Civil Engineering, Construction Services, Environmental, Geotechnical, Planning + Design.