2015 Award Winners
The Eastern Chapter of KSPE recognized a few of our outstanding members during the May Chapter Awards breakfast meeting. These award winners have each made a special contribution to our society, profession, community or combination of all! Each of these recipients has gone above and beyond the normal call of duty to advance the engineering profession and thereby strengthen the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers.
Engineer of the Year - Brian Scovill, City of Overland Park
Brian was originally recognized at the E-week luncheon in February but was also recognized at the chapter meeting in May. Brian has been a member of KSPE since 2008. Brian served on the board, was the awards chairman and has been involved with nearly every KSPE activity.
Young Engineer - Cliff Speegle, Affinis
Cliff is a project manager at Affinis Corp in Overland Park. He leads stormwater infrastructure projects. He has been a member of KSPE since 2009 and currently serves as the chapter secretary and awards committee member. He will be the Vice President in 2015-2016 term. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.
Government Engineer of the Year - Kiel Johnson, WaterOne
Kiel is a project engineer at WaterOne. He has been a member of KSPE since 2007. He served on the chapter board from 2011-2015 and served as the Young Engineers committee chair from 2009-2011.
Outstanding Engineering Achievement: I-435 & US-69 Interchange Improvements, HNTB & KDOT
HNTB, along with KDOT and the City of Overland Park, designed the I-435 and US-69 Interchange Improvements. This phase of the overall project was considered the "Red Project" and was completed in spring 2014.
Professional Development Award: Garver
Garver is a multi-disciplined engineering consulting firm with a local office in Overland Park and an office in Kansas City, MO. Garver encourages its engineers to be active members in professional and technical organizations. It provides in-house training through "Garver U" to develop skills of its engineering staff.
Outstanding Citizen - Rick Worrel, Affinis
Rick created Affinis Corp in 2001. He has been involved with KSPE for several years and served as the chapter president. He is involved in several organizations throughout the Kansas City Metro. Affinis has been recognized as employer of choice by CE News Magazine six times and as "Top Firm" in 2013.