October 16-18, 2024 | Houston, TX

Texas and the South
M&A and Business Symposium

Symposium Schedule

Wednesday, October 16
Concurrent Let’s Get Down to Business Workshops
Opening Reception
Thursday & Friday, october 17-18
Symposium Sessions & Networking
Post Oak at Uptown, Houston, Texas

Speakers & Panelists

Ernesto Aguilar
President & CEO
Ardurra Group, Inc. (Tampa, FL) (ENR #89)

Ernesto is a visionary leader and a seasoned professional engineer with 30+ years of …

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Javier A. Baldor
Chief Executive Officer
BST Global (Tampa, FL)

Javier is Chief Executive Officer and a Principal Shareholder of BST Global. Javier …

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Nick Belitz, CVA
Morrissey Goodale

Nick heads Morrissey Goodale’s Advisory business. He and his team have successfully …

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Darren S. Black, J.D.
National Professional Services Practice Leader
Risk Strategies

Since 1997, Darren S. Black has leveraged his experience as a litigator and coverage …

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Jamie Christensen
Director, Innovation
Gannett Fleming (Camp Hill, PA) (ENR #26)

Jamie Christensen leads Gannett Fleming’s innovation initiatives and is a thought …

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George E. Christodoulo
Lawson & Weitzen, LLP (Boston, MA)

George E. Christodoulo is a corporate lawyer who has spent over forty years in private …

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Kent Collier
Managing Principal
Greyling Insurance Brokerage & Risk Consulting (Atlanta, GA)

Kent Collier is Managing Principal with Greyling Insurance Brokerage & Risk Consulting, …

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Brendon Cussio
Vice President
Morrissey Goodale

Brendon specializes in M&A advisory and strategic business planning for engineering, …

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John Doucet, P.E., LEED AP
VP Operations
Doucet – A Kleinfelder Company (Austin, TX)

In the summer of 2023, Doucet & Associates a 110-person civil and environmental …

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Gary H. Elzweig, P.E., F.ASCE
Vice Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer
Universal Engineering Sciences (UES) (Orlando, FL) (ENR #36)

For the last forty-five years, Mr. Elzweig has enjoyed the challenges of successfully …

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Karen Erger
Senior Vice President & Director of Practice Risk Management
(Kansas City, MO)

In her role as Director of Practice Risk Management, Karen provides risk management …

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Jon Escobar, CM&AA
Vice President
Morrissey Goodale

Jon leads Morrissey Goodale’s full-service buy-side practice. He and his team help …

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Mark Goodale
Morrissey Goodale

Mark has served the AE industry for over 20 years in just about every management …

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Erin Inman, P.E., LEED AP
President & CEO
Primera Engineers
(Chicago, IL) (ENR #382)

Erin Inman is Primera’s President and CEO with a straight up passion for customer …

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KiSeok Jeon
Vice President, Digital Advisory
STV (New York, NY) (ENR #37)

Mr. Jeon is a distinguished figure within the Architecture, Engineering, and …

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Megan Miller
Director of Product Marketing
Deltek (Herndon, VA)

Megan Miller, CPSM, is a director of product marketing for Deltek where she focuses on …

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Mick Morrissey
Managing Principal
Morrissey Goodale

For the past 25 years, Mick has been advising U.S. and global AE & Environmental firm …

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Dr. Ray Perryman
President and CEO
The Perryman Group

Dr. Ray Perryman is President and CEO of The Perryman Group, an economic research and …

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Tom Ramsey, P.E.

Commissioner Tom Ramsey was elected to serve as County Commissioner for Harris County …

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Neil Shah
Senior Technical Director
alliantgroup (Houston, TX)

Neil is a Technical Director at alliantgroup, specializing in the architecture & …

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Megan Steyer
Sr. Vice President, Director,
M&A Integration & Office Operations
CHA Consulting (ENR #69)

Megan Steyer is a Sr. Vice President and the Director of M&A Integration & Office …

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David M. Sullivan, Jr., CPA
PKF O’Connor Davies
(Boston, MA)

David leads PKF O’Connor Davies’ (formerly DGC) Architecture & Engineering practice …

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James F. (Jim) Thompson, P.E., DBIA
Chairman & CEO
DCCM (Houston, TX) (ENR #129)

Jim Thompson is a seasoned executive with approximately 40 years of experience in the …

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Sarah Thornhill
Morrissey Goodale

Sarah is a Consultant with Morrissey Goodale who specializes in strategic planning, …

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Katharine Van Leer
Morrissey Goodale

Katharine is a skilled consultant who specializes in the architecture, engineering, …

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Chris Young
President / CEO – Plummer Associates, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) (ENR #422)

Chris Young is the CEO of Plummer Associates, a water-focused engineering firm with …

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The reviews are in:

This symposium was a great overview of M&A trends in the AE world along with recent examples of transaction best practices.
Jim Canfield
President / CEO Withersravenel (ENR #323)
“The Morrissey Goodale team hit the mark – great content, great presenters, great venue!”
Jason Fralick
President, Herbert Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (ENR #371)
“Appreciate the symposium, well done and very informative; made new contacts as well.”
Dikran Kalaydjian
President, Land & Water Engineering Science, Inc. – St. Petersburg, FL
“The amount of AE M&A process, integration and financing experience at the symposium exceeded my expectations…followed by a tremendous amount of meaningful networking with various leaders in the AE world!”
Brock M. Storrusten
Chief Strategy Officer, Withers Ravenel (ENR #323)
“Very informative event with a great variety of panelists and subject matter to get the full scope of the M&A environment.”
Mel Thompson
“Really concise and practical advice on trends, as well as insight from both sides of the M&A coin. Extremely worthwhile for both new players and seasoned executives, a tricky sweet spot to find. Well done!”
Michael Farrell
Senior Vice President of Civil and Field Services, Ulteig Engineers, Inc. (ENR #123)
“The quality of content, attendees and symposium accommodations were really terrific. Morrissey Goodale only does it First Class!”
Scott Woerman
Vice President, Landau Associates, Inc. – Seattle, WA

Register Now

Your registration fee includes the business workshops and opening cocktail reception on October 16, the full day of events, materials and reception on October 17, and breakfast and half day sessions on June 18.

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