Name: Louis Edward Rowe
Role: President, Texas Division
What services does your company provide: Locally we provide Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Consulting Engineering, Company-wide we provide MEP, Structural, Civil Engineering & Construction Services.
Years of Experience: 44
Number of years as a member of SMPS: 30
Other organizations/affiliations/associations involved in:
Louis is heavily involved in the community, including previously serving on the San Antonio City Council, San Antonio River Authority Board of Directors, the Alamo Community College District Foundation Board of Directors, and serving as President of our San Antonio Chapter of SMPS. His present involvement includes:
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas-Austin (1971)
Why did you originally join SMPS and how has it benefitted you and your firm?
I joined SMPS early in my career as a means of expanding my marketing skills and my marketing relationships. Local meetings and National conference helped with both.
What are you interests and hobbies outside of work?
Golf, Tennis, Skiing, and Scuba Diving
How did you get into the A/E/C industry?
I joined the MEP Engineering industry directly out of college after graduating with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering.
Name: Kathleen K. Acock
Company: Alpha Building Corporation
Role: President, Owner
What services does your company provide: Construction services for institutional, governmental and commercial facility management. Our work involves new construction, retrofit, additions and technical installations. We have a client list of over 100 organizations here in Texas, in Arkansas, Tennessee and Oklahoma.
Years of Experience: I have been with Alpha 37 years and Alpha celebrates 45 years of continuous business this year.
Number of years as a member of SMPS: Several.
Other organizations/affiliations/associations involved in: UTSA Construction Science and Management Advisory Council, Texas A&M Construction Science Advisory Council, the Associated Builders and Contractors, South Texas and Texas State organizations, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), San Antonio Chapter.
Education background: Sam Houston State University, University of Houston, University of Houston Clear Lake, completed Business Management, accounting courses.
My first membership with SMPS was in Houston, Texas during the period 1985-1990. I joined at the time, and remain convinced that this organization provides valuable training, networking, opportunities to try new things and keep up with our industry.
Travel, genealogy, and cooking big holiday dinners.
I was born into it. My parents founded Alpha Building Corporation in 1968. I joined as a purchasing clerk in 1977 and between then and 1991, when I was named as President, I held a variety of positions including estimating, buying and project management. In 1993 my parents had passed and I became the owner of the firm. I have often thought I could not have found a better more interesting and challenging industry to work in, nor one more personally and professionally fulfilling.
Name: Summer Shuler
Company: CDS Muery
Role: Marketing Manager
What services does your company provide: Civil Engineering Design and Surveying
Years of Experience: 10 years
Number of years as a member of SMPS: 3 months
Other organizations/affiliations/associations involved in: CEFPI
Education background: Texas Tech University, BA – English/Technical Communication; minor in Spanish
I joined SMPS because I want to meet other marketing professionals in the industry and keep up to speed with the latest marketing trends. For CDS Muery, SMPS has allowed us to improve our internal communications and market our firm more effectively. PR and Marketing are crucial for success! We are always looking to partner with other firms on government RFQs so SMPS has been a great venue to allow us to meet possible teaming partners.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and going to movies. I also love to be outdoors and take long walks with my 7-month old daughter Cambelle and dog Luna. My husband and I are building a modern home in the country – we are building it ourselves so that takes up most of our free time!
I worked for a large consulting firm as a contractor for the Air Force Civil Engineering Agency at Lackland AFB. I traveled to military construction and renovation projects at various air force bases around the US and promoted them through newsletters and press releases. This opened the door to a great opportunity to come work for CDS Muery. It’s a great fit! At a smaller firm, I’m able to get involved in more activities and broaden my skill set.
SMPS San Antonio is proud to announce the newly selected 2014-2015 Board of Directors:
Congratulations to the new Board members and thank you all for your continued support and dedication to our Chapter. We look forward to a fantastic year!
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