Past Meetings (2014)


December 2014

Program: “Growth and Development in Fort Worth”
Randle Harwood, Planning and Development Director, City of Fort Worth, TX

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Fort Worth Petroleum Club
777 Main St. #4000 (top floor)
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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Randle has worked for the city of Fort Worth for 17 years. He has served as the Planning and Development Director, City of Fort Worth since 2010. This position has responsibility for a $12 million revenue budget for the planning, development, and capital planning processes of the City. The department has a large span of responsibilities that include leading and managing permitting, building inspections, zoning, platting, urban design, plan review, Comprehensive Plan, Program Management Office and gas drilling. Prior to that he was the Program Management Office Director, City Manager’s Office, City of Fort Worth 2008 to 2010. From 2006 to 2008 Randle led the Trinity River Vision project for the City and now supervises the project lead for the project.

Randle worked for 10 years in the Parks and Community Services Department for the City of Fort Worth serving as Senior Planner, Assistant Director and finally as acting director for three years. He was responsible for leading and managing up to 400 full time and 200 part time positions, 20 community centers, 5 golf courses, 7 swimming pools, 226 park sites encompassing over 10,000 acres, provides development, guidance and oversight for a $29 million general fund operating budget, $5 million golf enterprise fund budget, $4 million annual federal and state grant fund budget, $4.9 million Zoo contract budget and up to $7 million annual capital improvement program budget. 

Randle also serves on several community boards including Botanic Research Institute of Texas, Mayfest and the Fort Worth City Credit Union. Randle has two degrees in Landscape Architecture, an undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph 1987, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts 1989.

 

Charity Program: "Special Spaces Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter"
Jessica Glenn, Volunteer Director

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Volunteer Director of the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of Special Spaces, Jessica Glenn will be presenting a brief introduction of Special Spaces at the December chapter meeting.  This charity organization relies completely on donations and fundraising, and is always looking to recruit sponsors and volunteers. www.specialspaces.org

Special Spaces is a national 501(c)3 organization, almost 40 chapters in total, with a mission to create dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening illnesses. Special Spaces’ goal is to create a space of comfort for children who spend most of their time in their rooms.  The room makeovers are completed in one day while the family is off enjoying fun planned activities. Below are before and after pictures of a child’s room who received a makeover:

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November 2014

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Program: “Texas A&M Kyle Field Redevelopment – The First Phase”

Russell Wallace, Executive Director, Facilities Planning & Construction, The Texas A&M University System
Greg McClure, Vice President, Manhattan Construction Company

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Thursday, November 13, 2014, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Fort Worth Petroleum Club
777 Main St. #4000 (top floor)
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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The Fort Worth Chapter of TSPE is proud to announce that we will host an exclusive presentation on the Texas A&M Kyle Field Redevelopment project which recently completed its first phase of construction before beginning the 2014 college football season. The $450 million redevelopment is the largest of its kind in college football and its scope has set itself apart from all other collegiate stadiums. Russ Wallace of the Texas A&M University System and Greg McClure of Manhattan Construction Company will provide an inside look at the design and construction challenges faced during the 9 month window between seasons. Their presentation will focus on the structural view of building adjacent to an existing stadium and integrating existing and new components while providing a world-renowned product. Because of the maximum occupancy at the Petroleum Club, this meeting will be limited to the first 120 registrants.

About Russell Wallace

Russell E. “Russ” Wallace serves as the Executive Director for The Texas A&M University System’s Facilities Planning and Construction department. He is responsible for all aspects of planning, budgeting, design and construction of the System’s $1.75 billion facilities planning and construction program of over 40 projects encompassing 11 universities, one health science center and seven agencies throughout Texas.

Mr. Wallace has served over 30 years in the architectural and construction management industry, and is one of the most experienced public higher education facilities management executives in the state of Texas. His background in public facilities management includes a wide range of experience including leadership positions in both two-year and four-year higher education institutions. Throughout his career, Mr. Wallace has sought to leverage his expertise in public facilities management practices with innovative business practices to develop organizations that are recognized in the industry as client-focused, technically competent, and results-oriented.

Wallace holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the Texas A&M University, and is a graduate of the 29th class of the Governor’s Executive Development Program conducted by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

About Greg McClure

Greg McClure is vice president at Manhattan Construction Co. He is among the construction industry’s most experienced sports pre-construction professionals. He has coordinated and managed preconstruction teams for several of Manhattan Construction’s high-profile, award-winning sports projects. He is currently directing the construction of the $450 million Kyle Field Renovation Project at Texas A&M University – one of the largest college football stadium redevelopments in history. Greg’s project experience includes major league baseball, college football and national football facilities. Most recent work includes the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park renovations in Arlington, Texas; AT&T Stadium (Home to the Dallas Cowboys) in Arlington, Texas – the world’s largest operable end-zone doors and longest single-span roof structure; and The University of North Texas Apogee Stadium in Denton, Texas – the first new collegiate football stadium in the nation to receive LEED Platinum certification.

In his 23-year career, Greg has provided pre-construction services for more than $2 billion in construction projects. He is a sought after speaker, panelist and resource for colleagues and peers. He earned a bachelor of science in construction science from Texas A&M University. He is a certified professional estimator (CPE) and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

 Greg McClure with TSPE Fort Worth VP Jonathan Russell

Greg McClure with TSPE Fort Worth VP Jonathan Russell




October 2014
Joint TSPE/ACEC Meeting

Program: “The Future of Texas Water and Transportation Panel Discussion”
Speakers: Greater Fort Worth, State of Texas Representative Panel Members

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Fort Worth Petroleum Club
777 Main St. #4000 (top floor)
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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Please join us for this opportunity to meet with your local State of Texas Representative for lunch, and then watch as the Representatives participate as a panel to discuss local and State issues pertaining to Water and Transportation.  This meeting is also special because both the Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) and the Tarrant County Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) have joined together to host this event.  Unique to this meeting is each attendee has the opportunity to submit a question to the panel prior to the meeting.  Just visit the meeting page (button above) and submit your question!

Participating representatives include:

District 61 - Rep. Phil King
District 63 - Rep. Tan Parker
District 91 - Rep. Stephanie Klick
District 92 - Rep. Jonathan Stickland
District 96 - Rep. Bill Zedler
District 97 - Rep. Craig Goldman
District 98 - Rep. Giovanni Capriglione
District 115 - Rep. Bennett Ratliff

View a map of Texas State House districts here, or find your district and representative by clicking here and entering your address.

 

September 2014

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Program: “Our Domestic Energy Future”
Dr. Ken Morgan – Director of the TCU Energy Institute
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Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Fort Worth Petroleum Club
777 Main St. #4000 (top floor)
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Dr. Ken Morgan obtained degrees in geology, environmental engineering and resource management before starting his career as a professor at TCU in 1978. In 1981, he started and became Director of the TCU Center for Remote Sensing and Energy Research for energy resource mapping. Dr. Morgan has lectured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East about resource mapping, energy technology and emerging natural gas markets. In 2008, he founded and became Director of the TCU Energy Institute and established an Advisory Board of 24 energy companies. He is also the Director of TCU’s new School of Geology, Energy and The Environment. Ken has published numerous articles on the potential use of domestic natural gas in the U.S. He currently chairs the Texas "Metroplex NGV Consortium" of over 100 companies and helped lead the successful legislation for the Texas NGV Transportation Triangle, Texas Senate Bill SB-20. He also enjoys driving a Honda GX-NGV to help promote the use of clean burning natural gas. To view Dr. Morgan’s full biography, click here.

 

August 2014

Program: "Dallas-Fort Worth Area Major Transportation Projects"
Jeffrey C. Neal, Program Manager – Congestion Management and Innovation Project Delivery Team, North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
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Thursday, August 14, 2014, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Fort Worth Petroleum Club
777 Main St. #4000 (top floor)
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Jeffrey C. Neal is a Program Manager with the Congestion Management and Innovative Project Delivery Team for the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG).  He has been employed with NCTCOG since May 1999, and his primary work has consisted of planning, asset management, traffic modeling, engineering, environmental review, and implementation programming for numerous major freeway, toll road, HOV/Managed Lane, and transit corridors throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area.  Mr. Neal holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography and a Master of Science Degree in Regional and City Planning from the University of Oklahoma.

 

July 2014

Program: "Leadership: Developing Yourself, Growing Your Team"
David A. Mack, Ph.D, Assistant Dean, College of Business, University of Texas at Arlington
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Thursday, July 10, 2014, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Fort Worth Petroleum Club
777 Main St. #4000 (top floor)
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Dr. Mack is the Assistant Dean for Program Development in the College of Business Administration and the Director of the Goolsby Leadership Academy. He primarily teaches in the MBA program. Dr. Mack received his Ph.D. in Management (Organizational Behavior) from UTA in May, 2000. He has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from DePaul University.  For more information on the Goolsby Leadership Academy please go to www.uta.edu/goolsby.

 

June 2014

Program: "BNSF Tower 55 Update"
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Thursday, June 12, 2014, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Fort Worth Petroleum Club
777 Main St. #4000 (top floor)
Fort Worth, Texas 76102