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2023 Georgia Engineers Summer Conference

2023 Georgia Engineers Summer Conference

6/2/2023 - 6/4/2023


Make Plans to Join Us in 2023
 in Asheville, North Carolina!

Friday, June 2 - Sunday, June 4, 2023

This annual conference is always focused on the three Cs – Content, Clients and Connections. What does that mean? It means the best business-focused speakers and information that will help you run your firms more productively and profitably, great clients and colleagues to visit with and, of course, fun networking events and side excursions.

Sponsorship Information CLICK HERE





Dr. Ben Sorensen

Dr. Ben Sorensen provides leadership training, sales training, and executive coaching to corporate and non-profit organizations around the world and across a wide spectrum of industries, training thousands of senior executives every year.

During the past 20 years, Dr. Ben has become best known for his rich mix of corporate experience, non-profit work, and teaching ability. Ben focuses on teaching practical, proven skills while customizing all materials to the specific needs of each client.

Read Dr. Sorensen's full bio - CLICK HERE 



  • Peter Atherton, PE, President & Founder, ActionsProve
  • Brad Carr, Senior Partner, Andersen, Tate & Carr
  • Donna Corlew, CPSM, FSMPS, Chief WIT Officer, C*Connect
  • Keith Costley, President & CEO, Keck & Wood
  • Hallie Crawford, MA, CPCC, Certified Career Coach and Founder, Create Your Career Path
  • Tony DiMatteo, Partner, Cornerstone Financial Partners
  • Lee Edmond, Vice President, Professional Liability Specialist, Risk Strategies Company
  • Erik Grandowski, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Keck & Wood
  • Roger Guilian, J.D., Senior Vice President, Greyling Insurance Brokerage & Risk Consulting, A Division of EPIC
  • Jessica Guinn, Director, Cobb County Community Development
  • Melda Hickman, Director of Systems Engineering, MARTA
  • Rob Jacquette, PE, PTOE, Vice President of Operations, Keck & Wood
  • Toussaint Kirk, Planning and Economic Development Director, Henry County
  • Keri Kocur, Chief People Officer, VHB
  • Frank Lazaro, Director of Client Services, CERM
  • Richard McLeod, Director of Community Development, City of Dunwoody
  • Wayne Owens, CPA, CGMA, DCA, Managing Director, Government Contract Practice, Stambaugh Ness
  • Larry Prescott, Assistant General Manager Design, Engineering & Infrastructure and Interim Assistant General Manager Capitol Programs Delivery, MARTA
  • Dan Ryan, CEO & President, Ryan Partners
  • Greg Teague, CEO, CROY
  • Tim Thornberry, Founding Partner, Cornerstone Financial Partners
  • Eddie Wade, COO, CROY
  • Skot Waldron, Internal Communication Strategist / GiANT Consultant, GiANT
  • Lydia Zabrycki, Vice President of Client Engagement, ACEC Retirement Trust
  • Mark Zagorski, Vice President of Business Development, ACEC Life/Health Trust

Young Engineers

The Summer Conference is perfect for young engineers who want to grow professionally and gain tools to help your firm thrive! Do you want to attend but need help to ask your supervisor? Use our "Supervisor Letter" template! Our template helps you make the case that YOU belong at the Summer Conference!


Optional Group Activities include: 

Add optional, fun group activities to your conference registration. Spaces are filling quickly, don't miss out!

Choose from:

  • Golf at the Grove Park Inn on the Donald Ross Designed Golf Course
  • The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn
  • Asheville Drink Tour - Tour of an Asheville Cidery, Distillery, and Brewery
  • Children’s activities at the Grove Park Inn Sports Complex 

Learn more by CLICKING HERE.

If you would like to add any of these activities to your registration, please email


The Omni Grove Park Inn

Serving guests for over a century, The Omni Grove Park Inn welcomes you with a tradition of southern hospitality amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Relax in the Inn's unique subterranean spa with an indoor pool, enjoy a round of championship golf on the Donald Ross-designed course, or venture out for one of the many experiences Asheville has to offer. When it’s time to dine, enjoy one of the Inn's four locally-sourced restaurants. Enjoy the stunning views, classic comfort, and modern convenience of the resort during the 2023 Georgia Engineer's Summer Conference.


ACEC Georgia Members - $725

Nonmembers - $925

Room Rate - $299 (you will receive the link to book your room in the registration confirmation). Room discount ends May 4th, 2023. 

Refunds for Conference Registrations are available up until May 19th. 

The Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Ave
Asheville, NC 28804 United States

Please note the ACEC Georgia room block is full and the hotel has limited availability. There are many hotels nearby; click HERE for more information.

6/2/2023 - 6/4/2023

Friday, June 2nd

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Optional Golfing Outing (tee times TBD; additional fee)

3:00 - 7:00 PM - Registration Open 

7:00 - 9:30 PM - Conference Kick-Off Reception and Dinner

Saturday, June 3rd

7:15 - 8:00 AM - Coffee & Networking 

8:00 - 10:30 AM - Breakfast & General Session

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Breakout Session A

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  - Grab and Go Lunch 

12:00 - 2:00 PM - Breakout Sessions B & C

2:30 - 6:30 PM - Optional  Asheville Drink Tour - Group Tour of a Cidery, Distillery, and Brewery (additional fee)

7:30 - 9:45 PM - Optional Children's Activities at the Grove Park Sports Complex  - Supervised activities with professional staff will include games, arts and crafts, and swimming for children ages 5-12. Parents MUST be on the property during this activity. (additional fee)

8:00 - 9:45 PM - Dessert Reception

Sunday, June 4th

7:15 - 8:00 AM - Breakfast with Exhibitors 

8:00 - 8:50 AM - Breakout Session D

9:00 - 10:30 AM - General Session 

10:30 AM - Adjourn 

Leadership Development
Political Advocacy
Business Development
Business Resources
Continuing Education
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