Welcome to WSPE!
My name is John Parisi and I am honored to be your 2015-16 WSPE President. As a long time WSPE member, I look forward to working with you to advance our organization so that it continues to shape the professional lives of Wisconsin’s Professional Engineers (PEs).
WSPE will be managed at the state level through three primary portfolios for the coming year:
- The Education portfolio will be led by Vice President Mark Nagurka, PE (add email link) and will focus on our STEM-related K-12 and secondary school educational activities—the pipeline to future PEs. The MATHCOUNTS competitions, high school mentoring programs, student chapter activities, and the Teacher of the Year award are key components of this portfolio.
- The Government Affairs portfolio, led by Vice President Glen Schwalbach (add email link), will continue to focus on our relationship with the Department of Safety and Professional Services, monitor Legislative activity affecting engineering, and serve as the board liaison to the Board of Engineers Professional Responsibility (BEPR).
- The Membership portfolio, led by Vice President Zach Damuth (add email link), will focus on all membership activities including WSPE membership growth, the Supporting Organization and Enterprise Membership programs, and recognition of new PE Certificate holders.
In addition to these portfolios, we are planning a Discovery Conference and Governors New Product Award (GNPA) program this spring in the metro Milwaukee area. The GNPA program will again be led by Dale Swenson; planning for the Discovery Conference is being coordinated by Ed Rodden, our Executive Director. Remember that participation in the Discovery Conference is a great way to earn PDHs and may be the last chance to fulfill your requirements before the biennial renewal period ends on July 31, 2016.
Please consider getting involved in WSPE by volunteering to work with one of our portfolio leaders, helping to plan and attend the Discovery Conference, assisting with the MATHCOUNTS competitions at the state or local level, participating in your local chapter activities and online continuing education presentations, mentoring a potential future engineer, or even looking into a leadership position at the state level. Your participation and active involvement are vital to sustaining WSPE and the many opportunities it creates for PEs in Wisconsin.
Our Continuing Professional Competency web page contains all the information you will need to help you understand and interpret the CE law, while also providing other resources and links to the Department of Safety and Professional Services, PDH opportunities and legislation we are watching, and action being taken nationally and within Wisconsin.
Let’s make it a great year!
John M. Parisi, PE, F. NSPE
Click the link above for the current WSPE calendar.
Executive Committee Task List
Executive Director Task List
Board of Directors
Executive Committee plus Chapter State Directors, Practice Division Chairs and Standing Board Chairs (EFW, BEPR, YEAC)
President, President-Elect, Past President, 3 Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, Secretary, National Delegate and Young Engineer Representative
Continuing Education Resource
Continuing Education, or more formally Continuing Professional Competency, requirements are now in effect for Professional Engineers in Wisconsin. Click on the link above for more information and resources to assist you develop a plan to meet the new requirements.
The Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE) is an organization of more than a thousand professional engineers. Our Mission is to support the ethical practice of Professional Engineering.