NSPE-WI Executive Committee
Past President -- James A. Buggs, PE, F.NSPE
Jim received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1988. He has been involved in transportation design and construction projects since college and is currently employed as a transportation project engineer by DAAR Engineering in Milwaukee. Jim has served the Waukesha (now Metro) Chapter of WSPE as the Secretary (two years), Vice-President, President-Elect, President, State Director, and Chapter Director. He has served on the State Board as Vice President, Treasurer (two terms), President, Past President, and National Delegate (two terms). He received the Waukesha Chapter Engineer of the Year award in 2002. In addition to his membership in WSPE and NSPE, Jim belongs to the American Society of Civil Engineers where he has served at the local and state levels. He is also a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and Chi Epsilon. Jim is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin.
President -- John Kustka, PE (Southwest)
John Kustka has been a member of NSPE/WSPE for about 15 years. A native of Wisconsin, he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UW-Platteville. John has nearly 35 years working in engineering and project management roles, approximately half of that time in the private sector, including some Fortune 100 companies. The latter half has been as an engineering consultant. John is president of Kustka & Associates Engineering, a food and beverage engineering firm located in Janesville, WI. In addition, he serves as a Food Safety Consultant to RED24 Assist, a global risk management organization. John and his wife, Sheri, have two daughters and six grandchildren. John is active in Scouts-BSA, St. William Catholic Church, and coach in the Janesville youth summer softball league. His hobbies include camping, motorcycle trips, and working in the woodshop.
Vice-President Education Portfolio -- Andy Meyers, PE (Fox River Valley)
Andy graduated with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri–Columbia in 2012. He has been working in private industry with rotary dryers and rotary kilns his entire professional career, first with Vulcan Systems in Missouri and currently with FEECO International in Wisconsin. Before moving from MO to WI in 2017, he obtained his P.E. license in MO and has recently submitted his application for licensure by reciprocity in WI. He has been involved with both MSPE as an E.I.T. and now with WSPE as a P.E. Meyers is happily married to his beautiful wife Victoria and has two children, Ariella and Walter.
Vice-President Membership Portfolio -- Nancy Schultz, PE, , DWre. (Metro)
Saint Francis, WI
Nancy Schultz obtained a bachelor of science in civil engineering and a masters degree in water resources engineering from Michigan State University in 1971 and 1972, respectively. She joined the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers in the late 1970s and served sequentially as secretary and president of the Milwaukee North chapter. She was active in Mathcounts through the 1990s. Her employment career was primarily as a consulting engineer in water resources studies, including water quality in rivers and lakes, flood studies, and extensive sewer system evaluations. She also spent four years as section manager for collection system information with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. For more than 30 years, and since retiring in 2016, she worked (works) with CH2M as a senior technical resource specializing in collections system and regulatory compliance management. Currently she also volunteers for the Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust technical committee, The Landing Condominium Association board of directors, the Waterfront Association at Park Shore board of directors, and most recently for the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers board of directors. In her remaining spare time, she enjoys family, reading, pets and travel.
Vice-President Government Affairs Portfolio -- Glen R. Schwalbach, P.E., F.NSPE (Fox River Valley)
PROBITY Consulting, LLC
1090 Moonriver Drive
De Pere, WI 54115
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1968, B.S.-Mechanical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1976, Masters in Business Administration
Energy consultant—Energy planning, wind energy advisory, project development, safety assessments, accident investigation, and business strategic investment growth, expertise on 2006-present.
President and owner of Probity Consulting, LLC.
Business consultant for an investment advisory firm, 2009-present.
Town board member for Town of Rockland, Brown County, April, 2009-present.
Member of Planning Commission for Town of Rockland, 2007-present.
Peer reviewer for U.S. Dept of Energy for wind project proposals in 2009 and for workforce training proposals for the Smart Grid in 2010.
Expert witness at hearings for Wisconsin's Global Warming Task Force.
Witness at five legislative hearings regarding Wisconsin's wind siting, renewables portfolio and energy jobs, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Lead developer and negotiator for a new gas interstate pipeline extension to northeastern Wisconsin, 2004-2006.
Delegate for the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), 2005-2009. Past NSPE Board member, 1991-2000 and 2003-2005. Named NSPE Fellow, 2006. Officer positions or board member for Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE), 1988-present.
Liaison to the Wisconsin Dept of Regulation and Licensing-Engineering Section, 2007-present. Led WSPE efforts to require Professional Engineering exams for all licensure applicants, 2008-2010.
Past chair and vice chair positions for the American Gas Association’s (AGA) Managing Committee for the Operating Section, 2000-2003.
Active member on AGA technical committees, 1976-2000.
Member of the Transmission and Distribution Task Force for the National Petroleum Council commissioned by the U.S. Secretary of Energy. Deliverable was a five-volume natural gas study for U.S. energy strategy, 2002-2003.
Past Chair of Wisconsin Distributors’ Group, 1992-1993 and member, 1990-2006.
Representative of utilities for the Wisconsin Division of Energy’s Winter Fuels Planning Committee, 1993-2006.
Program planner for U.S. Dept of Homeland Security Workshop, 2002.
Member of a six-person gas expert team commissioned by the U.S. Dept of Energy to provide a ten-day training program in Indonesia with Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Don Santa, 1996.
Task Force member with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Public Utilities Institute exploring de-regulation in Wisconsin, 1995-1996.
LICENSURE: Registered Professional Engineer, State of Wisconsin since 1973, License # 13741-006.
Thirty-eight years of continuous work in gas and energy industry. From 1989 to 1996-executive leadership responsibility for gas engineering of all corporate gas transmission, distribution and gate station facilities. Responsibilities also included oversight of gas supply procurement, gas transportation contracting, gas quality and gas utilization and efficiency activities. Direct responsibility for input into federal regulation of gas pipelines, both for market activities and safety of design and operations.
Founded of an energy marketing subsidiary in 1993 and served as its COO from 1994-1995. That subsidiary became WPS Energy Services which contributed significantly to WPS Resources’ (now Integrys Energy Group) earnings.
Lead project to assess international initiatives though personal meetings with key contacts such as Robert Gates, current U.S. secretary of defense, Israel’s director of national security, and Indonesia’s deputy of the ministry of mines and energy.
Managed of a project to construct a compressed natural gas fueling station and converted 30 gasoline fleet vehicles to natural gas.
From 1996 to 2006-served as assistant vice-president-corporate planning for WPSC’s holding company, WPS Resources Corp. Responsible for corporate energy asset development. Actively interacted with the U.S. Office of Pipeline Safety, the National Transportation Safety Board, the U.S. Department of Energy, and Congress. Provided testimony for regulatory hearings at the state and federal levels. Participated on a Homeland Security task force.
Conducted operational due diligence on two possible mergers of utilities and one acquisition. Led integration of people and processes on latter.
Participated on the National Electric Service Reliability project for gas turbine generators representing the American Gas Association.
Trained Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff on reliability of electricity generators utilizing the U.S. natural gas pipeline grid.
Participated of the Natural Gas Quality Task Force to address reliability of gas transmission and distribution for all end-users including gas-fired electric generation in the U.S.
In 2003-coordinated due diligence, led negotiations and closed acquisition of one-third partnership interest of Guardian I Pipeline for $26 million. Served on Guardian’s management committee until Guardian’s governance stabilized.
Secretary -- Eric Schlevensky, Esq., PE (Metro)
Treasurer -- Martin Hanson, PE (Northwest)
Starboard Tack Consulting
Martin Hanson, originally from Burnsville Minnesota, obtained his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree with a transportation emphasis from the University of Minnesota in 1977. He was awarded a Master's degree in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire in 1998. Hanson is a licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin and six other states. He is an American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow and a National Society of Professional Engineers member. Mr. Hanson's career has included work for private consultants, local government, and federal government. He recently retired from Ayres Associates in Eau Claire where he held various titles including Manager, Vice President, and Director of Transportation Relations. At Ayres Associates, Mr. Hanson managed large projects including the 2-lane to 4-lane expansion of STH 29 from Abbotsford to Marathon City, including the Abbotsford Bypass in central Wisconsin and the relocation of STH 29 from Elk Mound to Chippewa Falls in West Central Wisconsin; as well as urban and local roadway projects across the state. Hanson served on the Wisconsin State board for professional licensure for eight years, including serving as chairman. More recently, Mr. Hanson was appointed to the Wisconsin Transportation Finance and Policy Commission created in the 2011-2013 biennial state budget to study the transportation needs and funding options. Mr. Hanson is also active in the community serving as a Junior Achievement instructor and serving as an officer on several boards in northern Wisconsin.
Young Engineer Representative -- Vacant
Executive Director -- Vacant
WSPE is currently operating with a total volunteer model without an Executive Director. Our phones and email are continously monitored.
If you need to contact us, please send an email to: ExecDir@wspe.org
President Elect -- John Brome, PE (Southwest)
Originally from Chicago, graduated from the Milwaukee School Of Engineering with a BSEE. Worked for 37 years in new product development of electronic control systems for the automotive, construction machinery, machine tools, coin sorting, conveyor lubrication and agricultural machinery industries and acquired 14 patents. Retired in 2009, joined NSPE-WI in 2014 and have been SW Chapter president from 2016-2020, the SW Chapter MATHCOUNTS Coordinator since 2017 and helped orchestrate the NSPE-WI Discovery Conferences for 2019 and 2020. John and his wife Nancy currently own and manage a successful rental property business with rental units in four southern Wisconsin counties and are regular attending members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Janesville. John and his wife have 3 children from a previous marriage and 5 grandchildren. John enjoys sailing, golf, camping and designing/building electronics projects.
National Delegate -- Angela Hanz, PE
Angela is a 1996 graduate from UW-Platteville with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and is a licensed P.E. in the state of Wisconsin. She worked in the private industry from 1996 until 2004 when she joined USDA Rural Development in Stevens Point as the State Engineer. Her job responsibilities as State Engineer include administering the water and environmental federal funding program throughout Wisconsin. She is responsible for interfacing with the program applicants, the engineering community, and the regulatory agencies. In the interest of developing the best possible projects, she also reviews, advises, and approves the technical aspects of the projects funded by USDA Rural Development. Angela became a member of NSPE/WSPE in 2006 and participates in the Wisconsin Valley Chapter of MATHCOUNTS. Angela currently serves as the Secretary for WPSE and is also a member of Chi Epsilon.