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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 11, 2022 / CSRwire / — Black & Veatch proudly announces that Mechanical Engineering Technician Brittany Kallenberger has been accepted into the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)’s first National Leader Development Program (LDP) for innovative problem solvers. The program, financially supported by the SAME Foundation, provides vital training to 20 creative mid-career SAME members to develop them as the next generation of military, government and industrial leaders.
Kallenberger started with Black & Veatch as a high school and later college intern before joining the company’s federal service operations full-time. With five years of experience in the field of architecture, engineering and construction (A/E/C), Kallenberger was chosen from 45 national candidates for a one-year program dedicated to supporting the mission and the strategic direction of SAME.
“I am incredibly honored to be accepted into the SAME Leader Development Program 2022-23, and I look forward to developing and improving my leadership skills as well as getting to know other members and leaders of SAME in the process,” Kallenberger said. .
In her current role, Kallenberger served as a senior mechanical technician on numerous federal projects managed for the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) and other Department of Defense agencies. As a Mechanical Project Lead Technician, her responsibilities include managing project work for her team, providing technical advice for the design of HVAC, mechanical, plumbing and fire protection systems, and modeling the performance of these systems. She also helps organize and facilitate training sessions for her group on best practices, software, standards and other technical elements specific to her discipline.
Randy Castro, president of Black & Veatch’s Special Projects Corp. and sponsor of Kallenberger in the SAME initiative, said: “Bretagne is a perfect candidate for this professional development programme. Her drive, ability to uplift others around her and bring problem-solving skills to go further inspires other young professionals,” added Castro, who before joining Black & Veatch in mid-2018 served more than three decades with the USACE.
- Brittany graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a dual bachelor’s degree in design drafting technology and engineering technology.
- Kallenberger was part of the leadership team for 4 years before serving as president last year for one of the company’s employee resource groups, the NextGen Professionals, a group that caters to new professionals both in business and in their careers.
- Kallenberger is an active young professional who has served as a mentor in SAME STEM camps since 2019. In these camps, she mentors rising high school students in a variety of engineering-related tasks and activities.
- Brittany is also a member of the Military Employee Recourse Group Engagement (MERGE), serves as an ambassador with the Federal Services Division for Interns and New Professionals, and is part of the company’s Diversity, Equality and Inclusion team. .
About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a track record of more than 100 years of sustainable infrastructure innovation. Since 1915, we’ve helped our customers improve the lives of people around the world by improving the resilience and reliability of our most critical infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2021 exceeded US$3.3 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social networks.
About the Society of American Military Engineers
Founded in 1920, the Society of American Military Engineers develops leaders and encourages collaboration between government and industry to develop multidisciplinary solutions to national security infrastructure challenges. With a national office in Alexandria, Virginia, and more than 100 field positions and chapters worldwide, the society unites individuals and organizations from the public and private sectors in architecture, engineering, construction, environmental and facilities management, cybersecurity, and procurement and procurement disciplines. For more information, see https://www.same.org.
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Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a track record of over 100 years of sustainable infrastructure innovation. Since 1915, we’ve helped our clients improve the lives of people in more than 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenue in 2018 was US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social networks.
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