Special Recognitions of Ahtna Staff at this year’s SAME Annual Awards Banquet

Published April 2020

By Denise Yancey, M.SAME

Tim Gould receiving notice of entering SAME Fellows Class 2020 with Pat Coullhoun.

Tim Gould receiving notice of entering SAME Fellows Class 2020 with Pat Coullhoun.

Two announcements of interest to Ahtna were made at this year’s Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Anchorage Post’s Annual Awards banquet held in January. First, SAME’s Academy of Fellows announced Timothy F. Gould, President of Ahtna Engineering Services and Ahtna Solutions, will be invested in the Academy of Fellows Class of 2020 this May in Washington, D.C. The SAME Academy of Fellows recognizes members who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to the Society, to military engineering, and to the Architectural/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) profession. Members invested into the Academy must pledge to understand the national direction of the Society and translate it into action at the Post level through leadership and mentoring. Becoming a Fellow is not to be considered a lifetime achievement, but instead an accomplishment to serve as a catalyst to further inspire giving back to SAME and the A/E/C profession.

Lori Kropidlowski receiving SAME medal from Michelle Klouda, President.

Lori Kropidlowski receiving SAME medal from Michelle Klouda, President.

Also recognized at the banquet was Lori Kropidlowski, Ahtna Environmental’s Senior BD & Marketing Group Manager. Lori has been active in SAME’s Anchorage Post for over a decade and has served on the board since 2014. She has held several key positions, including acting as the Chair for this year’s banquet and serving as Alaska’s National Liaison for the Centennial Celebration. Lori received the Regional Vice President’s Medal of Honor for Outstanding Service to the Post.

Congratulations to both Tim and Lori on your recognitions and outstanding service to SAME!