Brian Goad
Phone: 713.714.8243
Email: brian.goad@geosolutions.com

Committee Members:


Young Professionals

Young Professionals Mission and Goals:  

Our Mission is to provide our Young Professionals, aged 39 and younger, both education, training and networking opportunities. 

Our Goals are to reach and involve all the young professionals within our Post and those who are in other societies. The education, training and networking begin with young professionals hosting Post meetings, developing fundraising strategies for the members of the Post and attending targeted events with our Public Agencies and our Fellows.

In 2015 our Post was instrumental in the establishment of The Young Member Initiative (“YMI”) committee. YMI brought together the young professionals from multiple societies and associations in most cases at social events. The YMI’s vision is to develop the next leaders of SAME and the other organizations both regionally and nationally by focusing on inclusion, growth, development and recognition. 

Everyone is welcome to the YMI and Post events. They are geared toward the goal of getting more young members involved, connecting those members to mentors, and providing them with opportunities to gain experience into leadership positions within the organization. 

Events to join include professional development lunches, happy hours, sport outings like the annual Top Golf Networking Event, volunteer events, tours of engineering developments around Houston and intramural sports. 

The YMI, through each of the organizations also works with the surrounding universities that have either new or well established student chapters, like our SAME TAMU Student Chapter. It provides opportunities to mentor and train the students into leadership positions. This sets up a good base of leaders coming out of the universities to serve under the YMI locally, nationally and internationally. 

Contact Johan or one of the Committee and get involved.