Natasha Gromak


First, congratulations to COL Mark Himes, who served as Omaha Post President for July 2021 – July 2022, and his strong board for being recognized as a Sustaining Post for another year.  I am very honored to be selected to serve as the SAME Omaha Post President this year and to continue this great work.  I have been involved in the Omaha Post since Woolpert encouraged me to join in 2004.   

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News and Events

SAME Omaha Post 2023 Industry Day

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2023 Industry Day! Both Industry and Government provided extraordinary support of our event as we had record registrations and outstanding sponsorships and booth participation. This event will allow us to continue supporting our Post's scholarship programs and building interest in STEM locally.

Huge thank you to all of our Industry Day Committee members and volunteers, but special thank you to special gratitudes to our Co-Chairs, Stephanie Heibel and Jeanne LeBron, for all their efforts!

LAST UPDATED: June 5, 2023

Post Awards and Officer Installation

Photo 1 - 2022 Officers

During the July 2022 General Membership Meeting Kandi Srb was presented with SAME's Regional Vice President's Medal. The RVP medal is presented to those members that have demonstrated exemplary service to SAME.

Photo 1 - 2022 Officers

In addition, Mike Huffstetler was presented with the Douglas A. Plack Golden Eagle Award. Kandi and Mike were recognized during the 2022 Omaha Industry Day but did not receive their awards until the July meeting due to supply chain issues.

Photo 1 - 2022 Officers

Change of Officers

The SAME Omaha Post has installed news officers for 2022-2023. Newly elected members include president, Natasha Hartley; Secretary, Brec Wilshusen; Treasurer, Brian Schuele; Vice President for IGE, John Hudson; Vice President for Resilience, Morgan Sykes; Vice President for Professional Development and Personal Growth, Kandi Srb; Co-Vice Presidents for Leadership and Mentoring, Anne Peterson and Bill Glismann; Vice President for Relationships, Bobbi Jo Lang; Director for Young Members and Student Outreach, Stephanie Ling, Director for Communications, Ryan Watzke; and Director for Awards and Recognition, Stephanie Heibel.  

Change of Officers

Colonel Mark Himes presented Natasha Hartley with a crystal USACE castle award in recognition of her service as Secretary during his term as President.

LAST UPDATED: July 14, 2022

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Professional Development Hours

There are numerous ways to earn your required PDHs through SAME including our monthly lunches. Another great way is to become a Student Mentor for one of our local schools. For more information, click here.

Small Business Spotlight Opportunity

In an effort to better acquaint our Post with small business members, time for a Small Business Spotlight has been added to the monthly meeting agenda following the Sustaining Member Spotlight presentation. The Small Business Committee is looking for small business members who would be interested in presenting their business to the membership.

If your organization is interested in this opportunity, please email Veronica Doga, Post Small Business Liaison, for more information.

SAME Centennial Logo

Did you know that SAME turned 100 in 2020? With the Society now officially on the Run to 2020 and Beyond, learn more about our Centennial and the five pillars we are focused on to help inspire members to action as we approach our second century of service!

Click here to learn more!

SAME Omaha Post Board Meeting
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, June 8, 2023 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, June 8, 2023 1:00 PM
Recurring Event:
Recurring Event On the First Thursday of the month until 12/5/2030 (total 108 events)
Normal Priority
Post Events

Board Meeting (times are CST)


Virtual (Teleconference). Contact a Board Member for teleconference information.


For information on Member Spotlight Presentation opportunities, please contact Chris Artz

Phone:  531.365.4471

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In Memory of Mary McKernan

Mary McKernan

Mary McKernan touched the lives of her co-workers, associates and friends around the industry. She was a long time SAME member and our Omaha Post treasurer. Mary started her career with USACE Omaha before spending 18 years building the federal program at HDR.

In Memory of Doug Plack

Doug Plack

Please Contribute to the Doug Plack Memorial Scholarship Fund!

To donate, click on this link to go to the Scholarships Page and then click on the Doug Plack Scholarship Fund tab.