Communications Committee/Newsletter Board of Editors

The Communications Committee/INewsletter Board of Editors annually publishes four quarterly issues of Insights, the official newsletter for ACEC/MA. Our mission is to keep member firms informed of industry trends, political issues and emerging business practices through articles written by recognized area engineering, political and business experts.


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Allison V. Hopkins
Marketing Specialist
100 Nickerson Rd
Marlborough, MA 01752 | 


Debbie Whitney
Marketing/Communications Specialist, Tighe & Bond
53 Southampton Rd
Westfield Executive Park
Westfield, MA 01085-1371

Editor Emeritus

Robert Dunn Jr.


Stantec Consulting Services

5 Lan Drive, Suite 300

Westford, MA 01886



ACEC/MA Board Liason

Madjid Lahlaf, PE, President, Lahlaf Geotechnical Consulting, Inc. (LGCI)

T:  978/330-5912, E:


Communication Committee Members/Insights Board of Editors (as of 9/12/2016)

Rosa M. Castro-Krawiec, PE

Senior Associate, McMillan Jacobs Associates
T: 781/852-0464,


Kathy Coyne, Manager, Marketing Systems,North America, AECOM

T: 781/771-4221, E:


Robert J. Dunn, Jr., Associate, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
T: 978/692-1913, E:


Matthew Hawk, Proposal Manager, Stantec


Madison McCabe,Marketing Associate, RSM  US LLP
T: 617/241-1143E:

Jennifer Shelby, Marketing & Communications Manager, Architectural Engineers

T: 617/807-1672
Cheryl A. Waterhouse, Esq., Partner, Donovan Hatem LLP

T: 617/406-4520,E:

David J. Hatem, Esq., Attorney, Donovan Hatem LLP (ACEC/MA Legal Counsel)

T: 617/406-4800, E:


Natalia Savatic, Membership Associate, The Engineering Center Education Trust

T: 617/305-4104, E:


Abbie R. Goodman, ACEC/MA Executive Director, The Engineering Center Education Trust

T: 617/305-4112, E:


Information and Guidelines For ACEC/MA Insights Authors - 9-2016: Link
Information and Guidelines For ACEC/MA Insights Authors - 5-2013:  Link 
Sample Insights Article for ACEC/MA Insights Authors:  Link
Flow Chart For Insights Editorial Review and Production - 12-2011:  Link




Meeting Schedule
The Board of Editors meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month at The Engineering Center or virtually by conference call. Committee meetings begin at 8:00 AM and last about one hour. Committee meetings are listed under the ACEC/MA calendar.


The Communications Committee/Newsletter Board of Editors has two co-chairs, one of whom leads the monthly committee meetings. The second co-chair assembles and prepares all final articles for publication. Each monthly agenda is built around future issues, and meetings consist of discussion of possible articles or issue topics, potential authors and status of upcoming articles. Our members also review/edit submitted articles as these are available each month. Committee members are volunteer representatives from ACEC/MA member firms. Additional participants from ACEC/MA member firms are always welcome.