Human Resources (HR) Forum

ACEC/MA's Human Resources Forum brings together Human Resources staff from member firms as well as representatives from member firms without dedicated Human Resources staff in regular meetings to discuss and share best practices in all areas of Human Resources, including benefits & compensation, recruiting, training and development, employment and legal issues. Forum members share experiences and data with each other through regular polls and surveys. 


ACEC/MA's Human Resources Forum co-chairs lead Forum meetings. Agendas for meetings are developed by the co-chairs with input from the forum members during and between meetings. All forum members are volunteer representatives from ACEC/MA member firms. Additional participants from member firms are always welcome. 
Meeting Schedule  
Between September and May, the ACEC/MA Human Resources Forum typically meets every quarterly at member firm locations. During the months of June, July and August, the forum meets on an as-needed basis. Forum meetings are listed on the ACEC/MA web calendar.

Jane M. Quercia, SPHR

SMMA | Symmes Maini & McKee
1000 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138


Maureen Wiklund
Sr. Human Resources Manager
101 Walnut St
Watertown, MA  02472


Board Liaison

Jennifer A. Howe, PE, Principal

Director of Federal Government Studio SMMA | Symmes Maini & McKee Associates 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 W: 617/520.9494
jhowe @



November 9, 2017 HR Forum on Immigration Pointers for Business


Presentation Link:  Immigration Pointers for Business


Thank you to our presenters: 

Gwen P. Weisberg, Esq.
Molly E. Manson, Esq.
Donovan Hatem LLP

Links requested during the presentation to the online wage library, Matthew Block’s contact information, and links to the USCIS webpages that discuss electronic retention of I-9s are below:.


Link to Foreign Labor Certification Data Center:


ITAR/EAR Attorney Referral:

Matthew Bock, Esq.


Middleton & Shrull LLC

100 TradeCenter, Suite 660

Woburn, MA 01801

781-272-7966 – Tel


Electronic Retention of Form I-9:

August 16 HR Forum on Wellness Programs @ GZA


Gallagher Presentation


Krantz/ACEC Life/Health Trust Presentation


Julie Jennings Kale - GEI Consultants - Employee Well-Being Presentation