Private Sector Committee (PSC)

The Private Sector Committee (PSC) serves member firms that have a private sector client base and business practices. The PSC strives to bring to ACEC/MA member firms enhanced programming on timely and informative topics, understanding and awareness of legislative issues, and information from other outside professional organizations related to private sector topics and business sector activities relevant to engineering practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The PSC is currently interested in or pursuing the following initiatives:

  • Provide a forum where business issues and information can be discussed and exchanged about:

o   Existing regulations, laws and pending legislation pertaining to private sector business,

o   Market forces and trends,

o   Services procurement,

o   Networking opportunities among member firms.

  • Review and comment on business aspects of pending regulations and legislation pertaining to the private sector.
  • Develop and conduct, or recommend programs that pertain to business issues of concern to member organizations.
  • Create liaisons with other Massachusetts organizations that provide programs and business information pertaining to the private sector.


Carol  J. Dennison
Senior Civil Project Manager
75 Arlington St, 9th Floor
Boston, MA  02116
George G. Preble, PE, LSP
Beals + Thomas
32 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
144 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772
508.366.0560 ext. 4831 
Board Liaison
Jennifer A. Howe, PE
Principal, Director of Federal Government Studio
Symmes Maini & McKee Associates
1000 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA  02138-5304
W: 617/547-5400
Meeting Schedule
The Private Sector Committee typically monthly on the first or second Tuesday of the month at The Engineering Center. In certain cases, as required by mutual consent of the participating committee members during the year and during the months of July and August, the committee meets on an as-needed basis. Committee meetings are listed on the ACEC/MA calendar.

During 2015-2016, the PSC is planning to focus efforts on selected issues:

Mass Gaming Commission, Climate Adaptation, Public/Private Partnerships, Design/Build. 

Resource Materials
2/8/17: Presentation by Sustainability in Boston with Austin Blackmon, Chief of Environment, Energy, Open Space, City of BostonLink
10/8/13: Presentation by Mass Gaming Commission:  Commissioner Enrique ZunigaLink