September 12, 2017 - 5:15pm to 7:30pm


The September Dinner Meeting is sponsored by the SEAOI Government Affairs Committee, and the presenter shares insights into an aspect of government that relates to the engineering profession. 

We are pleased to announce that Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady will present at this year's Dinner Meeting. Senator Brady will share insights about current issues facing Illinois, including the state of infrastructure and transportation. 

Attendees will earn 1.0 hour of Continuing Education Credit. CE Certificates will be emailed after the event. 

Please register by Friday, September 8 to guarantee your place.  Registrations made after that time will be accommodated if possible, but cannot be guaranteed. 



Cliff Dwellers Club

200 S. Michigan Ave, 22nd Floor

Chicago, IL



Caesar Salad

Sauteed Lemon Sole 

Key Lime Pie



The registration fee is $45 for members, $65 for non-members. The evening begins with a cocktail hour at 5:15 pm. The presentation will begin promptly at 6pm. Please note that Cliff Dwellers' bar only accepts credit cards; cash is no longer accepted. 


Cancellation Policy:

If you make a reservation and cannot attend, please cancel by Friday, September 8.  If you do not cancel by that time, please send a colleague in your place, as you will be charged.


About the Speaker:

Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady has served as 44th District Senator since May 2002. He served as State Representative for the 88th District from 1993 to 2001. 

During his tenure as a legislator, he has worked to increase education accountability and funding, and sponsored reforms of workers’ compensation and medical malpractice laws. He has championed reforms in the state’s insurance and financial industries that became a national model, sponsored laws that promote highway safety through more training for young drivers, and led the way in efforts to restore integrity to state government, ensuring the best use of the taxpayers’ dollars. 

Senator Brady was elected Leader Designee in June of 2017. He is the ranking Republican for the Senate Insurance Committee, and a member of the Senate Executive, Executive Appointments, Gaming, and Transportation Committees. 

Bill Brady was born May 15, 1961, in Bloomington, Illinois. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and Illinois Wesleyan University.  Over the course of his professional career, he has founded and operated several businesses, mostly focused in the areas of housing development and marketing.  

Bill and his wife Nancy live in Bloomington. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.  







Collin Tierney ( Western Speciality Contractors )
Joel Pfitzinger ( exp Federal )
Lawrence Kirchner ( TranSystems )
Alwalid Dhaher
Koz Sowlat ( Sowlat Structural Engineers )
Johann Aakre ( HNTB Corporation )
Derek Boeldt ( Chicago Transit Authority )
Yelena Straight ( USG Corporation Research Center )
Jose Medero ( Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. )
Terrence Lindsay ( Lindsay & Associates, Inc. )
Tony Shkurti ( HNTB Corporation )
Jan Blok ( The Structural Group, Ltd. )
Alma Shkurti ( Middough, Inc. )
Robert B. Johnson
James Bibby ( Rempe-Sharpe & Assoc. )
Homa Ghaemi ( Klein and Hoffman, Inc. )
Clyde Baker
David Nauheimer ( Sargent & Lundy LLC )
Kevin Conroy ( Simpson Gumpertz & Heger )
Patricia Maid ( Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc. )
Tom Palansky ( American Bridge Company )
Christopher Bove ( exp US Services )
Mathew Ingram ( Jacobs )
John McLean ( Sargent & Lundy LLC )
Nicholas Palmer ( Bowman, Barrett & Associates Inc. )
John Leary ( Bowman, Barrett & Associates Inc. )
Christine Freisinger ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (Chicago) )
Michelle Ryland ( Klein and Hoffman, Inc. )
Daniel Morton ( Burns & McDonnell )
Frank Montana ( Montana Design Service, Ltd. )
Pegah Farshadmanesh ( IIT - Illinois Institute of Technology )
Enji Papazisi ( HNTB Corporation )