Reston, VA – John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. (JMP&A), an association management firm specializing in engineering and geospatial related markets, has been selected by the recently established Subsurface Utility Engineering Association (SUEA) as its turnkey association management company.
JMP&A will provide overall association management services and guide the day-to-day operations of the association. The firm will be involved in financial management; member communications; public and media relations; education and conference planning; and government affairs advocacy. The firm’s President, John M. Palatiello, will serve as Executive Director.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the SUE Association to launch the new organization, strengthen its position in the market, grow the membership, and serve the SUE profession,” said Mr. Palatiello.
JMP&A was retained as an association consultant to explore the feasibility of a SUE association, conducting focus group sessions, managing a market survey, and organizing a kick-off conference held July 26 in Washington, DC. The conference heard from SUE professionals, Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure as well as the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation Anthony Bedell, and Bobby Fraser, Director, Office of Governmental, International, and Public Affairs of the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation. At the conference, participants adopted bylaws, approved a dues structure, and elected the first Board of Directors. JMP&A was subsequently selected by the Board to manage the association.
John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. (www.jmpa.us) is a public affairs consulting firm based in the Washington, DC suburb of Reston, VA. JMP&A provides association management, strategic planning, public relations, government affairs, and management and marketing consulting services to private firms, associations and government agencies with an emphasis on the sectors of architecture and engineering; geospatial, surveying, mapping, and GIS; information technology; construction; transportation and infrastructure. JMP&A’s team of professionals has more than 75 years of combined experience in association management.
The Subsurface Utility Engineering Association (www.sueassociaton.com) is a trade and professional association of firms, organizations and individuals engaged in performing subsurface utility engineering services to investigate and depict existing underground utility infrastructure through the collection and analysis of records, visual, geophysical, and/or exposure methods and assigns achieved Utility Quality Levels to non-visible Utility Segments and Utility Features based upon the integration of all the analyzed data with professional judgment at a defined point in time, and depict those data for engineering decisions. It also includes membership categories for equipment manufacturers, software providers, universities, government agencies, and other organizations related to subsurface utility engineering.