Next Meeting Information

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Golf Tournament Pics

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Platinum Level

W S Nelson and Co.

Crescent Power Systems

Linfield, Hunter & Junius, Inc.


Gold Level

Michael Pisani & Associates

Infinity Engineering Consultants, LLC


Silver Level

Gulf States Engineering Co., Inc.

Ampirical Solutions Inc.



Petrotech, Inc.

M S Benbow & Assoc.

The Lemoine Co.


Bronze Level

CDM-Smith, Inc.

Mahl & Associates, Inc.

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NO-LES Chapter Sponsorship Program


Louisiana Engineering Society - State Society


President's Message

We host our May Chapter meeting on Wednesday the twenty-fourth.

This will be our final chapter meeting before we break for the Summer. Ms. Deborah Keller, PE - CEO of Deborah D Keller and Partners will speak on ‘The ASCE 2017 Report on The Condition of Louisiana Ports and Waterways.’ - One PDH will be awarded.

At this meeting, we will also present an Award for Eighteen Years of Faithful Service as MATHCOUNTS Coordinator for the New Orleans Chapter to Ms. Rebecca “Becky” Johnson, PE.

The meeting time will be 11:30am to 12pm check in and social; 12pm to 12:15pm meeting opening, award presentation to Ms Rebecca Johnson, PE, 12:15pm to 12:45pm meal; 12:45pm to 1:45pm Ms. Deborah Keller’s presentation.

The venue will be the second-floor of Cava Restaurant in Lakeview. 789 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70124. Cost $30 member, $30 non-member, $15 student. More information here.

We hosted our April nineteenth chapter meeting on the Tulane University campus at the MAKERSPACE Shop/Lab Facility. The topic was ‘Advanced Manufacturing with 3-D Printing and Maker Spaces’ with presenter Mr. Domenic Giunta, CEO of IDIYA. The meeting began with shop/lab equipment demonstrations and a presentation on the details of existing and planned future New Orleans area Makerspace Shop/Lab facilities followed. Thank you Mr. Guinta for providing details on this new to the Greater New Orleans Region business. For a fee equivalent to a gym/fitness club membership MAKERSPACE provides the tools and resources for prototyping and 3D modeling of business concepts and ideas.

At the April chapter meeting elections for the Chapter officers for 2017/18 year were held. Elected to our 2017-18 New Orleans Chapter Board of Direction are:

• Nick Musmeci – President

• Raoul Chaouvin – 1st Vice President

• Kirk Farrelly – 2nd Vice President

• Katherine Sotolongo – Secretary/Treasurer

• Richard Van Wooten – Director

• Robert Mejia - Director

REMINDER: The 21st Annual Gulf States Engineering Conference will take place Sunday June 18 to Tuesday June 20 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach, FL 32550. To register see the LES website at or

“God’s best gift to us is not things, but opportunities.” - A.W. Rollins As outgoing chapter president, this is my last President’s Message. I would like to thank sponsors, volunteers, speakers, and chapter members for resources shared. Thank you to my employer, clients, and colleagues for supporting and encouraging me to be active in LES. And thank you to all state and chapter past and present presidents and officers for your leadership, guidance, and advice. This has been an inspiring learning experience and as a result feel I have grown both personally and professionally. It was an honor and pleasure to serve the chapter. Thank you for this opportunity.

Best Regards,

A.L. Roy Phelps, Jr., P.E.

Roy Phelps, P.E.

Chapter Events - Mark your Calendar:

Sunday, June 18 through Tuesday June 20, LES Statewide Annual Meeting & Multi-State Conference—Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Destin, FL

Friday, October 6, NOLES Golf Tournament at Audubon Golf Course

2016-2017 LES New Orleans Chapter Board





Roy Phelps, P.E.


1st VP

Nick Musmeci, P.E.


2nd VP

Kirk Farrelly, P.E.



Kate Sotolongo, P.E.



Raoul Chauvin, P.E.



Richard Van Wooten,P.E.



Philip Averill


Past President

Robert Mejia, P.E.