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President's Message August 2021

August 03, 2021 12:00 AM | Deleted user

Dear Members,

Exciting and important changes are coming to SEAOSC this year - all in service of our members and our profession. Here are five main changes you can expect to see coming your way...

  1. New Executive Director:  We are excited to welcome John Bwarie as SEAOSC’s new Executive Director.  As founder and CEO of Stratiscope, John has a passion for community engagement and activation. Together with his team, John is positioned to elevate your member experience while also helping the association strengthen its outward facing voice.  Join me in welcoming John and the Stratiscope team.

  2. New and Improved Member Benefits:  2020 brought changes to our industry and the way we do our jobs.  SEAOSC understands this, and is making a point to align member benefits with the here and now. We'll be offering member-only resources and tools to help you thrive from trainings to access to policy-makers to new activities that raise the value and reputation of the structural engineering profession.

  3. Updated Communications and Branding: SEAOSC putting a focus on communication this year, both internally among our members and externally to the communities we work in.  You will see changes in our outreach, replacing the monthly newsletter with weekly emails - keep an eye out for us each Tuesday.  We also have a growing presence on social media, so if you haven’t yet done so check us out on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.  As the year progresses we will also be harnessing the momentum coming from NCSEA’s External Marketing & Public Relations Program.  It is important to us that SEAOSC reflects the professionalism and energy each one of you show in your work. 

  4. Returning to In-Person: SEAOSC is scheduling in-person events in the Fall of 2021.  Gatherings will be done in a safe manner, following Federal, State and Local guidelines.  Save a spot on your calendar October 6th for our annual Committee Showcase.

  5. Reimagined Events: As we emerge from a year of virtual interactions, SEAOSC will be rethinking how we connect.  Meeting formats will vary each month and include happy hour gatherings, new venues, virtual/in-person hybrid interactions, and even breakfast gatherings for you early birds.  Meetings will still be the first Wednesday of the month, so don’t be shy, come check out what we have in store.

SEAOSC is powered by the passion our members and supporters have for Structural Engineering.  It is this internal network that allows us to continue striving forward in our community outreach, professional development, networking and technical knowledge.  In turn, we want to make sure we are meeting your expectations.  As valued members, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the SEAOSC office ( with any comments or suggestions.

Warmest Regards,

Kelsey Anne Parolini, S.E.
SEAOSC President, 2021-22

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The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) is a professional association with a rich history and a commitment to shaping the future of structural engineering. This legacy continues to affect the field, as SEAOSC remains a dynamic platform for knowledge sharing, professional development, and community engagement.

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